Famous people on Slovenia's street names


France Prešeren

France Prešeren 51 France Prešeren was a 19th-century Romantic Slovene poet whose poems have been translated into many languages.

Ivan Cankar

Ivan Cankar 46 Ivan Cankar was a Slovene writer, playwright, essayist, poet, and political activist. Together with Oton Župančič, Dragotin Kette, and Josip Murn, he is considered as the beginner of modernism in Slovene literature. He is regarded as the greatest writer in Slovene, and has sometimes been compared to Franz Kafka and James Joyce.

Karel Destovnik

Karel Destovnik 37 Karel Destovnik, pen name and nom de guerre Kajuh, was a Slovenian poet, translator, resistance fighter, and Yugoslav people's hero.

Matija Gubec

Matija Gubec 36 Matija Gubec, also known as Ambroz Gubec, was a Croatian revolutionary, and a leader of the Croatian–Slovene Peasant Revolt of 1573. He was part of the court of three people that governed the rebels.

Simon Gregorčič

Simon Gregorčič 34 Simon Gregorčič was a Slovene poet and Roman Catholic priest. He is considered the first lyric poet of the Slovene realist poetry and the most melodical Slovene poet.

Primož Trubar

Primož Trubar 33 Primož Trubar or Primus Truber was a Slovene Protestant Reformer of the Lutheran tradition, mostly known as the author of the first Slovene language printed book, the founder and the first superintendent of the Protestant Church of the Duchy of Carniola, and for consolidating the Slovenian language. Trubar introduced The Reformation in Slovenia, leading the Austrian Habsburgs to wage the Counter-Reformation, which a small Protestant community survived. Trubar is a key figure of Slovenian history and in many aspects a major historical personality.

Boris Kidrič

Boris Kidrič 30 Boris Kidrič was a Slovene and Yugoslav politician and revolutionary who was one of the chief organizers of the Slovene Partisans, the Slovene resistance against occupation by Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy after Operation Barbarossa in June 1941. He became the de facto leader of the Liberation Front of the Slovenian People. As such, he had a crucial role in the anti-Fascist liberation struggle in Slovenia between 1941 and 1945. After World War II he was, together with Edvard Kardelj, a leading Slovenian politician in communist Yugoslavia.

Fran Levstik

Fran Levstik 30 Fran Levstik was a Slovene writer, political activist, playwright and critic. He was one of the most prominent exponents of the Young Slovene political movement.

Oton Župančič

Oton Župančič 27 Oton Župančič was a Slovene poet, translator, and playwright. He is regarded, alongside Ivan Cankar, Dragotin Kette and Josip Murn, as the beginner of modernism in Slovene literature. In the period following World War I, Župančič was frequently regarded as the greatest Slovenian poet after Prešeren, but in the last forty years his influence has been declining and his poetry has lost much of its initial appeal.

France Bevk

France Bevk 24 France Bevk was a Slovene writer, poet and translator. He also wrote under the pseudonym Pavle Sedmak.

Rudolf Maister

Rudolf Maister 22 Rudolf Maister was a Slovene military officer, poet and political activist. The soldiers who fought under Maister's command in northern Slovenia became known as "Maister's fighters". Maister was also an accomplished poet and self-taught painter.

Anton Aškerc

Anton Aškerc 21 Anton Aškerc was a Slovenian poet and Roman Catholic priest who worked in Austria, best known for his epic poems.

Srečko Kosovel

Srečko Kosovel 21 Srečko Kosovel was a Slovenian poet, now considered one of central Europe's major modernist poets. He was labeled an impressionistic poet of his native Karst region, a political poet resisting forced Italianization of the Slovene areas annexed by Italy, an expressionist, a dadaist, a satirist, and as a voice of international socialism, using avant-garde constructivist forms. He is now considered a Slovenian poetic icon.

Prežihov Voranc

Prežihov Voranc 17 Prežihov Voranc was the pen name of Lovro Kuhar, a Slovene writer and communist political activist. Voranc's literary reputation was established during the 1930s with a series of Slovene novels and short stories in the social realist style, notable for their depictions of poverty in rural and industrial areas of Slovenia. His most important novels are Požganica (1939) and Doberdob (1940).

Josip Stritar

Josip Stritar 15 Josip Stritar was a Slovene writer, poet, essayist, the first aesthetic critic, playwright, publisher and translator.

