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List of famous politicians from Croatia, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Croatian politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Croatian politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Croatia and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from Croatia, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

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Andrija Hebrang is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Croatia
age 72 Andrija Hebrang is a Croatian physician and politician. A member of the Croatian Democratic Union, he is currently member of the Croatian Parliament. A physician by vocation, Hebrang had served ...more

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Ante Mrduljaš is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Croatia
Ante Mrduljaš Ante Mrduljaš was a Yugoslav politician and Mayor of Split during World War II.

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Ante Prkačin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Croatia
Ante Prkačin age 65 Ante Prkačin is a Croatian and Bosnian general, businessman and right-wing politician.

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Dubravka Šuica is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Croatia
age 61 Dubravka Šuica is a Croatian politician, member of the centre-right Croatian Democratic Union and member of parliament. She served two consecutive terms as mayor of Dubrovnik between 2001 and ...more

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Franjo Tuđman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Croatia
Died at 77 (1922-1999) Franjo Tuđman was a Croatian politician, historian and major general of the Yugoslav Army. Following the country's independence from Yugoslavia he became the first President of Croatia. In his ...more

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Gojko Šušak is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Croatia
Died at 53 (1945-1998) Gojko Šušak was a Croatian politician who held the post of defence minister from 1991 to 1998. A Bosnian Croat emigrant who had moved from Yugoslavia to Canada in 1969, Šušak rose to prominence ...more

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Gordan Jandroković is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Croatia
Gordan Jandroković age 51 Gordan Jandroković is a Croatian diplomat and politician. He served as the foreign minister of Croatia in the Cabinet of Ivo Sanader II and the Cabinet of Jadranka Kosor. Jandroković was born in ...more

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Hidajet Biščević is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Croatia
Hidajet Biščević age 67 Hidajet Biščević is a Croatian diplomat, former Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council. He is also a journalist and an author of several books on international relations, ...more

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Ivan Čehok is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from Croatia
Ivan Čehok age 53 Ivan Čehok is a former Croatian politician. He was a prominent member of the Croatian Social Liberal Party and the mayor of the City of Varaždin. Čehok was born in Korenjak in Varaždin County. ...more

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Ivan Kuret is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Croatia
Ivan Kuret age 47 Ivan Kuret is a Croatian politician from Split, Croatia. He graduated from the University of Split with a degree in engineering. He served as the Mayor of Split. He is a member of the Croatian ...more

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Ivan Rabuzin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Croatia
Died at 87 (1921-2008) Ivan Rabuzin was a Croatian naïve artist. Rabuzin's father was a miner, and Ivan was the sixth of his eleven children. Ivan worked as a carpenter for many years, and did not begin painting ...more

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Ivan Rikard Ivanović is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Croatia
Ivan Rikard Ivanović Died at 69 (1880-1949) Dr. Ivan Rikard Ivanović (1880–1949) was one of the founders of the Croatian National Progressive Party (NNS). As a member of the National Assembly of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes he helped to ...more

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Ivan Šuker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from Croatia
Ivan Šuker age 61 Ivan Šuker is a Croatian politician and economist. He served as Minister of Finance from 23 December 2003 to 27 December 2010, as a member of the Croatian Democratic Union. He currently resides ...more

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Ivana Dulić-Marković is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from Croatia
age 57 Ivana Dulić-Marković is Serbian politician of Croat ethnicity. She was the Deputy Prime Minister in the Government of Serbia. She was the Serbian Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Water ...more

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Ivo Amulić is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from Croatia
Ivo Amulić Ivo Amulić was a Yugoslav politician and Mayor of Split during World War II.

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Ivo Banac is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from Croatia
age 71 Ivo Banac is a Croatian historian, a long-time history professor at Yale University and was a politician of the former Liberal Party in Croatia. As of 2012, Banac is a consultant for the Bosnian ...more

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Ivo Josipović is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from Croatia
age 61 Ivo Josipović is a Croatian jurist, composer and politician who served as the 3rd President of Croatia from 2010 to 2015. Josipović entered politics as a member of the League of Communists of ...more

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Ivo Sanader is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from Croatia
Ivo Sanader age 65 Ivo Sanader is a Croatian politician and convicted felon who served as Prime Minister of Croatia from 2003 to 2009. Sanader obtained his education in comparative literature in Austria, where he ...more

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Ivo Tijardović is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from Croatia
Died at 81 (1895-1976) Ivo Tijardović was a Croatian composer, writer, and painter from the Dalmatian city of Split. A member of the Unitary National Liberation Front, he served as the 47th Mayor of Split, during the ...more

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Jadranka Kosor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from Croatia
age 65 Jadranka Kosor is a Croatian politician who served as Prime Minister of Croatia from 2009 to 2011, having taken office following the sudden resignation of her predecessor Ivo Sanader. Kosor was ...more

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Josip Broz Tito is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from Croatia
Died at 88 (1892-1980) Josip Broz Tito was a Yugoslav revolutionary and statesman, serving in various roles from 1943 until 1980. During WWII he was the leader of the Partisans, often regarded as the most effective ...more

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Josip Jurčević is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from Croatia
Josip Jurčević age 67 Josip Jurčević is a Croatian politician and historian. He grew up in Zagreb. He graduated in history and philosophy from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb in ...more

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Josip Smodlaka is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from Croatia
Josip Smodlaka Josip Smodlaka was an Austro-Hungarian and Yugoslav politician who served two brief terms as Mayor of Split.

