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France Prešeren

France Prešeren (December 3, 1800 - February 8, 1848) was a Slovene poet.

France Prešeren
A portrait of Božidar Jakac, 1940

Prešeren was born in the village Vrba, Slovenia.

In the past and still today Prešeren was and is considered the first and leading classic of Slovene poetry, classic not only in the national or regional sense but also according to the standards of the developed European cultures.

His birthday, the Prešeren's day is national Slovene Cultural Holiday.

See also: List of Slovene language poets, List of Slovenes.

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Prešeren was very fond of a drink called wine and liked to drink it - even too much sometimes.