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Anton Martin Slomšek

Anton Martin Slomšek Biography

Religious Leader


ABOUT
Nineteenth-Century Slovene bishop, poet, author, songwriter, and founder of a publishing house called the Hermagoras Society.
BEFORE FAME
He was ordained as a priest at the seminary in Klagenfurt in 1824 before finally becoming Bishop of Lavant in 1846.

FAMILY LIFE
He was born into a family of peasants in the village of Slom, near Ponikva.
ASSOCIATED WITH
His religious life and accomplishments were lauded by Pope John Paul II in 1996.
TRIVIA
He wrote popular songs, such as "En hribček bom kupil" (I Will Buy a Small Hill), along with books on the topic of Slovene religious education.

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