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
|Slavica Ecclestone||June 2, 1958||Croatian||Slavica Ecclestone is a former model and ex-wife of the Formula One tycoon Bernie Ecclestone|
|Mario Andretti||February 28, 1940||Croatian, Italian, American||Mario Andretti is a retired American professional race car driver, who has won numerous racing titles and laurels|
|Rudolf Steiner||February 25, 1861||Croatian||Rudolf Steiner introduced groundbreaking ideas in realms of spirituality, art, education and agriculture|
|Franjo Rački||November 25, 1828||Croatian||Franjo Rački was a Croatian historian, politician and writer|
|Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović||April 29, 1968||Croatian||Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović is the current President of Croatia, in office since 19 February 2015|
|Ivan Meštrović||August 15, 1883||Croatian, American||Ivan Meštrović was a Croatian architect and sculptor|
|Davor Gerbus||November 18, 1997||Croatian||Davor Gerbus is a Croatian YouTube personality|
|Lorde||November 7, 1996||Croatian||Lorde is a singer, songwriter, and record producer from New Zealand|
|Slava Raškaj||January 2, 1877||Croatian||Slava Raskaj was a Croatian painter, considered to be one of the prominent watercolorists of the late 19th and early 20th century|
|Goran Ivanisevic||September 13, 1971||Croatian||Goran Ivanisevic is a Croatian former professional tennis player|