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Vladimir Skrbinsek Vladimir Skrbinsek 1902 - 1987 actor
Boris Sket Boris Sket 1936 - 2023 Zoologist
Svetopolk Pivko Svetopolk Pivko 1910 - 1987 Engineer and Professor
Egon Zakrajsek Egon Zakrajsek 1941 - 2002 Economist
Janez Drnovsek Janez Drnovsek 1950 - 2008 Politician
France Forstneric France Forstneric 1933 - 2007 Poet
Anton Lajovic Anton Lajovic 1878 - 1960 Composer
Anton Peterlin Anton Peterlin 1908 - 1993 Mathematical physicist
Ales Debeljak Ales Debeljak 1961 - 2016 Cultural critic
Leon Stukelj Leon Stukelj 1898 - 1999 Gymnast
Majda Sepe Majda Sepe 1937 - 2006 Singer
Ivana Kobilca Ivana Kobilca 1861 - 1926 Painter
Rudolf Maister Rudolf Maister 1874 - 1934 Military officer, poet
Srecko Brodar Srecko Brodar 1893 - 1987 Archaeologist
Franz Caucig Franz Caucig 1755 - 1828 Painter
Peter Kosler Peter Kosler 1824 - 1879 Cartographer
Janko Ravnik Janko Ravnik 1891 - 1981 Composer, Film Director
Janez Bole Janez Bole 1919 - 2007 Composer
Zvest Apollonio Zvest Apollonio 1935 - 2009 Painter and scenographer
Risto Savin Risto Savin 1859 - 1948 Composer
Jakob Savinsek Jakob Savinsek 1922 - 1961 Sculptor
Lenore Aubert Lenore Aubert 1913 - 1993 Actress
Andrej Gosar Andrej Gosar 1887 - 1970 Sociologist and Economist
Igor Pretnar Igor Pretnar 1924 - 1977 Film Director
Bostjan Hladnik Bostjan Hladnik 1929 - 2006 Filmmaker
Joze Babic Joze Babic 1917 - 1996 Director
Miki Muster Miki Muster 1925 - 2018 Academic Sculptor, Illustrator, Cartoonist
Paul J. Sifler Paul J. Sifler 1911 - 2001 Composer
Janez Drozg Janez Drozg 1933 - 2005 Director
Franci Slak Franci Slak 1953 - 2007 Film director, producer, screenwriter
Josip Vosnjak Josip Vosnjak 1834 - 1911 Politician
Agoston Pavel Agoston Pavel 1886 - 1946 Ethnologist
Ivan Grohar Ivan Grohar 1867 - 1911 Impressionist Painter
Josip Plemelj Josip Plemelj 1873 - 1967 Mathematician
Zlatko Sugman Zlatko Sugman 1932 - 2008 Theatre and Film Actor
Fritz Pregl Fritz Pregl 1869 - 1930 Chemist
Thomas Luckmann Thomas Luckmann 1927 - 2016 Sociologist, Philosopher
Anton Gvajc Anton Gvajc 1865 - 1935 Painter
Joze Plecnik Joze Plecnik 1872 - 1957 Architect
Anton Korosec Anton Korosec 1872 - 1940 Politician
Gustav Ipavec Gustav Ipavec 1831 - 1908 Composer
Pepca Kardelj Pepca Kardelj 1914 - 1990 Partisan fighter
Benjamin Ipavec Benjamin Ipavec 1829 - 1908 Composer, Physician
Srecko Kosovel Srecko Kosovel 1904 - 1926 Poet
Rihard Jakopic Rihard Jakopic 1869 - 1943 Impressionist painter
Alma Maximiliana Karlin Alma Maximiliana Karlin 1889 - 1950 Writer
Gregorij Rozman Gregorij Rozman 1883 - 1959 Bishop of Ljubljana
Fran Ramovs Fran Ramovs 1890 - 1952 Linguist
Matija Barl Matija Barl 1940 - 2018 Actor
Fran Gerbic Fran Gerbic 1840 - 1917 composer, operatic tenor
