Nadezda Petrovic (2.oct 1873 - 3. April 1915) is considered the most important Serbian female painter from the late 19th and early 20th century. She was also known as Serbia's most famous Impressionist and Fauvist. She was involved into the founding of The first Yugoslav Art Colony in Sicevo and Pirot, and she was co-founder of the “Kolo srpskih sestara” (early pro-feminist organization). She died in 1915. in Valjevo, in the hospital where she was volunteering as a nurse during WWI.
The courage of this small country that has stood shoulder to shoulder with the world powers, has intrigued many. Among them was an American journalist and writer John Reed, who visited this “land of death”, as he himself named it, being unaware that he would even take part in a ritual of fraternization at the end of his journey, at the insistence of a postman from Obrenovac. http://www.serbia.com/reed-land-of-death/ #WWI #SerbiaRemembers
Mihailo Petrović Alas (6 May 1868 – 8 June 1943), was an influential Serbian mathematician and inventor. professor, an academic, fisherman, writer, publicist, musician, businessman, traveler and volunteer in the First and Second World Wars, a student of Henri Poincaré, Charles Hermite and Charles Émile Picard. Petrović contributed significantly to the study of differential equations and phenomenology, as well as inventing one of the first prototypes of an analog computer.