86 Notable alumni of
Comenius University in Bratislava

The Comenius University in Bratislava is 531st in the world, 185th in Europe, and 2nd in Slovakia by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 86 notable alumni from the Comenius University in Bratislava sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Alexander Dubček

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    Alexander Dubček
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    Years
    1921-1992 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    Alexander Dubček was a Slovak politician who served as the First Secretary of the Presidium of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia (KSČ) (de facto leader of Czechoslovakia) from January 1968 to April 1969. He attempted to reform the communist government during the Prague Spring but was forced to resign following the Warsaw Pact invasion in August 1968.

  2. Zuzana Čaputová

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    Zuzana Čaputová
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    1973-.. (age 48)
    Enrolled in the Comenius University in Bratislava
    1991-1996 studied legal science
    Occupations
    juristpoliticianactivistenvironmentalistlawyer
    Biography

    Zuzana Čaputová, is a Slovak politician, lawyer, and environmental activist who has been President of Slovakia since 15 June 2019. Čaputová is the first woman to hold the presidency, as well as the youngest president in the history of Slovakia, elected at the age of 45.

  3. Gustáv Husák

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    1913-1991 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerjurist
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    Gustáv Husák was a Slovak communist politician, who served as the long-time First Secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia from 1969 to 1987 and the president of Czechoslovakia from 1975 to 1989. His rule is known as the period of the Normalization (Normalizace in Czech, Normalizácia in Slovak) after the Prague Spring.

  4. Robert Fico

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    Robert Fico
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    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Robert Fico is a Slovak politician who served as Prime Minister of Slovakia from 2006 to 2010 and from 2012 to 2018 (when he resigned). He has been the first leader of the Direction – Social Democracy (SMER-SD) party since 1999. First elected to Parliament in 1992 (whilst within Czechoslovakia), he was later appointed to the Council of Europe. Following his party's victory in the 2006 parliamentary election, he formed the first Fico Cabinet.

  5. Igor Matovič

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    Igor Matovič
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    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Igor Matovič is a Slovak politician and former businessman currently serving as Minister of Finance of Slovakia. He served as Prime Minister from March 2020 to April 2021.

  6. Vladimír Mečiar

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    Vladimír Mečiar
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    1942-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Vladimír Mečiar is a Slovak politician who served as Prime Minister of Slovakia three times, from 1990 to 1991, from 1992 to 1994 and from 1994 to 1998. He was the leader of the People's Party - Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (ĽS-HZDS). Mečiar led Slovakia during the dissolution of Czechoslovakia in 1992–93 and was one of the leading presidential candidates in Slovakia in 1999 and 2004. He has been criticized by his opponents as well as by Western political organisations for having an autocratic style of administration and for his connections to organized crime and his years in government became infamously known as Mečiarizmus (Mečiarism - spin off from Communism, due to its autocracy).

  7. Miroslav Lajčák

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    Miroslav Lajčák
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    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    diplomatpolitician
    Biography

    Miroslav Lajčák is a Slovak politician and diplomat, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic. In addition, Lajčak also served as President of the United Nations General Assembly for the 72nd session from 2017 until 2018.

  8. Maroš Šefčovič

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    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    Maroš Šefčovič is a Slovak diplomat and politician serving as Vice-President of the European Commission for Interinstitutional Relations since 2019, and previously from 2010 to 2014. He has been member of the European Commission since 2009. He also stood for office in the 2019 Slovak presidential election, which he lost against Zuzana Čaputová.

  9. Andrej Danko

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    Born in
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    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Enrolled in the Comenius University in Bratislava
    Studied in 1992-1998
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Andrej Danko is a Slovak politician who has been Speaker of the National Council of the Slovak Republic from 2016 to 2020 and Chairman of the Slovak National Party since 2012.

  10. Magdaléna Vášáryová

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    Magdaléna Vášáryová
    Born in
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    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    actordiplomatwriterpolitician
    Biography

    Magdaléna Vášáryová is a Slovak actress and diplomat, prominent for her liberal anti-nationalist stances. In 1971, she completed her studies at Comenius University in Bratislava. Until 1989, she acted in several Slovak theatres, including Slovak National Theatre, and in numerous movies. She was ambassador of Czechoslovakia in Austria (1990-1993) and ambassador of Slovakia in Poland (2000-2005). She was one of the candidates in the 1999 presidential election, but did not advance to the second round of the election. From February 2005 to July 2006, she held the position of State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia. In the 2006 parliamentary elections, she was elected to the National Council of the Slovak Republic for Slovak Democratic and Christian Union - Democratic Party.

