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
07 November 1996
Singer
Luka ModrićLuka Modrić
09 September 1985
Footballer

Mario AndrettiMario Andretti
28 February 1940
 

Rudolf SteinerRudolf Steiner
25 February 1861
Philosopher, social reformer, architect and

Goran IvanisevicGoran Ivanisevic
13 September 1971
Tennis Player

Dejan LovrenDejan Lovren
05 July 1989
Footballer
Kolinda Grabar-KitarovićKolinda Grabar-Kitarović
29 April 1968
Fourth President of Croatia

Oja KodarOja Kodar
1941 AD
Actress

Slavica EcclestoneSlavica Ecclestone
02 June 1958
Model, Ex-Wife of Bernie Ecclestone
Ivan MeštrovićIvan Meštrović
15 August 1883
Sculptor

Herman PotočnikHerman Potočnik
22 December 1892
Engineer
Theodor BillrothTheodor Billroth
26 April 1829
Surgeon

Slava RaskajSlava Raškaj
02 January 1877
Painter

Anton HausAnton Haus
13 June 1851
Naval officer

Franjo RačkiFranjo Rački
25 November 1828
Historian

Emanuel VidovićEmanuel Vidović
24 December 1870
Artist
Davor GerbusDavor Gerbus
18 November 1997
YouTuber

Mira FurlanMira Furlan
07 September 1955
Actress

Mario MandžukićMario Mandžukić
21 May 1986
Croatian footballer

Mirko Cro CopMirko Cro Cop
10 September 1974
Mixed martial artist
Stjepan HauserStjepan Hauser
15 June 1986
Cellist

Ivan RakitićIvan Rakitić
10 March 1988
Football player
Mario HezonjaMario Hezonja
25 February 1995
Basketball player

Ajla TomljanovicAjla Tomljanovic
07 May 1993
Tennis player

Dražen PetrovićDražen Petrović
22 October 1964
Basketball player
Mateo KovačićMateo Kovačić
06 May 1994
Football player

Goran VisnjicGoran Visnjic
09 September 1972
Actor
Toni KukočToni Kukoč
18 September 1968
Basketball player

Ivan PerisicIvan Perisic
02 February 1989
Footballer

Bojan BogdanovićBojan Bogdanović
18 April 1989
Basketball player
Davor ŠukerDavor Šuker
01 January 1968
Footballer

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Rade ŠerbedžijaRade Šerbedžija
27 July 1946
Actor
Ante PavelićAnte Pavelić
14 July 1889
Author

Siniša MihajlovićSiniša Mihajlović
20 February 1969
Footballer

Donna VekicDonna Vekic
28 June 1996
Tennis player

Niko KranjčarNiko Kranjčar
13 August 1984
Footballer
Predrag StojakovićPredrag Stojaković
09 June 1977
Basketball player
Tamara EcclestoneTamara Ecclestone
28 June 1984
Model

Nikolai VolkoffNikolai Volkoff
14 October 1947
Professional wrestler

Dario ŠarićDario Šarić
08 April 1994
Basketball player

Eduardo da SilvaEduardo da Silva
25 February 1983
Brazilian-Croatian footballer
Steve BacicSteve Bacic
13 March 1965
Actor

Dragan BenderDragan Bender
17 November 1997
Basketball player

Ivica ZubacIvica Zubac
18 March 1997
Basketball player

Franjo TudjmanFranjo Tudjman
14 May 1922
Politician

Robert ProsinečkiRobert Prosinečki
12 January 1969
Footballer
Ivica OlićIvica Olić
14 September 1979
Croatian footballer

Luka SulicLuka Sulic
25 August 1987
Cellist
ValensValens
0328 AD
Emperor

MaximianMaximian
0250 AD
 

Goran BogdanGoran Bogdan
02 October 1980
Actor
ProbusProbus
19 August 0232
Emperor

Filip HrgovićFilip Hrgović
04 June 1992
Boxer
Darijo SrnaDarijo Srna
01 May 1982
Croatian footballer

Luka ŠamanićLuka Šamanić
09 January 2000
Basketball player

Ivo KarlovićIvo Karlović
28 February 1979
Tennis player

Dino RađaDino Rađa
24 April 1967
Basketball player

Nikola KalinićNikola Kalinić
05 January 1988
Footballer
Blanka VlašićBlanka Vlašić
08 November 1983
Athlete

Zvonimir BobanZvonimir Boban
08 October 1968
Footballer

Borna ĆorićBorna Ćorić
14 November 1996
Tennis player

Dado PršoDado Pršo
05 November 1974
Footballer
János KádárJános Kádár
26 May 1912
political

Ivano BalicIvano Balic
01 April 1979
Handball player
Bernarda PeraBernarda Pera
03 December 1994
Tennis player

Janica KostelićJanica Kostelić
05 January 1982
Alpine ski racer

Ana KonjuhAna Konjuh
27 December 1997
Tennis player
Domagoj VidaDomagoj Vida
29 April 1989
Croatian footballer

Ante ŽižićAnte Žižić
04 January 1997
Basketball player
SeverinaSeverina
21 April 1972
Singer

Ivan DodigIvan Dodig
02 January 1985
Tennis player

Luka PerosLuka Peros
28 October 1976
Actor
Zlatko BurićZlatko Burić
13 May 1953
Actor

Marko PjacaMarko Pjaca
06 May 1995
Croatian footballer
Igor TudorIgor Tudor
16 April 1978
Croatian football manager

Željko BebekŽeljko Bebek
16 December 1945
Vocalist

Domagoj DuvnjakDomagoj Duvnjak
01 June 1988
Handball player

Stjepan MesićStjepan Mesić
24 December 1934
President
Petra MartićPetra Martić
19 January 1991
Tennis player
GlyceriusGlycerius
0420 AD
Emperor

Ivica KostelićIvica Kostelić
23 November 1979
Alpine skier

Dinko ŠakićDinko Šakić
08 September 1921
Official

Sylva KoscinaSylva Koscina
22 August 1933
Actress
Antonio PlazibatAntonio Plazibat
12 December 1993
Kickboxer

Neda UkradenNeda Ukraden
16 August 1950
Singer

Lino ČervarLino Červar
22 September 1950
Handball coach

Roberto SoldićRoberto Soldić
25 January 1995
Mixed martial artist

Milutin MilankovićMilutin Milanković
28 May 1879
Mathematician
Oliver DragojevicOliver Dragojevic
07 December 1947
Recording artist

Tena StivicicTena Stivicic
05 September 1977
Playwright
Jelena RozgaJelena Rozga
23 August 1977
Singer

Filip ZubčićFilip Zubčić
27 January 1993
Alpine skier
Franz von SuppéFranz von Suppé
18 April 1819
Composer
Ivan ČupićIvan Čupić
27 March 1986
Handball player