List of Slovenes


List of Slovenes

This is a list of Slovenes and people from Slovenia that are famous or notable.

Artists / Performing Arts

* Zvest Apollonio (1935 - ) - painter and graphic artist.
* Berko (1946 - ) - painter and graphic artist.
* Emerik Bernard (1927 - ) - painter.
* Janez Bernik (1933 - ) - painter and graphic artist.
* Janez Boljka (1931 - ) - sculptor.
* Bogdan Borčič - painter and graphic artist.
* Stanislava Brezovar (1937 - 2003) - ballerina.
* Jože Ciuha (1924 - ) - painter, graphic artist and illustrator.
* Ivan Čargo (1898 - 1958) - painter.
* Avgust Černigoj (1898 - 1985) - painter.
* Riko Debenjak (1908 - ) - painter and graphic artist.
* Lojze Dolinar (1893 - 1970) - sculptor.
* Maks Fabiani (1865 - 1962) - architect.
* Ivan Grohar (1867 - 1911) - painter.
* Herman Gvardjančič (1943 - ) - painter.
* Stane Jagodič (1943 - ) - painter, graphic artist, montager and illustrator.
* Božidar Jakac (1899 - 1989) - painter, graphic artist and illustrator.
* Rihard Jakopič (1869 - 1943) - painter.
* Matija Jama (1872 - 1947) - Impressionist painter.
* Andrej Jemec (1934 - ) - painter and graphic artist.
* Zmago Jeraj - painter, photographer and illustrator.
* Boris Jesih (1943 - ) - painter.
* Zdenko Kalin (1911 - 1990) - sculptor.
* Boris Kobe (1905 - 1981) - architect and painter.
* Ivana Kobilca (1861 - 1926) - realist painter.
* Rudolf Kotnik (1931 - 1996) - painter.
* Franc Kralj (1895 - 1960) - painter.
* Tone Kralj (1900 - 1975) - painter.
* Metka Krašovec (1941 - ) - painter and graphic artist.
* Stanko Kristl (1922 - ) - architect.
* Ivan Lenardič (1964) - painter.
* Janez Lenassi (1927 - ) - sculptor.
* Lojze Logar (1944 - ) - painter and graphic artist.
* Gregor Maček (1682 - 1745) - baroc architect.
* Vladimir Makuc (1925 - ) - painter and graphic artist.
* Adriana Maraž (1931 - ) - painter and graphic artist.
* France Mihelič (1907 - 1998) - painter and graphic artist.
* Miran Mihelič (1925 - ) - architect.
* Edo Mihevc (1911 - 1985) - architect.
* Pia Mlakar (1908 - 2000) - ballerina and choreographer.
* Pino Mlakar (1907 - 2006) - ballet dancer and choreographer.
* Miki Muster (1925 - ) - illustrator.
* Marko Mušič (1941 - ) - architect.
* Zoran Mušič (1909 - 2005) - painter.
* Jožef Petkovšek (1861 - 1898) - painter.
* Veno Pilon (1896 - 1970) - painter.
* Štefan Planinc (1925 - ) - painter, graphic artist and illustrator.
* Jože Plečnik (1872 - 1957) - architect.
* Marjan Pogačnik - painter ang graphic artist.
* Marij Pregelj (1913 - 1967) - painter and illustrator.
* Tobias Putrih (1972 - ) - artist.
* Edo Ravnikar (1907 - 1993) - architect.
* France Rotar (1933 - ) - sculptor.
* Marko Ivan Rupnik (1954 - ) - painter.
* Gorazd Satler (1948 - 1993) - painter.
* Jakob Savinšek (1922 - 1961) - sculptor.
* Maksim Sedej (1909 - 1974) - painter.
* Savin Sever (1927 - ) - architect.
* Marjan Skumavc (1947 - ) - painter.
* Hinko Smrekar (1883 - 1942) - painter and illustrator.
* Lojze Spacal (1907 - 2000) - painter.
* Matej Sternen (1870 - 1949) - painter.
* Gabrijel Stupica (1913 - 1990) - painter.
* Vladimir Šubic - architect.
* Slavko Tihec (1928 - 1993) - sculptor.
* Jože Tisnikar (1928 - 1998) - painter.
* Jožef Tominc (1790 - 1866) - painter.
* Fran Tratnik (1881 - 1957) - drawer and painter.
* Drago Tršar (1927 - ) - sculptor.
* Marjan Tršar - painter and graphic artist.
* Lujo Vodpivec (1951 - ) - sculptor.
* Ivan Vurnik (1884 - 1971) - architect and town planner.
* See list: List of Slovenian painters

