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
Mario AndrettiMario Andretti
28 February 1940
 

Dejan LovrenDejan Lovren
05 July 1989
Footballer

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

Kolinda Grabar-KitarovićKolinda Grabar-Kitarović
29 April 1968
Fourth President of Croatia

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

Theodor BillrothTheodor Billroth
26 April 1829
Surgeon

Herman PotočnikHerman Potočnik
22 December 1892
Engineer

Slava RaskajSlava Raškaj
02 January 1877
Painter
Anton HausAnton Haus
13 June 1851
Naval officer

Goran IvanisevicGoran Ivanisevic
13 September 1971
Tennis Player
Franjo RačkiFranjo Rački
25 November 1828
Historian

Emanuel VidovićEmanuel Vidović
24 December 1870
Artist

Davor GerbusDavor Gerbus
18 November 1997
YouTuber
Luka ModrićLuka Modrić
09 September 1985
Footballer

Stjepan HauserStjepan Hauser
15 June 1986
Cellist
Davor ŠukerDavor Šuker
01 January 1968
Footballer

Oja KodarOja Kodar
1941 AD
Actress

Zvonimir BobanZvonimir Boban
08 October 1968
Footballer
Darijo SrnaDarijo Srna
01 May 1982
Croatian footballer

Marko PjacaMarko Pjaca
06 May 1995
Croatian footballer
Eduardo da SilvaEduardo da Silva
25 February 1983
Brazilian-Croatian footballer

Steve BacicSteve Bacic
13 March 1965
Actor

Mira FurlanMira Furlan
07 September 1955
Actress

Domagoj VidaDomagoj Vida
29 April 1989
Croatian footballer
ValensValens
0328 AD
Emperor
MaximianMaximian
0250 AD
 

Igor TudorIgor Tudor
16 April 1978
Croatian football manager

János KádárJános Kádár
26 May 1912
political

Pope CaiusPope Caius
 
Dado PršoDado Pršo
05 November 1974
Footballer

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Milan BadeljMilan Badelj
25 February 1989
Croatian footballer

Tin JedvajTin Jedvaj
28 November 1995
Footballer

Goran VisnjicGoran Visnjic
09 September 1972
Actor

Marko RogMarko Rog
19 July 1995
Croatian footballer
GlyceriusGlycerius
0420 AD
Emperor

Roger Joseph BoscovichRoger Joseph Boscovich
 
Franz von SuppéFranz von Suppé
18 April 1819
Composer

Stjepan RadićStjepan Radić
11 June 1871
Political

Stipe PletikosaStipe Pletikosa
08 January 1979
Footballer
Ivo SanaderIvo Sanader
08 June 1953
Politician, Prime Minister

Saint MarinusSaint Marinus
0275 AD
Stonemason, Saint
Michael Anthony BilandicMichael Anthony Bilandic
13 February 1923
Politician

Jadranka KosorJadranka Kosor
01 July 1953
Politician, Journalist

Luigi DallapiccolaLuigi Dallapiccola
03 February 1904
Italian composer

Danijel LjubojaDanijel Ljuboja
04 September 1978
Footballer

Luka SulicLuka Sulic
25 August 1987
Cellist
Ivan PerisicIvan Perisic
02 February 1989
Footballer

ProbusProbus
19 August 0232
Emperor

Franjo TudjmanFranjo Tudjman
14 May 1922
Politician

Ante MarkovicAnte Markovic
25 November 1924
Businessman
Ivica VasticIvica Vastic
29 September 1969
Football midfielder

Saint GaiusSaint Gaius
0245 AD
Saint
Andrija MohorovičićAndrija Mohorovičić
23 January 1857
Meteorologist

Ante PavelićAnte Pavelić
14 July 1889
Author

Blanka VlašićBlanka Vlašić
08 November 1983
Athlete
Dario ŠimićDario Šimić
12 November 1975
Football player

Dražen PetrovićDražen Petrović
22 October 1964
Basketball player
Franjo TuđmanFranjo Tuđman
14 May 1922
Former President of Croatia

Ivica OlićIvica Olić
14 September 1979
Croatian footballer

Ivo JosipovićIvo Josipović
28 August 1957
President
Ivo KarlovićIvo Karlović
28 February 1979
Croatian tennis player

Janica KostelićJanica Kostelić
05 January 1982
Alpine ski racer
Lavoslav RužičkaLavoslav Ružička
13 September 1887
Croatian-Swiss scientist

Mario AnčićMario Ančić
30 March 1984
Tennis player

Mario MandžukićMario Mandžukić
21 May 1986
Croatian footballer

Milutin MilankovićMilutin Milanković
28 May 1879
Mathematician,Astronomer, Climatologist,
Niko KranjčarNiko Kranjčar
13 August 1984
Footballer
Nikola KalinićNikola Kalinić
05 January 1988
Footballer

Ognjen VukojevićOgnjen Vukojević
20 December 1983
Footballer

Predrag StojakovićPredrag Stojaković
09 June 1977
Basketball player

Robert KovačRobert Kovač
06 April 1974
Footballer
Robert ProsinečkiRobert Prosinečki
12 January 1969
Footballer

Siniša MihajlovićSiniša Mihajlović
20 February 1969
Footballer

Stjepan MesićStjepan Mesić
24 December 1934
President

Toni KukočToni Kukoč
18 September 1968
Basketball player