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Who is the most famous Croatian?

When you mention Croatia to foreigners, most of them will first think of some of our best athletes, and among them, you will probably hear the names Kukoč, Petrović, Modrić, Šuker, Kostelić, and Ivanišević. Some who do not follow sports, or know more about history, will probably mention physicist Ruđer Bošković, inventor Slavoljub Penkala, and of course, Nikola Tesla.

In our search for answers, we came across a great podcast: AllThingsCroatia. The episode "Who is the most famous Croatian?" was filmed in Makarska, hosting guests from Sweden, Spain, Kazakhstan, and the Czech Republic. As the host of this podcast concludes, if you ask this generation - the most popular Croat right now is Luka Modrić.

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Luka Modrić is Croatia's ambassador and another confirmation of how much sport connects people around the globe.

Speaking of football and Makarska, we believe that most of you know the name Alen Bokšić. This fantastic striker, who started his career in the Makarska football club Zmaj, is a fan favorite of all the clubs he played for. Nevertheless, it holds a special place in the hearts of Hajduk Split fans.

In addition to those mentioned, we believe that it is important to mention some other important historical names: Miroslav Krleža (writer), Tin Ujević (poet), Ivan Meštrović (sculptor), Mate Parlov (Olympic gold medalist), Bartol Kašić (linguist), Faust Vrančić (inventor), Lavoslav Ružićka (chemist), Marco Polo (explorer)...

These are some of the inventions for which Croats are responsible:

The first cost-effective electric light bulb with a metal filament was invented by the Croatian chemist Franjo Hanaman. It was patented in 1903.