Karel Destovnik

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Birthday
19, 1922
Birthplace
Slovenia
Death Date
Feb 22, 1944 (21)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
19, 1922
Birthplace
Slovenia
Death Date
Feb 22, 1944 (21)

About

Slovene poet, translator, and World War II-era freedom fighter. His best-known poems include "Slovene Child," "Madman," and "Day of All the Dead."

Before Fame

He published his early poems in a children's literary magazine called Slovenska Mladina.

Trivia

He was officially declared a national hero of Yugoslavia in July of 1953.

Family Life

He was born in Sostanj, Slovenia. After being arrested and imprisoned by the Nazi Gestapo in 1941, he joined resistance forces in Ljubljana.

Associated With

He and Ahmad Faraz became famous for their poetry and their political activities.