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France Preseren

(3 December 1800 – 8 February 1849 / Vrba)

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France Prešeren was a Slovene Romantic poet. He is considered the Slovene national poet. Although he was not a particularly prolific author, he inspired virtually all Slovene literature thereafter.

Life

He was born 3 December 1800 (Saturday) in the Upper Carniolan village of Vrba, then part of the Habsburg Monarchy (today in Slovenia), to a relatively well-to-do peasant family. Already as a child, he showed considerable talent, so his parents decided to provide him with a good education.

At the age of eight, he was sent to elementary schools in Grosuplje and Ribnica, run by the local Roman Catholic clergy. In 1812, he moved to the Carniolan ... more »

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  • Rookie Tom Priestly (4/23/2013 9:44:00 PM)

    I am the co-author of a book of Prešeren's poetry, translated into English. May I ask who is the translator of this version? I am impressed!
    Tom Priestly

  • Rookie Tom Priestly (4/23/2013 9:41:00 PM)

    I am the co-author of a book of Prešeren's poetry, translated into English. May I ask who is the translator of this version? I am impressed!

  • Rookie Tom Priestly (4/23/2013 9:39:00 PM)

    I was co-author of a book of translations of Prešeren's poetry, including the Wreath of Sonnets. May I ask who is the translator of this version? I am impressed!

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