Category: Personality


Cardinal Stepinac, savior of the Slovenes

Alojzije Stepinac, the blessed cardinal of Zagreb who resisted the Ustasha and communist regimes, took a great risk to save 535 exiled Slovene priests and several thousand Slovenes. Among the exiled priests was also Franc Krašna, who took Stepinac to Kredarica before the war. Krašna was born in Ljubljana, but his […] moved more .


The truth about Črtomir

On February 8, Slovenians celebrate their cultural holiday. On this day in 1848, the Slovenian poet dr. France Preseren. He was born on December 3, 1800 in Vrba. What did the literary historian and writer, academician France Bernik, president of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences between 1992 and 2002 and […] write about Prešeren's Baptism at Savica?read more .


The great cartographer Kocen from Hotunj

Exactly two hundred years have passed since the birth of the priest, geographer and cartographer Blaž Kocen (Blasius Kozenn) on 24 January 1821 in Hotunje near Celje. He was considered one of the most important geographers and cartographers in the Habsburg Monarchy. The originator of Slovene geography He was engaged in geographical teaching and designed a series of textbooks that were considered the best in […]read more .


Birthday of the untried Habsburg emperor

Today marks the 60th birthday of Charles of Habsburg-Lorraine (Karl Thomas Robert Maria Franziskus Georg Bahnam of Habsburg-Lothringen), also known as Archduke Charles of Austria and currently head of the Habsburg family. He is the first in a succession to the title of Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary, the Czech Republic, Croatia, etc. Charles of Habsburg was born on January 11, 1961 in Starnberg, Bavaria, where […]read more .

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Centenary of the death of Bishop Mahnič

Today marks the centenary of the death of dr. Anton Mahnič, Gorizia priest, bishop of Krk, professor, poet, writer, critic, Catholic ideologue, editor, educator and candidate for councilor. "Separation of spirits" Even today, Mahnič's advocacy for "separation of spirits" or the so-called cultural struggle and abuses of this concept, which are in the Slovenian public […]read more .


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 […]read more .


"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 […]read more .


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 […]read more .


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 […]read more .