His family was old and noble,  and had roots in modern-day North Macedonia. As a child he began to compose poems. Zmaj then returned to his native city, where he accepted prominent official position. A year later, his poetic instincts caused hm to leave his job to devote himself entirely to literary work. In , Zmaj returned to Novi Sad to work as a doctor, motivated by the tuberculosis from which his wife and children were suffering. That same year he started the literary journal Javor and contributed many poems to these journals.
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Did you find this document useful? After completing high school he enrolled in the study of law in Budapest and studied also in Prague and Vienna. For his literary and political education of special significance is his stay in Vienna, where he met Radicevic Branko, who was his greatest poetic model. After completing law school, Zmaj returned to Novi Sad in , and as one of the closest associates of Miletic became an employee at the magistrate in Novi Sad.
However, service in the Magistrate did not suit him, so he left and he devoted himself to literary work. Then he started a literary magazine Javor Maple and satirical newspaper Komarac Mosquito. In In Zmaj has completed his medical studies, so he returned to Novi Sad, where he began his medical practice. Here he was soon struck by a family tragedy: his children died, followed by his wife. From this family tragedy emerges a series of elegiac poems published under the title Faded Roses.
The last were printed collections: Snohvatice Dreamcatchers and Devesilje. Zmaj also did some translating, especially from the Hungarian literature. Among his other poems he has translated the poem "The Knight John ". Other significant translations from foreign literature are: "Demon" by Lermontov and "Enoch Arden" by the English poet Tennyson.
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