Filipovic, Filip

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Filipović, Filip


(party pseudonym Boško Bošković). Born June 9, 1879, in the city of Čačak, Serbia; died Apr. 8, 1938. Figure in the Yugoslavian and international labor movement.

Filipović became involved in the revolutionary movement in 1897. In 1899 he moved to Russia, where he graduated in 1904 from the faculty of physics and mathematics at the University of St. Petersburg. While in St. Petersburg, he was involved in various Social Democratic circles. He returned to Serbia in 1912, where, as a leader of the Social Democratic Party, he was continually persecuted. At the First (1919) and Second (1920) Congresses of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia, he was elected secretary of the Central Committee (Central Party Council). He was a member of the Central Committee at the Third Congress, held in 1926, and the Fourth Congress, held in 1928. In August 1920 he was elected mayor of Belgrade, and in November of that year he served as a deputy from the Communist Party of Yugoslavia to the Constituent Assembly (Skupština).

Filipović returned to the USSR in 1924 and worked at the International Agrarian Institute and the Communist University for National Minorities of the West. At the Fifth Congress of the Communist International, held in 1924, he was elected to the Executive Committee of the Communist International; he was also a leader of the Balkan Communist Federation. Filipović was the author of Marxist works on philosophy and history.


Izabrani spisi, vols. 1–2. Belgrade, 1962.


Sumarokova, M. M. “Novye dannye o nachale revoliutsionnoi delatel’nosti Filipa Filipovicha.” Sovetskoe slavianovedenie, 1967, no. 1.
Kozić, P. Sociološka misao Filipo Filipovića, [vol.] 1. Pirot, 1969.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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