Iztok Puc Iztok Puc 1966 - 2011 Handball Player
Matija Bravnicar Matija Bravnicar 1897 - 1977 composer
Joze Privsek Joze Privsek 1937 - 1998 Composer, Conductor
Ivo Urbancic Ivo Urbancic 1930 - 2016 Philosopher
Anton Janezic Anton Janezic 1828 - 1869 Linguist
France Stiglic France Stiglic 1919 - 1993 Film Director
Ivo Lah Ivo Lah 1896 - 1979 Mathematician and Actuary
Pavel Groselj Pavel Groselj 1883 - 1940 Biologist, Literary Historian
Veno Pilon Veno Pilon 1896 - 1970 Painter, Graphic Artist, Photographer
Vladimir Bartol Vladimir Bartol 1903 - 1967 Writer
Primoz Trubar Primoz Trubar 1508 - 1586 Protestant Reformer
Lavo Cermelj Lavo Cermelj 1889 - 1980 Physicist, Political Activist
Bozidar Jakac Bozidar Jakac 1899 - 1989 Artist
Lojze Slak Lojze Slak 1932 - 2011 Musician
Jakob Aljaz Jakob Aljaz 1845 - 1927 Priest, Composer, Mountaineer
Pavel Kunaver Pavel Kunaver 1889 - 1988 Educator
Adriana Jadranka Maraz Adriana Jadranka Maraz 1931 - 2015 graphic artist
Zorko Prelovec Zorko Prelovec 1887 - 1939 Composer
Simon Rutar Simon Rutar 1851 - 1903 Historian and geographer
Ita Rina Ita Rina 1907 - 1979 Actress
Ivan Kramberger Ivan Kramberger 1936 - 1992 Inventor, Politician
Josip Vidmar Josip Vidmar 1895 - 1992 Literary Critic
Zvonimir Ciglic Zvonimir Ciglic 1921 - 2006 Composer
Leonid Pitamic Leonid Pitamic 1885 - 1971 Lawyer, Diplomat
Boris Kidric Boris Kidric 1912 - 1953 Politician
Louis Adamic Louis Adamic 1898 - 1951 Author
Janez Trdina Janez Trdina 1830 - 1905 Writer and Historian
Zoran Music Zoran Music 1909 - 2005 Painter
Johann Puch Johann Puch 1862 - 1914 Industrialist
Josip Pavcic Josip Pavcic 1870 - 1949 Composer and organist
Pino Mlakar Pino Mlakar 1907 - 2006 Ballet dancer, choreographer, teacher
Franz Miklosich Franz Miklosich 1813 - 1891 Philologist
Milka Hartman Milka Hartman 1902 - 1997 Poet and Teacher
Matjaz Klopcic Matjaz Klopcic 1934 - 2007 Film Director
Ivan Cankar Ivan Cankar 1876 - 1918 Writer
Matej Sternen Matej Sternen 1870 - 1949 Impressionist Painter
Edvard Kocbek Edvard Kocbek 1904 - 1981 Poet, Writer, Politician
Joze Humer Joze Humer 1936 - 2012 composer, choirmaster, lyricist
Josip Primozic Josip Primozic 1900 - 1985 Gymnast
Frederic Baraga Frederic Baraga 1797 - 1868 Missionary Bishop
Maks Bajc Maks Bajc 1919 - 1983 actor
Ivan Zorman Ivan Zorman 1889 - 1957 Poet and composer
Joze Javorsek Joze Javorsek 1920 - 1990 Playwright
Josip Ipavec Josip Ipavec 1873 - 1921 composer, physician
Ciril Cvetko Ciril Cvetko 1920 - 1999 composer, conductor
Alojz Gradnik Alojz Gradnik 1882 - 1967 Poet and Translator
Anton Askerc Anton Askerc 1856 - 1912 Poet
Vasja Pirc Vasja Pirc 1907 - 1980 Chess Grandmaster
Dejan Bravnicar Dejan Bravnicar 1937 - 2018 Violinist
Matija Jama Matija Jama 1872 - 1947 Impressionist Painter
