REBEL WITH A CAUSE - DR VOJISLAV VELJKOVIĆ (1865 - 1931)

Scientific review article
Autor: Vesna Matić PhD

Summary: Dr Vojislav Veljković comes from an old and respectable family, whose founders were Miljko Biljarac, before the First Serbian Uprising known as the national hero and patron of many churches and schools, and his son, Veljo Miljković, ruler of the district of Paraćin. The Veljković family tree is also studded with many doctoral scholars. The father of Dr Vojislav Veljković, Dr Stojan Veljković, was one of the first Serbs to graduate law at Heidelberg University in mid 19th century, after which, being an expert for Roman and criminal law, taught these subjects at the Lyceum in Belgrade. The family of Veljković was rather well-off, and its members, being the connoisseurs of art, invested a lot in the procurement of numerous works of art. This was the milieu into which Dr Vojislav Veljković was born and raised, to become a politician and financier, the man with firm beliefs when it comes to life, profession and politics. In the economic history of Serbia, he has been remembered as the originator of Yugoslav dinar.

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