  11. Ivan Gašparovič

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    Ivan Gašparovič
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    Years
    1941-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    politicianteacherpedagogue
    Biography

    Ivan Gašparovič is a Slovak politician and lawyer who was President of Slovakia from 2004 to 2014. He was also the first and currently the only Slovak president to be re-elected.

  12. Jožo Ráž

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    Jožo Ráž
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    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    singer
    Biography

    Jozef "Jožo" Ráž is a Slovak singer–songwriter and bassist from Bratislava known mainly for his work with the group Elán.

  13. Adriana Krnáčová

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    Adriana Krnáčová
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    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Adriana Krnáčová is a Czech businesswoman and a politician. She was the mayor of Prague from November 2014 until November 2018, becoming the first woman to serve in this position.

  14. Iveta Radičová

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    Iveta Radičová
    Born in
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    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    politiciansociologistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Iveta Radičová served as the first woman Prime Minister of Slovakia from 2010 to 2012. She led a coalition government, in which she also briefly held the post of Minister of Defence in the last five months of the coalition. Previously she had served as Minister of Labour from 2005 to 2006 in the second Dzurinda government.

  15. Robert Kaliňák

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    Robert Kaliňák
    Born in
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    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Robert Kaliňák is a Slovak politician who was the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of the Interior of Slovakia from 4 July 2006 to 12 March 2018. He is a member of the Direction – Social Democracy party. Kaliňák previously served as Minister of the Interior from 4 July 2006 to 8 July 2010. Kaliňák resigned on 12 March 2018 after the murder of Slovak journalist Ján Kuciak. He left as the longest serving minister in the history of modern Slovakia.

  16. Milan Rúfus

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    Milan Rúfus
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    Years
    1928-2009 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    linguistpoettranslatorwriteressayist
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    Milan Rúfus was a Slovak poet, essayist, translator, children's writer and academic. Rúfus is the most translated Slovak poet into other languages.

  17. Emil Benčík

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    Years
    1933-.. (age 88)
    Occupations
    linguistwriterjournalist
    Biography

    Emil Benčík is a Slovak writer, journalist and translator. He established the feature radio documentary in Slovakia and created the first family radio series in the country called Čo nového, Bielikovci, which during its 17 years run established itself as one of the most popular programs in Slovakia's history with almost 1 in 2 Slovaks tuning in regularly.

  18. Daniel Lipšic

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    Daniel Lipšic
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    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    politicianjurist
    Biography

    Daniel Lipšic is a Slovak politician and Jurist. He is a former Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Justice and former Minister of Interior. Until 28 May 2012 he was a member of the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH), in which he served as vice-president and a Member of Parliament. Through his legal and political career, he is noted for his hard-line stance regarding officials from the former communist Czechoslovak regime, as well as crimes committed during this period. A public anti-corruption activist, he is outspoken against perceived corruption in the political or financial sphere.

  19. Pavol Hammel

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    Pavol Hammel
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    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    singerrecord producercomposer
    Biography

    Pavol Hammel is a Slovak musician, singer and producer.

  20. Maťo Ďurinda

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    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    musicianpianistsinger
    Biography

    Martin Ďurinda is the vocalist and guitarist for the Slovak hard rock/heavy metal band Tublatanka. His hometown is Bratislava, Slovakia.

  21. Eduard Chmelár

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    Eduard Chmelár
    Born in
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    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Eduard Chmelár is a Slovak polimetrician, historian, politician, university teacher and activist. He was a prominent student leader in 1989 Velvet Revolution for Public Against Violence. In 2018, he collected all the signatures required for a candidacy in the 2019 Slovak presidential election. Currently, he's the chairman of the Socialisti.sk movement.

  22. Ivan Mikloš

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    Ivan Mikloš
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    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politicianeconomist
    Biography

    Ivan Mikloš is a Slovak politician and the former Minister of Finance of Slovakia (2010–2012). He previously served as Slovakia's Minister of Finance from 2002 to 2006, and Deputy Prime Minister for Economy between 1998 and 2002.

