Nobel prize laureate for chemistry in 1975.
Matthias Flacius Illyricus
(Croatian: Matija Vlačić Ilirik);
(German: Matthias Flach)
(3 March 1520 – 11 March 1575)
Matthias Flacius Illyricus (Latin; Croatian: Matija Vlačić Ilirik, German: Matthias Flach) (3 March 1520 – 11 March 1575) was a Lutheran reformer.
Saint Leopold Bogdan MandićBorn May 12, 1866(1866-05-12)
Herceg Novi, Boka Kotorska
Died June 30, 1942 (aged 76)
Saint Leopold Bogdan Mandić was born on May 12, 1866 and died on June 30, 1942. He was an ethnic Croat born in Herceg Novi, in Boka Kotorska (modern-day Montenegro), and died in Padua, Italy. Physically malformed and delicate, having a height of only 1.35m, with clumsy walk and stuttering, he developed tremendous spiritual strength. His feast is celebrated May 12.
Although he wanted to be a missionary in Eastern Europe, he spent almost all of his adult life in Italy, and lived in Padua from 1906 until the end of his life. He spent also one year in Italian prison during WWI, since he did not want to renounce his Croatian nationality. He also dreamed unceasingly about reuniting the Catholic and Orthodox churches and going to the Orient. He became known as Apostle of Confession and Apostle of Unity. He made a famous prayer that is the forerunner of today's Ecumenism.
Birth name Oscar Neumann
Born 13 March 1906
Died 13 April 1985 (aged 79)
Oscar Nemon (born Oscar Neumann; 13 March 1906 – 13 April 1985) was a Croatian sculptor who was born in Osijek, Croatia, but eventually settled in England. He is best known for his series of more than a dozen public statues of Sir Winston Churchill.
The following is a list of Famous Croats from Bosnia and Herzegovina, prominent individuals who were Croatian citizens or of Croatian ancestry.