Authors

* Friderik Baraga (1797 - 1868) - bishop, author
* Vladimir Bartol (1903 - 1967) - author
* France Bevk (1890 - 1970) - author
* Ivan Cankar (1876 - 1918) - author, poet, storyteller, dramatist and essayist.
* Matija Čop (1797 - 1835) - author
* Mate Dolenc (1945 - ) - author.
* Fran Saleški Finžgar (1871 - 1963) - author and priest.
* Peter Handke (1942 - ) - author (Slovenian mother)
* Jože Hudeček (1937 - ) - TV journalist and author
* Janez Jalen (1891 - 1966) - author.
* Drago Jančar (1948 - ) - author and dramatist.
* Jože Javoršek (1920 - 1990) - author.
* Branka Jurca (1914 - 1999) - author.
* Josip Jurčič (1844 - 1881) - author.
* Srečko Kosovel (1904 - 1926) - poet.
* Tomo Križnar (1954 - ) - world traveller, humanitarian, author
* Lovro Kuhar (1893 - 1950) - author.
* Fran Levstik (1831 - 1887) - author.
* Vladimir Levstik (1886 - 1957) - author and translator.
* Anton Tomaž Linhart (1756 - 1795) - dramatist and historian.
* Cvetka Lipuš (1959 - ) - author
* Florjan Lipuš (1937 - ) - author.
* Mira Mihelič (1912 - 1985) - author.
* Miha Mazzini (1961 - ) - author
* Boris Pahor (1913 - ) - author
* Sebastijan Pregelj (1970 - ) - author
* France Prešeren (1800 - 1849) - poet.
* Miha Remec (1928 - ) - author.
* Anton Martin Slomšek (1800 - 1862) - bishop, author, poet and national regenerator.
* Josip Stritar (1836 - 1923) - poet, author and editor.
* Ivan Tavčar (1851 - 1923) - author, lawyer and politician.
* Janez Trdina (1830 - 1905) - author.
* Primož Trubar (1508 - 1586) - Protestant reformer and author.
* Ilka Vašte (1891 - 1967) - author.
* Franko Luin (1941 - 2005) - author, editor, typographer.

See list: List of Slovenian language poets

Inventors

* Alojz Knafelc (1859-1937), the creator of Slovenian trail blaze.
* Jurij Nardin (1877 - 1959) - physicist and inventor.
* Janez Puh (German Johann Puch) (1862 - 1914) - inventor, innovator, industrial designer and manufacturer.
* Janez Auguštin Puhar (1814 - 1864) - priest, photographer, painter and poet - invented a photography on the glass in 1842.
* Herman Potočnik - Noordung (1892 - 1929), one of the founders of astronautics.
* Edvard Rusjan (1886 - 1911) - pilot and aeronautic pioneer.
* Miroslav Štumberger - marine officer and rocket engineer - developed a rocket motor driven by liquid fuel in 1923-1925.

Military Men and Women

* Lado Ambrožič Novljan (1908 - 2004) - partisan general, author and humanist.
* Viktor Avbelj.
* Tončka Čeč (1896 - 1943) - national heroine.
* Odilo Globocnik (1904 - 1945) - a prominent nazi and later an SS leader.
* Anton Haus, Grand Admiral of the Austro-Hungarian Navy.
* Rudolf Hribernik Svarun (1921 - ), colonel general and national hero.
* Karel Destovnik Kajuh (1922 - 1944) - poet and national hero.
* Boris Kraigher (1914 - 1967).
* Franc Leskošek Luka (1897 - 1983) - partisan commandant.
* Rudolf Maister (1874 - 1934 ) - general and poet.
* Dušan Mravljak.
* Anton Okrogar Nestl (1923 - 1955).
* Vinko Paderšič Batreja (1916 - 1942).
* Franc Pasterk Lenart (1912 - 1943).
* Maks Pečar Andrejev (1907 - 1941).
* Franc Pokovec Poki.
* Bojan Polak Stjenka (1919 - 2004) - partisan commandant and national hero.
* Janko Premrl Vojko (1920 - 1943).
* Franc Primožič Marko (1915 - 1963).
* Franc Rozman Stane (1911 - 1944) - partisan lieutenant general and commandant.
* Leon Rupnik (1880 - 1946) - Yugoslav general, Inspector-General of the Slovenian Home Guard
* Vinko Simončič Gašper (1914 - 1944).
* Jože Srebrnič (1884 - 1944).
* Alfonz Šarh.
* Slavko Šlander Aleš (1909 - 1941).
* Pino Tomažič (1915 - 1941).
* Tone Tomšič (1910 - 1942) - communist.
* Stane Žagar (1896 - 1941).
* Jože Zornada.
* Rado Žerjal.
* Andrej Žvan Boris (1915 - 1945).

