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Encyclopedia > Janez Vajkard Valvasor
Janez Vajkard Valvasor
Janez Vajkard Valvasor
Born May, 1641
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Died September 19, 1693
Krško, Slovenia

Baron Janez Vajkard Valvasor (also spelled Johann Weichert) (baptized on May 28, 1641 - died on September 19, 1693), was a Slovenian nobleman, scholar, and polymath, member of the Royal Society. This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... This article is about the month of May. ... Events The Long Parliament passes a series of legislation designed to contain Charles Is absolutist tendencies. ... Three Bridges (Tromostovje) and Franciscan church (Frančiškanska cerkev) in baroque style in the back Ljubljana (IPA ), German Laibach (), Italian Lubiana () is the capital of Slovenia, situated on the outfall of the river Ljubljanica into the Sava, in central Slovenia, between the Alps and the Mediterranean. ... September 19 is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years). ... Events January 11 - Eruption of Mt. ... Area: 344. ... May 28 is the 148th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (149th in leap years). ... Events The Long Parliament passes a series of legislation designed to contain Charles Is absolutist tendencies. ... September 19 is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years). ... Events January 11 - Eruption of Mt. ... The Royal Society of London for the Improvement of Natural Knowledge, known simply as the Royal Society, is claimed to be the oldest learned society still in existence. ...


Janez Vajkard Valvasor was born in May 1641 in Ljubljana, Slovenia to father Jernej and mother Ana Marija b. Ravbar. Events The Long Parliament passes a series of legislation designed to contain Charles Is absolutist tendencies. ... Three Bridges (Tromostovje) and Franciscan church (Frančiškanska cerkev) in baroque style in the back Ljubljana (IPA ), German Laibach (), Italian Lubiana () is the capital of Slovenia, situated on the outfall of the river Ljubljanica into the Sava, in central Slovenia, between the Alps and the Mediterranean. ...


The Valvasors resided in a family castle Medija near Izlake. Janez Vajkard's father died when he was ten years old. At the time he was already attending the Jesuit school in Ljubljana. Graduating in 1658 at the age of seventeen, he did not choose to continue his studies at a university but decided to broaden his horizons by meeting learned men on a journey across Europe. This journey lasted fourteen years and it even took him to northern Africa. During this period, he joined the army in the Austrian-Turkish war, where he became closely acquainted with the conditions in the Military Frontier in Croatia. The Society of Jesus (Latin: Societas Iesu), commonly known as the Jesuits, is a Roman Catholic religious order. ... Events January 13 - Edward Sexby, who has plotted against Oliver Cromwell, dies in Tower of London February 6 - Swedish troops of Charles X Gustav of Sweden cross from Sweden to Denmark over frozen sea May 1 - Publication of Hydriotaphia, Urn Burial and The Garden of Cyrus by Thomas Browne September... Military Frontier (Military Border, Military Krajina, Vojna Krajina, Militärgrenze, Confiniaria militaria) was a borderland of Habsburg Austria which acted as the cordon sanitaire against the Turks from the Middle Ages (Croatian Krajina) or from the late 1600s (Slavonian and Banat Krajina) until the 19th century. ...


Shortly after marrying Anna Rosina Grafenweger in 1672, Janez Vajkard acquired the Bogenšperk castle near Litija, where he arranged for a writing, drawing and printing workshop. Valvasor spent a fortune on writing and publishing books to the extent that towards the end of his life he was forced to sell the Bogenšperk Castle, his vast library and his collection of prints. Events England, France, Munster and Cologne invade the United Provinces, therefore this name is know as ´het rampjaar´ (the disaster year) in the Netherlands. ... Area: 316. ...


His extensive treatise on the hydrology of the intermittent Lake Cerknica won him the membership of the Royal Society in London in 1688. Valvasor was a pioneer of studying the karst phenomena. Water covers 70% of the Earths surface. ... The Royal Society of London for the Improvement of Natural Knowledge, known simply as the Royal Society, is claimed to be the oldest learned society still in existence. ... St Stevens Tower - The Clock Tower of the Palace of Westminster which contains Big Ben London (see also different names) is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... // Events A high-powered conspiracy of notables, the Immortal Seven, invite William and Mary to depose James II of England. ... Karst topography occurs when a landscape is marked by underground drainage patterns. ...


His single most important work remains the monumental The Glory of the Duchy of Carniola (Die Ehre des Herzogthums Crain in German, Slava vojvodine Kranjske in Slovenian), published 1689 in 15 tomes, totalling 3532 pages and including 528 illustrations and 24 appendices, which provides a vivid description of the Slovenian lands of the time. The Glory of the Duchy of Carniola (Die Ehre des Herzogtums Crain) is Janez Vajkard Valvasors most important work on the natural history of his homeland, Slovenia. ... Events Louis XIV of France passed the Code Noir, allowing the full use of slaves in the French colonies. ...


Valvasor died in September 1693 in Krško, and is buried in the family tomb near Izlake. Events January 11 - Eruption of Mt. ... Area: 344. ...


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Janez Vajkard Valvasor Biography (335 words)
Janez Vajkard Valvasor was born in May 1641 in Ljubljana, Slovenia to father Jernej and mother Ana Marija b.
Valvasor spent a fortune on writing and publishing books to the extent that towards the end of his life he was forced to sell the Bogenšperk Castle, his vast library and his collection of prints.
Valvasor died in September 1693 in Krško, and is buried in the family tomb near Izlake.
Janez Vajkard Valvasor (302 words)
Janez Vajkard Valvasor was born in May 1641 in Ljubljana to father Jernej and mother Ana Marija b.
Valvasor was a pioneer of studying the karst phenomena.
Valvasor died in September 1693 in Krško[?], and is buried in the family tomb near Izlake.
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