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Georgina Đuka Tesla (Mandić)

Also Known As: "Đuka"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Tomingaj, Gračac, Zadar, Ličko-Senjska, Croatia
Death: April 16, 1892 (70)
Gospić, Općina Gospić, Lika-Senj County, Croatia
Place of Burial: Jasikovac, Općina Plitvička Jezera, Ličko-Senjska, Croatia
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Daughter of sveštenik Graćac Nikola Tomin Mandić and Sofija Mandić
Wife of Milutin Tesla
Mother of Danilo Tesla; Milka Glumičić; Angelina Trbojević; Nikola Milutinov Tesla and Marica Kosanović
Sister of svestenik Toma Nikolin Mandić; Staka Nikolina Alagić; Olga Nikolina Dražić; vladika Nikolaj Dabrobosanski Petar Mandić; Trivun Mandić and 2 others

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About Georgina Đuka Tesla

Georgina “Djuka” Tesla (née Mandic) was born in 1822 in Tomingaj, Gracac as the fourth (out of eight) child of Serbian Orthodox priest father Nikola (1800–1863) and mother Sofija (née Budisavljevic). Georgina's brothers included Metropolitan Nikolaj Mandic (1840–1907 and Serbian Orthodox priest Toma Mandic (1827–1906). The Mandic family is originally one of the oldest Serbian families in Lika. In 1845, she married her husband Milutin. Georgina was multi-talented, inventing many improvements for farm work and household chores, and lived long enough to enjoy the fame of her son Nikola, whose inherited genius for inventing she cultivated during his youth. Georgina Tesla died in the town of Gospic on April 4, 1892 at the age of 71. She was buried alongside her husband in the village of Divoselo.

Wikipedia tells us that Nikola Tesla's mother was "talented in making home craft tools and memorized many Serbian epic poems, but never learned to read.[10] Tesla's biographer John O'Neill relates that "the Tesla and Mandić families originally came from the western part of Serbia near Montenegro."

Georgina Đuka Tesla (dev. Mandić), rođena je u Tomingaju kod Gračaca kao najstarija ćerka čuvenog gračačkog prote Nikole Mandića. Iako nepismena, Đuka je bila veoma umna i u odsustvu knjige primereno obrazovana. Njen otac je vodio poreklo iz ugledne porodice koja je dala crkvi i vojsci podjednak broj sinova (Đukin brat Petar se zamonašio i dobio ime Nikolaj Mandić, i bio mitropolit zvorničko-tuzlanski). To je bila porodica, čiji su sinovi, generacijama, sa malo izuzetaka, bili sveštenici, a kćeri se udavale za sveštenike. Đuka je bila Nikolina najstarija kćerka i kao takva bila je pozvana da se posle smrti majke brine o celoj porodici. To je bio i razlog što se nije mogla posvetiti školovanju, ali taj fakat nije ostavio presudne tragove na njeno obrazovanje. Blagodareći visokom stepenu inteligencije znala je napamet najveći deo pesama iz kosovskog i uskočkog ciklusa i ceo Gorski vijenac.

По њеном деди православном свештенику Томи Мандићу[1] је село Томингај добило име. Мандићи су били познати као веште занатлије (ковачи и столари) са одличним радионицама. По мајчиној линији је Георгина била потомак Будисављевића, породице која је у 18. и 19. веку имала два члана који су од аустријских царева добили племство на основу војних заслуга. Из тог разлога су Будисављевићи у Лици уживали велики углед

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Georgina Đuka Tesla's Timeline

1822
1822
Gračac, Zadar, Ličko-Senjska, Croatia
1848
1848
Age 26
Zadar-Knin, Croatia
1849
1849
Age 27
Senj, Općina Senj, Lika-Senj County, Croatia
1853
June 20, 1853
Age 31
Smiljan, Općina Gospić, Lika-Senj County, Croatia
1856
July 10, 1856
Age 34
Smiljan, Općina Gospić, Lika-Senj County, Croatia
1858
1858
Age 36
Gospić, Croatia
1892
April 16, 1892
Age 70
Gospić, Općina Gospić, Lika-Senj County, Croatia
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Jasikovac, Općina Plitvička Jezera, Ličko-Senjska, Croatia