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

Ivan CankarIvan Cankar

10 May 1876

Leon ŠtukeljLeon Štukelj

12 November 1898

Anton HausAnton Haus
(Naval officer)

13 June 1851

Fran LevstikFran Levstik

28 September 1831

Jože JavoršekJože Javoršek

20 October 1920

Jože PlečnikJože Plečnik

23 January 1872

Drago JančarDrago Jančar

13 April 1948

Slavoj ŽižekSlavoj Žižek

29 February 1949

Jan OblakJan Oblak
(Association football player)

07 January 1993

Tina MazeTina Maze
(Alpine skier)

02 May 1983

Anže KopitarAnže Kopitar
(Ice hockey player)

24 August 1987

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Peter PrevcPeter Prevc
(Ski jumper)

20 September 1992

Merlene OtteyMerlene Ottey
(Sprinter, Athletics competitor)

10 May 1960

Borut PahorBorut Pahor

02 November 1963

Beno UdrihBeno Udrih
(Basketball player)

05 July 1982

Valter BirsaValter Birsa
(association football player)

07 August 1986

Rene KrhinRene Krhin
(Association football player)

21 May 1990

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Roman BezjakRoman Bezjak
(Association football player)

21 February 1989

Janez JanšaJanez Janša
(Prime Minister)

17 September 1958

Martin StrelMartin Strel

01 October 1954

Janez DrnovšekJanez Drnovšek
(Prime Minister)

17 May 1950

Katarina SrebotnikKatarina Srebotnik
(Tennis player)

12 March 1981

Boštjan CesarBoštjan Cesar
(Association football player)

09 July 1982

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Robert KorenRobert Koren
(association football player)

20 September 1980

DJ UmekDJ Umek
(Disc jockey)

16 May 1976

Danilo TürkDanilo Türk

19 February 1952

Primož TrubarPrimož Trubar
(writer, translator,theologian, Bible translator)

19 June 1508

Jure ZdovcJure Zdovc
(Basketball player, Basketball coach)

13 December 1966

Fritz PreglFritz Pregl
(Austrian chemist)

03 September 1869

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Jan ZaveckJan Zaveck

13 March 1976

Špela PretnarŠpela Pretnar
(Alpine skier, Journalist)

05 March 1973

Špela RogeljŠpela Rogelj
(Ski jumper)

08 November 1994

Primož KosmusPrimož Kosmus
(Slovenian olympic athlete)

30 September 1979

Željko RažnatovićŽeljko Ražnatović
(Military commander)

17 April 1952

Zlatan LjubijankičZlatan Ljubijankič
(Slovenian footballer)

15 December 1983

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Zlatko ZahovičZlatko Zahovič

01 February 1971