Croatia : " Prehistory to Present "
Overview - Croatia, officially the Republic of Croatia (Croatian: Republika Hrvatska), is a sovereign state at the crossroads of Central Europe, Southeast Europe, and the Mediterranean. Its capital city is Zagreb, which forms one of the country's primary subdivisions, along with its twenty counties. Read more...
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More About Croatia by Edited by Paul F. Kisak
Croatia, officially the Republic of Croatia (Croatian: Republika Hrvatska), is a sovereign state at the crossroads of Central Europe, Southeast Europe, and the Mediterranean. Its capital city is Zagreb, which forms one of the country's primary subdivisions, along with its twenty counties. Croatia covers 56,594 square kms (21,851 square miles) and has diverse, mostly continental and Mediterranean climates. Croatia's Adriatic Sea coast contains more than a thousand islands. 1. The Vatican had an all Croatian Navy. 2. Pope Sixthus 5th was Croatian. 3. Croatians were used as to attack Scottish castles. 4. A Pasha of Egypt was Croatian. 5. There were established trade routes from Dubrovnik to the Mideast, Venice, England, Scotland & Wales. 6. Croatians were among the worlds most accomplished sailors and shipbuilders. 7. St. Simeon was a Patron Saint in Croatia. 8. St. Peter of Gamay was a Patron Saint in Croatia. 9. Composer Joseph Haydn was Venetian-Croatian. 10. Nicholas Tesla was one of the most accomplished physicists in the world and refused the Nobel Prize. 11. Shakespeares play 'The 12th Night' was about Dalmatia and Dubrovnik. 12. St. Blaise was a patron St. of Croatia 13. There were 4 Croatians aboard the Columbus voyage to discover America. 14. There were early American pioneers from Croatia. 15. There were Croatians aboard the voyage of Verrazano to America & Canada. 16. There were Croatians aboard Sebastian Cabot's Voyage. 17. Marco Polo was a Croatian. 18. There were Croatians in the Arctic expedition of 1872-1874. 19. St. Jerome is the Patron Saint of Dubrovnik. 20. The Croatians were the 1st to have the Latin Vulgate Mass. 21. Dubrovnik Croatia was involved in the American Revolution. 22. Croatia played a roll in the Napoleanic wars & The battle of Waterloo. 23. Croatia had an important role in the beginning of WWI. 24. JAVA man was found in Croatia 25. Anthony F. Lucas is the father of the petroleum industry. 26. Dragutin Kramberger discovered the richest collection of remains of Diluvial Neanderthal people in the world. 27. Vladimir Prelog won the Nobel Prize for discoveries in chemistry 28. Ivan Vucetic was a criminologist and pioneer of datiloscopy. 29. Andrija Mohorovicic's discovery was essential for modeling the inner structure of the Earth. 30. Two Croatian names appear on the map of the Moon. 31. Stjepan Mohorovicic discovered positronium. 32. Dragutin Lerman was a member of Stanley's expedition to Congo and a commissary. 33. Milan Sufflay was an expert in the field of albanology. 34. Juan Bielovucic was one of the first aviators in history. 35. Fran Bosnjakovic was one of leading experts in thermodynamics. 36. The Savannah nuclear ship was built to the plans of Erazmo Ticac. 37. In 1972 Hrvoje Saric invented the 1st synchro-rotational photo-camera in history. 38. Vladimir Jurko Glaser published one of the first papers on Quantum Electrodynamics. 39. Zvonimir Janko discovered groups named J1, J2, J3, and J4, called Janko groups. 40. Ivan Gutman, a Mathematical Chemist, has authored more than 1200 scientific articles. 41. Lavoslav Ruz won the Nobel Prize for chemistry. 42. Vladimir Prelog won the Nobel Prize in chemistry. 43. The 3rd Croatian Nobel Prize winner is Ivo Andric, for literature. 44. Anthony Maglica is a holder of hundreds of patents and trademarks and designed the Mag-Lite flashlight. 45. In 1997 Tomislav Uzelac invented the AMP Playback Engine, the first successful MP3 player. This book details the remarkable history and rich culture of Croatia and is designed to be a reference and provide an overview of the topic and give the reader a structured knowledge to familiarize yourself with the topic at the most affordable price possible. The accuracy and knowledge is of an international viewpoint as the edited articles represent the inputs of many knowledgeable individuals and some of the most current knowledge on the topic.
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