Jovan Stefanović Vilovski

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Jovan Stefanović Vilovski
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Born(1821-06-24)June 24, 1821
DiedMarch 25, 1902(1902-03-25) (aged 80)
  • Historian
  • Hydrologist

Jovan Stefanović Vilovski (1821-1902) was a military historian and one of the very first Serbian hydrologists in Serbia.[1]Also, he was a member of several scientific societies.[2]

He was a general staff major in the Austro-Hungarian army. During the 1848 Revolution, he participated on the side of the Conservative wing around Patriarch Josif Rajačić. He also fought at the Battle of Solferino.

In 1865 he retired and moved from Srem to Vienna where he then began to pursue hydrology. He authored 60 important papers, mainly on the amelioration and regulation of the Tisza and the Danube. He left an extensive memoir in a manuscript.[3]

His work "From the Life of an Officer ..." (Zemun, 1863), written in the Slavoserbian alphabet, served as one of the sources for the Dictionary of Serbo-Croatian Literary and Folk Language in an edition of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts.


  • Nikola Petrović: Jovan Stefanović Vilovski, 1954


  • The Little Encyclopedia of Enlightenment (1 A - J) , Belgrade, 1978
  • The Little Encyclopedia of Enlightenment (1 A - J) , Belgrade, 1978
  • Nikola Petrović: Jovan Stefanović Vilovski, 1954


  2. "Српски сион", Карловци 1902. године
  3. Тодор Стефановић Виловски: "Светли и тамни дани", Београд 1985.

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