Stanka Glišić

Name Stanka Glišić
Date of birth January 14, 1859
Date of death 1942
Country Serbia
Language Serbian
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About her personal situation

She was born in Grac, near the city 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 scool 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 Higher Female School in Belgrade even though she had completed only three school 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

About her professional situation

She worked as a teacher in Valjevo 1878-1883. in 1883, she was moved to the Higher Female School in Belgrade, where she taught the first and second grade students. Owing to the insistence of Katarina Milovuk, the headmistress of the Higher Female School in Belgrade at the time, she agreed to take the exam for teachers and was promoted to class teacher.  She taught Serbian 1893-1924, 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 St Sava of the Third Degree. 

Profession(s) and other activities Teacher/governess and Translator
Language(s) in which she wrote Serbian

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