Simon Jenko

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Birthday
27, 1835
Birthplace
Slovenia
Death Date
Oct 18, 1869 (33)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
27, 1835
Birthplace
Slovenia
Death Date
Oct 18, 1869 (33)

About

Nineteenth-century Slovene poet, author, and lyricist. He wrote primarily in the prose realism and patriotic poetry genres.

Before Fame

He studied at the University of Vienna, attending classes in history, philology, and law.

Trivia

His name was given to the prestigious Jenko Award, a Slovene literary prize awarded annually to poets.

Family Life

He was the illegitimate child of peasants. His cousin, Davorin Jenko, was a musical composer.

Associated With

He was a literary contemporary of fellow Slovene author Ivan Cankar.