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 Aleksa Santic

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Aleksa Santic

  • Birth 27 May 1868 Mostar, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Death 2 Feb 1924 Mostar, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Burial Mostar, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Memorial ID 12649196

Poet. He spent most of his life in Mostar. He attended merchant schools in Trieste, Italy and Ljubljana, Slovenia.He was strongly influenced by Jovan Jovanoviæ Zmaj, Vojislav Ilic and Heinrich Heine. The topics and images of his poems ranged from strong emotions for social injustices of his time to nostalgic love. His poems about Mostar and the river Neretva brathe pure patriotism and are considered particularly beautiful. He wrote a number of love songs in the style of the Muslim love songs, sevdalinka. His most well known sevdalinka is Emina (popular Muslim female name). In honour of this poet one village in Vojvodina (part of Serbia and Montenegro) is named after him.

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  • Originally Created by: Jelena
  • Added: 10 Dec 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12649196
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Aleksa Santic (27 May 1868–2 Feb 1924), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12649196, citing Old Cemetery, Mostar, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina ; Maintained by Find A Grave .