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Slovenia's first book was printed by the protestant reformer Primož TrubarPrimož Trubar (1508-1586). It was actually two books, Catechismus (a catechism) and Abecedarium, which was published in 1550 in Tübingen, Germany.

The central part of the country, namely Carniola (which existed as a part of Austria-Hungary until the early 20th century) was ethnographically and historically well described in the book The Glory of the Duchy of Carniola (German Die Ehre des Herzogthums Crain, Slovenian Slava vojvodine Kranjske), published in 1689 by baron Janez Vajkard Valvasor (1641-1693).

Slovenia's two greatest writers were poet Dr. France Prešeren (1800-1849) and writer Ivan Cankar (1876-1918).

The most important Slovenian painters are Ivana Kobilca and impressionist Rihard Jakopič. The most important Slovenian architect is Jože Plečnik.
Slovenia is a homeland of numerous musicians and composers, including Renaissance composer Jacobus Gallus (1550-1591), who greatly influenced Central European classical music. In the 20th century, Bojan Adamič was a renowned film music composer.
Contemporary popular musicians have been Slavko Avsenik, Laibach, Vlado Kreslin, Zoran Predin, Pero Lovšin, New Swing Quartet, DJ Umek, Siddharta, Magnifico, recently also Atomik Harmonik and others.
Slovenia's learned men include chemist, Nobel prize laureate Friderik Pregl, physicist Jožef Stefan, linguist Franc Miklošič and mathematician Jurij Vega.

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