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Lino Červar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from Croatia
Lino Červar age 68 Lino Červar is a Croatian-Macedonian handball coach who is currently coaching the Macedonian handball team RK Metalurg Skopje and a politician, and former member of the Croatian Parliament. He ...more

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Martina Dalić is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from Croatia
Martina Dalić age 51 Martina Dalić is a Croatian economist and finance official who served as Croatia's Minister of Finance, the first woman to hold that office, having been appointed to the office on 29 December ...more

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Mika Špiljak is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Politicians from Croatia
Mika Špiljak Died at 91 (1916-2007) Mika Špiljak was a Croatian politician in the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. He was born in Odra Sisačka, in the Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia. His father Dragutin was a railway worker. ...more

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Milan Bandić is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Politicians from Croatia
age 63 Milan Bandić is an influential Croatian politician currently serving his fifth term as a mayor of the Croatian capital, Zagreb. Between 2000 and 2009, he was a prominent member of the Social ...more

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Miomir Žužul is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Politicians from Croatia
age 63 Miomir Žužul is a Croatian diplomat and politician.

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Mirko Filipović is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Politicians from Croatia
age 44 Mirko Filipović is a Croatian heavyweight kickboxer, mixed martial artist, retired boxer, politician, and law enforcement officer. As of April 13, 2015, he is #15 in official UFC Heavyweight ...more

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Miroslav Škoro is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Politicians from Croatia
Miroslav Škoro age 56 Miroslav Škoro is a Croatian musician. Škoro's music is characterized by its traditional tamburitza sound, updated to appeal to a contemporary pop audience.

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Neven Jurica is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Politicians from Croatia
Neven Jurica age 66 Neven Jurica is a Croatian politician who worked in Croatian diplomacy between 1992 and 2009. Between February 2008 and September 2009 he was the Permanent Representative of Croatia to the ...more

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Neven Mimica is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Politicians from Croatia
Neven Mimica age 65 Neven Mimica is a Croatian politician and diplomat who serves as European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development in the Juncker Commission since 1 November 2014.

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Nikica Valentić is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Politicians from Croatia
Nikica Valentić age 68 Nikica Valentić is a Croatian politician. Native of Gospić, Valentić graduated from the University of Zagreb Faculty of Law. Before being involved in politics, Valentić was a high-ranking ...more

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Otto von Habsburg is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Politicians from Croatia
Died at 99 (1912-2011) Otto von Habsburg, also known by his royal name as Archduke Otto of Austria, was the last Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary from 1916 until the dissolution of the empire in 1918, a realm which ...more

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Petar Vitezica is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Politicians from Croatia
Petar Vitezica Petar Vitezica was a Yugoslav politician and Mayor of Split during World War II.

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Ranko Ostojić is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Politicians from Croatia
Ranko Ostojić age 56 Ranko Ostojić is a Croatian politician. He is a member of the centre-left Social Democratic Party of Croatia and serves as Interior Minister in the Cabinet of Zoran Milanović since December ...more

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Umberto Fabris is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Politicians from Croatia
Umberto Fabris Umberto Fabris was a Yugoslav politician and Mayor of Split during World War II.

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Vjekoslav Heinzel is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Politicians from Croatia
Vjekoslav Heinzel Died at 63 (1871-1934) Vjekoslav Heinzel was the Mayor of Zagreb from 1920 to 1928. He is best remembered for great development projects of the 1920s that significantly expanded the city. Heinzel was born into an ...more

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Vlasta Pavić is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Politicians from Croatia
Vlasta Pavić age 61 Vlasta Pavić is a former mayor of Zagreb, the second woman to hold that office, and a member of the Social Democratic Party of Croatia.

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Zlatko Komadina is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Politicians from Croatia
Zlatko Komadina age 60 Zlatko Komadina is a Croatian politician. He is the vice-president of the Social Democratic Party of Croatia and the prefect of the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County. Komadina resigned as Minister of ...more

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Zoran Milanović is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Politicians from Croatia
Zoran Milanović age 52 Zoran Milanović is a Croatian politician who has been Prime Minister of Croatia since 2011. He has also been the leader of the Social Democratic Party of Croatia, the largest centre-left ...more