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Famous Croats

People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.


  • Gaja Alaga physicist
  • Alfred Albini architect
  • Mario Ancic tennis player
  • Ivan Aralica author
  • Antun Augustincic sculptor
  • Nenad Bach musician
  • Julije Bajamonti historian, translator, philosopher
  • Lidja Bajuk singer, songwriter
  • Ivano Balic handball player, Olympic medalist
  • Zlatko Balokovic violinist
  • Relja Basic actor
  • Milan Begovic author
  • Ivan Belostenec lexicographer, linguist
  • Josip Belusic invented first electric speedometer
  • Charles Billich artist, sculptor
  • Danilo Blanusa mathematician, physicist
  • Janko Bobetko army general
  • Fran Bosnjakovic engineer
  • Vinko Bresan director
  • Mile Budak author, leader in Ustase movement
  • Vlaho Bukovac artist
  • Frane Bulic archeologist, priest, historian
  • Boris Buzancic actor
C - E
  • Max Emmanuel Cencic countertenor
  • Dobrisa Cesaric poet, translator
  • Colonia dance music band
  • Major Louis Cukela US Marine, Navy and Army Medal of Honor
  • Arsen Dedic singer, songwriter
  • Milislav Demerec geneticist
  • Valter Despalj cellist
  • Juraj Dobrila cleric, benefactor
  • Darko Domijan singer
  • Oliver Dragojevic singer
  • Doris Dragovic singer, songwriter
  • Slavenka Drakulic author, publicist
  • Tomislav Dretar poet, author, critic, translator
  • Marin Drzic playwright
  • Ivan Duknovic sculptor
  • Boris Dvornik actor
  • Viktor Car Emin author
  • Sergio Endrigo singer, songwriter
  • Filip Erceg author, journalist, political scientist
  • Stipe Erceg actor

F - G

  • William Feller mathematician
  • Josip Filipovic army general
  • Jure Francetic Ustashe commissioner
  • Josip Frank politician, lawyer
  • Mira Furlan actress
  • Artur Gavazzi geographer
  • Ivan Generalic artist
  • Marin Getaldic physicist, scientist, mathematician
  • Ksaver Sandor Gjalski author
  • Mila Gojsalic heroine, martyr
  • Kreso Golik film, television director, screenwriter
  • Jakov Gotovac composer, conductor
  • Ante Gotovina army lieutenant general
  • Stjepan Gradic philosopher, scientist
  • Mike Grgich wine maker
  • Mirko Grmek historian
  • Matija Gubec leader of Croatian-Slovenian peasant revolt
  • Nikola Vitov Gucetic statesman, philosopher, science writer
  • Divo "Ivan" Siskov Gundulic poet
H - J
  • Franjo Hannaman inventor, engineer
  • Krsto Hegedusic artist
  • Veceslav Holjevac soldier, politician
  • Branko Horvat economist
  • Hrvoje Horvat handball player, Olympic medalist
  • Joza Horvat author
  • Luka Ibrisimovic friar, led Ottoman uprising
  • Goran Ivanisevic tennis player, Olympic medalist
  • Oton Ivekovic artist

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This page was last modified on April 7, 2017.