Bogumil Hrabak, polyhistor, Yugoslav historiography, Department of History at the Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad, Vojvodina Academy of Sciences -Foundation, Bequest Bogumil Hrabak
The paper presents basic data from the prolific and versatile scientific career of one of the last polyhistors of Yugoslav historiography. Besides respectable biography and bibliography, the paper also delivers facts that only partially represent his contribution to historical science and pedagogical work at several faculties. His life of an individualist, a scientist and a professor of several universities, who devoted his life to history is being analysed. The paper stresses the reasons why the Foundation Academician Bogumil Hrabak was established and the circumstances of the formation of his bequest within the Department of History at the Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad.