Find out more about the greatest Slovenian, including Hugo Wolf, Ivan Cankar, Leon Štukelj, Anton Haus and Fran Levstik.

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
(Composer)

13 March 1860

Ivan CankarIvan Cankar
(Writer)

10 May 1876

Leon ŠtukeljLeon Štukelj
(Gymnast)

12 November 1898

Anton HausAnton Haus
(Naval officer)

13 June 1851

Fran LevstikFran Levstik
(Writer)

28 September 1831

Jože JavoršekJože Javoršek
(Playwright)

20 October 1920

Jože PlečnikJože Plečnik
(Architect)

23 January 1872

Drago JančarDrago Jančar
(Writer)

13 April 1948

Jan OblakJan Oblak
(Association football player)

07 January 1993

Slavoj ŽižekSlavoj Žižek
(Philosopher)

29 February 1949

Janez JanšaJanez Janša
(Prime Minister)

17 September 1958

Anže KopitarAnže Kopitar
(Ice hockey player)

24 August 1987

Borut PahorBorut Pahor
(President)

02 November 1963

Merlene OtteyMerlene Ottey
(Sprinter, Athletics competitor)

10 May 1960

Beno UdrihBeno Udrih
(Basketball player)

05 July 1982

Martin StrelMartin Strel
(Swimmer)

01 October 1954

Tina MazeTina Maze
(Alpine skier)

02 May 1983

Katarina SrebotnikKatarina Srebotnik
(Tennis player)

12 March 1981

Rene KrhinRene Krhin
(Association football player)

21 May 1990

Valter BirsaValter Birsa
(association football player)

07 August 1986

Janez DrnovšekJanez Drnovšek
(Prime Minister)

17 May 1950

Boštjan CesarBoštjan Cesar
(Association football player)

09 July 1982

Robert KorenRobert Koren
(association football player)

20 September 1980

Danilo TürkDanilo Türk
(President)

19 February 1952

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

19 June 1508

Roman BezjakRoman Bezjak
(Association football player)

21 February 1989

DJ UmekDJ Umek
(Disc jockey)

16 May 1976

Peter PrevcPeter Prevc
(Ski jumper)

20 September 1992

Fritz PreglFritz Pregl
(Austrian chemist)

03 September 1869

Jure ZdovcJure Zdovc
(Basketball player, Basketball coach)

13 December 1966

Jan ZaveckJan Zaveck
(Boxer)

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

Zlatko ZahovičZlatko Zahovič
(Footballer)

01 February 1971