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Top 5 Famous People of Montenegro

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Photo: Five talented Montenegrins, Source: https://www.hotels.com
Photo: Five talented Montenegrins, Source: https://www.hotels.com

Montenegro - a country on the Adriatic coast, where stunning coastal lowlands border with high mountains. Here, there is the impressive canyon of the Tara River - the deepest and longest in Europe. And among dense forests hides another record holder - the oldest olive tree on the continent. The residents of the city of Bar claim that the millennia-old olive has been growing here for over 2000 years.

The population of Montenegro is slightly over 600,000 people. Despite such a modest number, the country has given the world many outstanding individuals.

Today, we will tell you about talented Montenegrins.

Svetlana Kana Radevic


Photo: Svetlana Kana Radevic, Source: https://www.spomenikdatabase.org


Svetlana Kana Radevic is a renowned Montenegrin architect, innovator, and trendsetter. A recipient of numerous architectural awards, Svetlana Kana Radevic became the first female architect from Montenegro to earn a doctoral degree in architecture from the United States. Having graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Belgrade and obtained a master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Svetlana continued her studies in Japan. This country shaped the artist's unique style and creative approach. Radevic's architectural solutions stand out with careful material selection and harmonious integration of structures into the external environment. The architect's works are always impressive and grand, and one of the most notable creations of the innovator is the "Podgorica" hotel, which received the Federal Borba Award in the field of architecture in 1967.

Ratimir Martinovic


Photo: Ratimir Martinovic, Source: https://kotorart.me



Ratimir Martinovic is a brilliant pianist, hailing from Kotor, Montenegro. Martinovic's talent was nurtured under the guidance of maestro Kemal Gekic at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad. The pianist gained worldwide fame and conquered the most renowned global stages - the famous Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, Parco della Musica Auditorium in Rome, Shanghai Oriental Art Center, Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto, and the Seoul Arts Center. Throughout his career, Martinovic has played over seven hundred concerts with more than sixty orchestras from different corners of the world. Additionally, Martinovic is the initiator and curator of the KotorArt Festival, one of Montenegro's most significant cultural events, held in the maestro's hometown.

Miodrag Duric


Photo: Miodrag Đuric, Source: https://www.dado.virtual.museum



Duric is a legendary Montenegrin artist, born on October 4, 1933, in Cetinje, the historical capital of Montenegro, which was then part of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. In 1956, Duric headed to Paris with the intention of furthering his artistic career. Already in 1958, he held his first solo exhibition in France. Over the following almost six decades, Duric created a unique series of works in an unmistakable eclectic style. The artist boldly blended forms, techniques, instruments, and materials from oils and acrylics to wood and metal plates. Duric's most famous paintings include "Slaughter of the Innocents," "Large Farm: A Memory of Bernard Requichot," "Diptych of Eruvalla" (1975-1976), and "School of Pressilia." All of these are now part of the collections of the National Museum of Modern Art at the Pompidou Center in Paris.

Tanja Bakic


Photo: Tanja Bakic, Source: https://www.modernliterature.org



Tanja Bakic is a Montenegrin poet, art curator, and scholar. She became the first female student in the history of the University of Montenegro to successfully defend a dissertation dedicated to the melody of rock 'n' roll. With a master's degree in English literature, Bakic draws inspiration from the works of William Blake and the lyrics of British musicians from the 1960s. Bakic's poetry and prose are popular in Montenegro. Her short story "Voodoo Child: A Chronicle of Jimi Hendrix" became a true literary hit.

Dejan Savicevic


Photo: Dejan Savićević, Source: https://footysamba.com



Dejan Savicevic stands out with an HPI score of 55.32, making him the most famous footballer from Montenegro. Savicevic, a former Montenegrin footballer, is a brilliant attacking midfielder. Savicevic is a football legend of the 1990s. During his career at Milan, he earned the nickname "Il Genio" (The Genius) from the Italian sports media. With Savicevic in the starting lineup, Milan won three Serie A championships and secured victory in the UEFA Champions League of 1993-94. The footballer also played for the national team at the FIFA World Cups of 1990 and 1998. After his playing career, Savicevic coached the national team of Serbia and Montenegro from 2001 to 2003.

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