Primary school of Viliam Záborský
Made for Comenius program:
Wandering through the History and Culture of Europe.
In our presentation we will introduce
the most famous and the most significant
personalities of our country.
You can also see paintings of our
classmates in this presentation.
In this paintings we´d like to show you
our view of the history of Slovakia and
also our relationship to it and to our
PRIBINA ( 800 - 861)
Pribina was a Slavic prince .
As the prince he ruled the country especially
from his seat in Nitra – Nitrava.
He also built the first Christian church on our
territory - on the territory to the North of the
Cyril and Metod – 9th century
• Cyril and Method were also called Thessalonian
brothers or apostoles of the Slavs during formation of
Great Moravia.To our territory they came from
Byzantium, which was the centre of culture before.
• They became Christian missionaries between Slavic
nations of Great Moravia. They spread Christianity and
culture and contributed significantly to development of
• Their work influenced cultural development of all the
Slavs. They received the title “apostoles of the Slavs“.
They created the first Slavic writing - Hlaholika.
MÁRIA TERÉZIA 1740 – 1780
• Mária Terézia was Hungarian and Czech Queen of
• She ruled the territory of Slovakia in 18th century
when Slovakia was the part of Austria – Hungary.
• During her reign
the monarchy developed.
• Svätopluk is the most known and the
most significant Slovak monarch.
• In 9th century he was the Prince of
Nitra’s principality and from 871 to 894
also the most known monarch of Great
Matúš Čák Trenčiansky ( 1252 – 1321 )
• Named as the Master of Váh and the
Tatras, significant nobleman.
• He lived in Trenčín castle, he owned
another 30 castles.
• He was significant monarch in
• Matej Korvín came from the
Huňady´s family and his father Ján
Huňady was the richest magnate
• Through his reign he contributed
to economic and cultural rise of
Master Pavol from Levoča
15 –16th century.
• In creative region of Levoča for almost
four decades, Master Pavol from Levoča
lived and formed his art. He is considered
for the biggest medieval artist of Slovakia
till this time.
• He was a medieval carver and sculptor of
15th and 16th century, active mostly in the
town of Levoča, Slovakia.
• He was famous as the creator of the altar
in St. Jacob’s Church in the town of
Levoča, where he lived with his family most
of his life.
JuraJ Jánošík (1688 -1713)
• Slovak Robin Hood – own name Juraj
Jánošík is the biggest Slovak legend.
• He was a famous Slovak outlaw. Jánošík
has been the main character of many
Slovak legends, novels, poems and films.
• He was born in Terchová in Orava.
• According to the legend, he robbed nobles
and gave the loot to the poor.
• He was executed in Liptovský Mikuláš.
• He was executed and it is also possible
that Jánošík was hanged. A hook was
pierced through his left side and he was
left dangling on the gallows to die.
Ľudovír štúr ( 1815 - 1856)
• He was the most significant
personality of Slovakia during
• Ľudovít Štúr was the most significant
representative of Slovak national life
and the leading figure of Slovak
national revival in 19th century.
• He created
Slovak literary language.
Pavol Dobšinský ( 1828 – 1885 )
• He came from Gemer situated in the south -
east of Slovakia.
• He was a Slovak collector of folklore and writer
belonging to the period of Romanticism and to the
• He is perhaps best known for creating the
largest and for the most complete collection
of Slovak folktales. (Simple National Slovak
Tales), self-published in a series of eight
books from 1880 to 1883.
• For his collections he has often been referred to as
"Slovakian Hans Christian Andersen“.
• The focus of most of his work was on
Habakuky in Donovaly in Slovakia
Habakuky is Dobšinský´s world of fairy tales .
It is a small village created by the stories of
You can see here 15 objects such as castles, lakes,
small cottages, monsters.
We would like to visit this village with you through
your stay in Slovakia.
Pavol Országh-Hviezdoslav (1849 – 1921)
• Pavol Országh-Hviezdoslav
was the most significant
Slovak poet, dramatist and
• He is considered to be one
of the most significant
personalities of Slovak
literature and Slovak
• Many legends and tales are connected with
the personalities and castles of Slovakia.
• We prepared another presentation
for you about them.
Thank you for your interest!
Pupils from Comenius Club
Základná škola Viliama Záborského