Karel Destovnik Karel Destovnik 1922 - 1944 Poet
Bojan Adamic Bojan Adamic 1912 - 1995 Composer
Ljubo Sirc Ljubo Sirc 1920 - 2016 Economist
Branka Jurca Branka Jurca 1914 - 1999 Writer
Boris Strel Boris Strel 1959 - 2013 Alpine Skier
Vladimir Subic Vladimir Subic 1894 - 1946 Architect
Milan Vidmar Milan Vidmar 1885 - 1962 Chess Grandmaster
Maks Klodic-Sabladoski Maks Klodic-Sabladoski 1875 - 1953 Civil Engineer
Frane Milclnski Frane Milclnski 1914 - 1988 satirist
Anton Martin Slomsek Anton Martin Slomsek 1800 - 1862 Bishop
Jure Robic Jure Robic 1965 - 2010 Ultra-endurance cyclist
Joze Toporisic Joze Toporisic 1926 - 2014 Linguist
Fran Levstik Fran Levstik 1831 - 1887 Writer and political activist
Boris Pahor Boris Pahor 1913 - 2022 Writer
Demeter Bitenc Demeter Bitenc 1922 - 2018 Actor
Julij Betetto Julij Betetto 1885 - 1963 Bass singer
Jacobus Gallus Jacobus Gallus 1550 - 1591 composer
Zoran Rant Zoran Rant 1904 - 1972 Mechanical Engineer, Scientist
Igor Ozim Igor Ozim 1931 - 2024 Violinist and Pedagogue
Jurij Bartolomej Vega Jurij Bartolomej Vega 1754 - 1802 mathematician, physicist, artillery officer
Franjo Malgaj Franjo Malgaj 1894 - 1919 Military Leader and Poet
Fran Saleski Finzgar Fran Saleski Finzgar 1871 - 1962 Writer
Marjan Kozina Marjan Kozina 1907 - 1966 Composer
Bozidar Kantuser Bozidar Kantuser 1921 - 1999 Composer
Slavko Avsenik Slavko Avsenik 1929 - 2015 Composer, Musician
Andrej Bajuk Andrej Bajuk 1943 - 2011 Politician
Emil Adamic Emil Adamic 1877 - 1936 Composer
Janez Maticic Janez Maticic 1926 - 2022 Composer
Milan Apih Milan Apih 1906 - 1992 Teacher, Political Activist, Writer
Uros Krek Uros Krek 1922 - 2008 Composer
Stane Sever Stane Sever 1914 - 1970 Actor
Stanislava Brezovar Stanislava Brezovar 1937 - 2003 Ballerina
Stanko Prek Stanko Prek 1915 - 1999 Classical Guitarist and Composer
Janez Strnad Janez Strnad 1934 - 2015 Physicist
Miha Baloh Miha Baloh 1928 - 2022 Actor
Valentin Logar Valentin Logar 1916 - 2002 historical linguist
Dragotin Kette Dragotin Kette 1876 - 1899 Poet
Davo Karnicar Davo Karnicar 1962 - 2019 Alpinist, Extreme Skier
Rudolf Cvetko Rudolf Cvetko 1880 - 1977 Fencer
France Bevk France Bevk 1890 - 1970 Writer
Ivan Vurnik Ivan Vurnik 1884 - 1971 Architect
Jernej Kopitar Jernej Kopitar 1780 - 1844 linguist
Bojan Kraut Bojan Kraut 1908 - 1991 Mechanical Engineer
Simon Jenko Simon Jenko 1835 - 1869 Poet
Leon Rupnik Leon Rupnik 1880 - 1946 Military General
France Acko France Acko 1904 - 1974 Musician, Organist, Composer
Lojze Logar Lojze Logar 1944 - 2014 Painter, Graphic Artist
Jernej Sugman Jernej Sugman 1968 - 2017 Actor
Katja Boh Katja Boh 1929 - 2008 Sociologist, Politician
Emerik Beran Emerik Beran 1868 - 1940 composer
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  • 1. France Preseren