  23. Lucia Žitňanská

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    Lucia Žitňanská
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    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Lucia Žitňanská is a Slovak politician and member of Most–Híd. She served as Minister of Justice in the third government of Robert Fico from 2016–2018. In 2006 she served as deputy prime minister and Minister of Justice of Slovakia and in 2010 until 2012 she again served as Minister of Justice in the cabinet of Iveta Radičová.

  24. Pavol Rusko

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    Pavol Rusko
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    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    politicianjournalist
    Biography

    Pavol Rusko is the former leader of the Slovak political party Aliancia nového občana. He also owned the TV Markíza television station. He has two children, daughter Lívia and son Pavol.

  25. František Mikloško

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    František Mikloško
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    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    František Mikloško is a Slovak politician. He was a member of the National Council of the Slovak Republic and is a former member of Christian Democratic Movement. Mikloško was Speaker of the Slovak National Council from 1990 to 1992. Mikloško was one of the longest-serving members of parliament in Slovakia. He was also a candidate in the 2004 presidential election and the 2009 presidential election. Mikloško did not participated in 2010 parliament election and retired from politics.

  26. Tibor Gašpar

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    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Biography

    Tibor Gašpar was the President of police of Slovakia. He assumed office in 2012.

  27. Pavol Paška

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    Pavol Paška
    Born in
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    Years
    1958-2018 (aged 60)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Pavol Paška was a Slovak politician who served as Speaker of the National Council of the Slovak Republic from 2006 to 2010 and again from 2012 to 2014. He was a member of the Direction - Social Democracy (Smer-SD) party.

  28. Anna Záborská

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    Anna Záborská
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    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    politicianphysician
    Biography

    Anna Záborská is a Slovak politician of the Christian Union party, living in Bojnice. From 2004 to 2019 she was a Member of the European Parliament, where she was a member of the Group of the European People's Party (EPP). She was a member of the Christian Democratic Movement party (KDH).

  29. Milan Šašik

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    Years
    1952-2020 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    Catholic priestcatholic deacon
    Biography

    Milan Šašik CM was a Ruthenian Catholic hierarch, from Slovakia, who served as Bishop of the Eparchy of Mukachevo, in Ukraine.

  30. Karl-Heinz Brunner

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    Karl-Heinz Brunner
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    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Karl-Heinz Brunner is a German politician of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). He was elected a member of the German parliament (Bundestag) in the federal election of 2013.

  31. Jana Žitňanská

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    Jana Žitňanská
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    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    politicianwriterjournalist
    Biography

    Jana Žitňanská is a Slovak politician. Since 2014 she has been a Member of the European Parliament, where she is a member of the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR). She is also a journalist.

  32. Jozef Mihál

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    Jozef Mihál
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    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jozef Mihál MP is a Slovak politician and tax consultant. He was Deputy Prime Minister; Minister for Labour, Social Affairs, and Family; and deputy leader of Freedom and Solidarity (SaS).

  33. Ivo Nesrovnal

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    Ivo Nesrovnal
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    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Ivo Nesrovnal, LL.M. is a Slovak lawyer, politician. He served as the Mayor of Bratislava from 2014 to 2018.

  34. Antonín Mrkos

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    Antonín Mrkos
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    Years
    1918-1996 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    astronomer
    Biography

    Antonín Mrkos was a Czech astronomer, born in Střemchoví, in the Austro-Hungarian Margraviate of Moravia (present-day Czech Republic).

  35. Ján Vilček

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    Years
    1933-.. (age 88)
    Occupations
    immunologist
    Biography

    Jan T. Vilček is a biomedical scientist, educator, inventor and philanthropist. He is a professor in the department of microbiology at the New York University School of Medicine, and chairman and CEO of The Vilcek Foundation. Vilček, a native of Bratislava, Slovakia, (then part of Czechoslovakia) received his M.D. degree from Comenius University Medical School, Bratislava in 1957; and his Ph.D. in Virology from the Institute of Virology, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia in 1962. In 1964, Vilček, with his wife Marica, defected from Communist Czechoslovakia during a three-day visit to Vienna. In 1965, the Vilčeks immigrated to the United States, and have since lived in New York City. Vilček devoted his scientific career to studies of soluble mediators that regulate the immune system (cytokines), including interferon and tumor necrosis factor (TNF).

