Tugomir Alaupović

Tugomir Marko Alaupović[1] (Dolac, Travnik, 18 August 1870 – Zagreb, 9 April 1958) was a Yugoslav professor at "First Grammar School ,Sarajevo, poet, storyteller and politician. In addition to his rich political biography, he was also minister of religion in the government of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes.[2] He has written several literary works that have been translated into French, German, Czech and Italian.[3] He was one of the initiators of the Croatian Society for the "Setting up of Children in Crafts and Trade" in Sarajevo and later initiated the change of the society name to Napredak. He was a member of the Main Board of the Serbian St. Sava Society in Belgrade. On 16 January 1934, after a serious operation, in a letter to Tihomir Djordjevic, a prominent Serbian ethnologist, he said:

Tugomir Alaupović
Тугомир Алауповић.jpg
Born18 August 1870
Died9 April 1958

"Unfortunately, my hopes have not been fulfilled and I will have to stay long or maybe even definitely in Zagreb. It hurts and I'm sorry that for these reasons, I have to resign as a member of the Main Board of the St. Sava Society. But rest assured that for the rest of my life, I will remain faithful to that beautiful and noble saying: 'Everyone is my dear brother be he any religion'".[4]

Early lifeEdit

Tugomir Alaupovic lost his father early and was raised by his mother, Ivka Abramovic-Klincic.[5] He finished elementary school in Dolac, near Travnik. He attended grammar school in Travnik and Sarajevo. After high school he studied Slavic and classical philology in Zagreb and Vienna[citation needed].Tugomir Alaupovic, a Slavist[citation needed], as one of the few with the academic title of Doctor of Science, received his doctorate in 1894 from Vatroslav Jagic[citation needed] in Vienna. In Vienna, he defended his dissertation of Juraj Barakovic's Vila Slovinka, thus becoming one of the first PhDs in Bosnia.[citation needed]


Tugomir Alaupovic worked as a professor in Sarajevo (1904–1910). In 1910 he became principal of the "Great Gymnasium" in Tuzla. From 1913 to 1915 he was a school counselor and superintendent of secondary schools in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Austro-Hungarian government who suspiciously observed every act of spiritual and national identity in Bosnia, in Tugomir's work, recognized the alleged treason, then removed him from the education service, and brought him to trial. Due to his Yugoslav orientation, he was under Austro-Hungarian government surveillance in Sarajevo.From mid-1918 until the end of the war in Zagreb, he was Secretary of the Croatian Matica (Croatian: Matica hrvatska). With the establishment of the Kingdom, he became Minister of Religion in the first government of the SXS. In Sarajevo, in the same year, he became a member of the People's Council of the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, and by decree the National Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina returned him to his former service in education.


  1. ^ "Alaupovići plemićkog roda".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ Milorad Živančević (1971). Živan Milisavac (ed.). Jugoslovenski književni leksikon [Yugoslav Literary Lexicon] (in Serbo-Croatian). Novi Sad (SAP Vojvodina, SR Serbia): Matica srpska. p. 14.
  3. ^ "Tugomir Alaupovic, Croatian encyclopedia".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ ""Everyone is my dear brother be he any religion"".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "Tugomir Alaupovic biography".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)