Jovan Djuricic-Biorac

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Jovan Djuricic-Biorac also spelled Jovan Đuričić Biorac (Serbian Cyrillic: Јован Ђуричић Биорац; Irig, 1844 - Ruma, Austria-Hungary, 2 February 1912) was a merchant, landowner and philanthropist.[1]


Jovan Djuričić finished primary and secondary schooling in his hometown, the schools of economics in Varadin and Pest. After moving to Ruma in 1858, he began trading in food and livestock with his father. Through hard work and great effort, he achieved great success and an enviable reputation. He was nicknamed Biorac for having business accumen.[2]

In 1872, he married Jelena-Lenka Savić from Karlovac, also a member of the Patronage of Businessmen's Benefactors, with whom he had three children, two of whom died at an early age. Together with the only surviving child, his son Aleksandar, he took over the business from his father.

As a great patriot, [3]Jovn Djuričić was a member of all public educational institutions, the president of the Serbian church community, the mayor of Ruma and the president of the Ruma Savings Bank. He is one of the founders and members of the management board of Srpska banka in Zagreb. He belonged to the Radical Party (Serbia). He was also a member of the Privrednik of Businessmen's Benefactors[2]and a supporter of the Beogradske Trgovačke Omladine (Serbian Merchant Youth).


  • Historical Journal Vol. LII, Historical Institute, Belgrade, 2005


  2. 2.0 2.1 "Познати добротвори".

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