Ivan Cankar

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Birthday
10, 1876
Birthplace
Slovenia
Death Date
Dec 11, 1918 (42)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
10, 1876
Birthplace
Slovenia
Death Date
Dec 11, 1918 (42)

About

A modernist Slovene author, poet, playwright, and activist, he is best known for his novel Na Klancu (On the Hill); his drama Hlapci (Serfs); and his satirical work Pohujsanje v dolini Sentflorijanski (Scandal in St. Florian Valley). He is also famous for his symbolist short stories.

Before Fame

He studied engineering for a time at the University of Vienna.

Trivia

His image appeared on the 10,000 tolar bill in Slovenia between 1994 and 2007.

Family Life

He was one of several children born to an impoverished artisan father, and he was raised mostly by his mother.

Associated With

His worldview was influenced by the work of philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche.