France Avčin

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France Avčin
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Born (1910-10-06)October 6, 1910
Ljubljana, Duchy of Carniola, Austria-Hungary
Died February 21, 1984(1984-02-21)
Ljubljana, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia
Occupation electrical engineer and mountain safety expert

France Avčin (6 October 1910 – 21 February 1984) was a Slovene electrical engineer and mountain safety expert and early lobbyist for Environmental protection.[1]

Avčin was born in Ljubljana in 1910. He graduated electrical engineering in 1934 at the University of Ljubljana where he also worked for a while before the Second World War. In 1943 he joined the Partisans and returned to the University after the war. He was an active mountaineer and mountain rescue expert. He wrote numerous papers, articles and books both on electrical engineering and mountain safety. He died in Ljubljana in 1984 and was buried in the Trenta Valley in the Julian Alps.[2]

In 1964 he was awarded the Levstik Award for his book on his passion for the mountains Kjer tišina šepeta (Where Silence Whispers).[3]


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