  36. Milan Čič

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    Milan Čič
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    1932-2012 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerjudge
    Biography

    Milan Čič was a Slovak lawyer and politician who served as Prime Minister of the Slovak Socialist Republic from 1989 to 1990.

  37. Yvette Estermann

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    Yvette Estermann
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    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Yvette Estermann born as Gavlasova is a Slovakian- Swiss politician and member of the National Council from the Canton of Lucerne.

  38. Ľubomír Galko

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    Ľubomír Galko
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    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Ľubomír Galko is a former minister of defense of Slovakia. A former member and vice-chairman for regions of Freedom and Solidarity (Sloboda a Solidarita, SaS), he is now a member of the extra-parliamentary Democratic Party (Demokratická strana, DS), though he has retained his seat in parliament.

  39. Ivan Korčok

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    Ivan Korčok
    Born in
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    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    Ivan Korčok is a Slovak politician. He served as Minister of Foreign and European Affairs in the Matovič Cabinet led by Prime Minister Igor Matovič from April 2020 until his resignation in late March 2021. He was appointed back on the 1 April 2021 under Eduard Heger's Cabinet.

  40. František Šebej

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    František Šebej
    Born in
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    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    politicianpedagoguewriterjournalist
    Biography

    František Šebej is a Slovak politician and academic. He was member of the National Council of Slovakia between 1998 and 2002 and once more from 2010 until 2018. Between 1990 and 1992 he was member of the House of the Nation of the Federal Assembly of Czechoslovakia.

  41. Pavol Hrušovský

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    Pavol Hrušovský
    Born in
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    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Pavol Hrušovský was the Speaker of the National Council of the Slovak Republic (the Slovak parliament) from 15 October 2002 to 7 February 2006 and party leader of the Christian Democratic Movement (2000–2009).

  42. Vladimír Palko

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    Vladimír Palko
    Born in
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    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    politicianuniversity teachermathematician
    Biography

    Vladimír Palko is a Slovak politician. He is a member of the National Council of the Slovak Republic and former Interior Minister of Slovakia. On 12 March 2008 he established a new party called Conservative Democrats of Slovakia after he left Christian Democratic Movement on February 2008, due to his scepticism and disappointment about leadership of Pavol Hrušovský.

  43. Árpád Érsek

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    Árpád Érsek
    Born in
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    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    civil servant
    Biography

    Árpád Érsek is a Most-Híd politician who served as the Minister of Transport and the Minister of the Environment in 2020.

  44. Imrich Karvaš

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    Imrich Karvaš
    Born in
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    Years
    1903-1981 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    economistpedagoguelawyerbanker
    Biography

    Imrich Karvaš was a Slovak economist.

  45. Martin Bútora

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    Martin Bútora
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    Years
    1944-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    diplomatpoliticianpedagoguewritersociologist
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    Martin Bútora is a Slovak sociologist, writer, university professor and diplomat.

  46. Milan Ftáčnik

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    Milan Ftáčnik
    Born in
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    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Enrolled in the Comenius University in Bratislava
    Studied in 1980
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Milan Ftáčnik was a Slovak politician, Minister of Education of the Slovak Republic from 1998 to 2002 and Mayor of Bratislava from 2010 to 2014. He was also a teacher at the Department of Applied Informatics at the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics of Comenius University in Bratislava.

  47. Miroslav Čiž

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    Miroslav Čiž
    Born in
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    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Miroslav Čiž is a Slovak politician who was elected as a Member of the European Parliament in 2019. During socialism, he served as a high-ranking official of the National Committees of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia. After the fall of the regime, he remained in the Communist Party of Slovakia, which was later renamed the Party of the Democratic Left. In the 1990s, he held several official positions in the National Council of Slovakia. In 1999, he was in the group of members of the Democratic Left, led by Robert Fico, who left the party and founded the Direction party. Thus, since 2002 he has been a member of the National Council and in 2006–2010 and 2014–2016 he was its Deputy Speaker.

