Nineteenth-Century Slovene bishop, poet, author, songwriter, and founder of a publishing house called the Hermagoras Society.
He was ordained as a priest at the seminary in Klagenfurt in 1824 before finally becoming Bishop of Lavant in 1846.
He wrote popular songs, such as "En hribček bom kupil" (I Will Buy a Small Hill), along with books on the topic of Slovene religious education.
He was born into a family of peasants in the village of Slom, near Ponikva.
His religious life and accomplishments were lauded by Pope John Paul II in 1996.