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Edin Dzeko
(Football player)
Edin Dzeko
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 17, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Gavrilo Princip
(Assassinator of Archduke Franz Ferdinand)
Gavrilo Princip
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 25, 1894
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Obljaj
Died: April 28, 1918
Gavrilo Princip was a Bosnian Serb member of the Young Bosnia movement who wished to end the Austro-Hungarian reign in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He thus assassinated Austrian archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, at age 19. This eventually contributed to the start of World War I
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Miralem Pjanic
(Footballer midfielder)
Miralem Pjanic
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 2, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Jusuf Nurkić
(Basketball player)
Jusuf Nurkić
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 23, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Emir Kusturica
(One of the Most-Distinguished European Filmmakers Since the Mid-1980s)
Emir Kusturica
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Birthdate: November 24, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Emir Kusturica is a Serbian actor, screenwriter, film director, producer, and musician. Counted among the most famous European filmmakers of his generation, Kusturica is renowned for his naturalistic and surreal films. Over the course of his illustrious career, Emir Kusturica has won several prestigious awards including a Silver Bear and two Palme d'Or awards.

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Alija Izetbegovic
(Political Activist, First President of Bosnia & Herzegovina)
Alija Izetbegovic
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 8, 1925
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Šamac, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Died: October 19, 2003
Bosnian politician and founder of the Party of Democratic Action, Alija Izetbegovic had been the first president of the independent Bosnia and Herzegovina. A qualified lawyer, he had also penned several books, such as Islam Between East and West. In 2006, his cemetery was bombed by unidentified miscreants.
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Darijo Srna
(Former Croatian Football Legend Known for His Association with Shakhtar Donetsk)
Darijo Srna
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 1, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Metković

Retired Croatian footballer Darijo Srna now heads the Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk as its director of football. He has previously represented Shakhtar Donetsk as a player for 15 years, winning the Ukrainian Premier League 10 times with them. During his retirement, he was the most-capped Croatian player in history.

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Goran Bregović
(Internationally Renowned Recording Artist and Lead Guitarist of the Rock Band ‘Bijelo Dugme’)
Goran Bregović
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 22, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Goran Bregović is a recording artist who achieved prominence as the lead guitarist of the popular rock band, Bijelo Dugme. One of the most popular composers and modern musicians from the Balkans, Goran Bregović is also one of the few Yugoslav musicians to have performed at international venues like the Royal Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall, and L'Olympia.

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Lepa Brena
(Singer)
Lepa Brena
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 20, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Hasan Salihamidžić
(Football player)
Hasan Salihamidžić
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 1, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jablanica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Asmir Begović
(Football goalkeeper)
Asmir Begović
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 20, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Džanan Musa
(Basketball player)
Džanan Musa
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 8, 1999
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bihać, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Mirsad Bektić
(Mixed martial artist)
Mirsad Bektić
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 16, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Nikica Jelavić
(Footballer)
Nikica Jelavić
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 27, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Čapljina
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Muhamed Bešić
(Footballer defensive midfielder)
Muhamed Bešić
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 10, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
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Dino Merlin
(Singer-songwriter)
Dino Merlin
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 12, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Vedad Ibišević
(Former Footballer forward position)
Vedad Ibišević
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 6, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vlasenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Mustafa Nadarević
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Birthdate: May 2, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Died: November 22, 2020
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Zdravko Čolić
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 30, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Maya Berovic
(Singer)
Maya Berovic
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ilijaš, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia
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Mirza Teletovic
(Basketball player)
Mirza Teletovic
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 18, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mostar, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Eldin Jakupovic
(Football Goalkeeper)
Eldin Jakupovic
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 2, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kozarac, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Senad Lulić
(Midfielder)
Senad Lulić
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 18, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Željko Bebek
(Bosnian and Croatian Musician and Vocalist)
Željko Bebek
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 16, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Željko Bebek is a Bosnian and Croatian musician and vocalist. He is best known for his association with  the Yugoslav rock band Bijelo Dugme, where he performed as the lead singer from 1974 to 1984. He left the band in April 1984 to pursue a solo career. Today, Željko Bebek is considered one of the most popular Bosnian and Croatian artistes of his generation.           

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Sead Kolašinac
(Footballer)
Sead Kolašinac
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 20, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Karlsruhe, Germany
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Tvrtko I of Bosnia
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Birthdate: August 5, 1338
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Srebrenik, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Died: March 10, 1391
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Ivan Dodig
(Croatian Tennis Player Who Specializes in Doubles)
Ivan Dodig
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 2, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Međugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ivan Dodig is a Croatian tennis player best known for winning a silver medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Dodig, who specializes in doubles, has won two Grand Slam men's doubles titles and four Grand Slam mixed doubles titles so far. Ivan Dodig also helped his team win the prestigious Davis Cup in 2018.

