Slovenia - Famous slovenians



Milan Kucan and Janez Drnovšek have been president and prime minister of Slovenia since 1990 and 1992 respectively. In 1551, Primoz Trubar translated the New Bible into Slovene. The poet, Valentin Vodnik (1754–1819), wrote poems in praise of Napoleon; literature in praise of the French flourished during the French occupation of Slovenia in 1813. Slovenian tennis star Mima Jausovec (b. 1956) won the Italian Open in 1976 and the French Open in 1977.

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