List of Bosnia and Herzegovina people

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This is a list of notable people of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The people of Bosnia and Herzegovina are known by the demonym "Bosnians", which includes people belonging to the three main constituent groups (Bosniaks, Croats and Serbs).

Activists[edit]

Arts[edit]

Fine arts[edit]

Architecture[edit]

Composition[edit]

Theatre and performing arts[edit]

Literature[edit]

Science and technology[edit]

Popular culture[edit]

Film, radio and television[edit]

Music[edit]

Politicians and historical figures[edit]

Medieval[edit]

Ottoman rule 1463–1878[edit]

Austro-Hungarian occupation 1878–1918[edit]

Kingdom of Yugoslavia 1918–1941[edit]

World War II[edit]

Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1943–1991[edit]

Presidents of the Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina 1943–1990[edit]

  • Kecmanović, Vojislav Đedo – (25 November 1943 – November 1946)
  • Pucar, Đuro Stari – (November 1946 – September 1948)
  • Šegrt, Vlado – (September 1948 – March 1953)
  • Pucar, Đuro Stari – (December 1953 – June 1963)
  • Dugonjić, Rato – (June 1963 – 1967)
  • Bijedić, Džemal – (1967–1971)
  • Pozderac, Hamdija – (1971 – May 1974)
  • Dugonjić, Rato – (May 1974 – April 1978)
  • Dizdarević, Raif – (April 1978 – April 1982)
  • Mikulić, Branko – (April 1982 – 26 April 1984)
  • Renovica, Milanko – (26 April 1984 – 26 April 1985.)
  • Mesihović, Munir – (26 April 1985 – April 1987)
  • Andrić, Mato – (April 1988 – April 1989)
  • Filipović, Nikola – (April 1988 – April 1989)
  • Piljak, Obrad – (April 1989 – December 1990)

Prime ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina 1945–1990[edit]

Bosnian presidents since 1990[edit]

Other political figures since 1943[edit]

  • Adnan Terzić – politician, former Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Boris Tadić – President of the Republic of Serbia
  • Cvijetin Mijatović a.k.a. Majo – politician and one-time President of the Collective Presidency of the SFR Yugoslavia
  • Irfan Ljubijankić – surgeon, composer, politician and diplomat
  • Jovan Divjak – general of the Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina during the 1992–1995 war, poet
  • Mladen Ivanić – politician and diplomat
  • Nikola Špirić – politician, Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Stjepan Šiber – Deputy Commander of the B&H Army during the 1992–1995 conflict
  • Vladimir Dedijer – a Partisan fighter, politician, and historian
  • Zlatko Lagumdžija – politician and diplomat
  • Zoran Đinđić – prime minister of the Republic of Serbia, Mayor of Belgrade, and the philosopher

Sportspeople[edit]

Team sports[edit]

Basketball
Football

Foreign footballers of Bosnian origin

– Australian national team

  • Eli Babalj – forward for Adelaide United and the Australian national team
  • Dino Djulbic – defender for Perth Glory and formerly the Australian national team

– Austrian national team

– Croatian national team

– German national team

  • Marko Marin – midfielder Sevilla and German national team

– Serbian national team

– Slovenian national team

– Swedish national team

– Swiss national team

Handball
Volleyball
Water polo

Individual sports[edit]

Athletics
Chess
Martial arts/boxing
  • Amer Hrustanović, wrestler
  • Amel Mekić – judo, European champion
  • Larisa Cerić – judo, European championship medalist
  • Davor Vlaškovac – judo, European championship medalist
  • Anton Josipović – boxing, light heavyweight gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics
  • Marijan Beneš – boxing, gold medal at the 1973 European Championship
  • Memnun Hadžić – boxing, European championship medalist
  • Hamid Guska – boxing coach
  • Adnan Ćatić – boxing, reigning IBF world champion, former WBO champion, and a two time former WBA champion
  • Jasmin Hasić – super heavyweight boxer best known for winning Bronze Medal at the European Junior Championships 2007 in Sombor
  • Zoran Prerad – taekwondo, European champion
  • Arnela Odžaković – karate, 5th place at 2006 World Championship
  • Dževad Poturak – retired super heavyweight kickboxer and former WKA European Champion and K-1 Fighting Network Prague 2007 tournament Champion
Tennis
Other

Religion[edit]

Other prominent people[edit]

  • Adil Zulfikarpašić – businessman, one-time politician, and philanthropist, founder of the Bosniak Institute in Sarajevo
  • Alija Sirotanović – Bosnian coal-miner, worker-hero, his face was on the 10 and 20000 dinar banknotes
  • Boris Tadić – President of Serbia
  • Branko Crvenkovski – Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia from 1992 to 1998 and again from 2002 to 2004, then President of the Republic of Macedonia from 2004 to 2009.
  • Emerik Blum – founder of Energoinvest, former Mayor of Sarajevo, arguably the most successful and influential businessman in the history of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Fikret Hodžić – Bosnian bodybuilder
  • Kemal Curić – automobile designer known best for his work at Ford, where he was responsible for numerous concept and production cars
  • Inga Peulich – Australian politician born in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Omer Halilhodžić – automobile designer responsible for the styling of the 2004 Mitsubishi Colt, and the concept cars which preceded it: CZ2, CZ3, CZ3 cabriolet, and CZT. He has since penned the Mitsubishi Concept Sportback, and the Mitsubishi Concept X, which presages the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X production car.
  • Mila Mulroney – wife of the 18th Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney
  • Tijana Arnautović – Miss World Canada 2004, model
  • Vladimir Ćorović – historian
  • Zoran Đinđić – former Prime Minister of Serbia
  • Nijaz Ibrulj – philosopher and a professor at the University of Sarajevo
  • Faruk Čaklovica – Professor of Bromatology and Rector of the University of Sarajevo
  • Željko Topić, Croatian civil servant and Vice-President of the European Patent Office born in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Infamous people[edit]

See also[edit]