Dragutin Tadijanovic, a great Croatian bard, was born in Rastušje near Slavonski Brod on November 4, 1905. He was a Croatian poet, director of the JAZU Institute of Literature, president of the Croatian Writers’ Association, and a candidate for the Nobel Prize. His poems have been an integral part of the proofreading of Croatian students for decades. He completed his elementary and high school education in Sl. Brod. and The Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb. He worked as an editor of the official newspaper Narodne novine (1935-1940), part-time teacher at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb (1939 – 1945). He was the editor of the landmark edition of the Work of Croatian Writers of the XIX. and XX: Centuries of the publishing company Zora and the Croatian Poets in Matice hrvatske, director of the Institute of Literature of JAZU (until his retirement in 1973). He also worked at the Society of Writers of Croatia, of which he was president (1964 – 1965).