Slovak Biographical Dictionary
By Margita Durovcikova, Zdenko Duriska, Pavol Parenicka, Augustin Matovcik
This lexicon provides a condensed survey of over 850 prominent personalities of Slovakia, from ancient times to the present, who have played a visible role in all the various spheres of creative work, including artistic, scientific, literary, economic and sociopolitical. First published in Slovak under the title Reprezentacny Biograficky Lexikon Slovenska by Matica Slovenska in 1999. This English translation is also a collaborative work co-published by Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc. and Matica Slovenska. Each entry includes diacritical marks.
This book is the first biographical dictionary in English of prominent Slovaks. Besides such entries as banker Michal Bosak, canonized saint Andrej Svorad, music composer Alexander Albrecht, inventor Jozef Murgas, filmmaking pioneers Jan Kadar and Daniel Siakel, and artist Andy Warhol, there are over 850 other Slovaks who have contributed through their art, technology, and poetry to the amelioration of the human condition and to the enrichment of world civilization and culture.