Think of Slovenia and you will be at once imported to a land of snow-capped peaks, turquoise green rivers and a pristine landscape! Agreed, very few things in the world beat the rural, rustic charm of this European country. But if you think that the greatness of the land is limited to its physical charms, hold on! This pretty country is address to some fine men and women who have perhaps earned more distinction than the wine of the land. Be it Olympic medalists, cartographers, film directors, opera singers, actuaries, historians, activists, geographers, comedians, philologists, painters, diplomats or politicians, the Slovenians have inscribed their greatness in the history of the world like very few other countries. Slovenians are mighty proud of their able sons and daughters of soil and are happy to show it off. Learn all about the famous Slovenians in their biographies below. Their timeline that captures the trivia and facts will fill you with utter admiration. So without any ado, read on.
Hugo WolfHugo Wolf
13 March 1860
Composer
Jože PlečnikJože Plečnik
23 January 1872
Architect

Leon ŠtukeljLeon Štukelj
12 November 1898
Gymnast

Ivan CankarIvan Cankar
10 May 1876
Writer

Drago JančarDrago Jančar
13 April 1948
Writer

Anton HausAnton Haus
13 June 1851
Naval officer
Fran LevstikFran Levstik
28 September 1831
Writer

Zeljko IvanekZeljko Ivanek
15 August 1957
Actor

Jože JavoršekJože Javoršek
20 October 1920
Playwright
Josip IličićJosip Iličić
29 January 1988
Football player

Slavoj ŽižekSlavoj Žižek
21 March 1949
Philosopher
Jan OblakJan Oblak
07 January 1993
Association football player

Samir HandanovićSamir Handanović
14 July 1984
Football player

Janez JanšaJanez Janša
17 September 1958
Prime Minister

Merlene OtteyMerlene Ottey
10 May 1960
Sprinter, Athletics competitor

Borut PahorBorut Pahor
02 November 1963
President
Anže KopitarAnže Kopitar
24 August 1987
Ice hockey player

Zlatko ZahovičZlatko Zahovič
01 February 1971
Footballer

Beno UdrihBeno Udrih
05 July 1982
Basketball player

Željko RažnatovićŽeljko Ražnatović
17 April 1952
Military commander
Edvard KardeljEdvard Kardelj
27 January 1910
Politician

Martin StrelMartin Strel
01 October 1954
Swimmer
Duncan HaldaneDuncan Haldane
14 September 1951
Physicist

Janez DrnovšekJanez Drnovšek
17 May 1950
Prime Minister

Valter BirsaValter Birsa
07 August 1986
association football player
Tina MazeTina Maze
02 May 1983
Alpine skier

France PrešerenFrance Prešeren
03 December 1800
Poet, Lawyer, Writer, Poet lawyer
Rene KrhinRene Krhin
21 May 1990
Association football player

Robert KorenRobert Koren
20 September 1980
association football player

Santorio SantorioSantorio Santorio
29 March 1561
Physiologist
Danilo TürkDanilo Türk
19 February 1952
President

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Boštjan CesarBoštjan Cesar
09 July 1982
Association football player
Roman BezjakRoman Bezjak
21 February 1989
Association football player

Jacobus GallusJacobus Gallus
03 July 1550
Composer

DJ UmekDJ Umek
16 May 1976
Disc jockey

Katarina SrebotnikKatarina Srebotnik
12 March 1981
Tennis player
Primož TrubarPrimož Trubar
19 June 1508
writer, translator,theologian, Bible translator
Anton KorošecAnton Korošec
12 May 1872
Political leader

Jure ZdovcJure Zdovc
13 December 1966
Basketball player, Basketball coach

Fritz PreglFritz Pregl
03 September 1869
Austrian chemist

Louis AdamicLouis Adamic
23 March 1898
Author
Peter PrevcPeter Prevc
20 September 1992
Ski jumper

Jan ZaveckJan Zaveck
13 March 1976
Boxer

Špela PretnarŠpela Pretnar
05 March 1973
Alpine skier, Journalist

Špela RogeljŠpela Rogelj
08 November 1994
Ski jumper

Andrew of CarniolaAndrew of Carniola
1399 AD
Archbishop
Zlatan LjubijankičZlatan Ljubijankič
15 December 1983
Slovenian footballer

Luka SulicLuka Sulic
25 August 1987
Cellist
Tomaz HumarTomaz Humar
18 February 1969
Mountaineer

Anton Alexander von AuerspergAnton Alexander von Auersperg
11 April 1806
Poet

Primož KosmusPrimož Kosmus
30 September 1979
Slovenian olympic athlete