Read on to discover more about the most famous and influential people from Croatia.

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

02 June 1958

Rijeka, PR Croatia, FPR Yugoslavia


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

25 February 1861

30 March 1925

Donji Kraljevec, Croatia


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

29 April 1968



Goran IvanisevicGoran Ivanisevic
(Tennis Player)

13 September 1971

Split, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia


Slava RaskajSlava Raškaj

02 January 1877

29 March 1906



Ivan MeštrovićIvan Meštrović

15 August 1883

15 January 1962



Herman PotočnikHerman Potočnik

22 December 1892

27 August 1929



Franjo RačkiFranjo Rački

25 November 1828

13 February 1894

Fužine, Croatia


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