Fran Saleški Finžgar

Fran Saleški Finžgar 15 Fran Saleški Finžgar was perhaps the most popular Slovene folk writer. He is particularly known for his novels and short stories, although he also wrote poems and plays.

Dušan Kveder

Dušan Kveder 12 Dušan Kveder was a Yugoslav soldier and diplomat from Slovenia who served in a number of official capacities during and after the Second World War, including a term as Military Commander of the Free Territory of Trieste and as the Yugoslav ambassador to Ethiopia, West Germany, India, and the United Kingdom. He was made a People's Hero of Yugoslavia in 1952.

Franc Rozman

Franc Rozman 12 Franc Rozman, nom de guerre Stane or Stane Mlinar, was a Slovene Partisan commander in World War II.

Ivan Tavčar

Ivan Tavčar 11 Ivan Tavčar was a Slovenian writer, lawyer, and politician.                                         

Anton Tomaž Linhart

Anton Tomaž Linhart 11 Anton Tomaž Linhart was a Carniolan playwright and historian, best known as the author of the first comedy and theatrical play in general in Slovene, Županova Micka. He is also considered the father of Slovene historiography, since he was the first historian to write a history of all Slovenes as a unit, rejecting the previous concept which focused on single historical provinces. He was the first one to define the Slovenes as a separate ethnic group and set the foundations of Slovene ethnography.

Dragotin Kette

Dragotin Kette 10 Dragotin Kette was a Slovene Impressionist and Neo-Romantic poet. Together with Josip Murn, Ivan Cankar, and Oton Župančič, he is considered the founder of modernism in Slovene literature.

Ivan Regent

Ivan Regent 9 Ivan Regent [ívan régent], slovenski revolucionar, publicist in politik; * 24. januar 1884, Kontovel pri Trstu, † 26. september 1967, Ljubljana, SR Slovenija.

Miroslav Vilhar

Miroslav Vilhar 8 Miroslav Vilhar, slovenski skladatelj, pesnik, dramatik, politik in časnikar, * 7. september 1818, Planina, † 6. avgust 1871, grad Kalec.

Josip Broz Tito

Josip Broz Tito 7 Josip Broz, commonly known as Tito, was a Yugoslav communist revolutionary and politician who served in various positions of national leadership from 1943 until his death in 1980. During World War II, he led the Yugoslav Partisans, often regarded as the most effective resistance movement in German-occupied Europe. He also served as prime minister from 2 November 1944 to 29 June 1963 and president of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia from 14 January 1953 until his death. His political ideology and policies are known as Titoism.

Vladimir Nazor

Vladimir Nazor 7 Vladimir Nazor was a Croatian poet and politician. During and after World War II in Yugoslavia, he served as the first President of the Presidium of the Croatian Parliament, and first Speaker of the Croatian Parliament.

Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla 7 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.

Sergej Kraigher

Sergej Kraigher 7 Sergej Kraigher was a Yugoslav communist politician from Slovenia who served as the President of the Presidency of Yugoslavia from 1981 to 1982. During World War II, he fought in the Yugoslav Resistance Movement.

Ante Šercer

Ante Šercer 7 Ante Šercer was a Yugoslav physician.                                                               

Štefan Kovač

Štefan Kovač 6 Štefan Kovač, slovenski publicist, pravnik, komunist in narodni heroj, * 28. avgust 1910, Nedelica, Avstro-Ogrska, † 18. oktober 1941, Gančani.

Ciril Kosmač

Ciril Kosmač 6 Ciril Kosmač was a Slovenian novelist and screenwriter.                                             

Tone Čufar

Tone Čufar 5 Tone Čufar was a Slovene writer, a playwright and a poet.                                           

Ivan Grohar

Ivan Grohar 5 Ivan Grohar was a Slovene Impressionist painter. Together with Rihard Jakopič, Matej Sternen, and Matija Jama, he is considered one of the leading figures of Slovene impressionism in the fin de siecle period. He is known by his landscapes and portraits. He was also an established guitarist and singer.

Pino Mlakar

Pino Mlakar 5 Pino Mlakar was a Slovenian ballet dancer, choreographer, and teacher. He was born in Novo Mesto. 

Johann Weikhard von Valvasor

Johann Weikhard von Valvasor 5 Johann Weikhard Freiherr von Valvasor or Johann Weichard Freiherr von Valvasor or simply Valvasor was a natural historian and polymath from Carniola, present-day Slovenia, and a fellow of the Royal Society in London.

