Professor Đuro Kurepa (1907-1993) belongs to a narrow circle of the most known and most significant Serbian mathematicians. In addition to important contributions to mathematics, he left behind an indelible impact on the development of modern mathematics in the former Yugoslavia. His name is well known in the world of mathematics and particularly his works in set-theory and general topology. His results are in almost every modern book of set theory. This paper presents the life and work of ?uro Kurepa.