See also list of Slovenian Military Persons, list of Slovenian generals and list of Slovenian admirals.


= Motion Pictures, Radio, & Television =

* Vinci Vogue Anžlovar (1963 - ) - film director.
* Miha Baloh (1928 - ) - actor.
* Ivo Ban (1949 - ) - actor.
* Matija Barl (1940 - ) - actor.
* Jože Bevc (1925 - ) - film director.
* Polde Bibič (1933 - ) - actor.
* Demeter Bitenc (1922 - ) - actor.
* Metka Bučar (1903 - ) - actress.
* Boris Cavazza (1939 - ) - actor.
* Janez Čuk (1933 - 1964) - actor.
* František Čap (1913 - 1972) - film director.
* Avgusta Danilova (1869 - 1958) - actress, director and pedagogue.
* Ferdo Delak (1905 - 1968) - actor, film and theatre director, dramatist and publicist.
* Nataša Dolenc - Radio and TV narrator.
* George Dolenz (1908 - 1963) - (Born Jure Dolenc.) Movie/TV Actor. Father of Actor/Musician Micky Dolenz and grandfather of actress Ami Dolenz.
* Štefka Drolc - (1923 - ) - actress and pedagogue.
* Veronika Drolc - actress.
* Vojko Duletič (1924 - ) - film director, montage editor and scenarist.
* Tone Fornezzi Tof - comedian.
* Metka Gabrijelčič - (1934 - ) - actress.
* Jože Gale (1913 - ) - actor, film director and pedagogue.
* Karpo Godina (1943 - ) - film director, cameraman and montage editor.
* Nataša Barbara Gračner - actress.
* Bor Greiner - (1972 - ) - Radio journalist.
* Jurij Gustinčič - TV journalist and narrator.
* Andrej Hieng (1925 - ) - storyteller, dramatist, film director and stage editor.
* Boštjan Hladnik (1929 - 2006) - film director, scenarist and montage editor.
* Janez Hočevar Rifle (1941 - ) - actor and professor.
* Zeljko Ivanek- Hollywood actor
* Olga Kacjan (1952 - ) - actress.
* Jane Kavčič (1923 - ) - film director.
* France Kosmač (1922 - 1974) - poet, film director and publicist.
* Rudi Kosmač (1932 - 1981) - actor.
* Damjan Kozole (1964 - ) - film director and scenarist.
* Janez Lapajne (1967 - ) - film director.
* Tajda Lekše - TV journalist.
* Jure Longyka - Radio journalist.
* Bogdan Lubej (1960 - ) - actor.
* Jure Pervanje (1940 - ) - film director and director of photography.
* Vida Petrovčič (1957 - ) - TV journalist.
* Nataša Pirc - TV journalist.
* Duša Počkaj (1924 - 1982) - actress.
* Jože Pogačnik (1932 - ) - film director and scenarist.
* Radko Polič - Rac (1942 - ) - actor.
* Lojze Potokar (1902 - 1964) - actor, theatre director.
* Majda Potokar (1930 - 2001) - actress.
* Igor Pretnar (1924 - 1977) - film and theatre director.
* Aiken Veronika Prosenc (1970 - ) - film producer.
* Ali Raner (1934 - ) - actor.
* Rajko Ranfl (1937 - ) - film and TV director and scenarist.
* Janko Ravnik (1891 - 1982) - film director, pianist, composer, pedagogue and photographer.
* Tanja Ribič - actress and singer.
* Ita Rina (1907 - 1979) - actress.
* Brane Rončel - TV and Radio musical editor.
* Lojze Rozman (1930 - 1997) - actor.
* Stane Sever (1914 - 1970) - actor, theatre director and professor.
* Franci Slak (1953 - ) - film and TV director and scenarist.
* Bert Sotlar (1921 - 1992) - actor.
* France Štiglic (1919 - 1993) - film director.
* Tugo Štiglic (1946 - ) - film director.
* Bojan Stupica (1910 - 1970) - film director, stage actor and scene manager.
* Jernej Šugman - actor.
* Zlatko Šugman (1932 - ) - actor.
* Matjaž Tanko - TV journalist.
* Valentin Areh (1971 - ) - war correspondent and TV journalist.
* Vladimir Vodušek - TV journalist.
* Jožko Možina - TV journalist.
* Ervin Hladnik Milharčič - journalist.
* Sandi Čolnik - anchor and TV journalist.
* Rozvita Pesek - TV journalist.
* Anton Tomašič (1937 - ) - TV and film director.
* Polona Vetrih - actress.
* Boštjan Vrhovnik (1949 - ) - film director.
* Jane Weber - Radio musical editor.
* Ewelyne Wohlfeiler (1951 - ) - actress.
* Jože Zupan (1909 - 1980) - actor.
* Vasja Zupan (1971 - ) POP OnLine - 24ur.com
* Milena Zupančič (1946 - actress.
* Jonas Žnidaršič (1962 - ) - actor and TV journalist.
* Danijel Sraka (1975 - ) - film director.

