SIESC 2007 in
European Federation of Christian Teachers
Fédération Européenne d'Enseignants Chrétiens
Europäische Föderation Christlicher Lehrer/innen
You cannot report on half a century in a few pages...
Yves CALAIS, see History
An attempt to briefly describe some achievements of
The first international recognition
of Croatia came in 879
John VIII, ie. 1128 years ago!
The Croatian Prince Branimir made important
steps in strengthening the relations with Rome. During the solemn divine
in St. Peter's church in Rome in 879, Pope John VIII gave his blessing
to the prince and the whole Croatian people, about which he informed
Branimir in his letters. In his letter dated from 881 the Pope addressed
Branimir as the `glorious prince'. This was the first time that the Croatian
state was officially recognized (at that time the international legitimacy
was given by the Pope), which, as we see, happened more than eleven centuries
A very brief summary:
Pavao Skalic, a humanist-polyhistorian
(born in Zagreb, 1534-1575), was the first to have used the notion of
in its modern meaning.
St Leopold Bogdan Mandic (1866-1942, memorial day 30th July),
with clumsy walk and stuttering, he developed tremendous spiritual strength.
Parachute invented by Faust
and his sketch of homo volans
Cravate with a pattern
coat of arms.
The name of "cravate" has been derived from the Croatian name.
Chemical pen and fountain pen - invented
by Penkala (1871-1922),
Filip Vezdin (Paulinus a Sancto Bartolomaeo,
pioneer of European indology, author of the first printed
(1711-1787) was the first
one to introduce
the force among material points now known as nuclear
His ideas were credited among others by Werner Heisenberg
for physics in 1932).
The verses for the Austrian national anthem "Land
der Berge, Land am Storme", were written by Paula von Preradovic (1887-1951),
Austrian writer and poetess, with the music of W.A. Mozart.
Guarneri's famous violin "the King" from 1735 is
kept in Zagreb,
a gift of its owner Zlatko Balokovic,
Hrvatsko katolicko drustvo prosvjetnih djelatnika, Zagreb
(Croatian Catholic Society of
More information about SIESC at www.croatia.org