Find out more about the greatest Slovenian, including Hugo Wolf, Ivan Cankar, Fran Levstik, Drago Jančar and Jože Javoršek.

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

22 February 1903

Slovenj Gradec

Pisces

Ivan CankarIvan Cankar
(Writer)

10 May 1876

11 December 1918

Vrhnika

Taurus

Leon ŠtukeljLeon Štukelj
(Gymnast)

12 November 1898

08 November 1999

Novo Mesto

Scorpio

Anton HausAnton Haus
(Naval officer)

13 June 1851

08 February 1917

Tolmin

Gemini

Fran LevstikFran Levstik
(Writer)

28 September 1831

16 November 1887

Dolnje Retje

Libra

Jože JavoršekJože Javoršek
(Playwright)

20 October 1920

02 September 1990

Velike Lašče

Libra

Jože PlečnikJože Plečnik
(Architect)

23 January 1872

07 January 1957

Ljubljana

Aquarius

Drago JančarDrago Jančar
(Writer)

13 April 1948

Maribor

Aries

Slavoj ŽižekSlavoj Žižek

1949 AD

Ljubljana

Jan OblakJan Oblak
(Association football player)

07 January 1993

Škofja Loka

Capricorn

Tina MazeTina Maze
(Alpine skier)

02 May 1983

Slovenj Gradec

Taurus

Anže KopitarAnže Kopitar
(Ice hockey player)

24 August 1987

Hrušica, Jesenice

Virgo

Beno UdrihBeno Udrih
(Basketball player)

05 July 1982

Celje

Cancer

Peter PrevcPeter Prevc
(Ski jumper)

20 September 1992

Kranj

Virgo

Merlene OtteyMerlene Ottey
(Sprinter, Athletics competitor)

10 May 1960

Hanover Parish

Taurus

Borut PahorBorut Pahor
(President)

02 November 1963

Postojna

Scorpio

Janez JanšaJanez Janša
(Prime Minister)

17 September 1958

Grosuplje

Virgo

Janez DrnovšekJanez Drnovšek
(Prime Minister)

17 May 1950

23 February 2008

Celje

Taurus

Rene KrhinRene Krhin
(Association football player)

21 May 1990

Maribor

Taurus

Martin StrelMartin Strel
(Swimmer)

01 October 1954

Mokronog–Trebelno Municipality

Libra

Valter BirsaValter Birsa
(association football player)

07 August 1986

Šempeter pri Gorici

Leo

Boštjan CesarBoštjan Cesar
(Association football player)

09 July 1982

Ljubljana

Cancer

Roman BezjakRoman Bezjak
(Association football player)

21 February 1989

Slovenj Gradec

Pisces

Katarina SrebotnikKatarina Srebotnik
(Tennis player)

12 March 1981

Slovenj Gradec

Pisces

Robert KorenRobert Koren
(association football player)

20 September 1980

Ljubljana

Virgo

DJ UmekDJ Umek
(Disc jockey)

16 May 1976

Ljubljana

Taurus

Danilo TürkDanilo Türk
(President)

19 February 1952

Maribor

Aquarius

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

19 June 1508

28 June 1586

Carniola

Gemini

Jure ZdovcJure Zdovc
(Basketball player, Basketball coach)

13 December 1966

Maribor

Sagittarius

Fritz PreglFritz Pregl
(Austrian chemist)

03 September 1869

13 December 1930

Ljubljana

Virgo

Jan ZaveckJan Zaveck
(Boxer)

13 March 1976

Trdobojci

Pisces

Špela RogeljŠpela Rogelj
(Ski jumper)

08 November 1994

Ljubljana

Scorpio

Špela PretnarŠpela Pretnar
(Alpine skier, Journalist)

05 March 1973

Bled

Pisces

Željko RažnatovićŽeljko Ražnatović
(Military commander)

17 April 1952

15 January 2000

Brežice

Aries

Zlatko ZahovičZlatko Zahovič

1971 AD

Maribor