Famous Bosnian Leaders

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Gavrilo Princip
(Assassinator of Archduke Franz Ferdinand)
Gavrilo Princip
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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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Radovan Karadžić
(Politician)
Radovan Karadžić
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Birthdate: June 19, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Petnjica, Montenegro
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Alija Izetbegovic
(Political Activist, First President of Bosnia & Herzegovina)
Alija Izetbegovic
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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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Ratko Mladić
(Bosnian Serb convicted war criminal and colonel-general who led the Army of Republika Srpska)
Ratko Mladić
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Birthdate: March 12, 1942
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Božanovići, Independent State of Croatia
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Slobodan Praljak
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Birthdate: January 2, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Capljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia
Died: November 29, 2017
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Vojislav Šešelj
(Deputy Prime Minister)
Vojislav Šešelj
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Birthdate: October 11, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sarajevo
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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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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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Ante Marković
(The Last Prime Minister of Yugoslavia)
Ante Marković
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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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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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Birthdate: January 20, 1945
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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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Zeljka Cvijanovic
(The 9th President of Republika Srpska)
Zeljka Cvijanovic
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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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Bisera Turković
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Birthdate: December 8, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sisak, Croatia
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Hasan Muratovic
(Politician)
Hasan Muratovic
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Birthdate: April 11, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Olovo, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Died: November 14, 2020
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Salko Bukvarevic
(Politician)
Salko Bukvarevic
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Birthdate: April 20, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gornje Hrasno, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Died: July 29, 2020
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Dragan Đokanović
(Politician)
Dragan Đokanović
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Birthdate: April 20, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina