Famous people on Slovakia's street names


Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav

Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav 184 Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav was a Slovak poet, dramatist, translator, and for a short time, member of the Czechoslovak parliament. Originally, he wrote in a traditional style, but later became influenced by parnassism and modernism.

Milan Rastislav Štefánik

Milan Rastislav Štefánik 140 Milan Rastislav Štefánik was a Slovak politician, diplomat, aviator and astronomer. During World War I, he served at the same time as a general in the French Army and as Minister of War for Czechoslovakia. As one of the leading members of the Czechoslovak National Council, he contributed decisively to the cause of Czechoslovak sovereignty, since the status of Czech- and Slovak-populated territories was one of those in question until shortly before the disintegration of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, in 1918.

Andrej Sládkovič

Andrej Sládkovič 131 Andrej Sládkovič was a Slovak poet, critic, publicist, translator and Lutheran priest.             

John Amos Comenius

John Amos Comenius 114 John Amos Comenius was a Moravian philosopher, pedagogue and theologian who is considered the father of modern education. He served as the last bishop of the Unity of the Brethren before becoming a religious refugee and one of the earliest champions of universal education, a concept eventually set forth in his book Didactica Magna. As an educator and theologian, he led schools and advised governments across Protestant Europe through the middle of the seventeenth century.

Martin Kukučín

Martin Kukučín 111 Martin Kukučín was a Slovak prose writer, dramatist and publicist. He was the most notable representative of Slovak literary realism, and is considered one of the founders of modern Slovak prose.

Ján Nálepka

Ján Nálepka 89 Ján Nálepka was a Slovak captain who organized and led an anti-fascist Slovak partisan detachment in the Soviet Union during World War II.

Janko Jesenský

Janko Jesenský 83 Baron Ján Jesenský was a Slovak lower nobleman of the House of Jeszenszky, poet, prose writer, translator, and politician. He was a prominent member of the Slovak national movement.

Janko Kráľ

Janko Kráľ 81 Janko Kráľ was one of the most significant and most radical Slovak romantic poets of the Ľudovít Štúr generation and a national activist.

Ján Kollár

Ján Kollár 77 Ján Kollár was a Slovak writer, archaeologist, scientist, Lutheran pastor, politician, and main ideologist of Pan-Slavism.

Jozef Miloslav Hurban

Jozef Miloslav Hurban 72 Jozef Miloslav Hurban was a leader of the Slovak National Council and the Slovak Uprising in 1848–1849. He was a writer, journalist, politician, organizer of Slovak cultural life, and a Lutheran pastor. He was a supporter of Ján Kollár, and later of Ľudovít Štúr. His son, Svetozár Hurban-Vajanský, followed in his footsteps both as a writer and nationalist.

Peter Jilemnický

Peter Jilemnický 65 Peter Jilemnický was a Slovak writer, journalist, educator and Communist politician of Czech origin.

Ján Hollý

Ján Hollý 62 Ján Hollý was a Slovak poet and translator. He was the first greater Slovak poet to write exclusively in the newly standardized literary Slovak language. His predecessors mostly wrote in various regional versions of Czech, Slovakized Czech or Latin. Hollý translated Virgil's Aeneid and wrote his own epic poetry in alexandrine verse to show that the Slovak language recently standardized by Anton Bernolák was capable of expressing complex poetic forms.

Štefan Moyses

Štefan Moyses 57 Štefan Moyses was a Slovak prelate who served as the 6th Bishop of Besztercebánya, teacher, patriot, co-founder and first Chairman of Matica slovenská.

Svetozár Hurban-Vajanský

Svetozár Hurban-Vajanský 57 Svetozár Miloslav Hurban, pen name Svetozár Hurban-Vajanský was a Slovak poet, lawyer and nationalist newspaper editor who was twice imprisoned. Born in Hlboké, he was the son of Jozef Miloslav Hurban.

Ľudovít Štúr

Ľudovít Štúr 55 Ľudevít Štúr, also known as Ľudovít Velislav Štúr, was a Slovak revolutionary, politician, and writer. As a leader of the Slovak national revival in the 19th century, and the author of the Slovak language standard, he is lauded as one of the most important figures in Slovak history.

Samo Chalupka

Samo Chalupka 50 Samo Chalupka was a Slovak Lutheran priest and romantic poet.                                       

Martin Rázus

Martin Rázus 48 Martin Rázus was a Slovak poet, dramatist, writer, politician, and Lutheran priest                 

Ján Kalinčiak

Ján Kalinčiak 47 Ján Kalinčiak bol slovenský spisovateľ, literárny kritik a pedagóg.                                 

Andrej Hlinka

Andrej Hlinka 47 Andrej Hlinka was a Slovak Catholic priest, journalist, banker, politician, and one of the most important Slovak public activists in Czechoslovakia before World War II. He was the leader of the Hlinka's Slovak People's Party, papal chamberlain, inducted papal protonotary, member of the National Assembly of Czechoslovakia, and chairman of the St. Vojtech Fellowship.

Ján Smrek

Ján Smrek 44 Ján Smrek, vl. menom Ján Čietek, pseudonymy Ilia Volžanin, Ilja Volžanin, Ján Čietek-Smrek, Ján Smrek, Janko Smrek, Larix a i. bol slovenský básnik, spisovateľ, redaktor, publicista, vydavateľ a organizátor kultúrneho života.

Fraňo Kráľ

Fraňo Kráľ 42 Fraňo Kráľ was a Slovak poet, novelist and politician who was a leading representative of Socialist realist literature in Czechoslovakia.

Ľudmila Podjavorinská

Ľudmila Podjavorinská 42 Ľudmila Podjavorinská was a pen name used by Ľudmila Riznerová, a Slovak writer considered to be the first important woman poet for her country but best known for her children's books. She wrote under a number of different pen names, including Božena, Damascena, Ľ. Šeršelínová, Ľ. Špirifangulínová, Ľudka and Ľudmila.

Terézia Vansová

Terézia Vansová 41 Terézia Zuzana Vansová née Medvecká, pseudonyms Johanka Georgiadesová, Milka Žartovnická and Nemophila (1857–1942) was a pioneering Slovak female writer and editor during the period of realism. She wrote poetry in both German and Slovak, founded the first Slovak women's journal Dennica, and went on to write plays and novels. She became widely known for her novel Sirota Podhradských which was deemed suitable for girls.

Pavel Jozef Šafárik

Pavel Jozef Šafárik 41 Pavel Jozef Šafárik was an ethnic Slovak philologist, poet, literary historian, historian and ethnographer in the Kingdom of Hungary. He was one of the first scientific Slavists.

Božena Němcová

Božena Němcová 41 Božena Němcová was a Czech writer of the final phase of the Czech National Revival movement.       

Karol Kuzmány

Karol Kuzmány 38 Karol Kuzmány was a prominent Slovak Lutheran pastor, writer, and theologian in the Kingdom of Hungary, with a focus on philosophy and aesthetics. He studied at the University of Jena in Germany between 1928 and 1929. He returned to Slovakia after his education and became a chaplain in Banská Bystrica in 1830, later serving as a pastor there and in Zvolen. In 1849 he became professor of practical theology at the University of Vienna and began to publish works on theology. In 1860 he was elected superintendent, serving the Bratislava superintendency.

Jozef Cíger-Hronský

Jozef Cíger-Hronský 37 Jozef Cíger-Hronský was a Slovak writer, teacher, publicist, later secretary and manager of the Matica slovenská.

Ludvík Svoboda

Ludvík Svoboda 35 Ludvík Svoboda was a Czech general and politician. He fought in both World Wars, for which he was regarded as a national hero, and he later served as the president of Czechoslovakia from 1968 to 1975.

Alexander Pushkin

Alexander Pushkin 34 Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin was a Russian poet, playwright, and novelist of the Romantic era. He is considered by many to be the greatest Russian poet, as well as the founder of modern Russian literature.

Maxim Gorky

Maxim Gorky 33 Alexei Maximovich Peshkov, popularly known as Maxim Gorky, was a Russian and Soviet writer and socialism proponent. He was nominated five times for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Before his success as an author, he travelled widely across the Russian Empire changing jobs frequently, experiences which would later influence his writing.

Ján Palárik

Ján Palárik 33 Ján Palárik bol slovenský katolícky kňaz, spisovateľ, dramatik, publicista a organizačný pracovník. Spolu s Jánom Chalupkom a Jonášom Záborským patrí k najvýznamnejším predstaviteľom slovenskej drámy 19. storočia.

Jan Šverma

Jan Šverma 32 Jan Šverma was a Czech journalist, communist activist and resistance fighter against the Nazi-backed Slovak State. Šverma was considered a national hero in the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic.

Andrej Kmeť

Andrej Kmeť 30 Andrej Kmeť was a Slovak Catholic priest, botanist, ethnographer, archaeologist, and geologist. He was a founder of the Slovak National Museum. Several species of fungi and plants have been named after him.

Elena Maróthy-Šoltésová

Elena Maróthy-Šoltésová 28 Elena Maróthy-Šoltésová was a Slovak writer and editor. She was also a leading figure in the women's movement in Slovakia.

Laco Novomeský

Laco Novomeský 28 Laco Novomeský was a Slovak poet, writer and communist politician. Novomeský was a member of the DAV group; after The Second World War he was commissioner of education and culture of Socialist Czechoslovakia. A prominent Czechoslovak politician, he was persecuted in the 1950s and later rehabilitated in the 1960s.

Martin Benka

Martin Benka 27 Martin Benka was a Slovakian painter, illustrator, art teacher and Esperantist. He is generally considered to be the founder of Modernist 20th century Slovak painting.

Michal Miloslav Hodža

Michal Miloslav Hodža 26 Michal Miloslav Hodža was a Slovak national revivalist, Lutheran pastor, poet, linguist, and representative of the Slovak national movement in 1840s as a member of "the trinity" Štúr-Hurban-Hodža. He is also the uncle of Czechoslovak politician Milan Hodža.

Jozef Murgaš

Jozef Murgaš 26 Jozef Murgaš was a Slovak inventor, architect, botanist, painter and Roman Catholic priest. He contributed to radio development, which at the time was commonly known as "wireless telegraphy".

Yuri Gagarin

Yuri Gagarin 26 Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin was a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut who, aboard the first successful crewed spaceflight, became the first human to journey into outer space. Travelling on Vostok 1, Gagarin completed one orbit of Earth on 12 April 1961, with his flight taking 108 minutes. By achieving this major milestone for the Soviet Union amidst the Space Race, he became an international celebrity and was awarded many medals and titles, including the nation's highest distinction: Hero of the Soviet Union.

Juraj Fándly

Juraj Fándly 25 Juraj Fándly was a Slovak writer, Catholic priest and entomologist (bee-keeper) in the Kingdom of Hungary.

Ján Botto

Ján Botto 25 Ján Botto was a Slovak poet, writer of the Štúr generation and co-founder of the first Slovak gymnasium in Revúca.

Mirko Nešpor

Mirko Nešpor 24 Mirko Nešpor bol slovenský vysokoškolák, študent Stavebnej fakulty SVŠT v Bratislave, antifašista a účastník Slovenského národného povstania.

Vladimír Clementis

Vladimír Clementis 23 Vladimír "Vlado" Clementis was a Slovak minister, politician, lawyer, publicist, literary critic, author and a prominent member of the Czechoslovak Communist Party.

Rastislav of Moravia

Rastislav of Moravia 22 Rastislav or Rostislav was the second known ruler of Moravia (846–870). Although he started his reign as vassal to Louis the German, the king of East Francia, he consolidated his rule to the extent that after 855 he was able to repel a series of Frankish attacks. Upon his initiative, brothers Cyril and Methodius, sent by the Byzantine Emperor Michael III in 863, translated the most important Christian liturgical books into Slavonic. Rastislav was dethroned by his nephew Svatopluk I of Moravia, who handed him over to the Franks. He was canonized by the Eastern Orthodox Church in 1994 and is also known as Saint Rastislav.

Cyril and Methodius

Cyril and Methodius 22 Cyril and Methodius (815–885) were brothers, Byzantine Christian theologians and missionaries. For their work evangelizing the Slavs, they are known as the "Apostles to the Slavs".

Pavol Dobšinský

Pavol Dobšinský 22 Pavol Dobšinský was a Slovak collector of folklore and writer belonging to the period of Romanticism and the Štúr generation. He is perhaps best known for creating the largest and most complete collection of Slovak folktales, Prostonárodnie slovenské povesti, self-published in a series of eight books from 1880 to 1883.

Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy 21 Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, usually referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian writer. He is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential authors of all time. He received nominations for the Nobel Prize in Literature every year from 1902 to 1906 and for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1901, 1902, and 1909.

Ivan Krasko

Ivan Krasko 20 Ivan Krasko was a Slovak poet, translator and representative of modernism in Slovakia.             

August Horislav Škultéty

August Horislav Škultéty 19 August Horislav Škultéty was a Slovak writer, pedagogue, and ethnographer, and the director of the first Slovak high school in Revúca.

Samo Tomášik

Samo Tomášik 18 Samo Tomášik, also known as Samuel Tomášik, pseudonyms Kozodolský, Tomášek; February 8, 1813 – September 10, 1887) was a Slovak romantic poet and prosaist.


Timrava 18 Božena Slančíková, better known by the pen name Timrava, was a Slovak novelist, short story writer and playwright. She also wrote under the name "Aunt Polichna". "Timrava" was taken from the name of a popular small lake with a fountain, where she liked to sit while writing.

Jonáš Záborský

Jonáš Záborský 17 Jonáš Záborský was a Slovak lower nobleman and writer. He was an author of tales, epigrams, allegorical-philosophical poems, satirical poems, historical dramas, comedies and stories.

Anton Bernolák

Anton Bernolák 17 Anton Bernolák; Hungarian: Bernolák Antal; 3 October 1762 – 15 January 1813) was a Slovak linguist and Catholic priest, and the author of the first Slovak language standard.

Alexander Dubček

Alexander Dubček 17 Alexander Dubček was a Slovak statesman who served as the First Secretary of the Presidium of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia (KSČ) from January 1968 to April 1969 and as Chairman of the Federal Assembly from 1989 to 1992 following the Velvet Revolution. He oversaw significant reforms to the communist system during a period that became known as the Prague Spring, but his reforms were reversed and he was eventually sidelined following the Warsaw Pact invasion in August 1968.

Janko Matúška

Janko Matúška 17 Janko Matúška was an ethnic Slovak poet, activist, occasional playwright, and clerk of the court in the Kingdom of Hungary. He is best known as the author of the Slovak national anthem, "Nad Tatrou sa blýska", based on the melody of a Slovak folk song, "Kopala studienku".

Jozef Gregor-Tajovský

Jozef Gregor-Tajovský 16 Jozef Gregor, better known as Jozef Gregor-Tajovský, was a Slovak novelist, playwright, poet, teacher, and politician. As a novelist, he is considered to be a leading figure of the second wave of Slovak literary realism and as a playwright, he is the founder of Slovak realistic drama. His plays are still part of the core repertoire of Slovak professional theatres, including the Slovak National Theatre, as well as various other domestic and foreign stages.

Ján Francisci-Rimavský

Ján Francisci-Rimavský 16 Ján Samuel Francisci-Rimavský was a Slovak poet, novelist, translator, journalist and politician, who collaborated with the nationalist leader, Ľudovít Štúr nad philosophical-legal theorist and ideologist of the Slovak national movement Štefan Marko Daxner. He used numerous pseudonyms, including Janko Francisci, Janko Rimavský, Slavoľub and Vratislav Rimavský.

Sándor Petőfi

Sándor Petőfi 16 Sándor Petőfi was a Hungarian poet and liberal revolutionary. He is considered Hungary's national poet, and was one of the key figures of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848. He is the author of the Nemzeti dal, which is said to have inspired the revolution in the Kingdom of Hungary that grew into a war for independence from the Austrian Empire. It is most likely that he died in the Battle of Segesvár, one of the last battles of the war.

Matthias Bel

Matthias Bel 14 Matthias Bel or Matthias Bél was a Lutheran pastor and polymath from the Kingdom of Hungary. Bel was active in the fields of pedagogy, philosophy, philology, history, and theoretical theology; he was the founder of Hungarian geographic science and a pioneer of descriptive ethnography and economy. A leading figure in pietism. He is also known as the Great Ornament of Hungary.

Gorazd Pavlík

Gorazd Pavlík 14 Gorazd of Prague, given name Matěj Pavlík, was the hierarch of the revived Orthodox Church in Czechoslovakia after World War I. During World War II, having provided refuge for the assassins of SS-Obergruppenfuhrer Reinhard Heydrich, called The Hangman of Prague, in the cathedral of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Prague, Gorazd took full responsibility for protecting the patriots after the Schutzstaffel found them in the crypt of the cathedral, hoping to minimize Nazi reprisals on his congregation. This act guaranteed his execution, thus his martyrdom, during the reprisals that followed. His feast day is celebrated on 22 August (OC) or 4 September (NC).

Otakar Jaroš

Otakar Jaroš 13 Otakar Jaroš was a Czech officer in the Czechoslovak forces in the Soviet Union. He was killed in the Battle of Sokolovo and became the first member of a foreign army decorated with the highest Soviet decoration, Hero of the Soviet Union.

Marek Čulen

Marek Čulen 13 Marek Čulen bol slovenský politik a štátnik, aktívny účastník protifašistického odboja počas 2. svetovej vojny, poslanec povstaleckej Slovenskej národnej rady.

Janko Alexy

Janko Alexy 12 Janko Alexy was a famous painter, writer, and publicist of Slovak origin. He is generally recognized as one of key personalities in the beginning of Modern Slovak Art.

Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II 12 Pope John Paul II was head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 1978 until his death in 2005.

Tomáš Masaryk

Tomáš Masaryk 11 Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk was a Czechoslovak statesman, progressive political activist and philosopher who served as the first president of Czechoslovakia from 1918 to 1935. He is regarded as the founding father of Czechoslovakia.

Rudolf Jašík

Rudolf Jašík 11 Rudolf Jašík bol slovenský prozaik, básnik a publicista.                                           

Miloš Alexander Bazovský

Miloš Alexander Bazovský 10 Miloš Alexander Bazovský was an eminent Slovak painter, often ranked among the most prominent figures of 20th-century art from Slovakia.

Ľudovít Fulla

Ľudovít Fulla 9 Ľudovít Fulla was a Slovak painter, graphic artist, illustrator, stage designer and art teacher. He is considered one of the most important figures of Slovak creative art in the 20th century.

Lajos Kossuth

Lajos Kossuth 9 Lajos Kossuth de Udvard et Kossuthfalva was a Hungarian nobleman, lawyer, journalist, politician, statesman and governor-president of the Kingdom of Hungary during the revolution of 1848–1849.

Ivan Stodola

Ivan Stodola 9 Ivan Stodola was Slovak dramatist and writer.                                                       

Béla Bartók

Béla Bartók 9 Béla Viktor János Bartók was a Hungarian composer, pianist and ethnomusicologist. He is considered one of the most important composers of the 20th century; he and Franz Liszt are regarded as Hungary's greatest composers. Through his collection and analytical study of folk music, he was one of the founders of comparative musicology, which later became known as ethnomusicology.

Ľudovít Kukorelli

Ľudovít Kukorelli 9 Ľudovít Kukorelli bol slovenský dôstojník letectva, významný organizátor a veliteľ partizánskych jednotiek na východnom Slovensku počas druhej svetovej vojny.

Milo Urban

Milo Urban 9 Milo Urban was Slovak writer, translator, journalist and important representatives of modern Slovak literature. Urban is controversial figure because he served as an editor-in-chief of an official propagandist magazine of the Hlinka Guard Gardista in the era of the clerofascist Slovak State and was found guilty for collaboration by the court in 1948.

Štefan Banič

Štefan Banič 9 Štefan Banič was a Slovak inventor who patented an early parachute design.                         

Fábry Zoltán (író)

Fábry Zoltán (író) 8 Fábry Zoltán felvidéki protestáns pap- és írástudó családból származó, első világháborús rokkant hadnagy, baloldali író, közíró, kritikus. Munkásságának etikai irányát az antimilitarizmus, az antifasizmus és az emberséges magatartás kérdése határozta meg, ugyanakkor az esztétikai értékekre is fogékony kiváló íráskészséggel rendelkező írói egyéniség, kezdetben az expresszionizmus irányvonala indította útjára.

Dušan Jurkovič

Dušan Jurkovič 8 Dušan Samo Jurkovič was a Slovak architect, furniture designer, artist and ethnographer. One of the best-known promoters of Slovak art in 20th century Czechoslovakia, he is remembered mostly due to his projects of numerous World War I cemeteries in Galicia and thanks to his wooden works of spa complex in Luhačovice and mountain cottage hotel Maměnka and canteen Libušín in Pustevny. Thanks to his artistic work with wood, he is referred to as "the poet of timber". His architectonic style was a unique fusion of folk architecture and then-popular architectonic styles, mostly associated with Art Nouveau. Jurkovič repeatedly stressed: "The work of art is rooted in the time. I also have always cautiously listened to its voice."

Saint Stephen

Saint Stephen 8 Stephen is traditionally venerated as the protomartyr or first martyr of Christianity. According to the Acts of the Apostles, he was a deacon in the early church at Jerusalem who angered members of various synagogues by his teachings. Accused of blasphemy at his trial, he made a speech denouncing the Jewish authorities who were sitting in judgment on him and was then stoned to death. Saul of Tarsus, later known as Paul the Apostle, a Pharisee and Roman citizen who would later become an apostle, participated in Stephen's martyrdom.

Michael (archangel)

Michael (archangel) 7 Michael, also called Saint Michael the Archangel, Archangel Michael and Saint Michael the Taxiarch is an archangel in Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and the Baha'i faith. The earliest surviving mentions of his name are in third- and second-century-BC Jewish works, often but not always apocalyptic, where he is the chief of the angels and archangels, and he is the guardian prince of Israel and is responsible for the care of Israel. Christianity conserved nearly all the Jewish traditions concerning him, and he is mentioned explicitly in Revelation 12:7–12, where he does battle with Satan, and in the Epistle of Jude, where the author denounces heretics by contrasting them with Michael.

Janko Borodáč

Janko Borodáč 7 Janko Borodáč je jedným zo zakladateľov a budovateľov slovenského profesionálneho divadla. Bol divadelným režisérom, hercom, pedagógom a prekladateľom.

Nikolai Gogol

Nikolai Gogol 7 Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol was a Russian novelist, short story writer, and playwright of Ukrainian origin.

Kálmán Mikszáth

Kálmán Mikszáth 7 Kálmán Mikszáth de Kiscsoltó was a widely reputed Hungarian novelist, journalist, and politician. His work remains in print in Hungarian and still appears from time to time in other languages.

James the Great

James the Great 7 James the Great was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus. According to the New Testament, he was the second of the apostles to die, and the first to be martyred. Saint James is the patron saint of Spain and, according to tradition, his remains are held in Santiago de Compostela in Galicia.

Zdeněk Nejedlý

Zdeněk Nejedlý 6 Zdeněk Nejedlý was a Czech musicologist, historian, music critic, author, and politician whose ideas dominated the cultural life of what is now the Czech Republic for most of the twentieth century. Although he started out merely reviewing operas in Prague newspapers in 1901, by the interwar period his status had risen, guided primarily by socialist and later Communist political views. This combination of left wing politics and cultural leadership made him a central figure in the early years of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic after 1948, where he became the first Minister of Culture and Education. In this position he was responsible for creating a statewide education curriculum, and was associated with the early 1950s expulsion of university professors.

Jozef Hanula

Jozef Hanula 6 Jozef Hanula bol slovenský maliar a pedagóg. Vrcholnou tvorbou sa hlásil k programu kritického realizmu.

Juraj Langsfeld

Juraj Langsfeld 6 Juraj Langsfeld, alebo Ďurko Langsfeld bol slovenský národovec, študoval na evanjelickom kolégiu v Kežmarku a Prešove. Učiteľ vo vtedajšom Turčianskom Svätom Martine a od januára 1849 dobrovoľnícky dôstojník (poručík) v Hurbanovom vojsku počas Slovenského povstania, ktorý bol uhorským vojskom obesený.

Saint Florian

Saint Florian 6 Florian was a Christian holy man and the patron saint of chimney sweeps; soapmakers, and firefighters. His feast day is 4 May. Florian is also the patron saint of Poland, the city of Linz, Austria, and Upper Austria, jointly with Leopold III, Margrave of Austria.

Saint Anne

Saint Anne 6 According to apocrypha, as well as Christian and Islamic tradition, Saint Anne was the mother of Mary, the wife of Joachim and the maternal grandmother of Jesus. Mary's mother is not named in the Bible's canonical gospels. In writing, Anne's name and that of her husband Joachim come only from New Testament apocrypha, of which the Gospel of James seems to be the earliest that mentions them. The mother of Mary is mentioned but not named in the Quran.

Mikhail Kutuzov

Mikhail Kutuzov 5 Prince Mikhail Illarionovich Golenishchev-Kutuzov-Smolensky was a Field Marshal of the Russian Empire. He served as a military officer and a diplomat under the reign of three Romanov monarchs: Empress Catherine II, and Emperors Paul I and Alexander I. Kutuzov was shot in the head twice while fighting the Turks and survived the serious injuries seemingly against all odds. He defeated Napoleon as commander-in-chief using attrition warfare in the Patriotic war of 1812. Alexander I, the incumbent Tsar during Napoleon's invasion, would write that he would be remembered amongst Europe's most famous commanders and that Russia would never forget his worthiness.

Cyprián Majerník

Cyprián Majerník 5 Cyprián Majerník was a Slovak painter who worked in Prague; associated with the "Generation of 1909".

Saint Nicholas

Saint Nicholas 5 Saint Nicholas of Myra, also known as Nicholas of Bari, was an early Christian bishop of Greek descent from the maritime city of Patara in Anatolia during the time of the Roman Empire. Because of the many miracles attributed to his intercession, he is also known as Nicholas the Wonderworker. Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of sailors, merchants, archers, repentant thieves, children, brewers, pawnbrokers, toymakers, unmarried people, and students in various cities and countries around Europe. His reputation evolved among the pious, as was common for early Christian saints, and his legendary habit of secret gift-giving gave rise to the traditional model of Santa Claus through Sinterklaas.

Rudolf Dilong

Rudolf Dilong 5 Rudolf Dilong bol slovenský básnik katolíckej moderny, katolícky kňaz, člen františkánskeho rádu.   

Ján Kostra

Ján Kostra 5 Ján Kostra bol slovenský básnik, maliar, esejista, prekladateľ a autor literatúry pre deti a mládež. Bol manželom spisovateliek Kristy Bendovej a Hany Ponickej.

Alexander Suvorov

Alexander Suvorov 5 Count Alexander Vasilyevich Suvorov-Rymniksky, Prince of Italy, was a Russian general and military theorist in the service of the Russian Empire.

Ivan Olbracht

Ivan Olbracht 4 Ivan Olbracht, born Kamil Zeman was a Czech censor, writer, journalist and translator of German prose.

Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison 4 Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices in fields such as electric power generation, mass communication, sound recording, and motion pictures. These inventions, which include the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and early versions of the electric light bulb, have had a widespread impact on the modern industrialized world. He was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of organized science and teamwork to the process of invention, working with many researchers and employees. He established the first industrial research laboratory.

Ján Vojtaššák

Ján Vojtaššák 4 Ján Vojtaššák was a Roman Catholic bishop of the Diocese of Spiš. He was imprisoned by the communist regime in Czechoslovakia in 1951. A case for his beatification is ongoing but has attracted opposition due to his complicity in the Holocaust in Slovakia.

Mikuláš Dohnány

Mikuláš Dohnány 4 Mikuláš Dohnány z Dohnian bol slovenský básnik, redaktor, polyglot, historik, účastník dobrovoľníckych výprav, štúrovec.

Imre Madách

Imre Madách 4 Imre Madách de Sztregova et Kelecsény was a Hungarian aristocrat, writer, poet, lawyer and politician. His major work is The Tragedy of Man. It is a dramatic poem approximately 4000 lines long, which elaborates on ideas comparable to Goethe's Faust and Milton's Paradise Lost. The author was encouraged and advised by János Arany, one of the most famous of the 19th-century Hungarian poets.

Urbanek Ferenc

Urbanek Ferenc 4 Urbanek Ferenc, Franz Urbanek apát-kanonok.                                                         

Zoltán Kodály

Zoltán Kodály 4 Zoltán Kodály was a Hungarian composer, ethnomusicologist, music pedagogue, linguist, and philosopher. He is well known internationally as the creator of the Kodály method of music education.

Emil Boleslav Lukáč

Emil Boleslav Lukáč 4 Emil Boleslav Lukáč bol slovenský básnik, prekladateľ, evanjelický kňaz a učiteľ; výrazný predstaviteľ básnického neosymbolizmu.

Attila József

Attila József 4 Attila József was one of the most famous Hungarian poets of the 20th century. Generally not recognized during his lifetime, József was hailed during the communist era of the 1950s as Hungary's great "proletarian poet" and he has become the best known of the modern Hungarian poets internationally.

Jozef Gabčík

Jozef Gabčík 4 Jozef Gabčík was a Slovak soldier in the Czechoslovak Army involved in the Operation Anthropoid, the assassination of acting Reichsprotektor (Realm-Protector) of Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, SS Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich.

Jozef Kroner

Jozef Kroner 3 Jozef Kroner was a Slovak actor. His brother Ľudovít Kroner, daughter Zuzana Kronerová, and wife Terézia Hurbanová-Kronerová were also actors. He starred in the Oscar-winning film The Shop on Main Street, and in more than 50 other Slovak films, as well as in several Czech, Bulgarian and Hungarian productions. He never studied acting; his career started in amateur theater troupes.

Rudolf Viest

Rudolf Viest 3 Rudolf Viest was a Slovak military leader, member of the Czechoslovak government in exile, member of the Slovak National Council and the commander of the 1st Czechoslovak army during the Slovak National Uprising. He was the Slovak with the highest military function and the only Slovak general during the interwar period in the First Czechoslovak Republic.

Jozef Ignác Bajza

Jozef Ignác Bajza 3 Jozef Ignác Bajza was an ethnically Slovak writer, satirist and Catholic priest in the Kingdom of Hungary.

Juraj Holček

Juraj Holček 3 Juraj Holček bol slovenský rímskokatolícky kňaz, národnokultúrny pracovník, včelár, príslušník slovenského národného hnutia. V roku 1849 člen deputácie Slovákov vo Viedni, roku 1861 memorandového vyslanectva, člen Matice slovenskej. Bol zakladateľ alumnea pri gymnáziu v Banskej Bystrici, mecén slovenských študentov a člen komisie učební a kníh pre dedinské školy. Zúčastnil sa na zakladaní knižníc, šírení ovocinárstva a včelárstva, ktorému sa venoval od roku 1835. Venoval sa aj ľudovému liečiteľstvu. Člen Frauendorfskej ovocinárskej spoločnosti.

Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla 3 Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist. He is known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.

Eugen Suchoň

Eugen Suchoň 3 Eugen Suchoň was one of the most important Slovak composers of the 20th century.                   

