Aleksa Šantić was a Bosnian Serb poet. He was the editor-in-chief of the review Zora. He was born into a Herzegovinian Serb family in 1868 in Mostar in the Ottoman Empire. His father Risto was a merchant, and his mother Mara was a housewife. He had three siblings: brothers Jeftan and Jakov and sister Radojka known as Persa.