On February 8, we will revive the memory of our greatest poet in Slovenia, France Prešeren.
Prešeren was born on December 3, 1800 in the Upper Carniolan village of Vrba.
Prešeren wrote his first important poems, Slovo od mladosti (A Farewell to Youth) and Sonetje nesreče (Sonnets of Misfortune). He played a big role in establishing the literary almanac Krajnska čbelica (The Carniolan Bee), which was edited by the librarian Miha Kastelic, and where he published many of his poems, such as Povodni mož (The Waterman), Lenora, and others.
In honor of France Prešeren, we have prepared 4 interesting facts that you may not have known about him yet:
1. The children called Prešeren Dr. Fig, as he always had bags full of figs ready for them.
2. He was a smart child, his mother taught him to read and write. At school, however, he was also inscribed in the Golden Book of the Best Students.
3. During school, he helped his less talented classmates to learn. Like this, he earned money to survive during school.
4. The central square of the capital Ljubljana is called Prešeren Square, where his monument also stands. Prešeren points his finger at the image of Primic's Julia on the other side of the square.
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