Nicolaus Copernicus

Nicolaus Copernicus 3 Nicolaus Copernicus was a Renaissance polymath, active as a mathematician, astronomer, and Catholic canon, who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than Earth at its center. In all likelihood, Copernicus developed his model independently of Aristarchus of Samos, an ancient Greek astronomer who had formulated such a model some eighteen centuries earlier.

Mikhail Lomonosov

Mikhail Lomonosov 3 Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov was a Russian polymath, scientist and writer, who made important contributions to literature, education, and science. Among his discoveries were the atmosphere of Venus and the law of conservation of mass in chemical reactions. His spheres of science were natural science, chemistry, physics, mineralogy, history, art, philology, optical devices and others. The founder of modern geology, Lomonosov was also a poet and influenced the formation of the modern Russian literary language.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical period. Despite his short life, his rapid pace of composition resulted in more than 800 works representing virtually every Western classical genre of his time. Many of these compositions are acknowledged as pinnacles of the symphonic, concertante, chamber, operatic, and choral repertoire. Mozart is widely regarded as being one of the greatest composers in the history of Western music, with his music admired for its "melodic beauty, its formal elegance and its richness of harmony and texture".

Samuel Jurkovič

Samuel Jurkovič 3 Samuel Jurkovič bol slovenský pedagóg, ľudovýchovný a kultúrny pracovník, organizátor družstevníctva.

John the Apostle

John the Apostle 3 John the Apostle, also known as Saint John the Beloved and, in Eastern Orthodox Christianity, Saint John the Theologian, was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus according to the New Testament. Generally listed as the youngest apostle, he was the son of Zebedee and Salome. His brother James was another of the Twelve Apostles. The Church Fathers identify him as John the Evangelist, John of Patmos, John the Elder, and the Beloved Disciple, and testify that he outlived the remaining apostles and was the only one to die of natural causes, although modern scholars are divided on the veracity of these claims.

Martina of Rome

Martina of Rome 3 Martina of Rome, a patron saint of Rome, was martyred in 226, according to some authorities, more probably in 228, under the pontificate of Pope Urban I, according to others. Her feast day is January 30.

Hana Ponická

Hana Ponická 3 Hana Ponická was a Slovak writer and former anti-Communist dissident. She opposed the Communist government of the former Czechoslovakia.

Gergely Czuczor

Gergely Czuczor 3 Gergely Czuczor was a Hungarian Benedictine monk, a poet and linguist, member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Baptized István he took Gergely (Gregory) as his religious name.

Ján Levoslav Bella

Ján Levoslav Bella 3 Ján Levoslav Bella was a Slovak composer, conductor and music teacher, who wrote in the spirit of the Nationalist Romantic movement of the 19th century.

Wendelin of Trier

Wendelin of Trier 3 Saint Wendelin of Trier was a hermit and abbot. Although not listed in the Roman Martyrology, his cultus is wide-spread in German-speaking areas. He is a patron of country folk and herdsmen. He is honored on October 22.

John of Nepomuk

John of Nepomuk 3 John of Nepomuk was a saint of Bohemia who was drowned in the Vltava river at the behest of King Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia. Later accounts state that he was the confessor of the queen of Bohemia and refused to divulge the secrets of the confessional. On the basis of this account, John of Nepomuk is considered the first martyr of the Seal of the Confessional, a patron against calumnies and, because of the manner of his death, a protector from floods and drowning.

Józef Bem

Józef Bem 3 Józef Zachariasz Bem was a Polish engineer and general, an Ottoman pasha and a national hero of Poland and Hungary, and a figure intertwined with other European patriotic movements. Like Tadeusz Kościuszko and Jan Henryk Dąbrowski, Bem fought outside Poland's borders anywhere his leadership and military skills were needed.

Julius Gábriš

Julius Gábriš 2 Július Gábriš was a Slovak Bishop, Apostolic Administrator of Archdiocese of Trnava during communist-controlled Czechoslovakia.

Vincent of Saragossa

Vincent of Saragossa 2 Vincent of Saragossa, the Protomartyr of Spain, was a deacon of the Church of Saragossa. He is the patron saint of Lisbon and Valencia. His feast day is 22 January in the Catholic Church and Anglican Communion and the Orthodox Church, with an additional commemoration on 11 November in the Orthodox Church. He was born at Huesca and martyred under the Emperor Diocletian around the year 304.

Master Paul of Levoča

Master Paul of Levoča 2 Master Paul of Levoča was a medieval carver and sculptor of the 15th and 16th century, active mostly in then Carpathian-German town of Levoča, Slovakia.

Juraj Palkovič (1769 – 1850)

Juraj Palkovič (1769 – 1850) 2 Juraj Palkovič bol slovenský básnik, novinár, prekladateľ, pedagóg, organizátor kultúrneho života, profesor bratislavského evanjelického lýcea a v rokoch 1832 – 1836 poslanec uhorského snemu za mesto Krupina.

Daniel Krman

Daniel Krman 2 Daniel Krman ml. byl slovenský barokní spisovatel, překladatel, vydavatel a evangelický kněz.       

Albert Škarvan

Albert Škarvan 2 Albert Škarvan was a Slovak physician, writer, translator, and Esperantist.                         

Ján Stanislav

Ján Stanislav 2 Ján Stanislav was a Slovak linguist and specialist in Slavic studies.                               

Viliam Pauliny-Tóth

Viliam Pauliny-Tóth 2 Viliam Pauliny-Tóth bol slovenský politik, básnik a publicista; nevlastný syn Michala Dionýza Doležala, nevlastný brat Ľudovíta Karola Doležala a Eduarda Alexandra Doležala; otec slovenského spisovateľa a národohospodára Žigmunda Pauliny-Tótha, svokor Matúša Dulu, Štefana Hrušovského, Miloša Štefanoviča a Jaroslava Vlčka.


Bystrík 2 Saint Bystrík was a martyr and the Bishop of the Diocese of Nitra.                                 

Saint Rosalia

Saint Rosalia 2 Rosalia, nicknamed la Santuzza, is the patron saint of Palermo in Italy, Camargo in Chihuahua, and three towns in Venezuela: El Hatillo, Zuata, and El Playón. She is especially important internationally as a saint invoked in times of plague. From 2020 onwards she has been invoked by some citizens of Palermo to protect the city from COVID-19.

