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Adolf pl. Thierry de Chateauvieux

Adolf pl. Thierry de Chateauvieux

Pharmacist Adolf von Thierry de Chateauvieux founded in the city Pregrada the first industrial production of medicines in Croatia. The production of m

Ambroz Matija Gubec

Ambroz Matija Gubec

Ambroz Matija Gubec (Hižakovec in Croatian Zagorje around 1548 - Zagreb, 15. February 1573) was a Croatian peasant and leader of the peasant revolt in

Antun Augustinčić

Antun Augustinčić

Antun Augustinčić (Klanjec, 4th May 1900 – Zagreb, 10th May 1979) was a Croatian sculptor, art pedagogue, and academician. Next to Ivan Meštrović and

Antun Mihanović

Antun Mihanović

Antun Mihanović (Zagreb, 10th June 1796 - Novi dvori near Klanjec, 14th November 1861), Croatian writer and lawyer. Antun Mihanović was born in 1796

Franjo Tahy de Tahvár et Tarkő

Franjo Tahy de Tahvár et Tarkő

Franjo Tahy de Tahvár et Tarkő (1526 - 1573) belonged to the noble family Tahy, which was of Hungarian origin and acquired estates in Slavonia already

Franjo Tuđman

Franjo Tuđman

Franjo Tuđman (Veliko Trgovišće, 14th May 1922 – Zagreb, 10th December 1999) was a historian, statesman and the first president of the sovereign and i

Gjuro Prejac

Gjuro Prejac

Gjuro Prejac (Desinić, 25th November 1870 - Zagreb, 19th January 1936) was Croatian composer, actor and director. He was born on 25th November 1870 i

Hermann Bollé

Hermann Bollé

After completion of the School of building crafts he enters the atelier of the architect H. Wiethase, where he worked on the designs of churches and r

Jakob Badl

Jakob Badl

Faster development of wellness and spa tourism in Krapinske Toplice began with the arrival of Jacob Badl. Jakob Badl was born in Rogaška Slatina, in

Josip Broz Tito

Josip Broz Tito

Josip Broz Tito (Kumrovec, 7th May 1892 - Ljubljana, 4th May 1980), Croatian and Yugoslav politician, Yugoslav statesman and communist leader. A membe

Ksaver Šandor Gjalski

Ksaver Šandor Gjalski

Ksaver Šandor Gjalski, whose real name was Ljubomil Tito Josip Franjo Babić (Gredice, Zabok, 26th October 1854 - Gredice, Zabok, 9th February 1935), w

Luj Vraniczany

Luj Vraniczany

In 1885 the owner of the castle Oroslavje Gornje became Ljudevit Lujo Vraniczany, known promoter of art and supporter of revival ideas. He restored th

Ljudevit Gaj

Ljudevit Gaj

Ljudevit Gaj was a leading figure of the Croatian National Revival in the first half of the 19th century, as well as the founder of modern Croatian sp

Maksimilijan Vrhovac

Maksimilijan Vrhovac

His father was Elek (Aleksije) Vrhovac, border captain, and his mother was Antonija Znikija. He studied theology at the Croatian College in Vienna. He

Marija Jurić Zagorka

Marija Jurić Zagorka

About the life of Marija Jurić is much unknown, even the date of her birth. But, by the insight into the family books at the Croatian State Archive it

Milan Prpić

Milan Prpić

Milan Prpić was born in 1874 in Krivi Put, above Senj, in Vojna Krajina, on the border between Gorski Kotar and Lika. In this area the people practice

Oton Iveković

Oton Iveković

Oton Iveković was born in a place in Zagorje, Klanjec on 17th April 1869. In his birth place he attends the primary school, and from the beginning sho

Rudolf Perešin

Rudolf Perešin

Rudolf Perešin (Jakšinec, Gornja Stubica, March 25th 1958 - 1995) is one of the most famous pilots of HRZ (Croatian Air Force). Posthumously he was aw

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