Marija Popović-Milutinović

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Name Marija Popović-Milutinović
Date of birth 1810
Date of death 1875
Country Serbia
Language Serbian
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About her personal situation

She was born in Buda in 1810. She finished primary school in Buda, and was later taught by the poet Luka Đorđević Milovanov. Since 1833, she learns how to tailor, sow and embroider. Since August 2, 1831, she starts corresponding with Vuk Stefanović Karadžić. She travels to Timișoara, Arad, Oradea, Debrecen, Kecskemét, Hatvan, Gödöllő. She liked to read and she read in Serbian, German, Hungarian and French. She got engaged to the poet Sima Milutinović on March 30, 1837, and they got married in the summer of 1838. They had a son, Dragiša. Sima died in Belgrade in 1847. She died in Belgrade in June 1875.

Place of birth Budim
Place(s) of residence Hungary and Serbia
Place of death Beograd
Nationality Srpkinja
Marital status Married
Number of children 1
Name(s) of children Dragiša
Gender of children M

About her professional situation

As a girl, she took part in the work of Matica Srpska and was in the editorial board of the Serbian National Paper (Srpski narodni list) of Teodor Pavlović. After her husband died in 1847, she started working as an attorney in Belgrade, representing poor people. In 1850, she opened a girls' vocational school in which she taught.

Profession(s) and other activities Embroiderer (and other “travaux de dames ») and Teacher/governess

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