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Birthday
17, 1890
Birthplace
Zakojca, Slovenia
DEATH DATE
Sep 17, 1970 (80)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
17, 1890
Birthplace
Zakojca, Slovenia
DEATH DATE
Sep 17, 1970 (80)

About

Slovene poet and translator who published more than one hundred books over the course of his career and received the prestigious Preseren Award. His literary works span the genres of social realism and expressionism.

Before Fame

He worked as a teacher before fighting on the Eastern Front of World War I. He published his first poetry collection, Pesmi, in 1921.

Trivia

Mentored by feminist editor Zofka Kveder, he started writing at the age of sixteen.

Family Life

He was the oldest of eight children born to a Zakojca shoemaker and tenant farmer.

Associated With

He and Pavel Golia are both celebrated Slovene poets.