Category: Personality

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Janez Evangelist Krek - a great Slovenian politician

155 years have passed since St. Gregor above Sodražica gave birth to dr. Janez Evangelist Krek (1865–1917), one of the central figures among Slovenes in the last years of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. He was a long-term professor of Ljubljana theology, an important politician of the Catholic National Party (later called the Slovenian People's Party, SLS) and a member of the provincial and national assemblies. At his […]

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"After all, the Habsburgs have a grandfather, and she's a woman."

The first Sunday of Advent is behind us. At the same time, the memory of "our ruler" Maria Theresa (1717-1780) from the Habsburg family. On this day 240 years ago, the Archduchess of Austria, the Queen of the Czech Republic and Hungary and the ruler of the Habsburg hereditary lands died in Vienna. She never became an empress when she is still mistakenly addressed in many places today! A complicated story […]

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47 minutes for half the country - how General Maister is

Without General Rudolf Maister's military actions, Austria could reach as far as the Trojans, historians say. The then Slovenian government in Ljubljana did not support Maister's struggle much, and his work was really only appreciated by the state of Slovenia, which also declared a national holiday in his memory. This happened during the first government of John […]

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99 years of Primorac, home from Maribor, Ljubljana and Buenos Aires

Poet, writer, playwright and essayist Zorko Simčič was born in Maribor in a family of coastal refugees. Briških. So from Goriška Brda, if anyone doesn't know that Brici and brike live there, they spend Brda rebula. This happened 99 years ago, on November 19, 1921. Father Anton Simčič was from Biljana, mother Marija Jerman from nearby [[]

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The first Slovenian Olympic medal

On this day 140 years ago (1880), Rudolf Cvetko was born in Senožeče, an excellent swordsman, Austro-Hungarian officer, fencing instructor at the Austrian Military Academy in Vienna's Novo mesto, the first Slovene Olympian and the first Slovene Olympic medalist. Much has been written about him in the past, today we would like to point out two things: with the Austrian fencing team [Richard […]

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The lamp went out due to excess oil (Michelstaedter)

The Gorizia philosopher Carl Michelstaedter, who achieved world fame in philosophy only after his untimely death, is portrayed in the novel The Second Sea. His death is described as a lamp that does not go out due to lack, but an excess of oil. Following in the footsteps of the novel The Short Novel The Second Sea by Claudio Magris is especially interesting for the Primorska reader, as it takes place in our places […]

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The most famous philosopher of Gorizia Karl Michelstaedter

This year marks the 110th anniversary of the death of Carl (Karl) Michelstaedter, the most famous philosopher from Gorizia, who is considered by some to be one of the important European philosophers of the 20th century. Many are still confused by his sad fate. On the day he completed his dissertation "Persuasion and Rhetoric" (it. La persuasione e la retorica), in which he criticized modern bourgeois society, the young C. […]

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Luigi Cadorna, commander of the Italian army on the Soča

On this day 170 years ago (1850) in the Italian town of Pallanza (Piedmont) was born Luigi Count Cadorna, general, marshal and chief of staff of the Italian army from July 1914 until the defeat of the German-Austrian invasion of Kobarid in autumn 1917. He came from a family with a long military tradition. For the general mobilization of General Cadorna, it is already at the very beginning […]

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Tone King, 120 years of birth

Tone Kralj (120-1900), a sculptor, painter and graphic artist, was born 1975 years ago in Zagorica near Dobrepolje. He is also the younger brother of the painter and sculptor France Kralj. The round anniversary was on Sunday, August 23rd. He studied sculpture in Prague, Vienna, Paris and Venice. He developed his style of realism, his figures are robust, he painted […]

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Life as from a tense novel: Franc Žele (1896-1971)

On the evening of June 9, 1918, the Austro-Hungarian battleship Szent Istvan sailed from the port of Pula. During the voyage, at 331, she was hit in full by torpedoes fired from an Italian torpedo boat. After the explosions, water began to seep into the ship, so it tilted first, and at 602 it sank along with 89 crew members. Shipwreck [[]