Pavel Kyrmezer

Pavel Kyrmezer 2 Pavel Kyrmezer, byl spisovatel, dramatik, kněz slovenského původu. Během svého života se několikrát znepřátelil s Jednotou bratrskou[zdroj?], snažil se totiž stát hlavou nekatolické Moravy.[zdroj?]

Francis of Assisi

Francis of Assisi 2 Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone, known as Francis of Assisi, was an Italian mystic, poet and Catholic friar who founded the religious order of the Franciscans. He was inspired to lead a Christian life of poverty as a beggar and itinerant preacher. One of the most venerated figures in Christianity, Francis was canonized by Pope Gregory IX on 16 July 1228. He is commonly portrayed wearing a brown habit with a rope tied around his waist, featuring three knots that symbolize the three Franciscan vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience.

Andrej Žarnov

Andrej Žarnov 2 Andrej Žarnov, born František Šubík, was a Slovak Catholic modernist writer and physician.         

Vincent Hložník

Vincent Hložník 2 Vincent Hložník bol slovenský maliar, grafik, ilustrátor, sochár a pedagóg, predstaviteľ expresionizmu. Patrí medzi najvýznamnejších predstaviteľov slovenského výtvarného umenia, generácie umelcov druhej svetovej vojny, mladej avantgardy. Ilustroval vyše sto diel svetovej i národnej literatúry. Vo svojej tvorbe reagoval najmä na udalosti druhej svetovej vojny a hovorí o nej v dokumentárnom filme Vincent Hložník z cyklu Profily, ktorý realizovala Slovenská televízia Bratislava v roku 1994.

Dominik Tatarka

Dominik Tatarka 2 Dominik Tatarka was a Slovak writer famous for his 1956 satirical text The Demon of Consent condemning Stalinism.

Karol Šmidke

Karol Šmidke 2 Karol Šmidke was a Slovak communist politician, member of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia.   

Martin Hattala

Martin Hattala 2 Martin Hattala was a Slovak pedagogue, Roman Catholic theologian and linguist. He is best known for his reform of the Štúr's Slovak language, so-called Hodža-Hattala reform, in which he introduced the etymological principle to the Slovak language.

Sámuel Mikoviny

Sámuel Mikoviny 2 Sámuel Mikoviny was a mathematician, engineer, cartographer, and professor. He was a leading representative of science and technology in the 18th century Kingdom of Hungary and Habsburg monarchy.

Alexander Matuška

Alexander Matuška 2 PhDr. Alexander Matuška, DrSc. bol slovenský literárny vedec a kritik. Pseudonym: Fedor Tomšič, Matúš Meščerjakov.

Juraj Jánošík

Juraj Jánošík 2 Juraj Jánošík was a Slovak highwayman. Jánošík has been the main character of many Slovak novels, poems, and films. According to the legend, he robbed nobles and gave the loot to the poor, a deed often attributed to the famous Robin Hood. The legend is known in neighboring Poland and the Czech Republic as well as Slovakia. The actual robber had little to do with the modern legend, whose content partly reflects the ubiquitous folk myths of a hero taking from the rich and giving to the poor. However, the legend was also shaped in important ways by the activists and writers in the 19th century when Jánošík became the key highwayman character in stories that spread in the north counties of the Kingdom of Hungary and among the local Gorals inhabitants of the Podhale region north of the Tatras. The image of Jánošík as a symbol of resistance to oppression was reinforced when poems about him became part of the Slovak and Czech middle and high school literature curriculum, and then again with the numerous films that propagated his modern legend in the 20th century. During the anti-Nazi Slovak National Uprising, one of the partisan groups bore his name.

Štefan Fidlík

Štefan Fidlík 2 Štefan Fidlík bol slovenský murár a komunistický politik aktívny najmä v období medzivojnového Československa. Patril k popredným funkcionárom Komunistickej strany Československej v Trnave i na Slovensku.

Ján Cikker

Ján Cikker 2 Ján Cikker was a Slovak composer, a leading exponent of modern Slovak classical music. He was awarded the title National Artist in Slovakia, the Herder Prize (1966) and the IMC-UNESCO International Music Prize (1979).

Matthias Corvinus

Matthias Corvinus 2 Matthias Corvinus was King of Hungary and Croatia from 1458 to 1490, as Matthias I. After conducting several military campaigns, he was elected King of Bohemia in 1469 and adopted the title Duke of Austria in 1487. He was the son of John Hunyadi, Regent of Hungary, who died in 1456. In 1457, Matthias was imprisoned along with his older brother, Ladislaus Hunyadi, on the orders of King Ladislaus the Posthumous. Ladislaus Hunyadi was executed, causing a rebellion that forced King Ladislaus to flee Hungary. After the King died unexpectedly, Matthias's uncle Michael Szilágyi persuaded the Estates to unanimously proclaim the 14-year-old Matthias as king on 24 January 1458. He began his rule under his uncle's guardianship, but he took effective control of government within two weeks.

Ferdiš Kostka

Ferdiš Kostka 2 Ferdiš Kostka, krstený Ferdinand Kostka bol slovenský keramikár-džbánkar a figurálny keramikár. V roku 1946 mu bol udelený titul Národný umelec ako prvému umelcovi v histórii tohto ocenenia. V jeho tvorbe sa spájali stupavský folklór, habánska keramika a moderné figurálne motívy. Jeho majolikové plastiky zrkadlia danú epochu a reálny život pospolitého ľudu.

Bálint Balassi

Bálint Balassi 2 Baron Bálint Balassi de Kékkő et Gyarmat was a Hungarian Renaissance lyric poet. He wrote mostly in Hungarian, but was also proficient in eight more languages: Latin, Italian, German, Polish, Turkish, Slovak, Croatian and Romanian. He is the founder of modern Hungarian lyric and erotic poetry.

Juraj Sklenár

Juraj Sklenár 2 Juraj Sklenár was a Slovak historian, pedagogue and Catholic priest.                               

Matej Hrebenda

Matej Hrebenda 2 Matej Hrebenda bol slovenský národný buditeľ a ľudový spisovateľ.                                   

Mór Jókai

Mór Jókai 2 Móricz Jókay of Ásva, known as Mór Jókai, was a Hungarian novelist, dramatist and revolutionary. Outside of Hungary, he was also known as Maurice Jókai or Maurus Jokai or Mauritius Jókai. He was a leader of the outbreak of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848 in Pest. His romantic novels became widely popular among the elite of Victorian England, where he was often compared to Charles Dickens by the press. One of his most famous admirers was Queen Victoria herself.