  48. Milan Chautur

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    Milan Chautur
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    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
    Biography

    Milan Chautur, C.Ss.R. is a Slovak Greek Catholic hierarch, who has served as the first Eparchial Bishop of the newly created Slovak Catholic Eparchy of Košice from 30 January 2008 until his resignation on 24 June 2021. Previously he was an Auxiliary Bishop of the Slovak Catholic Eparchy of Prešov from 11 January 1992 until 27 January 1997 and as Apostolic Exarch of the Apostolic Exarchate of Košice from 29 January 1997 until 30 January 2008.

  49. Dušan Čaplovič

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    Dušan Čaplovič
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    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    archaeologistprehistorianpolitician
    Biography

    Dušan Čaplovič is a Slovak politician, formerly a historian and archaeologist. In 2006-2010, he was the Deputy Prime Minister for Knowledge Society, European Affairs, Human Rights and Minorities. Čaplovič is also Vice-Chairman of Direction – Social Democracy.

  50. Basil Hopko

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    Years
    1904-1976 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
    Biography

    Basil or Vasiľ Hopko was an eparch (bishop) of the Slovak Greek Catholic Church. He was beatified by Pope John Paul II for his martyrdom under Communist occupation.

  51. Zuzana Martináková

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    Zuzana Martináková
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    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    politicianjournalistwriter
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    Zuzana Martináková is a Slovak politician and a former journalist. She is the leader of the political party Free Forum.

  52. Pavel Vilikovský

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    Pavel Vilikovský
    Born in
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    Years
    1941-2020 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    writertranslator
    Biography

    Pavel Vilikovský was a Slovak writer. He was born in Palúdzka, now part of Liptovský Mikuláš. He attended the FAMU film school in Prague, before switching to Comenius University in Bratislava where he studied languages. He worked as an editor at various journals and publishing houses. Although he started writing in the 1960s, his literary output only became freely available after the Velvet Revolution. He published more than a dozen books, of which Letmý sneh (2014) has been translated into English as Fleeting Snow. In 1997, Vilikovský won the Vilenica Prize.

  53. Ivan Štefanec

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    Ivan Štefanec
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    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    politicianeconomist
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    Ivan Štefanec is a Slovak politician and business manager, former member of the Slovak Parliament and current member of the European Parliament for Christian Democratic Movement.

  54. Gyula Bárdos

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    Gyula Bárdos
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    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    politicianjournalist
    Biography

    Gyula Bárdos is an ethnic Hungarian politician in Slovakia, who was candidate in 2014 Slovak presidential election, running as a member of the Party of the Hungarian Community (SMK–MKP). He came in fifth with 5.1%. His daughter is actress Judit Bárdos.

  55. Anton Štefánek

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    Anton Štefánek
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    Years
    1877-1964 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    writersociologistjournalistpolitician
    Biography

    Anton Štefánek was a Slovak politician and sociologist who was involved in the campaign for Czech and Slovak unity and independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He was an important promoter of the concept of Czechoslovakism and served for 14 years in the Czechoslovak National Assembly and the Senate of Czechoslovakia in the 1920s and 1930s. He also pursued an academic career at Comenius University in Bratislava, culminating in his serving as rector of the university for several years after the Second World War. He was forced into retirement a year after the Czechoslovak coup d'état of 1948.

  56. Rudolf Chmel

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    Years
    1939-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    diplomatpedagoguewriterpolitician
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    Rudolf Chmel is a Slovak politician who was Minister of Culture in the government of Slovakia from 2002 to 2005 and again in 2006. He was also the last ambassador of Czechoslovakia accredited to Hungary, a member of the Parliament of Slovakia, and a writer and editor. From 2010 to 2012, he was the Deputy Prime Minister in Iveta Radičová's government.

  57. Boris Zala

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    Boris Zala
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    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    politicianassistant professoruniversity teacher
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    Boris Zala is a Slovak politician for the parliamentary party Smer-SD, a member of the Slovak parliament, and the current Chairman of the parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee. He is also Assistant Professor at Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra and Chair of the Political Science and European Studies Department at UKF's Faculty of Philosophy.

  58. Dušan Kováč

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    1942-.. (age 79)
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    Dušan Kováč is a Slovak historian and writer. He specializes in Slovak and Central European history of the 19th and 20th centuries, the author or co-author of several synthetic works about Slovak history. The head of the Institute of History of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (1990-1998), the scientific secretary of the Presidium of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (since 1998). The member of several Slovak and foreign scientific organisations like the Collegium Carolinum in Munich or the Royal Historical Society in London. He is a brother of the Slovak ex-president Michal Kováč.

  59. Stano Kropilák

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    1955-.. (age 66)
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    basketball playerpolitician
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    Stanislav "Stano" Kropilák is a retired Czechoslovak-Slovak professional basketball player. At a height of 6'10" (2.08 m), he was a talented power forward-center. He is considered to be one of the best European players of his generation. Kropilák was named one of FIBA's 50 Greatest Players in 1991. His nickname as a player was Kily.

  60. Ivan Kamenec

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    1938-.. (age 83)
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    historian
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    Ivan Kamenec is a Slovak historian.

  61. József Berényi

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    1967-.. (age 54)
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    politician
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    József Berényi is a Hungarian minority politician from Slovakia. He was the Chairman of the Party of the Hungarian Coalition of Slovakia in 2010-2016.

  62. Ivan Šimko

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    1955-.. (age 66)
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    politician
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    Ivan Šimko is Slovak politician and former Defence Minister.

  63. Jozef Heriban

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    1953-.. (age 68)
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    screenwriterwriterpoliticianfilm directorplaywright
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    Jozef Heriban is a Slovak writer, scenarist and film director. He devotes his time to literature and film. He is the former President of the Slovak PEN Centre, a Vice-President of the Board of the Slovak Audiovisual Fund and a member of the Slovak Film and Television Academy. He was married to well-known television talk show host and former Director of the Slovak Institute in Vienna Alena Heribanová and has two daughters, writer and journalist Tamara Šimončíková Heribanová and marketing and PR manager Barbara Jagušák.

  64. Zuzka Zguriška

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    1900-1984 (aged 84)
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    writerplaywrightteachertranslator
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    Zuzka Zguriška, born as Ľudmila Šimonovičová, married Dvořáková, was a Slovak novelist, play-writer and translator, and occasional actress. Zguriška is a belated representative of classical Slovak Realism.

  65. Simona Petrík

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    1982-.. (age 39)
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    politician
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    Simona Petrík is a Slovakian politician who served as a member of the National Council of Slovakia from 2016–2020.

  66. Juraj Hromkovič

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    1958-.. (age 63)
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    computer scientistuniversity teacher
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    Juraj Hromkovič is a Slovak Computer Scientist and Professor at ETH Zürich. He is the author of numerous monographs and scientific publications in the field of algorithmics, computational complexity theory, and randomization.

  67. Ján Packa

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    1956-.. (age 65)
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    Ján Packa is the former president of the Slovak Police Force the National Police in Slovakia.

  68. Tamara Heribanová

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    1985-.. (age 36)
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    journalistwriter
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    Tamara Heribanová is a Slovak writer, journalist and presenter.

  69. Rudolf Baláž

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    1940-2011 (aged 71)
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    Catholic priest
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    Rudolf Baláž was a Slovak Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Banská Bystrica from 1990 until his death in 2011. Baláž was ordained as a Catholic priest on June 23, 1963. He died on July 27, 2011, at the age of 70.

  70. Ľuba Lesná

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    1954-.. (age 67)
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    writerjournalist
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    Ľuba Lesná is a contemporary Slovak investigative journalist, filmmaker, novelist, and playwright. While her earlier work focused on plays, since Czechoslovakia's Velvet Revolution she has worked primarily as a journalist, writing also several books and a novel, Prípad medička (The Medical Student Case), being rewritten as a play. Lesná worked with Prime Minister Iveta Radičová, as an analyst in the Slovak Office of the Government from 2010-2012.

  71. Pavol Rankov

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    1964-.. (age 57)
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    writerjournalist
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    Pavol Rankov is a Slovak writer. Rankov was born in Poprad and went to school in Bratislava. He studied library science at the Comenius University, graduating in 1987. He then worked at the Slovak National Library in Martin and at the Slovak Pedagogic Library in Bratislava. In 1993, Rankov joined the staff of the Comenius University. He won the European Book Prize as well as the Angelus Award for his novel Stalo sa prvého septembra (alebo inokedy), translated into English as It Happened on September the First (or Whenever).

