Famous People From Serbia

List of famous people from Serbia, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Serbia, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Serbia you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Serbia, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

People here include everything from Anna Báró to Šaban Bajramović.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Serbia?" or "Which celebrities were born in Serbia?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Photo: Ekaterina Didkovskaya
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  • Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin
    Dec. at 76 (1858-1935)
    • Birthplace: Idvor, Serbia
    Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin, Ph.D., LL.D. (Serbian Cyrillic: Михајло Идворски Пупин, pronounced [miˈxǎjlo ˈîdʋoɾski ˈpǔpin]; 4 October 1858 – 12 March 1935), also known as Michael I. Pupin was a Serbian ...more
    • Birthplace: Novi Sad, Serbia
    Monica Seles (born December 2, 1973) is a retired professional tennis player, who represented Yugoslavia and the United States and is also a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame. An ethnic ...more
    • Birthplace: Prijepolje, Serbia
    Vlade Divac (born February 3, 1968) is a Serbian professional basketball executive and retired player, currently serving as the vice president of basketball operations and general manager of the ...more
  • Ferenc Herczeg
    Dec. at 90 (1863-1954)
    • Birthplace: Vršac, Serbia
    Ferenc Herczeg (born Franz Herzog, 22 September 1863 in Versec, Kingdom of Hungary, Austrian Empire – 24 February 1954 in Budapest, Hungary) was a Hungarian playwright and author who promoted ...more
    • Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia
    Charles Simic (Serbian: Душан "Чарлс" Симић [dǔʃan tʃârls sǐːmitɕ]; born Dušan Simić; May 9, 1938) is a Serbian-American poet and former co-poetry editor of the Paris Review. He received the Pulitzer ...more
  • Slobodan Jovanović
    Dec. at 89 (1869-1958)
    • Birthplace: Novi Sad, Serbia
    Slobodan Jovanović (Serbian Cyrillic: Слободан Јовановић; 3 December 1869 – 12 December 1958) was a Serbian historian, lawyer, philosopher, literary critic and politician, and one of the most ...more