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

Slavica EcclestoneSlavica Ecclestone
02 June 1958
Model, Ex-Wife of Bernie Ecclestone

Theodor BillrothTheodor Billroth
26 April 1829
Surgeon
Goran IvanisevicGoran Ivanisevic
13 September 1971
Tennis Player

Slava RaskajSlava Raškaj
02 January 1877
Painter

Anton HausAnton Haus
13 June 1851
Naval officer

Kolinda Grabar-KitarovićKolinda Grabar-Kitarović
29 April 1968
Fourth President of Croatia
Herman PotočnikHerman Potočnik
22 December 1892
Engineer

Ivan MeštrovićIvan Meštrović
15 August 1883
Sculptor
Franjo RačkiFranjo Rački
25 November 1828
Historian

Emanuel VidovićEmanuel Vidović
24 December 1870
Artist

Davor GerbusDavor Gerbus
18 November 1997
YouTuber
Davor ŠukerDavor Šuker
01 January 1968
Footballer

Eduardo da SilvaEduardo da Silva
25 February 1983
Brazilian-Croatian footballer
Darijo SrnaDarijo Srna
01 May 1982
Croatian footballer

Marko PjacaMarko Pjaca
06 May 1995
Croatian footballer

Domagoj VidaDomagoj Vida
29 April 1989
Croatian footballer
MaximianMaximian
0250 AD
 

ValensValens
0328 AD
Emperor
Mira FurlanMira Furlan
07 September 1955
Actress

Igor TudorIgor Tudor
16 April 1978
Croatian football manager

Zvonimir BobanZvonimir Boban
08 October 1968
Footballer

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

Marko RogMarko Rog
19 July 1995
Croatian footballer

Milan BadeljMilan Badelj
25 February 1989
Croatian footballer

Tin JedvajTin Jedvaj
28 November 1995
Footballer
GlyceriusGlycerius
0420 AD
Emperor

Roger Joseph BoscovichRoger Joseph Boscovich
 

Stipe PletikosaStipe Pletikosa
08 January 1979
Footballer

Ivo SanaderIvo Sanader
08 June 1953
Politician, Prime Minister

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Saint MarinusSaint Marinus
0275 AD
Stonemason, Saint
Luigi DallapiccolaLuigi Dallapiccola
03 February 1904
Italian composer

Jadranka KosorJadranka Kosor
01 July 1953
Politician, Journalist
Mary of HungaryMary of Hungary
1371 AD
Queen

Danijel LjubojaDanijel Ljuboja
04 September 1978
Footballer

Ivan PerisicIvan Perisic
02 February 1989
Footballer
ProbusProbus
19 August 0232
Emperor

Ivica VasticIvica Vastic
29 September 1969
Football midfielder
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
Luka ModrićLuka Modrić
09 September 1985
Footballer

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