Famous Croatian - Croatian Celebrities - page 2

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
Kolinda Grabar-KitarovićApril 29, 1968CroatianKolinda Grabar-Kitarović is the current President of Croatia, in office since 19 February 2015
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
Goran IvanisevicSeptember 13, 1971CroatianGoran Ivanisevic is a Croatian former professional tennis player
Davor GerbusNovember 18, 1997CroatianDavor Gerbus is a Croatian YouTube personality
Ivan MeštrovićAugust 15, 1883Croatian, AmericanIvan Meštrović was a Croatian architect and sculptor
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
LordeNovember 7, 1996CroatianLorde is a singer, songwriter, and record producer from New Zealand
Slavica Ecclestone

Slavica Ecclestone

Slavica Ecclestone is a former model and ex-wife of the Formula One tycoon Bernie Ecclestone

CroatianJune 2, 1958472 views

Rudolf Steiner

Rudolf Steiner introduced groundbreaking ideas in realms of spirituality, art, education and agriculture

CroatianFebruary 25, 1861225 views

Mario Andretti

Mario Andretti is a retired American professional race car driver, who has won numerous racing titles and laurels

CroatianFebruary 28, 1940283 views

Lorde

Lorde is a singer, songwriter, and record producer from New Zealand