Famous Slovene Men

Anybody who has been to Slovenia can’t stop waxing lyrical about it. And rightly so! After all, what’s not to love about a place that packs in as much beauty as diversity as this European country? Do not be fooled by its size. Regardless of the petite portion of the planet that it occupies, this country has always been a crowd-pleaser and crowd-puller for more reasons than just its traffic-stopping beauty. Talking about Slovenia, it is hard to not laud some of its acclaimed denizens who have earned the country great distinctions. Slovenia indeed has famous men, in spades! You will be surprised to know the first advanced light aircraft was invented by a Slovene and so was the patio-favorite Rex chair. But that is not all. From pioneering new technologies and advancements to inspiring poetry in mundane minds and from accomplishing groundbreaking medical feats to inventing a wad of new stuffs, the Slovenes can claim to have done it all. So what are you waiting for? Read on to know all about the lives of famous Slovene men in the biographies below that captures their timeline, facts and lesser known trivia with integrity.

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 1 Slavoj Žižek

Slavoj Žižek.
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: March 21, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ljubljana, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia

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.

 2 Luka Dončić

Luka Dončić.
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: February 28, 1999
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ljubljana, Slovenia
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 3 Jan Oblak

Jan Oblak.
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: January 7, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Škofja Loka, Slovenia

 4 Goran Dragić

Goran Dragić.
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: May 6, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ljubljana, Slovenia

 5 Zeljko Ivanek

Zeljko Ivanek.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 15, 1957
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ljubljana, Slovenia

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.

 6 Primož Roglič

Primož Roglič
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Famous As: Cyclist
Birthdate: October 29, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Trbovlje, Slovenia

 7 Anže Kopitar

Anže Kopitar
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: August 24, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hrušica, Jesenice
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 8 Luka Sulic

Luka Sulic
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Famous As: Cellist
Birthdate: August 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Maribor,

 9 Anthony Randolph

Anthony Randolph
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: July 15, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Würzburg, West Germany

 10 Zoran Dragić

Zoran Dragić
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: June 22, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ljubljana, Slovenia

 11 Aljaž Škorjanec

Aljaž Škorjanec
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Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: February 19, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ptuj, Slovenia

 12 Sasha Vujačić

Sasha Vujačić
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: March 8, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Maribor, Slovenia

 13 Samir Handanović

Samir Handanović
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: July 14, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ljubljana, Slovenia

 14 Josip Iličić

Josip Iličić
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: January 29, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Prijedor, Bosnia and Herzegovina

 15 Željko Ražnatović

Željko Ražnatović
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Famous As: Military commander
Birthdate: April 17, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brežice
Died: January 15, 2000

 16 Borut Pahor

Borut Pahor
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Famous As: President
Birthdate: November 2, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Postojna

 17 Beno Udrih

Beno Udrih
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: July 5, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Celje, Slovenia

 18 Aljaž Bedene

Aljaž Bedene
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: July 18, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ljubljana, Slovenia

 19 Peter Prevc

Peter Prevc
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Famous As: Ski jumper
Birthdate: September 20, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kranj, Slovenia

 20 Hugo Wolf

Hugo Wolf.
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: March 13, 1860
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Slovenj Gradec
Died: February 22, 1903

Hugo Wolf was an Austrian composer best remembered for his art songs. Although he produced extraordinary musical pieces, his work was constantly affected by depression before he suffered a mental collapse in the late-1890s. Hugo Wolf is credited with producing some of the best-known lieders, a type of German song.

 21 Saša Dončić

Saša Dončić
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Famous As: Basketball coach
Birthdate: June 14, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Šempeter pri Gorici, Slovenia

 22 Kevin Pangos

Kevin Pangos
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: January 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Barrie, Ontario, Canada

 23 Duncan Haldane

Duncan Haldane
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Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: September 14, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England

Duncan Haldane is a British-born physicist who is currently serving as the Sherman Fairchild University Professor of Physics at Princeton University. He has made numerous fundamental contributions to condensed matter physics. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. In 2016, he received the Nobel Prize in Physics along with David J. Thouless and J. Michael Kosterlitz. 

 24 Vlatko Čančar

Vlatko Čančar
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: April 10, 1997
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Koper, Slovenia

 25 Zlatko Zahovič

Zlatko Zahovič
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: February 1, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Maribor

 26 Ben Dolic

Ben Dolic
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 4, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ljubljana, Slovenia

 27 Martin Strel

Martin Strel
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Famous As: Long-distance swimmer
Birthdate: October 1, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Trebelno, Slovenia

 28 France Prešeren

France Prešeren
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Famous As: Poet, Lawyer, Writer, Poet lawyer
Birthdate: December 3, 1800
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vrba
Died: February 8, 1849

 29 Janez Drnovšek

Janez Drnovšek
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Famous As: Prime Minister
Birthdate: May 17, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Celje
Died: February 23, 2008

 30 Klemen Prepelič

Klemen Prepelič
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: October 20, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Maribor, Slovenia

 31 Edvard Kardelj

Edvard Kardelj
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 27, 1910
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Died: February 10, 1979

 32 Rade Šerbedžija

Rade Šerbedžija
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 27, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bunić, Croatia

 33 Tadej Pogačar

Tadej Pogačar
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Famous As: Cyclist
Birthdate: September 21, 1998
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Komenda, Slovenia

 34 Boštjan Cesar

Boštjan Cesar
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: July 9, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ljubljana

 35 Marjan Šarec

Marjan Šarec
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 2, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ljubljana, Slovenia

 36 Jaka Blažič

Jaka Blažič
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: June 30, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Jesenice, Slovenia

 37 Rene Krhin

Rene Krhin
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: May 21, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Maribor

 38 Valter Birsa

Valter Birsa
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Famous As: association football player
Birthdate: August 7, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Šempeter pri Gorici

 39 Jože Plečnik

Jože Plečnik.
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: January 23, 1872
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ljubljana
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.

 40 Vinko Bogataj

Vinko Bogataj
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Famous As: Ski jumper
Birthdate: March 4, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brezovica, Slovenia

 41 Magnifico

Magnifico
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 1, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ljubljana, Slovenia

 42 Emir Preldžić

Emir Preldžić
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: September 6, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina

 43 Edo Murić

Edo Murić
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: November 27, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ljubljana, Slovenia

 44 Robert Koren

Robert Koren
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Famous As: association football player
Birthdate: September 20, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ljubljana

 45 Boštjan Nachbar

Boštjan Nachbar
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: July 3, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia

 46 Roman Bezjak

Roman Bezjak
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: February 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Slovenj Gradec

 47 DJ Umek

DJ Umek
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Famous As: Disc jockey
Birthdate: May 16, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ljubljana

 48 Jordan Morgan

Jordan Morgan
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: September 15, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, United States

 49 Erazem Lorbek

Erazem Lorbek
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: February 21, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ljubljana, Slovenia

 50 Danilo Türk

Danilo Türk
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Famous As: President
Birthdate: February 19, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Maribor