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Aleksandar Hemon
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 9, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Slobodan Praljak
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 2, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Capljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia
Died: November 29, 2017
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Seka Aleksic
(Serbian Pop-Folk Singer and Actress)
Seka Aleksic
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 23, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Zvornik, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia

Seka Aleksic is a Bosnian-born Serbian singer whose debut album Idealno tvoja earned her the first prize at Moravski biseri in Ćuprija, a folk music festival. In 2007, her album Kraljica sold 300,000 copies, which caught the attention of many. Seka Aleksic is also known for making appearances in films and TV shows. She also has her own clothing lines.

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Vladimir Petković
(Football manager and former football player)
Vladimir Petković
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 15, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Vedran Smailović
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 11, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Biljana Plavšić
(Bosnian Serb Politician Who was Convicted of Crimes Against Humanity for Her Role in the Bosnian War)
Biljana Plavšić
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 7, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Biljana Plavšić is a Bosnian Serb retired politician. She is best known for her service as the President of Republika Srpska from 1996 to 1998. She played an important role during the Bosnian War and was later indicted for crimes against humanity during the war. Prior to entering politics, Biljana Plavšić worked as a professor at the University of Sarajevo.

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Mario Vrančić
(Football midfielder)
Mario Vrančić
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 23, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Slavonski Brod, Croatia
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Anel Ahmedhodžić
(Football player - Centre Back)
Anel Ahmedhodžić
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 26, 1999
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Malmö, Sweden
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Mile Kitić
(Serbian Folk Singer)
Mile Kitić
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 1, 1952
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cerani, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mile Kitić is a Bosnian-born Serbian singer who came into prominence in 1984 when he joined the popular folk collective, Južni Vetar. He achieved popularity almost immediately after joining the band and continues to work with fellow band members, Dragana Mirković, Kemal Malovčić, and Šemsa Suljaković.

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Dejan Damjanovic
(Football player Forward)
Dejan Damjanovic
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 27, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Slada Guduras
(Bosnian Recording Artist and Actress)
Slada Guduras
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Birthdate: August 11, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Banja Luka, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia
Died: December 10, 2014
Slada Guduras was a Bosnian recording artist, nurse, and actress. She had a promising start to her musical career, which ended abruptly in 2014, when she passed away in a road accident at the age of 27. As an actress, Slada Guduras appeared in popular Bosnian sitcoms like Kriza and Lud, zbunjen, normalan. 
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Brana Bajic
(Television Actress)
Brana Bajic
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Birthplace: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Baja Mali Knindža
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 13, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gubin, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Damir Džumhur
(Tennis player)
Damir Džumhur
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 20, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Ante Marković
(The Last Prime Minister of Yugoslavia)
Ante Marković
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 25, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Died: November 28, 2011

Croat-Yugoslav politician Ante Markovic, who served as Yugoslavia’s last prime minister, witnessed his country being disintegrated into Croatia, Slovenia, and Macedonia amid an economic collapse. He was also a businessman who built luxury apartments and hydropower plants. He had also served as the director of Rade Koncar.

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Vojislav Šešelj
(Deputy Prime Minister)
Vojislav Šešelj
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 11, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sarajevo
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Miraj Grbić
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Birthdate: July 17, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Zeljka Cvijanovic
(The 9th President of Republika Srpska)
Zeljka Cvijanovic
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 2, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Teslić, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia

The 9th president of Republika Srpska, which is a part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Zeljka Cvijanovic has also headed the region as its 11th prime minister. The Alliance of Independent Social Democrats member also teaches English language and literature and has a master’s degree in law.

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Zlata Filipović
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 3, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Radovan Karadžić
(Politician)
Radovan Karadžić
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: June 19, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Petnjica, Montenegro
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Nihad Đedović
(Basketball player)
Nihad Đedović
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 12, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Višegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Emir Preldžić
(Basketball Player)
Emir Preldžić
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 6, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Emir Preldžić is a Bosnian-Turkish basketball player who has played for the Turkish national basketball team. A versatile player, Preldžić can play as a power forward, point guard, and shooting guard, although he predominantly plays at the small forward position. Emir Preldžić has also played for the Slovenian national basketball team.   

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Alen Islamović
(Vocalist)
Alen Islamović
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 17, 1957
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sokolac, Bosnia and Herzegovina