Dragovic, Radovan

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Dragović, Radovan


Born Dec. 10, 1878, in Uzice; died Jan. 7, 1906, in Belgrade. Prominent in the Serbian labor movement, cofounder of the Serbian Social Democratic Party. Carpenter by profession.

Dragović organized the publication of the socialist newspaper Napred in 1900 and was on the editorial board of the socialist newspapers Radnicki list and Start radnički list and other publications. His articles called for a struggle to create working-class organizations in Serbia. Dragovic was the editor of the newspaper Radnički novine, the organ of the Serbian Social Democrats, from 1902 to 1905, and from 1902 to 1903 he was the secretary of the so-called Central Committee of the Workers’ Organizations, which was the forerunner of the Serbian Social Democratic Party. When the party was founded in 1903, Dragovic became its secretary and subsequently its chairman. He fought for the ideological, political, and organizational unity of the working class of Serbia.


Izbor članaka. Belgrade, 1954.


Kaclerovic, T.Radovan Dragovic (1878-1905). Belgrade, 1954.
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