Divna Veković

Divna Veković (1886–1944) is a woman from Montenegro who became the first female medical doctor in Montenegro. Apart from being a physician during World War I, Veković was also a humanitarian and a literary translator. As a translator, she was the first to translate The Mountain Wreath (also known as The Mountain of Wreath) from the Serbian language into the French language; The Mountain Wreath is a well-known poem and play in Montenegrin literature written by the Prince-Bishop and poet Petar II Petrović-Njegoš. Veković also translated other poems such as that of the Serbian poet Jovan Jovanović Zmaj.

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She continued her work as a medical doctor until her death before the end of World War II.[1]


  1. ^ Martinović M.; Jokanović V. (2006). "[Divna Veković (1886–1944)--the first woman physician in Montenegro]". Med Pregl. 59 (7–8): 391–3. doi:10.2298/mpns0608391m. PMID 17140043.