Musicians / Composers

* Bojan Adamič (1912 -1995) - composer and conductor.
* Blaž Arnič (1901 - 1970) - composer.
* Slavko Avsenik (1929 - ) - composer and musician.
* Vilko Avsenik - composer and musician.
* Helena Blagne Zaman (1963 - ) - singer.
* Mr. Doctor - vocalist and composer of the Devil Doll.
* Lojze Bratuž (1902 - 1937) - composer, choirmaster
* Ciril Cvetko (1920 - 1999) - composer, conductor, pedagogue and publicist.
* Marjana Deržaj - singer.
* Micky Dolenz (1945 - ) - drummer of The Monkees
* Tomaž Domicelj (1948 - ) - composer, musician and singer.
* Jakob Gallus Petelin (1550 - 1591) - composer and conductor.
* Radovan Gobec (1909 - 1995) - composer, conductor and choirmaster.
* Drago Golob (1937 - ) - oboist.
* Jani Golob (1948 - ) - composer and violinist.
* Alenka Gotar (1979- ) - soprano singer
* Ditka Haberl (1937 - ) - singer.
* Lado Jakša (1947 - ) - composer and photographer.
* Urban Koder (1928 - ) - composer, conductor and jazz trumpet player.
* Jani Kovačič - composer, musician and singer.
* Marjan Kozina (1907 - 1965) - composer.
* Lado Leskovar - singer.
* Marijan Lipovšek (1910 - 1995) - composer, pianist, pedagogue, musical essayist.
* Marjana Lipovšek (1946 - ) - opera singer, mezzo-soprano.
* Janez Lipušček (1914 - 1965) - opera singer, tenor.
* Urška Majdič (1980 - ) - singer, songwriter.
* Robert Pešut - Magnifico (1965 - ) - composer and singer.
* Sergej Pobegajlo (1969 - ) - composer, musician
* Alfi Nipič - singer.
* Walter Ostanek (1935 - ) - Polka
* Tomaž Pengov - composer, musician and singer.
* Zoran Predin (1958 - ) - composer and singer
* Oto Pestner - composer, musician and singer.
* Jože Privšek (1937 - 1998) - composer and musician.
* Anja Rupel (1966 - ) - singer and radio announcer.
* Majda Sepe - singer.
* Mojmir Sepe (1930 - ) - composer and musician.
* Lojze Slak (1932 - ) - composer and musician.
* Adi Smolar - composer, musician and singer.
* Alojz Srebotnjak (1931 - ) - composer.
* Karmen Stavec (1973 - ) - musician and singer.
* Andrej Šifrer - composer, musician and singer.
* Giuseppe Tartini (1692 - 1770) - composer and violinist (son of Italian father and Slovenian mother)
* Dubravka Tomšič Srebotnjak (1940 - ) - pianist and musical pedagogue.
* Hugo Wolf (1860 - 1903) - composer
* Marta Zore - musician and singer.
* Dečo Žgur composer, musician, singer and musical producent.
* Mojca Zugna- Bassist in goth-rock outfit Clan Of Xymox
* Audrey Totter (1918 - ) - American actress
* Frankie Yankovic (1915 - 1998) - Polka
* Bor Turel - composer and sound artist

