List of Slovenes

Artists including performing arts

Authors

Inventors

  • Ivo Boscarol (born 1956) – light aircraft designer and manufacturer
  • Joseph Fuisz (born 1970) – inventor of thirty-five patents relating to drug delivery and computer fields
  • Richard Fuisz (born 1939) – pharmaceutical inventor of controlled release drug beads, quick dissolve tablet systems, thin film drug delivery systems as well as various medical devices, diagnostic devices and electronic mail patents
  • Japec Jakopin (born 1951) – yacht designer
  • Alojz Knafelc (1859–1937) – creator of Slovenian trail blaze
  • Herman Potočnik – Noordung (1892–1929), one of the founders of astronautics
  • Janez Puh (German Johann Puch) (1862–1914) – inventor, innovator, industrial designer and manufacturer
  • Janez Auguštin Puhar (1814–1864) – priest, photographer, painter and poet – invented a photography on the glass in 1842.
  • Edvard Rusjan (1886–1911) – pilot and aeronautic pioneer

Military personnel

Film, radio and television

Musicians and composers

Philosophers

Politicians

  • Andrej Bajuk (1943–2011) – third prime minister of independent Slovenia
  • John Blatnik (1911–1991) – U.S. Congressman (Slovenian parents; born and raised in the USA, and never lived in Slovenia)
  • Leonard J. Bodack (1932–2015)– former Pennsylvania State Senator (Slovenian ancestry; born and raised in the USA, and never lived in Slovenia)
  • Jože Brilej (1910–1981) – Yugoslav politician, diplomat and ambassador, President of the United Nations Security Council (1956)
  • Josip Broz Tito (1892–1980) – president of the Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia between 1945 and 1980 (son of a Croat father, Franjo Broz, and a Slovenian mother, Marija Javeršek)
  • Leo von Caprivi (1831–1899) – German major general and statesman who served as German Chancellor from March 1890 to October 1894 (His family (complete surname: von Caprivi de Caprera de Montecuccoli) was of Italian and disputed Slovenian origin; born and raised in Germany, and never lived in Slovenia)
  • Janez Drnovšek (1950–2008) – 2nd prime minister of independent Slovenia, third president of Slovenia, 2003–2008
  • Tom Harkin – US Senator (Slovenian mother; born and raised in the USA and never lived in Slovenia)
  • Janez Janša (born 1958) – fifth prime minister of independent Slovenia
  • Zmago Jelinčič Plemeniti (born 1948) – leader of the Slovenian national party (SNS)
  • Edvard Kardelj (1910–1979) – prewar communist, politician, statesman and publicist
  • Boris Kidrič (1912–1953) – communist, politician, statesman and economist
  • Amy Jean Klobuchar (born 1960) – United States Senator from Minnesota (Father's grandparents came from Slovenia; born and raised in USA, has never lived in Slovenia)
  • Anton Korošec (1872–1940) – prominent Yugoslav politician
  • Milan Kučan (born 1941) – first president of independent Slovenia, 1991–2002
  • Frank Lausche (1895–1990)– former U.S. Senator, Governor of Ohio & Mayor of Cleveland (Parents of Slovenian origin; born and raised in the USA and never lived in Slovenia)
  • Vladko Maček (1879–1964) – Croatian politician of Slovene origin from the first half of the 20th century. He led the Croatian Peasant Party (HSS)
  • James Oberstar (1934–2014) – U.S. Representative from Minnesota (Partial Slovenian ancestry; born and raised in USA and never lived in Slovenia)
  • Lojze Peterle (born 1948) – first prime minister of independent Slovenia
  • Tanya Plibersek – Australian politician – House of Representatives
  • Anton Rop (born 1960) – fourth prime minister of independent Slovenia
  • Gregorij Rožman (1883–1959) – Bishop of Ljubljana (1930–1945), collaborator with Italian and German occupying forces during the Second World War
  • Marjan Šarec (born 1977) – Slovene prime minister
  • Danilo Türk (born 1952) – President elect of Slovenia
  • Walter Veltroni (born 1955) – Mayor of Rome (Slovenian mother)
  • George Voinovich – U.S. Senator, former Governor of Ohio and Mayor of Cleveland, (Slovenian mother; born and raised in the USA, never lived in Slovenia)
  • Anton Vratuša (1915–2017) – politician and diplomat, who was the Prime Minister of Slovenia from 1978–80 and of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, also its ambassador to the United Nations

Scientists and scholars

Athletes

Other people

See also

References

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  3. "Goran Dragic". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
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