Mikhail Maksimovic ( Serb. Mikhail Maksimoviћ or Mihail Maksimović; 1760 (?), Zemun - May 19 (31), 1819 , Buda ) is a Serbian writer and translator . The exact date of birth has not been ascertained for certain.
In 1784, he worked as a clerk of the Zemun quarantine department, and in 1786, as the head of the police and economic departments in Zemun; from July 1788 to February 1789, he held the same position in Petrovaradin , then returning to Zemun; since 1789, for some time he worked in the same capacity in Belgrade , in the same year he headed the quarantine department in Zemun. In 1790, he took part in a council in Timisoara , representing the hometown and the surrounding territories, considering, among other things, the letter of Emperor Leopold II on the fragmentation of the Serbian Banat.
From February 1791 to July 1792, by decree of Leopold II, he was appointed court clerk of the Illyrian Palace Chancellery in Vienna  until it was disbanded. Since mid-1792, on the recommendation of influential officials and bishops, he became head of the police and business administration in Karlovtsy . He retired as secretary of the military court.
He was married to the daughter of Major General Aksenty Milutinovich Juliana, married to her had a daughter Elizabeth.
He made his debut in literature in 1784 by publishing the translation of Joseph Valentine Aibel ’s anti-Catholic pamphlet What Is the Pope (in 1790, the translation, like the original, was banned by censorship). Considered the founder of Serbian satirical literature  , he also translated a number of works from German into Serbian.
His main works:
- “A small primer for big children” ( Vienna , 1792 ) (his most famous book is still being reprinted in Serbia  , it is a collection of 117 humorous and satirical aphorisms)  ; caused sharp criticism from the clergy for the satire on him contained in the texts of the book.
- “The Illyric people in the memory of Leopold II the peacemaker in Slav.-Serb. tongue ”(Vienna, 1792).
- Lexicon of Comprehensive Education, 2009.- S. 277 .
- Jovan Deretic: Kratka istorija srpske knjiћevnosti
- MALI BOUQUAR FOR THE GREAT DECK | Ministry vowel
- Aleksandar Chotriћ. Prvi Aforichichar ponovo meђu Srbima (inaccessible link)
- Or ћ Ј. Maximoviћ, Mikhailo. / In the book: SRPSKI BIOGRAPHIC RECHNIK. Selected biography (V volume) (inaccessible link) . - Matica srpska. - S. 89.
- Maksimovich, Mikhail // Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary : in 86 volumes (82 volumes and 4 additional). - SPb. , 1890-1907.