For musical bands, groups, ensembles and other musicians see: Music of Slovenia

Philosophers

*Mladen Dolar (1951)- philosopher, co-founder of the Ljubljana school of psychoanalyisis
*Milan Komar (1921-2006) - philosopher
*Anton Strle (1915 - 2003) - theologian
*Slavoj Žižek (1949) - sociologist, philosopher and cultural critic
*Alenka Zupančič (1956) - philosopher and cultural critic

Political Leaders / Politicians / Statesmen / Kings / Emperors

* Arnulf of Carinthia (850-899) - King of East Francia (887-899), King of Italy (896-899) and Holy Roman Emperor (896-899) (Carantanian(Slovenian) mother)
* Leo von Caprivi (1831–1899) - was a German major general and statesman who served as German Chancellor from March 1890 to October 1894 (His family (original surname Kopriva) was of Slovenian and Italian origin)
* Vladko Maček (1879-1964) - Croatian politician from the first half of the 20th century. He led the Croatian Peasant Party (HSS)
* Maršal Josip Broz Tito (1892-1980) - president of the Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia between 1945 and 1980 (son of a Croat father, Franjo Broz, and a Slovenian mother, Marija Javeršek)
* George Voinovich - US Senator - Fmr. Governor of Ohio and Mayor of Cleveland - (Slovenian Mother)
* Edvard Kardelj Sperans (1910 - 1979) - prewar communist, politician, statesman and publicist.
* Boris Kidrič (1912 - 1953) - communist, politician, statesman and economist.
* Frank Lausche - Fmr. US Senator, Governor of Ohio & Mayor of Cleveland
* James Oberstar - US Representative from Minnesota
* John Blatnik - Fmr. US Congressman
* Tom Harkin - US Senator
* Leonard J. Bodack - Fmr. Pennsylvania State Senator
* Tanya Plibersek - Australian politician - House of Representatives
* Walter Veltroni (1955 - ) - Mayor of Rome (Slovenian mother)
* Anton Vratuša (1915 - ) - politician and diplomat, who was the Prime Minister of Slovenia from 1978-80 and of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, also its ambassador to the United Nations
*Aleš Bebler (1907 - 1981) - diplomat, communist, politician and lawyer.
*Anton Korošec (1872-1940), prominent Yugoslav politician.
* Milan Kučan (1941 - ) - 1st and 2nd president of independent Slovenia 1991 - 2002.
* Ivan Maček Matija (1908 - 1993) - communist.
* Miha Marinko (1900 - 1983) - Secretary of the central committee of the communist party of Slovenia, president of the peoples assembly, prime minister of former peoples socialist republic of Slovenia (1947-1991).
* Lojze Peterle (1948 - ) - 1st prime minister of independent Slovenia.
* Antal Rogán (1973 - ) - Hungarian politician of Hungarian Slovenian descent, mayor of Budapest's Inner City.
*Andrej Bajuk (1943 - ) - 3rd prime minister of independent Slovenia.* Anton Rop (1960 - ) - 4th prime minister of independent Slovenia.
* Janez Drnovšek (1950 - 2008) - 2nd prime minister of independent Slovenia, 3rd president of Slovenia 2003 - 2008.
* Janez Janša (1958 - ) - 5th prime minister of independent Slovenia.
* Zmago Jelinčič Plemeniti (1948 - ) - leader of the Slovenian national party (SNS).* Gregorij Rožman (1883 - 1959) - Bishop of Ljubljana (1930-1945), collaborator with Italian and German occupying forces during the Second World War.
* Danilo Türk (1952 - ) - President elect of Slovenia.

