Ivan Merz is a young layman from Croatia, who lived in an age full of big political changes that transformed Europe and left a strong mark on his life.
He was born on December 16, 1896 in Banja Luka from a liberal family when Bosnia ( Bosnia and Herzegovina ) was occupied by Austria-Hungary; he had his secondary education in the multiethnic and multi-religious environment of his native town; he finished his studies at the same time when in Sarajevo the crown prince Francesco Ferdinando was murdered ( June 28, 1914).
According to his parent’s will, and not to his own, he joined the military Academy in Wiener Neustadt but, disgusted by the corruption of this environment, he quit it after three months. In 1915 he started his university studies in Vienna, but in 1916 he was called up by the army to be sent, later on, to the front, where he spent almost all 1917 and 1918. At the end of the First World War he was in Banja Luka , where he experienced the radical political change and the birth of the new Yugoslav State. In 1919 and in 1920 he was back in Vienna, studying at the Faculty of Philosophy. In October 1920 he set off for Paris, where he attended some lessons at the Sorbonne University and in the “Institute catholique”, preparing in the meantime his doctoral dissertation.
Marin Soljacic (born February 7, 1974) is a Croatian physicist and electrical engineer known for wireless non-radiative energy transfer.
- Partial list of Prof. Soljacic's patents
- Wireless Power Transfer via Strongly Coupled Magnetic Resonances
Lavoslav Stjepan Ružička, Nobel prize laureate for chemistry in 1939.
Citizenship Austria-Hungary (1887–1917)
Lavoslav Stjepan Ružička born as Lavoslav ( Leopold ) Ružička (13 September 1887 – 26 September 1976) was a Croatian scientist and winner of the 1939 Nobel Prize in Chemistry who worked most of his life in Switzerland. He received eight honoris causa doctorates in science, medicine, and law; seven prizes and medals; and twenty-four honorary memberships in chemical, biochemical, and other scientific societies.
(December 2, 1889 - August 23, 1973
Dominik Mandić (December 2, 1889 - August 23, 1973) was a Bosnian Croat historian and politician, a member of the Franciscan Order. His history books are essential reading for the history of medieval Bosnia and Herzegovina.
* 1 Life
* 2 Mandić as historian
... o 2.1 His shortcomings
... o 2.2 His importance
... o 2.3 Dispute with Nada Klaić
* 3 Works
The following is a list of Famous Croats from Bosnia and Herzegovina, prominent individuals who were Croatian citizens or of Croatian ancestry.