Stanka Glišić

Date of birth January 14, 1859
Date of death 1942
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Personal situation

She was born in Grac, near the town of Valjevo, in 1859. Her brother was Milovan Glišić, a famous Serbian writer. Four years after her father died, in 1869, she moved to Valjevo with her mother Jevrosima because they had lost their property. Her brothers Milovan and Milivoje were in Belgrade, attending school at the time. She enrolled in the first grade at the age of ten. Her education was limited by the poverty of her family. After their mother died, her brother Milovan, with whom she was very close, invited her to move to Belgrade. She was admitted to the Higher School for Girls in Belgrade even though she had completed only three grades. She never married and had no children.

Place of birth Grac, Valjevo
Place(s) of residence Serbia
First language(s) Serbian
Marital status Single
Education School education

Professional situation

She worked as a teacher in Valjevo 1878-1883. In 1883, she was moved to the Higher School for Girls in Belgrade, where she taught first- and second-grade students. Owing to the insistence of Katarina Milovuk, the headmistress of the Higher School for Girls in Belgrade at the time, she agreed to take the exam for teachers and was promoted to a class teacher. She taught Serbian from 1893 to 1924, with the exception of the WW1 years. She spoke French, Russian and Italian. She took German classes. She was a connoisseur of French and Russian literature. She translated Turgenev, Gogol, Chekhov, Tolstoy, Potapenko, Korolenko, but she neither signed her translations nor took money for them. She translated children's literature as well. She retired in 1924. The following year, she was awarded the Order of Saint Sava of the Third Degree. 

Profession(s) and other activities translator and teacher/governess
Language(s) in which she wrote Serbian

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