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Slavoj Žižek
(Slovene Philosopher and Cultural Theorist)
Slavoj Žižek
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Birthdate: March 21, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries

Slavoj Žižek is a Slovenian philosopher whose works in subjects, such as continental philosophy, Marxism, Hegelianism, and psychoanalysis, has gained him international influence. Often dubbed a celebrity philosopher and Elvis of cultural theory, Žižek was named in Foreign Policy's Top 100 Global Thinkers list in 2012. His work has had an impact on widespread public audiences and academic.

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Luka Dončić
(Basketball Player)
Luka Dončić
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 28, 1999
Sun Sign: Pisces

Luka Dončić is a Slovenian basketball player best known for his association with Dallas Mavericks with which he has won the NBA All-Star thrice so far. He is also known for leading Real Madrid to the EuroLeague title in 2018. Luka Dončić is also an important player for the Slovenian national team. 

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Goran Dragić
(Slovenian Basketball Player Who Led His Team to Its Maiden 'FIBA EuroBasket' Title in 2017)
Goran Dragić
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 6, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus

Goran Dragić is a Slovenian basketball player best known for his accomplishments in the NBA. An NBA All-Star, Dragić has played for popular teams like Houston Rockets, Miami Heat, and Brooklyn Nets. He is also credited with leading his national team to its maiden FIBA EuroBasket title in 2017. The same year, he was named Slovenian Sportsman of the Year. 

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Zeljko Ivanek
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Ray Fiske’ in the TV Series ‘Damages’)
Zeljko Ivanek
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Birthdate: September 15, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo

Slovenian–American actor Željko Ivanek is best known for his Emmy-winning performance as Ray Fiske in the thriller series Damages. He has also appeared as Ed Danvers in the Homicide franchise and as Russell Jackson in Madam Secretary, and has been part of films such as Argo and Seven Psychopaths.

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Samir Handanović
(Slovenian Football Player Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Samir Handanović
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 14, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer

Samir Handanović is a Slovenian football player who plays as a goalkeeper. The current captain of the popular Italian club, Inter Milan, Handanović has been playing for the team since 2012, winning tournaments like Coppa Italia, Supercoppa Italiana, and Serie A. Counted among the best goalkeepers of his generation, Samir Handanović was named Slovenian Footballer of the Year thrice.

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Kaja Juvan
(Slovenian Tennis Player)
Kaja Juvan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 25, 2000
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Kaja Juvan is a Slovenian tennis player who has won seven ITF singles titles so far. Kaja Juvan turned professional when she was barely 16 and won her first WTA Tour doubles title at the age of 20. She also competes in major tournaments like Grand Slams and the Billie Jean King Cup.

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Edvard Kardelj
(Politician)
Edvard Kardelj
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 27, 1910
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: February 10, 1979
 8 
Jela Krečič
(Writer)
Jela Krečič
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Birthdate: 1979 AD

Popular Slovenian author Jela Krečič has penned columns for Delo, Slovenia’s largest newspaper. Known for her research on films, TV, and aesthetics, she soared to fame with her books The Book of Others and None Like Her. She also made headlines for her 2013 exclusive interview with Julian Assange.

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Carlos, Duke of Madrid
(Noble)
Carlos, Duke of Madrid
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 30, 1848
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: July 18, 1909
 10 
Jože Plečnik
(Architect)
Jože Plečnik
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: January 23, 1872
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: January 7, 1957

Jože Plečnik was a Slovene architect best remembered for designing the Slovene National and University Library building. Plečnik had a great impact on the architecture of Ljubljana, Prague, and Vienna. Jože Plečnik's impact on the capital city of Slovenia is so great that it is often compared to the impact Antoni Gaudí i Cornet had on the city of Barcelona.

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Boštjan Cesar
(Slovenian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Centre-Back)
Boštjan Cesar
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 9, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer

Boštjan Cesar is a Slovenian retired football player who represented his national team at the FIFA World Cup in 2010. With over 100 appearances at the international level, Boštjan Cesar is Slovenia's most capped player. He also won the Croatian Cup and the Croatian Supercup between 2001 and 2004.

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Senidah
(Singer)
Senidah
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 9, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Zoran Dragić
(Basketball Player)
Zoran Dragić
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 22, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer

Zoran Dragić is a Slovenian basketball player who plays for the Slovenian national basketball team. A three-time Slovenian League champion, Zoran Dragić has also won the Italian Cup, Turkish Cup, Slovenian Cup, two Italian Super Cups, and two Slovenian Supercups.

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Aljaž Bedene
(Slovenian Former Professional Tennis Player)
Aljaž Bedene
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 18, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer

Slovenian tennis player and naturalized Briton since 2015, Aljaž Bedene began his career in his birth country before moving to England in 2008. He represented Great Britain in the Davis Cup from 2015 to 2017. However from 2018, barred from representing Great Britain due to technical reasons, he started representing Slovenia in Davis Cup once more.  