Scientists

* Albin Belar (1864 - 1939) - seismologist
* Robert Blinc (1933 - ) - physicist.
* Ivan Bratko (1946 - ) - computer scientist.
* Srečko Brodar (1893 - 1987) - palaeontologist.
* Dragotin Cvetko (1911 - 1993) - musicologist.
* Andrej Čadež - astrophysicist.
* Lavo Čermelj (1889 - 1980) - physicist.
* Janez Demšar (1971 - ) - computer scientist.
* Irena Dogsa (1957 - ) - psychologist
* Davorin Dolar (1921 - ) - chemist.
* Franjo Dominko (1903 - 1987) - astronomer.
* Janez Dular (1943 - ) - philologist and sociolinguist.
* Peter Fajfar (1943 - ) - constructional scientist.
* France Forstnerič (1958 - ) - mathematician.
* Ivan Gams (1923 - ) - geographer.
* Josip Globevnik (1945 - ) - mathematician.
* Ljubo Golič (1932 - ) - chemist.
* Igor Grabec (1939 - ) - physicist.
* Peter Gosar (1923 - ) - physicist.
* Milan Grošelj (1902 - 1979) - classical philologist.
* Pavel Grošelj (1883 - 1940) - biologist and belletrist.
* Ludvik Gyergyek (1922 - 2003) - electrical engineer.
* Dušan Hadži (1921 - ) - chemist.
* Jovan Hadži - biologist
* Svetozar Ilešič (1907 - 1985) - geographer.
* Anton Janežič (1828 - 1869) - Slavist and grammarian.
* Janez K. Lapajne (1937 - ) - geophysicist and seismologist.
* Gabrijel Kernel (1932 - physicist.
* France Kidrič (1880 - 1950) - literary historian.
* Jernej Kopitar (1780 - 1844) - philologist.
* Aleksandra Kornhauser (1926 - ) - chemist.
* Peter Kozler (1824 - 1879) - lawyer, geographer, cartographer, politician and manufacturer.
* Alojz Kralj (1937 - ) - electrical engineer.
* Ivan Kuščer (1918 - 1979) - physicist.
* Ivo Lah (1896 - 1979) - mathematician.
* Janez Levec (1943 - ) - chemist.
* Tine Logar (1916 - 2002) - philologist and dialectologist.
* Thomas Luckmann (1929 - ) - sociologist.
* Anton Melik (1890 - 1966) - geographer.
* Drago Meze (1926 - ) - geographer.
* Franc Miklošič (1813 - 1891) - philologist.
* Anton Moljk (1916 - 1998) - physicist.
* Rajko Nahtigal (1877 - 1958) - philologist.
* Milan Natek (1933 - ) - geographer.
* Karel Oštir (1888 - 1973) - philologist.
* Avgust Pavel (1886 - 1946) - ethnologist.
* Janez Peklenik (1926 - ) - technical scientist.
* Drago Perko (1961 - ) - geographer.
* Anton Peterlin (1907 - 1993) - physicist.
* Josip Plemelj (1873 - 1967) - mathematician.
* Bogdan Povh (1932 - ) - physicist.
* Jože Povšič (1907 - 1985) - mathematician.
* Herman Potočnik - Noordung (1892 - 1929) - pioneer of astronautics and cosmonautics, and rocket engineer.
* Fritz Pregl (1869-1930) - chemist, Nobel prize for chemistry 1923.
* Ivan Prijatelj (1875 - 1937) - literary historian.
* Janko Prunk (1942 - ) - historian.
* Ivan Rakovec (1899 - 1985) - geologist and palaeontologist.
* Fran Ramovš (1890 - 1952) - philologist and dialectologist.
* Zoran Rant (1904 - 1972) - mechanical engineer.
* Pavla Ranzinger - astronomer.
* Marij Rebek - chemist.
* Jakob Rigler (1929 - 1985) - philologist.
* Mitja Rosina - physicist.
* Simon Rutar (1851 - 1903) - historian, geographer, archaeologist and geologist.
* Maks Samec (1844 - 1889 - chemist.
* Ljubo Sirc (1920 - ) - economist.
* Boris Sket (1936 - ) - zoologist.
* Branko Stanovnik (1938 - ) - chemist.
* Jožef Stefan (1835 - 1893) - physicist and mathematician.
* Janez Strnad (1934 - ) - physicist and populariser of natural science.
* Milan Šifrer (1928 - ) - geographer.
* Ivan Štalec (???? - 1994) - mathematician.
* Stane Suhadolnik (1919 - 1992) - philologist.
* Franc Sušnik (1930 - 1996) - biologist.
* Miha Tišler (1926 - ) - chemist.
* Miha Tomaževič (1942 - ) - constructional scientist.
* France Tomšič (1905 - 1975 ) - philologist.
* Jože Toporišič (1926 - ) - philologist.
* Anton Trstenjak (1906 - 1996) - psychologist and theologian.
* Janez Vajkard Valvasor (1641 - 1693) - nobleman and polymath.
* Alojzij Vadnal (1910 - 1987) - mathematician.
* Jurij Bartolomej Vega (1754 - 1802) - mathematician, physicist and artillery officer.
* Ivan Vidav (1918 - ) - mathematician.
* Milan Vidmar (1885 - 1962) - electrical engineer, chess player and chess theorist.
* Valentin Vodnik (1758 - 1819) - poet, journalist, philologist.
* Egon Zakrajšek (1941 - 2002) - mathematician and computer scientist.
* Miroslav Zei (1914 - 2006) - Marine Biologist.
* Boštjan Žekš (1940 - ) - physicist.
* Tone Wraber (1938 - ) - botanist

See List of Slovenian mathematicians, List of Slovenian physicists.

