HISTORY - PERSONS
Šorde Vajfert: was born on 15th, June in 1850. He was the postgradnate student at the great school in Vajenstefan, which was specialized for beer production. He took over the brewery, which was fonded by his father. Later on he broadened it. He owned several mines in Serbia (he possessed a copper and a dark coal mines as well as a mine of gold in SentAna) He was one of the greatest manufacturers in Yugoslavia. He was the Serbian national bank president as well. He gave money for the construction of St. Anas church in 1922/1923. He also supported the construction of the potral building on Roman Chatolic cemetary.
Josif Rajacic: (1785 1861) He was chosen for a metropolitan of Karlovac and in 1848 he became Serbian Patriarch. That signified the victory of feudal elements. He used his positions, and the relationship among Serbs to revert gradually the character of loyalty into the counerrevolucionary character of Serbian rebellion and he used them for turning this rebellion into the action for saving Viennese royalty. He opened several Serbian schools and founded a patriarchal library and a printing-house.
Jovan Jovanovic Zmaj: (1833 1904) He was a poet, an editor of a literary newpaper and a doctor. He developed himself (into a seaf-directing) poet under the influence of popular poetry written by Branko Radicevic, German romaticists, and Hungarian poet S. Petef. He becomes very early one of the most popular poets of Sebian middle class. Troutg his lines he promoted the ideas of his time and the ideas of Miletics national political party. Being an active social worker, a great talent and creator he was the poetical expression of the spiritual and social life of Serbian people from 1850 to 1900. Being a lirical poet, he wrole about happy and misfortnale moments of his family life in his books: "Šulici" and "Šulici uveoci", He wrote inumerouns number of political and satirical poems. That poetry had a great influence on the development of nacional and bourgeoise consciousness. He is the founder of childrens poetry in our country. He organized and edited a literary newspaper called "Javor" ("Maple"), satirical newspaper "Zmaj" ("Dragon"), "Ziza" ("Sturmali"), and childrens newspaper "Neven" ("Marigold"). He did the translations from Hungarion, German, Russion and English. He wrote prose as well (poetic legend of V.D) and he even wrote a play (a comical play called "saran" Carp)
Jovan Pavlovic: (1843 - 1892) Was a publiast and an editor of many newspapers. He belonged to the youngest group of liberal younth. He had understangin for the socialistic ideas which were spread by Svetozar Markovic. He organized liberal newspaper Pancevac where he led battle against romatic belives in life and literature. He edited newspapers: Granicar in Zemun, Nova Srbija in Belgrade and Glas Crnogoraca in Cetinje. Being a minister of education in Monte Negro he reorganized the whole educational system there.
Paja Jovanovic (1859 1957) Was a painter and one of the majorest representatioves of experieced academic realism of South Slavs. He spent almost his whole life in Vienna. He became well - known already when he was still young. He painted three big compositions of national history which become very popular thanks to the reproduction by the help of oleography. (Migrations of the Serbs, The Setting of Dushans law ) He painted churchs paintings. There are two big iconostas in Assembly Church in Novi Sad and in the church in Dolovo. He was especially known as a great portraitist, mostly in Vienna, and Belgrade where he painted portraits of several rulers, church dignitories and wealthy men. He bequeathed his artists studio, his first draughts and paintings to Belgrade city museum.
Stevan Knicanin Petrovic: (1807-1859) He was the member of the Councel in Serbia during the rulling of prince Alexader and was a commander of Serbian volunteering groups in Vojvodina during the revolution in 1848. In 1849 he helped Austria against Hungarians.
Stevan supljikac: (1786 1848) Was the first Serbian duke. The entered Austrian army in 1805. From 1806 to 1814 we was a French officer. He was awarded the Legions medal and in 1842 he become a coronel. In 1848 he was chosen for Serbian duke. He died on duty in 1848 in Pancevo and was buried in monastery of Krushedol.
Predic: (1857-1953) was a painter, an
explicit representative af academic realism. He studied in Vienna and Munich . He painted
portraits of almost every more prominent person from the political and cultural life in
Serbia from the end of XIX century and the first half of XX century. He made icons (over
1000 icons) and decorated iconostas of Transfiguration shurch (upper) in Pancevo the did
the historical composition (merry brothers, Bosnian refugees, a girl from Kosovo, an
orphan on his mothers grave). His best works are "Under the
melberry-tree", "Diligent little hands" and the portraits of Pera
Dobrinovic and Marko Murat.
Vasilije Zivkovic: (1819-1891) a patriot and lyrical poet of the transition time from clasicism towards romanticism. He was the predecessor of Branko Radicevic. He was a priest in Pancevo and he took part in the national movement in 1848. His poems: "Serbian soldier willingly goes into the army", and "A spotted eagle cheers from the height" (dedicated to Svetozar Miletic) and others become very popular. They were transformated into compositions and very well accepted as songs in the period of the nacionl romantism.