Sofija Koča

Spouse Aleksandar Koča
Date of birth May 31, 1861
Date of death January 31, 1942
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Personal situation

Sofija Koča was born in Osijek in a Serbian family. She married a tax clerk Aleksandar Koča. She lived with her husband and children in Osijek, Karlovac, Irig, and Vinkovci. Her husband abandoned her in 1906, so she continued to take care of her seven children on her own. She died in Zemun in 1942.

Place of birth Osijek
Place(s) of residence Croatia and Serbia
Place of death Zemun
Nationality Croatian
First language(s) Serbian
Marital status Abandoned by husband/partner
Number of children 7

Professional situation

Aside from writing prose, which she published on her own, Sofija Koča was a private German teacher and a nurse. Her missionary work is especially significant: she collected contributions for the construction of the Orthodox church in Rojče, Slovenia. 



Popov, Čedomir, ur., Srpski biografski rečnik, knj. 5, Novi Sad: Matica srpska, 2011.

Profession(s) and other activities fiction writer/novelist, teacher/governess, and humanitarian worker
Language(s) in which she wrote Serbian


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