France Bevk (Poet) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born
France Bevk

France Bevk was a Slovene writer, poet and translator. He also wrote under the pseudonym Pavle Sedmak.

Born: Sept 17, 1890, Zakojca near Cerkno, Austrian Littoral
Died: Sept 17, 1970, Ljubljana, SR Slovenia
Occupation: Writer
Nationality: Slovene
Literary movement: Expressionism, social realism
Notable works: The Vicar Martin Čedermac
Notable awards: Prešeren Award

About France Bevk

Slovene poet and translator who published more than one hundred books over the course of his career and received the prestigious Preseren Award. His literary works span the genres of social realism and expressionism.

Before Fame

He worked as a teacher before fighting on the Eastern Front of World War I. He published his first poetry collection, Pesmi, in 1921.


Mentored by feminist editor Zofka Kveder, he started writing at the age of sixteen.

Family Life

He was the oldest of eight children born to a Zakojca shoemaker and tenant farmer.


He and Pavel Golia are both celebrated Slovene poets.

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  • Slovenian literature – Slovene literature is the literature written in the Slovene language. It spans across all literary genres with historically the Slovene historical fiction as the most widespread Slovene fiction genre.
  • Culture of Slovenia
  • Liberation Front of the Slovenian People – The Liberation Front of the Slovene Nation, or simply Liberation Front, originally called the Anti-Imperialist Front, was the main anti-fascist Slovene civil resistance and political organization. It was active in the Slovene Lands during World War II. Its military arm were the Slovene Partisans.
  • Presidents of the Slovene Writers’ Association
  • Italian–Slovene translators
  • Yugoslav writers
  • Ethnic Slovene people
  • Slovenian Roman Catholics
  • Slovenian translators
  • Members of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts
  • Slovenian poets
  • Prešeren Award laureates
  • Levstik Award laureates
  • Slovenian writers
  • Yugoslav Partisans members
  • Austro-Hungarian military personnel of World War I

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Latest information about France Bevk updated on September 16, 2020.

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