Jovan Rajic

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Rajić, Jovan


Born Nov. 11, 1726, in Sremski Karlovci; died Dec. 11, 1801, in Kovilj. Serbian historian.

Rajić graduated from the Kiev Divinity School in 1756. In 1794–95 he published a detailed description of the history of the South Slavic peoples, which was filled with patriotism and the spirit of the Enlightenment and which strove to awaken a sense of national consciousness. Rajić also wrote literary and theological works and translated several Russian books into Serbian.


Istoriia raznykh slavenskikh narodov, naipache bolgar, khorvatov i serbov, parts 1–4. Vienna, 1794–95.
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