We pointed out some of the most prominent influential Croatian women and men.
Those people ‘created’ what we call Croatia today.
Nikola Tesla was born in Smiljan in Lika and is undoubtedly one of Croatia’s most famous people. Famous Marco Polo was born in Korcula. Luka Modrić, one of the best football payers in the world is from Zadar, Dražen Petrović from Šibenik. Vlaho Bukovac, a fantastic impressionist, a painter of the nation, from Dubrovnik and surroundings, Zagreb’s Slavoljub Penkala, without whom the world would be less ‘literate’ because he invented the ballpoint pen. The torpedo was invented in Rijeka by Ivan Lupis Vukić. Croatian ‘fingerprints’ are in every police investigation in the world! We can thank Ivan Juan Vučetić from the island of Hvar, the father of dactyloscopy, who invented taking a fingerprint in an inquiry. The talented Ivana Brlić Mažuranić wrote Šegrt Hlapić and many other beautiful fairy tales that mothers and grandmothers read to their children at bedtime. God took away hearing from the fantastic noblewoman Slava Raškaj, but he repaid her with her incredible painting talent. Today, she is deservedly considered one of the best impressionists in Europe. Opera’s diva Milka Trnina thrilled the one producer of the chocolate with her fantastic voice to name the most famous chocolate after her, Milka. We must not forget either Zlata Bartl – the mother of almighty Vegeta!