Famous Croatian - Croatian Celebrities

Croatia is a Roman Catholic country situated at the intersection of Central Europe, Southeast Europe and Mediterranean. Having a history that dates back to 7th century AD, Croatia, much like its European counterparts, faced suppression from the Ottoman Empire and was later merged into the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. It was not until 1991 that Croatia gained complete independence and was adjudged as the Republic of Croatia. Over the years, Croatia’s strategic geographic location influenced the country’s art and culture so much so, giving it shades of both the western and eastern hemispheres. Though Croatian stalwarts dominated Croatia’s politics, economy, military, academics, science, medicine, and arts and entertainment since times immemorial, it was in the 19th century that Croatian culture witnessed unprecedented developments in all the fields, thus giving rise to a number of popular historical figures such as, Franjo Tudman, Tin Ujevic, Vlado Gotovac, Janica, Kostelic, Ivan Supek and so on, The country also boasts of having three Nobel Prize winners including Lavoslav Ružička and Vladimir Prelog in the field of chemistry and Ivo Andrić in the field of literature. Know more about the life and works of popular Croatians in this section.

Find out more about the greatest Croatians, including Lorde, Mario Andretti, Rudolf Steiner, Slavica Ecclestone and Theodor Billroth.

The Most Famous Croatian

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Slavica EcclestoneJune 2, 1958CroatianSlavica Ecclestone is a former model and ex-wife of the Formula One tycoon Bernie Ecclestone
Mario AndrettiFebruary 28, 1940Croatian, Italian, AmericanMario Andretti is a retired American professional race car driver, who has won numerous racing titles and laurels
Rudolf SteinerFebruary 25, 1861CroatianRudolf Steiner introduced groundbreaking ideas in realms of spirituality, art, education and agriculture
Franjo RačkiNovember 25, 1828CroatianFranjo Rački was a Croatian historian, politician and writer
Kolinda Grabar-KitarovićApril 29, 1968CroatianKolinda Grabar-Kitarović is the current President of Croatia, in office since 19 February 2015
Ivan MeštrovićAugust 15, 1883Croatian, AmericanIvan Meštrović was a Croatian architect and sculptor
Davor GerbusNovember 18, 1997CroatianDavor Gerbus is a Croatian YouTube personality
LordeNovember 7, 1996CroatianLorde is a singer, songwriter, and record producer from New Zealand
Slava RaškajJanuary 2, 1877CroatianSlava Raskaj was a Croatian painter, considered to be one of the prominent watercolorists of the late 19th and early 20th century
Goran IvanisevicSeptember 13, 1971CroatianGoran Ivanisevic is a Croatian former professional tennis player

Goran Ivanisevic

Goran Ivanisevic is a Croatian former professional tennis player

CroatianSeptember 13, 1971147 views

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović is the current President of Croatia, in office since 19 February 2015

CroatianApril 29, 1968201 views

Herman Potočnik

Herman Potočnik was a Slovenian rocket engineer who is most remembered for his outstanding contribution in the field of space travel.

CroatianDecember 22, 1892112 views

Emanuel Vidović

Emanuel Vidovic was a Croatian painter and graphic artist

Anton Haus

Anton Haus was an Austrian naval officer

AustrianJune 13, 1851124 views

Ivan Meštrović

Ivan Meštrović was a Croatian architect and sculptor

CroatianAugust 15, 1883191 views

Franjo Rački

Franjo Rački was a Croatian historian, politician and writer

CroatianNovember 25, 1828213 views

Slava Raškaj

Slava Raskaj was a Croatian painter, considered to be one of the prominent watercolorists of the late 19th and early 20th century

CroatianJanuary 2, 1877174 views

Davor Gerbus

Davor Gerbus is a Croatian YouTube personality

CroatianNovember 18, 1997189 views

Theodor Billroth

Theodor Billroth was a great surgeon who invented many surgical procedures

AustrianApril 26, 1829137 views