    Died: 1849 A.D
    Slogan: Love and wine I do not scorn, nor sweet company of the fair; but freedom's all I wish to share.

    France Prešeren was a 19th-century Romantic Slovene poet, considered the greatest Slovene classical poet and has inspired later Slovene literature. He wrote the first Slovene ballad and the first Slovene epic. After his death, he became the leading name of the Slovene literary canon.

  • 2. Ivan Cankar

    Died: 1918 A.D
    Slogan: The truth is not revealed through facts alone.

    Ivan Cankar was a Slovene writer, essayist, playwright, and poet. He is considered the greatest writer in Slovene literature and is sometimes compared to Franz Kafka and James Joyce. Born in poverty, he became a key figure in the modernist movement in Slovenia.

  • 3. Joze Plecnik

    Died: 1957 A.D
    Slogan: I am already married to my architecture.

    Jože Plečnik was a Slovene architect who had a significant impact on the modern architecture of Vienna, Prague, and Ljubljana. He is noted for his designs of the Triple Bridge and the Slovene National and University Library, among other works. His style is associated with the Vienna Secession style of architecture, but he also drew from baroque, Byzantine, and early eighteenth-century Viennese architecture. Plečnik was a modernist who did not reject historic forms, paying homage to history in his designs. He also taught at the Arts and Crafts College, inspiring many young artists and architects.

  • 4. Edvard Kocbek

    Died: 1981 A.D
    Slogan: Even when I'm tired, I can still say the word: no.

    Edvard Kocbek was a Slovenian poet, writer, essayist, translator, and politician. He was a member of the Christian Socialists in the Liberation Front of the Slovene Nation and the Slovene Partisans. His work is considered among the finest in Slovene literature, and he remains a significant figure in Slovenia's cultural history. Kocbek's political role during and after World War II made him a controversial figure. He was born in Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici and was known for his early activism in the Catholic athletic club Orel and his involvement in the anti-fascist resistance during the war.

  • 5. France Bevk

    Died: 1970 A.D
    Slogan: The word is not a horse; if you cannot ride it, let it graze.

    France Bevk was a Slovene writer, poet, and translator, known for his works in expressionism and social realism. Born in Zakojca, he became a teacher and later a prominent figure in cultural and political activism. His notable works include 'The Vicar Martin Čedermac' and he received the Prešeren Award, Slovenia's most prestigious artistic honor, twice. His life was marked by his anti-fascist stance, for which he was imprisoned during World War II. After escaping, he joined the Slovene Partisans and continued his activism post-war.

  • 6. Srecko Kosovel

    Died: 1926 A.D
    Slogan: A kaleidoscope of the macrocosm is the microcosm.

    Srečko Kosovel was a Slovenian poet, considered one of central Europe's major modernist poets. He was known for his impressionistic poetry of his native Karst region, his resistance to the forced Italianization of Slovene areas annexed by Italy, and his avant-garde constructivist forms. Most of Kosovel's works were published posthumously, and he is now recognized as a Slovenian poetic icon.

  • 7. Veno Pilon

    Died: 1970 A.D
    Slogan: Art is the eternal mirror reflecting the soul of the artist.

    Veno Pilon was a Slovene expressionist painter, graphic artist, and photographer known for his significant contributions to expressionist art. Born in Ajdovščina, he served in the Austro-Hungarian Army during World War I and was captured by the Russian army. His experiences as a prisoner of war influenced his artistic vision. After the war, he studied art in Prague, Florence, and Vienna. Pilon's work is characterized by a strong use of color and dynamic compositions, reflecting the emotional intensity of the expressionist movement. His legacy includes a vast collection of paintings, graphics, and photographs that capture the human condition and the landscapes of his homeland.

  • 8. Boris Pahor

    Died: 2022 A.D
    Slogan: Every human being is a novel.

    Boris Pahor was a Slovenian writer, best known for his novel Nekropola, a reflection on his experiences in Nazi concentration camps. He was born in Trieste, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and lived through major historical changes that shaped Europe during the 20th century. Pahor's work is marked by his advocacy for Slovenian culture and identity, especially under Italian Fascist rule. His literary output, spanning over several decades, has earned him numerous accolades and he is considered one of the most important Slovenian writers of the 20th century.

  • 9. Ivan Grohar

    Died: 1911 A.D
    Slogan: Art is eternal, its forms are transient.

    Ivan Grohar was a Slovene Impressionist painter, known for his landscapes and portraits, as well as being an established guitarist and singer. Born in poverty and orphaned early, Grohar managed to overcome his humble beginnings to become one of the leading figures of Slovene impressionism. Despite his financial struggles, he left a significant mark on Slovenian art and culture.

  • 10. Dragotin Kette

    Died: 1899 A.D
    Slogan: we had lost a very talented poet.

    Dragotin Kette was a Slovene Impressionist and Neo-Romantic poet, considered a pioneer of modernism in Slovene literature. Born in a small village, he faced early loss with the death of his mother and later his father. Despite financial hardships, he pursued education and became part of a circle of young writers who were shaping modernist elements in Slovene literature. His love for Angela Smola inspired many of his poems. Kette's life was cut short by tuberculosis at the age of 23, leaving behind a legacy that influenced Slovene literary tradition.

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