Find out more about the greatest Croatian, including Slavica Ecclestone, Rudolf Steiner, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, Goran Ivanisevic and Slava Raškaj.

Croatia is a Roman Catholic country situated at the intersection of Central Europe, Southeast Europe and Mediterranean. Having a history that dates back to 7th century AD, Croatia, much like its European counterparts, faced suppression from the Ottoman Empire and was later merged into the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. It was not until 1991 that Croatia gained complete independence and was adjudged as the Republic of Croatia. Over the years, Croatia’s strategic geographic location influenced the country’s art and culture so much so, giving it shades of both the western and eastern hemispheres. Though Croatian stalwarts dominated Croatia’s politics, economy, military, academics, science, medicine, and arts and entertainment since times immemorial, it was in the 19th century that Croatian culture witnessed unprecedented developments in all the fields, thus giving rise to a number of popular historical figures such as, Franjo Tudman, Tin Ujevic, Vlado Gotovac, Janica, Kostelic, Ivan Supek and so on, The country also boasts of having three Nobel Prize winners including Lavoslav Ružička and Vladimir Prelog in the field of chemistry and Ivo Andrić in the field of literature. Know more about the life and works of popular Croatians in this section.
LordeLorde
(Singer)

07 November 1996

Takapuna

Scorpio

Rudolf SteinerRudolf Steiner
(Philosopher, social reformer, architect and esotericist)

25 February 1861

30 March 1925

Donji Kraljevec, Croatia

Pisces

Mario AndrettiMario Andretti

28 February 1940

Italy

Pisces

Slavica EcclestoneSlavica Ecclestone
(Model, Ex-Wife of Bernie Ecclestone)

02 June 1958

Rijeka, PR Croatia, FPR Yugoslavia

Gemini

Theodor BillrothTheodor Billroth
(Surgeon)

26 April 1829

06 February 1894

Bergen auf Rügen

Taurus

Slava RaskajSlava Raškaj
(Painter)

02 January 1877

29 March 1906

Ozalj

Capricorn

Anton HausAnton Haus
(Naval officer)

13 June 1851

08 February 1917

Tolmin

Gemini

Kolinda Grabar-KitarovićKolinda Grabar-Kitarović
(Fourth President of Croatia)

29 April 1968

Rijeka

Taurus

Goran IvanisevicGoran Ivanisevic
(Tennis Player)

13 September 1971

Split, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia

Virgo

Herman PotočnikHerman Potočnik
(Engineer)

22 December 1892

27 August 1929

Pula

Sagittarius

Ivan MeštrovićIvan Meštrović
(Sculptor)

15 August 1883

15 January 1962

Vrpolje

Leo

Franjo RačkiFranjo Rački
(Historian)

25 November 1828

13 February 1894

Fužine, Croatia

Sagittarius

Emanuel VidovićEmanuel Vidović
(Artist)

24 December 1870

01 June 1953

Split

Capricorn

DiocletianDiocletian
(Emperor)

22 December 0244

03 December 0311

Solin

Sagittarius

JeromeJerome
(Priest)

27 March 0347

30 December 0420

Štrigova

Aries

Dejan LovrenDejan Lovren
(Croatian footballer)

05 July 1989

Zenica, Bosnia

Cancer

Davor ŠukerDavor Šuker
(Footballer)

01 January 1968

Osijek

Capricorn

Eduardo da SilvaEduardo da Silva
(Brazilian-Croatian footballer)

25 February 1983

Rio de Janeiro

Pisces

Darijo SrnaDarijo Srna
(Croatian footballer)

01 May 1982

Metković

Taurus

MaximianMaximian

0250 AD

11 July 0310

Sirmium, Yugoslavia

Marko PjacaMarko Pjaca
(Croatian footballer)

06 May 1995

Zagreb

Taurus

Valentinian IValentinian I

0321 AD

Vinkovci

ValensValens

0328 AD

Vinkovci

Mira FurlanMira Furlan
(Actress)

07 September 1955

Zagreb

Virgo

Domagoj VidaDomagoj Vida
(Croatian footballer)

29 April 1989

Našice, Croatia

Taurus

Milan BadeljMilan Badelj
(Croatian footballer)

25 February 1989

Zagreb

Pisces

Zvonimir BobanZvonimir Boban

1968 AD

Imotski

János KádárJános Kádár
(political)

26 May 1912

06 July 1989

Rijeka

Gemini

Igor TudorIgor Tudor
(Croatian football manager)

16 April 1978

Split

Aries

Marko RogMarko Rog
(Croatian footballer)

19 July 1995

Varaždin

Cancer

Tin JedvajTin Jedvaj
(Footballer)

28 November 1995

Zagreb

Sagittarius

Dado PršoDado Pršo
(Footballer)

05 November 1974

Zadar

Scorpio

GlyceriusGlycerius
(Emperor)

0420 AD

0480 AD

Pope CaiusPope Caius

22 April 0296

Roman Dalmatia

Stipe PletikosaStipe Pletikosa

1979 AD

Split

Mary of HungaryMary of Hungary
(Queen)

1371 AD

17 May 1395

Pope John IVPope John IV

0600 AD

Dalmatia

Saint MarinusSaint Marinus

0300 AD

Lopar, Croatia

Danijel LjubojaDanijel Ljuboja
(Footballer)

04 September 1978

Vinkovci

Virgo

Ivo SanaderIvo Sanader
(Politician, Prime Minister)

08 June 1953

Split

Gemini

Jadranka KosorJadranka Kosor
(Politician, Journalist)

01 July 1953

Pakrac

Cancer

ProbusProbus
(Emperor)

19 August 0232

31 August 0282

Sirmium

Leo

Ivica VasticIvica Vastic
(Football midfielder)

29 September 1969

Split

Libra

Andrija MohorovičićAndrija Mohorovičić
(Meteorologist)

23 January 1857

18 December 1936

Opatija

Aquarius

Ante PavelićAnte Pavelić
(Author)

14 July 1889

28 December 1959

Konjic

Cancer

Blanka VlašićBlanka Vlašić
(Athlete)

08 November 1983

Split

Scorpio

Dario ŠimićDario Šimić
(Football player)

12 November 1975

Zagreb

Scorpio

Dražen PetrovićDražen Petrović
(Basketball player)

22 October 1964

07 June 1993

Šibenik

Libra

Franjo TuđmanFranjo Tuđman
(Former President of Croatia)

14 May 1922

10 December 1999

Veliko Trgovišće

Taurus

Ivica OlićIvica Olić
(Croatian footballer)

14 September 1979

Davor

Virgo

Ivo KarlovićIvo Karlović
(Croatian tennis player)

28 February 1979

Zagreb

Pisces

Janica KostelićJanica Kostelić
(Alpine ski racer)

05 January 1982

Zagreb

Capricorn

Lavoslav RužičkaLavoslav Ružička
(Croatian-Swiss scientist)

13 September 1887

26 September 1976

Vukovar

Virgo

Luka ModrićLuka Modrić
(Footballer)

09 September 1985

Zadar

Virgo

Mario AnčićMario Ančić
(Tennis player)

30 March 1984

Split

Aries

Milutin MilankovićMilutin Milanković
(Mathematician,Astronomer, Climatologist, Geophysicist, Civil engineer)

28 May 1879

12 December 1958

Dalj

Gemini

Niko KranjčarNiko Kranjčar
(Footballer)

13 August 1984

Zagreb

Leo

Siniša MihajlovićSiniša Mihajlović

1969 AD

Vukovar

Stjepan MesićStjepan Mesić

1934 AD

Orahovica

Toni KukočToni Kukoč

1968 AD

Split