Sima Ćirković

Sima Ćirković (Serbian Cyrillic: Сима Ћирковић; 29 January 1929 – 14 November 2009) was a Yugoslav and Serbian historian, member of the Serbian Academy of Science and Arts. He was also a member of the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts, Yugoslav Academy of Sciences and Arts and the Vojvodina Academy of Sciences and Arts.[1] His works focused on medieval Serbian history.

Sima Ćirković
Sima Ćirković, SANU.jpg
Born(1929-01-29)29 January 1929
Died14 November 2009(2009-11-14) (aged 80)


Sima Ćirković was born on 29 January 1929 in Osijek.[2]


He attended primary school in Sombor, gymnasium first in Belgrade during German occupation (1941 ‒ 1944), and then in Sombor (1945 ‒ 1948). He began attending the Faculty of Philosophy and History Studies in Belgrade in 1948 and graduated in 1952. In 1957 defended his doctoral dissertation "Herceg Stefan Vukčić Kosača i njegovo doba" and after that he became an assistant professor on the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade for history of the people of Yugoslavia in the middle ages. Full professor became in 1968, vice-dean (1964 ‒ 1966) and dean (1974 ‒ 1975), he retired in 1994.[3]


In 1986, Ćirković exercised a criticism of the Memorandum of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts while during the Siege of Dubrovnik in 1991 he and other Yugoslav historians sent an open letter to the Yugoslavian forces asking them to not damage historical district of the city.[4]

Legacy and awardsEdit

Ćirković received "Oktobarska Award" (1965), "Prosveta Award" (1972), "Sedmojulska Award"(1982) of the Socialist Republic of Serbia for lifetime achievement, "Orden rada sa crvenom zastavom"(1988) (Order of labor with a red flag), Belgrade Award (2006), Medal "Konstantin Jirecek" of the German Society for Southeast Europe (2006).[5]

Selected worksEdit

  • Ćirković, Sima (2014) [1964]. "The Double Wreath: A Contribution to the History of Kingship in Bosnia". Balcanica. 45: 107–143.
  • Ćirković, Sima (1974). Despot Georg Branković und die Verhandlungen zwischen Ungarn und der Turken im J. 1454. L'Académie serbe des Sciences et des Arts.
  • Ćirković, Sima (2004). The Serbs. Malden: Blackwell Publishing.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)


  1. ^ E, B (November 17, 2009). "Sima Ćirković, istoričar (Sima Ćirković, historian)". Blic (in Serbian). Retrieved 19 May 2011. koji je bio i član ANU BiH, JAZU, CANU, VANU i Evropske akademije za istoriju Brisel.
  2. ^ Radivoj Radić; (2010) Sima Ćrković (1929.-2009.) p. 602; Pro tempore : časopis studenata povijesti, [1]
  3. ^ Radivoj Radić; (2010) Sima Ćrković (1929.-2009.) p. 602; Pro tempore : časopis studenata povijesti, [2]
  4. ^ Popov, Nebojša (2000). The road to war in Serbia: trauma and catharsis. Central European University Press. ISBN 978-963-9116-56-6. Retrieved 19 May 2011.
  5. ^ Radivoj Radić; (2010) Sima Ćrković (1929.-2009.) p. 605; Pro tempore : časopis studenata povijesti, [3]

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