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Janez Janša
(Prime Minister of Slovenia from 2020 to 2022)
Janez Janša
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 17, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Edo Murić
(Slovenian Professional Basketball Player)
Edo Murić
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 27, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Edo Murić is a Slovenian basketball player best known for winning the gold medal for Slovenia at the 2017 EuroBasket in Turkey. A six-time Slovenian League champion, Edo Murić has also won other prestigious tournaments like the Slovenian Cup, Turkish Cup, Slovenian Supercup, and Croatian Cup. 

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Magnifico
(Singer)
Magnifico
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 1, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Ana Gros
(Slovenian Handball Player With Over 100 Appearances for the National Team)
Ana Gros
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 21, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Ana Gros is a Slovenian professional handball player who has been an important player for the Slovenian national team since 2007. Over the years, Ana Gros has won many prestigious tournaments like the Slovenian Championship title, Slovenian Cup, and French Championship title. 

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Jaka Lakovič
(Former Basketball Player & Current Head Coach for 'Ratiopharm Ulm' of the 'Basketball Bundesliga')
Jaka Lakovič
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 9, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer

Jaka Lakovič is a Slovenian former basketball player who won four Greek League championship titles, three Spanish Cups, and two Spanish League titles among other important tournaments. He also represented the Slovenia national team at seven consecutive EuroBaskets starting from 2001. Jaka Lakovič is currently serving as the head coach for Ratiopharm Ulm of the Basketball Bundesliga.

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Alenka Zupančič
(Philosopher)
Alenka Zupančič
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Birthdate: April 1, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
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DJ Umek
(Disc jockey)
DJ Umek
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 16, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Marjan Šarec
(Politician)
Marjan Šarec
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 2, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Ben Dolic
(Singer)
Ben Dolic
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 4, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Tomaz Humar
(Mountaineer)
Tomaz Humar
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 18, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: November 10, 2009
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Gašper Vidmar
(Slovenian Former Basketball Player)
Gašper Vidmar
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 14, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo

Gašper Vidmar is a Slovenian former basketball player who was part of the national team that won the 2017 EuroBasket in Turkey. Vidmar is also a four-time Turkish League champion and two-time Turkish Cup winner. He has also won other important tournaments like the Turkish President's Cup, Slovenian Supercup, and Slovenian Basketball Cup. 

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Gregor Ropret
(Slovenian Volleyball Player)
Gregor Ropret
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 1, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Tanja Fajon
(Politician)
Tanja Fajon
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 9, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Erazem Lorbek
(Slovenian Former Basketball Player)
Erazem Lorbek
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 21, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces

Erazem Lorbek is a Slovenian retired basketball player best known for winning the EuroLeague title in 2010 while representing FC Barcelona. Lorbek also played an important role as a member of the national team; he led the team at the 2009 EuroBasket where Slovenia finished fourth. Lorbek also won three Spanish League titles among other championships during his playing career.

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Rasho Nesterović
(Slovenian Former Professional Basketball Player Who Played at the 'Centre' Position)
Rasho Nesterović
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 30, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini

Slovenian basketball sensation Rasho Nesterović began his senior career with the Serbian club Partizan and later had a successful NBA career, playing with teams such as the San Antonio Spurs and the Toronto Raptors. While playing for the Greek club PAOK, he changed his name to Radoslav "Rasho" Makris.

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Omar Naber
(Singer)
Omar Naber
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 7, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Timi Zajc
(Slovenian Ski Jumper Who Won a Gold and Silver Medal at the 2022 Winter Olympics)
Timi Zajc
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 26, 2000
Sun Sign: Taurus

Timi Zajc is a Slovenian ski jumper who achieved international prominence in 2022 when he won a gold and silver medal at the Winter Olympics in Beijing, China. In the same year, Timi Zajc also won a gold and silver medal at the FIS Ski Flying World Championships in Vikersund, Norway.

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Rok Benkovič
(Slovenian Former Ski Jumper)
Rok Benkovič
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 20, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Anja Tepeš
(Slovenian Ski Jumper)
Anja Tepeš
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 27, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Stevo Žigon
(Actor)
Stevo Žigon
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Birthdate: December 8, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 28, 2005

Slovenian-Serbian actor Stevo Žigon soared to fame with series such as Otpisani and often played German officers because of his knowledge of German. He was imprisoned in Dachau during World War II. He was also a talented playwright and was inspired by poets such as Igo Gruden.

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Eva Logar
(Slovenian Ski Jumper)
Eva Logar
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 8, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Žan Mark Šiško
(Slovenian Professional Basketball Player Who Plays at the 'Point Guard' Position)
Žan Mark Šiško
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 29, 1997
Sun Sign: Cancer

Slovenian basketball player Žan Mark Šiško is best known for his association with Bayern Munich. The 6’3” point guard is not just a 2-time Slovenian Supercup winner but has also been an ABA League Second Division champion. He has also represented teams such as Koper Primorska and Cibona.

