Archive for February 8th, 2009

Remembering France Prešeren

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

I think I may have mentioned him briefly before, but today is the anniversary of the death of France Prešeren and a national holiday here in Slovenia. Prešeren was a 19th Century Romantic poet, the father of Slovene literature, and a major national hero.

France Prešeren statue in Ljubljana

France Prešeren statue in Ljubljana. The figure above Prešeren is his great unrequited love and poetic muse, Julija Primic.