Darko Tanasković (born in January 4, 1948) is a Serbian Islamologist, a university professor, a writer, a literary translator, a diplomat of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the ambassador of Serbia to UNESCO.
He was born in 1948 in Zagreb. The son of General Rajko Tanasković. He finished elementary and classical gymnasium in Belgrade in 1966, after which he enrolled Faculty of Philology at the University of Belgrade. He graduated from Oriental studies in 1970, then received a master's degree in 1972 and a PhD in 1979 with the thesis "Arabic languge in Modern Tunisia - Diglysium and Bilingvism". In 1971, he became an assistant, then a docent in 1980 and an associate professor since 1981 at the Department of Oriental Studies, Faculty of Philology, Belgrade. He taught Arabic language, Arabic literature, Turkish language, introduction to Oriental Studies, Persian literature, basics of Islamic civilization, Islam and Christianity, introduction to comparative grammar of Semitic languages, and linguistic arabism. For a time he worked as the head of the Department of Oriental Studies, the Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Philology and the President of the Council and the Managing Board of the Faculty of Philology.