Anton Martin Slomšek

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Birthday
26, 1800
Birthplace
Slovenia
Death Date
Sep 24, 1862 (61)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
26, 1800
Birthplace
Slovenia
Death Date
Sep 24, 1862 (61)

About

Nineteenth-Century Slovene bishop, poet, author, songwriter, and founder of a publishing house called the Hermagoras Society.

Before Fame

He was ordained as a priest at the seminary in Klagenfurt in 1824 before finally becoming Bishop of Lavant in 1846.

Trivia

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.

Family Life

He was born into a family of peasants in the village of Slom, near Ponikva.

Associated With

His religious life and accomplishments were lauded by Pope John Paul II in 1996.