Author: Đorđe Jovanović (Kralja Aleksandra Boulevard; erected in 1937)
The monument to Vuk Karadžić, the great reformist of the Serbian language, was erected by the Belgrade municipality on one of the largest city squares. It represents a figure both humble and monumental, just as Vuk was, humble as a person, magnificent and inimitable as an author.
Vuk Stefanović Karadžić (1787-1864, reformer of the Serbian language). Worked as a scribe in the Sovjet (Government) following the First Serbian Uprising, then as a teacher and state clerk. Left for Vienna after the failure of the uprising in 1813, there to collect popular tales and songs, and began his work on founding the new Serbian literature, language and grammar. Published the Dictionary (with Grammar) in 1818, containing his reform of the Serbian language. Vuk’s mortal remains were carried from Vienna to Belgrade in 1897 and buried in the port of the Cathedral Church.