the memory of The
King of Dolls
John Paul II (1920-2005)
Maxo Vanka (Zagreb 1889 - Mexico 1963)
Filip Vezdin or
Wesdin (1748-1806), pioneer of
Volans by Faust Vrancic
AROUND ARENA IN PULA, 2003
(1924-2005), American Croat,
Storm Operation, 4-8 August 1995
years from the liberation of parts of Croatia,
10 years of safe connection between Zagreb, Zadar, Sibenik, Split, Dubrovnik,...
years from the libeartion of Knin,
years from the deblocade of the town of Bihac in BiH,
John Evangelist, round 1482,
from Trogir, 15/16th centuries
Premio Brajnovic a la communication is a prestigeous Spanish award (500,000 pesets) established upon the initiative of newspapermen and lecturers from the University of Pamplon as a recognition to Luka Brajnovic (born in 1919 in Kotor, in Boka kotorska in today's Montenegro), a retired professor of Ethics of the University of Navarra, a former director of the Institute of Artes Liberales, a well known Spanish intellectual. It is interesting that the award was established during his lifetime.
Veljko Rogosic was named International Long Distance Swimming Federation World Champion four times between 1971 and 1974.
In 1992 this outstanding sportsman entered the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame, Florida, USA. He was participant of the Homeland War during Greater-Serbian aggression on Croatia. Recipiant of the Medal of Homeland War from president Franjo Tudjman. His motto and message to young people is
(1980), brilliant Croatian guitarist,
the question of free
speech, freedom of
is probably the most famous monument of early Croatian literacy, dating
from about 1100.
Its size and weight are impressive: 2x1 m, 800 kg. According to Branko Fucic and Eduard Hercigonja,
the language of inscription is Croatian - Chakavian with elements of liturgical Church Slavonic,
and the script is Croatian Glagolitic.
was found in the church of St. Lucy (Sv.
Lucija) in Jurandvor near Baska on Krk,
the largest Croatian island.
the question of free
speech, freedom of
center for voice transmission for reeducation of speach disorders and
has been founded in Zagreb in 1961 by Academician Petar Guberina (1913-2005).
The name of SUVAG is coined from
Systeme Universel Verbotonal d'Audition Guberina.
His verbo-tonal system
is in use
throughout the world, on all five continents.
His books were translated into many languages, including Arabic and Japanese.
In France, he was awarded the Legion of Honour.
scientists studying seismology the famous Moho-layer
of the Earth is well known. It was named after the great Croatian geophysicist
Andrija Mohorovicic (1857-1936).
His discovery was essential for understanding the inner structure
of the Earth and the behavior of seismic waves.
Together with the theory of forces due to Rudjer Boskovic,
this is probably the greatest achievement in the
history of Croatian science.
As a boy of 15 he spoke Italian, French, and English as well as his native Croatian,
later added German, Czech, Latin, and old Greek.
Two Croatian names appear on the map
The name of Rudjer Boskovic was given to a mountain on the visible side,
and the name of Aandrija Mohorovicic to a mountain
on the dark side of the Moon.
Marulic, the "father
of Croatian literature" (born in
was the most famous spiritual writer of his time in Europe,
and also the first who defined and used the notion of psychology.
His book De institutione bene
(six volumes, 64 chapters), published in Venice in 1506,
was translated from Latin into
Francis Xaver had taken only two
on his long pilgrimage to the East (India, Japan and China):
the Bible and De institutione.
In his testament St. Francis Xaver asked that Marulic's book be burried with him.
left us many beautiful verses and the
epic poem Judita
written in the Croatian language,
for which he sais expressly to be written in the Croatian verses (versi harvatski).
Marulic's texts have been used extensively by Thomas More and Henry VIII.
orchestra "Zivila Hrvatska" (Long
Live Croatia), USA,
performed in the White House for president F. Rooswelt in 1900.
Croatian Tamburitzans performed specially for General Pershing in1919
(Split 1855, Washington 1925)
the first major gusher in Texas, The
flowing at the rate of 80,000 to 100,000 barrels per day. It blew in January 1901.
About 50,000 people came to see it.
This meant the first massive exploitation of oil and petroleum in history.
museum with 18 m high granite obelisk was
built in honour to the Lucas gusher in Spindletop.
There is also 1,5 m granite monument of Lucic with inscription saying that
his discovery revolutionarized industry and transport,...
and changed lives of people in the whole world.
American Institute for Geological and
founded a prize
Anthony F. Lucas Gold Medal.
We commemorate hundred and fifty years from his birth, and eighty years from his death.
years since the death of one of the greatest
portraitists of the 20th century,
known also as "pintor croata-peruano"
Menorca, and Eivissa, in
national costumes of Balearic islands
kept in Museu Krekovic, Palma de Mallorca
Krekovic portrayed Mahatma Gandhi
(1931), The English Queen Elisabeth (1938),
the Swedish King Gustav V (1948), Royal family of Spain, etc.
coat of arms, not later than 1494,
and probably much older (a remain of unknown church),
Church of St. Lucija, Jurandvor near Baska, island of Krk
Croatian coats of arms in the cathedral of
St Vitus, Hradcani in Prague, Czech Republic
(Regnum Sclavoniae, Croatiae, Dalmatiae)
coats of arms (Dalmatien, Croatien)
drawn by Albercht
kept in Albertina in Vienna
coat of arms on the roof of the Church
of St. Marko in Zagreb, since 1878
(photo by Hippo)
Coat of arms of the Republic of Croatia
a mural by Maxo
Vanka in St.
Nicholas Croatian Church,
(photo by David Burne, New York)
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