| Republika HRVATSKA
an Overview of its History, Culture and Science
Dedicated to the memory of Gordan
When you meet a new friend or colleague, you are
necessarily confronted with his cultural and historical background,
peculiarities of his own, that are sometimes difficult to conceive.
this in mind, we believe you will understand our wish to give you a
better insight into what could be called a Croatian cultural heritage,
least in a rapid and sketchy way. The connections with other European
cultures are, as you will see, deep and longstanding. We shall
also try to intersperse this hypertext with some interesting facts by
which Croatia is recognizable. In short, we
start by describing an extremely complex and
interesting entity, unique in Europe - the Republic of Croatia, or in
Republika Hrvatska (HR).
A clickable INDEX of more than 300
outstanding names in Croatian history, culture and science.
Every nation in the world has something characteristic by
which it is recognizable.
This is also the case with the Croats:
- If you wear a
(la cravate, die Krawatte), then remember its Croatian origin.
- Croatian coat of arms during centuries
- A remarkable Address given by
a Croatian Minister to those going to war, and due to its
excellency translated into German, Dutch (in the Hague!), Swedish in
1778, and into Latvian in 1804.
- You probably use your CHEMICAL PEN (PENKALA) almost every
- Well, maybe you don't know that its inventor is PENKALA.
- Inventor of Parachute
Faust Vrancic (1551-1617).
- The unit of magnetic induction is Tesla, named after the inventor
of alternating current technology, of the three phase system, radio,...
- Identification by fingerprints (scientific
dactyloscopy) was introduced by Josip
- Do you know what is MOHO-layer
of the Earth?
- Antun Lucic discovered
the first major gusher in Texas in 1901.
- Filip Wesdin
pioneer of European indology, author of the first Sanskrit grammar in
- Glagolitic Script
- Tamburitza and folk music
- Sir Willam H. Hadow: Croatian
composer...JOSEPH HAYDN, London, 1897
- Paula von Preradovic, author
of verses of the Austrian national anthem
- Chicago Indians, Ivan Mestrovic
- Monument of Peace (Horsewoman), UN,
- Museu Krekovic, Palma de
Mallorca (Krekovic portrayed Mahatma Gandhi)
- Pag lace (Paska cipka)
- Letter by Albert Einstein and
- The oldest blind theatre in Europe
- The oldest arboretum in Europe
(Trsteno near Dubrovnik)
- The oldest maritime law in the
- The oldest insurance law in Europe
- The first manual about Navigation
- The first manual about
book-keeping in Europe
- The King of Dolls
- Professor Balthasar, Croatian
cartoon movie character, popular worldwide
- The King of Chips
- Croatan Indians, USA
- The Wolf Man
- Croatian cook-book
is an original, natural, and universal condiment of unique taste.
Created in 1958 in Podravka, Koprivnica, it is now used in over 40
countries, and is one of the most popular of European condiments.
Evidence of the indisputable quality and originality of Vegeta is,
unfortunately, the numerous attempts at copying, imitating, and illegal
- PLIVA is
today the largest pharmaceutical company in Croatia and by sales, the
largest in Central and Eastern Europe. Its best selling product is
- Dogs: Dalmatian
dog, Dubrovnik hunter, Croatian shepherd, Istrian short hair hound,
Istrian coarse-haired, Posavina hound, Tornjak
Recommended references and
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