Mihály Tompa

Mihály Tompa 2 Mihály Tompa, was a Hungarian lyric poet, Calvinist minister and corresponding member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Together with János Arany and Sándor Petőfi they formed the triumvirate of young great poets of the Hungarian folk-national literature of the 19th century.

Bertalan Szemere

Bertalan Szemere 2 Bertalan Szemere was a Hungarian poet and nationalist who became the third Prime Minister of Hungary during the short period of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848 when Hungary was independent of rule by the Austrian Empire.

Zsófia Bosnyák

Zsófia Bosnyák 2 Zsófia Bosnyák was a Hungarian noble and wife of Count Ferenc Wesselényi.                           

Jan Hus

Jan Hus 2 Jan Hus, sometimes anglicized as John Hus or John Huss, and referred to in historical texts as Iohannes Hus or Johannes Huss, was a Czech theologian and philosopher who became a Church reformer and the inspiration of Hussitism, a key predecessor to Protestantism, and a seminal figure in the Bohemian Reformation. Hus is considered to be the first Church reformer, even though some designate the theorist John Wycliffe. His teachings had a strong influence, most immediately in the approval of a reformed Bohemian religious denomination and, over a century later, on Martin Luther.

Aurel Stodola

Aurel Stodola 2 Aurel Boleslav Stodola was a Slovak engineer, physicist, and inventor. He was a pioneer in the area of technical thermodynamics and its applications and published his book Die Dampfturbine in 1903. In addition to the thermodynamic issues involved in turbine design the book discussed aspects of fluid flow, vibration, stress analysis of plates, shells and rotating discs and stress concentrations at holes and fillets. Stodola was a professor of mechanical engineering at the Swiss Polytechnical Institute in Zurich. He maintained friendly contact with Albert Einstein. In 1892, Stodola founded the Laboratory for Energy Conversion.

Cecília Schelingová

Cecília Schelingová 2 Cecília Schelingová, also known as Zdenka Schelingová, was a Slovak Roman Catholic religious sister of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Holy Cross and a victim of communist persecution in the former Czechoslovakia. Schelingová worked for the most part in the hospital at Bratislava before her arrest and aided priests fleeing persecution from the totalitarian communist regime in her home nation.

Dušan Makovický

Dušan Makovický 2 Dr. Dušan Makovický, bol slovenský lekár, publicista, spisovateľ a prekladateľ.                     

Svetozár Stračina

Svetozár Stračina 2 Svetozár Stračina bol slovenský hudobný skladateľ, zberateľ ľudových piesní a editor ich nahrávok, spoluorganizátor folklórnych festivalov, autor piesní a úprav hudobného folklóru, orchestrálnych diel, filmovej a scénickej hudby.

Ladislaus I of Hungary

Ladislaus I of Hungary 2 Ladislaus I, also known as Saint Ladislas, was King of Hungary from 1077 and King of Croatia from 1091. He was the second son of King Béla I of Hungary and Richeza of Poland. After Béla's death in 1063, Ladislaus and his elder brother, Géza, acknowledged their cousin Solomon as the lawful king in exchange for receiving their father's former duchy, which included one-third of the kingdom. They cooperated with Solomon for the next decade. Ladislaus's most popular legend, which narrates his fight with a "Cuman" who abducted a Hungarian girl, is connected to this period. The brothers' relationship with Solomon deteriorated in the early 1070s, and they rebelled against him. Géza was proclaimed king in 1074, but Solomon maintained control of the western regions of his kingdom. During Géza's reign, Ladislaus was his brother's most influential adviser.

Július Barč-Ivan

Július Barč-Ivan 2 Július Barč-Ivan bol slovenský prozaik a dramatik.                                                 

Ján Chalupka

Ján Chalupka 2 Ján Chalupka was a Slovak dramatist, playwright, publicist and Evangelical pastor.                 

John Calvin

John Calvin 2 John Calvin was a French theologian, pastor and reformer in Geneva during the Protestant Reformation. He was a principal figure in the development of the system of Christian theology later called Calvinism, including its doctrines of predestination and of God's absolute sovereignty in the salvation of the human soul from death and eternal damnation. Calvinist doctrines were influenced by and elaborated upon the Augustinian and other Christian traditions. Various Congregational, Reformed and Presbyterian churches, which look to Calvin as the chief expositor of their beliefs, have spread throughout the world.

Stephen I of Hungary

Stephen I of Hungary 2 Stephen I, also known as King Saint Stephen, was the last Grand Prince of the Hungarians between 997 and 1000 or 1001, and the first King of Hungary from 1000 or 1001, until his death in 1038. The year of his birth is uncertain, but many details of his life suggest that he was born in, or after, 975, in Esztergom. He was given the pagan name Vajk at birth, but the date of his baptism is unknown. He was the only son of Grand Prince Géza and his wife, Sarolt, who was descended from a prominent family of gyulas. Although both of his parents were baptized, Stephen was the first member of his family to become a devout Christian. He married Gisela of Bavaria, a scion of the imperial Ottonian dynasty.

Alexander Moyzes

Alexander Moyzes 2 Alexander Moyzes was a Slovak neoromantic composer.                                                 

Basil Hopko

Basil Hopko 2 Basil or Vasiľ Hopko was an eparch (bishop) of the Slovak Greek Catholic Church. He was beatified by Pope John Paul II on 14 September 2003 for his martyrdom under Communist occupation.

Ján Poničan

Ján Poničan 2 Ján Poničan was a Slovak poet, novelist, lawyer, playwright and translator.                         

Mikuláš Galanda

Mikuláš Galanda 2 Mikuláš Galanda was a painter and illustrator who was one of the most important pioneers and propagators of Slovak modern art. He is buried in the National Cemetery in Martin.

Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský

Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský 2 Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský KSG was a Slovak composer, conductor and pedagogue. He was popular mostly because of his songs, some becoming traditional.

Štefan Pilárik

Štefan Pilárik 2 Štefan Pilárik starší byl teolog, spisovatel, básník, filozof a exulant. V letech 1674–1693 byl prvním pastorem v exulanty založené česko-německé obci Neu-Salza v Horní Lužici. Kromě češtiny mluvil i psal latinsky a německy. Skvěle ovládal rétoriku. Během studia ve Wittenbergu se seznámil s pietismem a byl jeho stoupencem.
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