Sports Personalities

* Uroš Slokar - basketball player (NBA)
* Anze Kopitar - NHL Hockey Player.
* Vili Ameršek - football player.
* Leon Bergant (1978 - Present) - Renowned national cyclist.
* Alenka Bikar - sprinter, Olympic athlete.
* Brigita Bukovec (1970 - ) - athlete, Olympic athlete.
* Miro Cerar (1939 - ) - gymnast, Olympic athlete.
* Jolanda Čeplak (1976 - ) - Olympic, athlete.
* Iztok Čop (1972 - ) - rower, Olympic athlete.
* Ivo Daneu - basketball player.
* Rajmond Debevec (1963 - ) - shooter, Olympic athlete.
* Slavko Duščak - basketball player.
* Jure Franko - alpine skier, Olympic athlete.
* Urška Hrovat - alpine skier, Olympic athlete.
* Mima Jaušovec (1956 - ) - female tennis player.
* Davo Karničar (1962 - ) - alpinist and extreme skier.
* Srečko Katanec (1963 - ) - football player and selector, Olympic athlete.
* Jure Košir - alpine skier, Olympic athlete.
* Robert Kranjec - alpine ski jumper.
* Bojan Križaj (1957 - ) - alpine skier, Olympic athlete.
* Petra Majdič - cross country skier, Olympic athlete.
* Tina Maze - alpine skier.
* Marko Milič - basketball player
* Radoslav Nesterovič - basketball player (NBA)
* Bogdan Norčič - alpine ski jumper.
* Branko Oblak (1947 - ) - football player.
* Bruno Parma (1941 - ) - chess player.
* Franci Petek - ski jumper, Olympic athlete
* Primož Peterka (1979 - ) - ski jumper, Olympic athlete.
* Rok Petrovič (1966 - 1993) - alpine skier.
* Vasja Pirc (1907 - 1980) - chess player.
* Špela Pretnar - alpine skier.
* Jure Robič (1965 - ) - marathon cyclist.
* Mladen Rudonja - football player.
* Miran Stanovnik-extreme motorcyclist.
* Elvis Stojko - figure skater.
* Boris Strel - alpine skier, Olympic athlete.
* Martin Strel (1954 - ) - ultra marathon swimmer.
* Mateja Svet (1968 - ) - alpine skier, Olympic athlete.
* Leon Štukelj (1898 - 1999) - gymnast, Olympic athlete.
* Miran Tepeš - ski jumper, Olympic athlete.
* Beno Udrih - basketball player (NBA)
* Primož Ulaga - ski jumper, Olympic athlete
* Peter Vilfan - basketball player.
* Saša Vujačič - basketball player (NBA)
* Zlatko Zahovič (1971 - ) - football player.
* Jure Zdovc - basketball player, Olympic athlete.
* Matjaž Zupan - alpine ski jumper, Olympic athlete.
* Peter Žonta - alpine ski jumper.
* Aljoša Žorga - basketball player.
* Denis Žvegelj - rower, Olympic athlete.
* Miha Gale (1977) - Freestyle Skiing Aerials, 3-time Olympian, 2 time European champion, Greatest MF ever
* Anja Čarman - swimmer

Other Personalities

* Danilo Dolci (1924 -1997) - Sociologist and political activist (Slovenian mother)
* Ivan Kramberger (1936 - 1992) - philanthrophist
* Melania Knauss (1970 - ) - model, wife of Donald Trump.
* Lama Shenphen Rinpoche (1969 - ) - Abbot of first Buddhist Congregation in Slovenia.

See also

* List of people by nationality
* List of Slovenian artists
* List of Slovenian playwrights
* List of Slovenian mathematicians
* List of Slovenian computer scientists
* List of Slovenian physicists
* Slovenian Americans
* Slovenian Canadians
* List of Slovene writers and poets in Hungary

External links

* http://www.randburg.com/si/general/slo8.html
* [http://www.european-people.com/Slovenians/Slovenians.html Slovenian People]


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