Famous Bosniak People

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Edin Džeko
(Bosnian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Edin Džeko
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 17, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sarajevo
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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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 Pjanić
(Bosnian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Miralem Pjanić
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 2, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tuzla
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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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
Height: 7'0" (213 cm)
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Sead Kolašinac
(Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Left-Back)
Sead Kolašinac
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 20, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Karlsruhe
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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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
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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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

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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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

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
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Muhamed Bešić
(Bosnian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Defensive Midfielder)
Muhamed Bešić
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 10, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berlin
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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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
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
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Hasan Salihamidžić
(Bosnian Former Professional Footballer)
Hasan Salihamidžić
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 1, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jablanica
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Zdravko Čolić
(Singer)
Zdravko Čolić
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 30, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sarajevo
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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
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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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
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Mustafa Nadarević
(Actor)
Mustafa Nadarević
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Birthdate: May 2, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Banja Luka
Died: November 22, 2020
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Anel Ahmedhodžić
(Bosnian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Centre-Back)
Anel Ahmedhodžić
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 26, 1999
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Malmö
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Vedad Ibišević
(Bosnian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Forward)
Vedad Ibišević
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 6, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vlasenica
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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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
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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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

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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Maya Berovic
(Singer)
Maya Berovic
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ilijaš
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Eldin Jakupovic
(Swiss Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Eldin Jakupovic
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 2, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kozarac
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Tvrtko I of Bosnia
(Ruler)
Tvrtko I of Bosnia
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Birthdate: August 5, 1338
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Srebrenik
Died: March 10, 1391
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Jonquel Jones
(Basketball player - Power forward / Center)
Jonquel Jones
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 5, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Freeport
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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Vladimir Petković
(Swiss Professional Football Manager and Former Football Midfielder)
Vladimir Petković
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 15, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sarajevo
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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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

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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Aleksandar Hemon
(Writer)
Aleksandar Hemon
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 9, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sarajevo
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Slobodan Praljak
(Director)
Slobodan Praljak
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 2, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Capljina
Died: November 29, 2017
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Mario Vrančić
(Bosnian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Mario Vrančić
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 23, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Slavonski Brod
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Vedran Smailović
(Cellist)
Vedran Smailović
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 11, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sarajevo
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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
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
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Jasmila Zbanic
(Director)
Jasmila Zbanic
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Birthdate: December 19, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sarajevo
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Enes Sipović
(Bosnian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Centre-Back)
Enes Sipović
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 11, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sarajevo
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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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
(Actor)
Miraj Grbić
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Birthdate: July 17, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sarajevo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Senad Lulić
(Bosnian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Midfielder)
Senad Lulić
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 18, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mostar
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Alen Islamović
(Vocalist)
Alen Islamović
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 17, 1957
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sokolac
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Amra Silajdzic
(Model)
Amra Silajdzic
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: October 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sarajevo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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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
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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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

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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Dino Beganovic
(Currently competing in the Formula Regional European Championship for Prema Powerteam)
Dino Beganovic
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 19, 2004
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ekholmen
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Momcilo Krajisnik
(Bosnian Serb Political Leader Who was Found Guilty of Committing Crimes Against Humanity During the Bosnian War)
Momcilo Krajisnik
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 20, 1945
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sarajevo
Died: September 15, 2020

Momcilo Krajisnik was a Bosnian Serb politician best known for co-founding the Serb Democratic Party alongside Radovan Karadžić. Although he was an important politician, Momčilo Krajišnik was accused of crimes against humanity in 2006 and was given a 20-year prison sentence.

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Felix Sturm
(Bosnian-German Professional Boxer)
Felix Sturm
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 31, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Leverkusen
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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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

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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Nihad Đedović
(Basketball player)
Nihad Đedović
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 12, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Višegrad
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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Baja Mali Knindža
(Singer)
Baja Mali Knindža
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 13, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gubin
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Branko Đurić
(Actor)
Branko Đurić
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 28, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sarajevo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Zlata Filipović
(Diarist)
Zlata Filipović
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 3, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sarajevo
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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
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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Velibor Topić
(Actor)
Velibor Topić
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Birthdate: July 24, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mostar
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)