  72. Yuri Dojc

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    1946-.. (age 75)
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    photographer
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    Yuri Dojc is a Slovak-Canadian fine arts photographer. Dojc currently resides in Toronto, Canada, with work internationally exhibited in countries such as Brazil, Slovakia, Rwanda as well as across Canada.

  73. Silvia Gašparovičová

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    1941-.. (age 80)
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    civil engineerpolitician
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    Silvia Gašparovičová née Beníková was the First Lady of Slovakia from 2004 to 2014 as wife of former President Ivan Gašparovič.

  74. Vladimir Fekete

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    1955-.. (age 66)
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    Catholic priest
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    Bishop Vladimir Fekete, S.D.B. is a Slovak-born Roman Catholic prelate as the Apostolic Prefect of Apostolic Prefecture of Azerbaijan (since 5 November 2009 until 4 August 2011 as Superior of the Mission sui iuris) and Titular Bishop of Municipa (since 8 December 2017).

  75. Ľubomír Belák

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    1951-.. (age 70)
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    musiciancomposersinger
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    Ľubomír Belák is a Slovak musician, vocalist, music composer and TV producer. His father Michal Belák was a presenter, singer and actor, and his mother Pavla Adámková Beláková was a singer in choir of the Slovak National Theater. His older sister Jana Beláková was a singer and his younger sister Daniela Luthová is a vogue designer. In 1983 he graduated from Philosophical Faculty at the Comenius University in Bratilava.

  76. Mira Nábělková

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    1956-.. (age 65)
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    linguist
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    Mira Nábělková is a Slovak linguist.

  77. Jan Oravec

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    1964-.. (age 57)
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    economist
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    Ján Oravec CSc. is a Slovak economist and current secretary of state of Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic. He is the president of The Entrepreneurs Association of Slovakia. In 2004, he became a member of the European committee and in 2013 he became a member of its presidium.

  78. Igor Štohl

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    1964-.. (age 57)
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    chess playerauthor
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    Igor Štohl is a Slovak chess player who holds the titles of Grandmaster (GM) (1992), Slovak Chess Championship winner (1984).

  79. Bohuslav Kokotek

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    1949-2016 (aged 67)
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    ministerpoliticianjournalist
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    Bohuslav Kokotek, also known as Bogusław Kokotek, was a Czech Lutheran clergyman, journalist, activist of the Polish minority in the Czech Republic, and local politician.

  80. František Lipka

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    1946-.. (age 75)
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    linguistwriterdiplomatsommelierpoet
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    František Lipka is a Slovak diplomat, poet and translator, who contributed to the process of the creation of independent Montenegro.

  81. László Szarka

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    1953-.. (age 68)
    Enrolled in the Comenius University in Bratislava
    Studied in 1976
    Occupations
    historian
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    László Szarka is a Hungarian historian.

  82. Stanislav Piętak

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    1946-.. (age 75)
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    parsonuniversity teacher
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    Stanislav Piętak is Czech theologian and pedagogist.

  83. Zuzana Beňušková

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    1960-.. (age 61)
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    ethnologist
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    Prof. PhDr. Zuzana Beňušková, CSc. is a Slovak ethnologist, ethnographer, cultural and social anthropologist. She is a professor of ethnology at University of Constantine the Philosopher in Nitra. Her fields of research are ethnic minorities, social relations, customs, cultural regions of Slovakia and history of ethnology.

  84. Milan Mišík

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    1928-2011 (aged 83)
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    geologist
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    Milan Mišík was Slovak geologist and university professor. He excelled particularly as an expert in microfacies analysis, stratigraphy, sedimentology, petrography of sedimentary rocks, but also in paleogeography, general and structural geology and tectonics. His best known scientific works were dealing with carbonate rocks and exotic conglomerates.

  85. Viera Prokešová

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    1957-2008 (aged 51)
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    writerjournalistpoet
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    Viera Prokešová was a Slovak writer and translator.

  86. Zora Mintalová – Zubercová

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    1950-.. (age 71)
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    historian
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    Zora Mintalová Zubercová is a Slovak ethnographer, historian, museologist and popular science author, best known for her study of Food history and Material culture of Central Europe and the History of the Slovak Red Crosss. Her work has earned her the Giuseppe Pitrè-Salvatore Salomone Marino Prize as well as the National Medal of Science of the Slovak Republic.