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Ivana Kobilca
(Painter)
Ivana Kobilca
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Birthdate: December 20, 1861
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 4, 1926
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Fritz Pregl
(Nobel Prize-Winning Slovenian-Austrian Chemist Known for His Research on Quantitative Organic Microanalysis)
Fritz Pregl
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 3, 1869
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: December 13, 1930

Nobel Prize-winning Slovenian-Austrian chemist conducted path-breaking research on the microanalysis of organic compounds. He modified the combustion train method of elemental analysis. He was associated with the Medico-Chemical Institute for most of his career and had also worked at the universities of Graz and Innsbruck.

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Zlatan Ljubijankič
(Former Slovenian Footballer Who Played as a Forward)
Zlatan Ljubijankič
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 15, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Zlatan Ljubijankič is a Slovenian former football player who played for the national team between 2006 and 2015. At the 2010 FIFA World Cup, he scored one of the three goals scored by Slovenia and helped his team settle for a draw against the United States. Zlatan Ljubijankič is currently working as the head coach of the club, ND Slovan.

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Primož Peterka
(Slovenian Former Ski Jumper Who Won Fifteen Individual World Cup Competitions)
Primož Peterka
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 28, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces

Primož Peterka is a Slovenian retired ski jumper who won 15 individual World Cup competitions, a Ski Flying World Cup title, two successive overall World Cup titles, and the Four Hills Tournament. Primož Peterka also won bronze medals at the 2002 Olympic Games and 2005 World Championships. Peterka is considered one of the most successful Slovenian athletes of all time.

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Luka Rupnik
(Slovenian Professional Basketball Player Who Plays at the 'Point Guard' Position)
Luka Rupnik
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 20, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus

Slovenian basketball player Luka Rupnik is best known as a point guard for Semt77 Yalovaspor. He has also had a stint with the Belgian club Antwerp Giants and has won the Belgian Cup. The 6’1” sports star has also represented Czech, Turkish, and Spanish clubs.

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Peter Krečič
(Historian)
Peter Krečič
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Birthdate: 1947 AD
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Robert Kranjec
(Slovenian Retired Ski Jumper Who Won a Bronze Medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics)
Robert Kranjec
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 16, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer

Robert Kranjec is a Slovenian retired ski jumper best known for winning a bronze medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics. He also won a bronze at the 2011 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships and an individual gold medal at the 2012 FIS Ski Flying World Championships.

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Petra Majdič
(Slovenian Former Cross-Country Skier)
Petra Majdič
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 22, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Petra Majdič is a Slovenian retired cross-country skier best known for winning the bronze medal in the women's sprint cross-country skiing event at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada. She has also won a silver and bronze at the 2007 and 2011 World Championships, respectively. Petra Majdič is the fourth-most successful FIS Cross-Country World Cup participant of all time.

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Milan Vidmar
(Slovenian Electrical Engineer and Chess Player)
Milan Vidmar
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 22, 1885
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: October 9, 1962

Milan Vidmar soared to fame as one of the finest chess players of the world. One of the first chess Grandmasters, he also taught at the University of Ljubljana and was known as a talented academician and engineer who established the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Slovene Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Miroslav Cerar
(Yugoslav Former Gymnast Who Won the Pommel Horse Event at the 1964 and 1968 Summer Olympics)
Miroslav Cerar
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 28, 1939
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Miroslav Cerar is a Yugoslav former gymnast best known for winning a gold medal each at the 1964 and 1968 Olympic Games. He also won four World Championship gold medals and nine European Championship gold medals. Miroslav Cerar was made an inductee of the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame and Slovenian Athletes Hall of Fame in 1999 and 2011 respectively.

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Jernej Šugman
(Actor)
Jernej Šugman
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Birthdate: December 23, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: December 10, 2017
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Anamarija Lampič
(Cross-Country Skier)
Anamarija Lampič
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 17, 1995
Sun Sign: Gemini

Anamarija Lampič is a Slovenian competitive cross-country skier who made her Olympic debut in 2018. After winning a silver medal at the 2019 World Championships in Seefeld, Lampič went on to win two bronze medals at the 2021 World Championships in Oberstdorf. In May 2022, Anamarija Lampič announced that she is focusing on becoming a biathlete.

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Jan Tratnik
(Road Racing Cyclist)
Jan Tratnik
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 23, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces

Jan Tratnik is a Slovenian professional road racing cyclist best known for winning the gold medal at the 2012 European Road Championships in Goes, Netherlands. A three-time Slovenian National Time Trial Champion, Jan Tratnik also won the National Road Race Championship title in 2016. He currently rides for Team Bahrain Victorious.

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Žan Kranjec
(Slovenian Alpine Ski Racer)
Žan Kranjec
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 15, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Žan Kranjec is a Slovenian alpine ski racer who competes mainly in the technical events of slalom and giant slalom. Žan Kranjec achieved international recognition in 2022 when he won a silver medal at the Winter Olympics in Beijing, China.