Peter Pavel Glavar

Peter Pavel Glavar 4 Peter Pavel Glavar was a Carniolan Roman Catholic priest, beekeeper, writer, and businessman.       

Jože Mencinger

Jože Mencinger 4 Jože Mencinger was a Slovenian lawyer, economist, and politician.                                   

Giuseppe Garibaldi

Giuseppe Garibaldi 4 Giuseppe Maria Garibaldi was an Italian general, patriot, revolutionary and republican. He contributed to Italian unification (Risorgimento) and the creation of the Kingdom of Italy. He is considered to be one of Italy's "fathers of the fatherland", along with Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour, Victor Emmanuel II of Italy and Giuseppe Mazzini. Garibaldi is also known as the "Hero of the Two Worlds" because of his military enterprises in South America and Europe.

Jernej Kopitar

Jernej Kopitar 4 Jernej Kopitar, also known as Bartholomeus Kopitar, was a Slovene linguist and philologist working in Vienna. He also worked as the Imperial censor for Slovene literature in Vienna. He is perhaps best known for his role in the Serbian language reform started by Vuk Stefanović Karadžić, where he played a vital role in supporting the reform by using his reputation and influence as a Slavic philologist.

Hinko Smrekar

Hinko Smrekar 4 Hinko Smrekar was a Slovenian painter, draughtsman, caricaturist, graphic artist, and illustrator. Smrekar was a member of the Vesna Art Club, which was active in Vienna, and a partisan in the Liberation Front of the Slovene Nation during the Nazi occupation of Yugoslavia. The Hinko Smrekar Primary School in Ljubljana and the Hinko Smrekar Prize in Celje, the highest Slovenian award in the field of illustration, are named after him. At the time when, as a collaborator of the Slovene Liberation Front, he was hastily shot by the Italian fascists in the vicinity of the gravel pit used for summary executions, he was living in the "Villa Kurnik" on Alešovčeva Street in Šiška. He is buried in the Memorial Park of Fallen Combatants and Hostages at Žale.

Milan Vidmar

Milan Vidmar 4 Milan Vidmar was a Slovenian electrical engineer, chess player, chess theorist, and writer. He was among the top dozen chess players in the world from 1910 to 1930 and in 1950, was among the inaugural recipients of the title International Grandmaster from FIDE. Vidmar was a specialist in power transformers and transmission of electric current.

Aleš Bebler

Aleš Bebler 3 Aleš Bebler was a Yugoslav diplomat and a political Commissar. He was a Slovene by ethnicity and was born in Idrija, in the Austro-Hungarian Duchy of Carniola.

Leon Štukelj

Leon Štukelj 3 Leon Štukelj was a Slovene professional gymnast. He was an Olympic gold medalist and athlete who represented Yugoslavia at the Olympics.

Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieri 3 Dante Alighieri, most likely baptized Durante di Alighiero degli Alighieri and often referred to as Dante, was an Italian poet, writer, and philosopher. His Divine Comedy, originally called Comedìa and later christened Divina by Giovanni Boccaccio, is widely considered one of the most important poems of the Middle Ages and the greatest literary work in the Italian language.

Cyril and Methodius

Cyril and Methodius 3 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".

Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy 3 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.

Stane Žagar

Stane Žagar 3 Stane (Stanko) Žagar, slovenski partizan, učitelj in narodni heroj, * 19. februar 1896, Žaga pri Bovcu, † 27. marec 1942, Mali rovt nad Crngrobom.

Giuseppe Verdi

Giuseppe Verdi 3 Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi was an Italian composer best known for his operas. He was born near Busseto to a provincial family of moderate means, receiving a musical education with the help of a local patron, Antonio Barezzi. Verdi came to dominate the Italian opera scene after the era of Gioachino Rossini, Vincenzo Bellini, and Gaetano Donizetti, whose works significantly influenced him.

Tončka Čeč

Tončka Čeč 3 Tončka Čeč [tónčka čéč], slovenska komunistka, partizanka, prvoborka in narodna herojinja, * 1896, Trbovlje, † 3. november 1943, Auschwitz.

Fritz Pregl

Fritz Pregl 3 Fritz Pregl, was a Slovenian-Austrian chemist and physician from a mixed Slovene-German-speaking background. He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1923 for making important contributions to quantitative organic microanalysis, one of which was the improvement of the combustion train technique for elemental analysis.

Slava Klavora

Slava Klavora 3 Slava Klavora, slovenska narodna herojinja, * 11. maj 1921, Maribor, † 24. avgust 1941, Maribor.   
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