Ten fun facts about Mihailo Petrovic Alas
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Though he finished his studies in Serbia in 1889, he traveled to Paris to receive more education.
In 1891 he obtained his degree from Sorbonne University and in 1894 received his doctorate in the field of differential equations.
He was only 31 years old when he became a full member of the Serbian Royal Academy in 1899.
His nickname, Alas, meaning river fisherman, came from his interest in fishing.Fact 5
He also had an interest in music and played the violin. He founded the musical society Suz in 1896.Fact 6
He was a member of over 15 groups including the Yugoslav Academy and a number of societies in Prague, Paris and France.Fact 7
The Ninth Belgrade Gymnasium, founded in 1962, is named after him, specifically titled "IXth Grammar School 'Mihailo Petrovic-Alas'".Fact 8
He became a fisherman apprentice in 1882 and became a master fisherman in 1895.Fact 9
He served as an officer in the First World War and also remained a reserve officer.Fact 10
Though he served again in World War 2, when the war broke out in Yugoslavia, he was captured by Germans. Go to more people facts ❯
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