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Aco Šopov

Macedonian poet

Died when: 58 years 121 days (700 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius

 

Aco Šopov Aleksandar "Aco" Šopov (Macedonian: Ацо Шопов, [at͡sɔ ˈʃɔpɔf], Štip, 1923 - Skopje, 1982) is a Macedonian poet. He is considered one of the most important poets of Southeastern Europe. He took part in World War II in Yugoslavia (1941–45) and his poems written at the time were published as Pesni (Poems) in Belgrade and Kumanovo in 1944, and in Štip the following year. Pesni was the first poetry collection published in the Macedonian language in free Macedonia after the war.Šopov was member of the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts (1967) and corresponding member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (1968).He graduated from the philosophy department of the University in Skopje and the Higher Political School in Belgrade. He was president of the Translators’ Union and the Writers’ Union of the Socialist Republic of Macedonia in the 1950s and 1960s, and of the Writers’ Union of Yugoslavia from 1965 to 1969. From 1970 to 1977 he was a diplomat.
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