Vladimir Bartol (Novelist) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

Vladimir Bartol

Vladimir Bartol was a writer from the community of Slovene minority in Italy. He is notable for writing his 1938 novel Alamut, the most popular work of Slovene literature around the world, translated into numerous languages.

Born: February 24, 1903, Trieste, Austria-Hungary (now in Italy)
Died: September 12, 1967, Ljubljana, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (now in Slovenia)
Occupation: Writer

About Vladimir Bartol

Slovene writer whose 1938 novel, Alamut, has been translated into many languages. The work is widely considered the most internationally-famous piece of Slovene literature.

Before Fame

He studied biology and philosophy at the University of Ljubljana and also attended the Sorbonne in Paris.


He was a member of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Family Life

He was born into a Slovene family in the Italian suburb of San Giovanni.


He studied the work of Sigmund Freud and other prominent intellectuals.

Information related to Vladimir Bartol

  • 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.
  • Slovene minority in Italy (1920-1947) – The Slovene minority in Italy was the indigenous Slovene population—approximately 327,000 out of a total population of 1.3 million ethnic Slovenes at the time—that was cut from the remaining three-quarters of the Slovene ethnic community after the First World War.
  • Slovenian novelists
  • Italian historical novelists
  • Italian Slovenes
  • Slovenian dramatists and playwrights
  • Ethnic Slovene people
  • Writers of historical fiction set in the Middle Ages
  • Members of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts
  • Slovenian writers
  • Yugoslav Partisans members
  • University of Ljubljana alumni

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