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Slobodan Praljak

1945 - 2017

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Slobodan Praljak (Croatian pronunciation: [slobǒdan prǎːʎak]; 2 January 1945 – 29 November 2017) was a Bosnian Croat convicted war criminal who served in the Croatian Army and the Croatian Defence Council, an army of the Croatian Republic of Herzeg-Bosnia, between 1992 and 1995. Praljak was found guilty of committing violations of the laws of war, crimes against humanity, and breaches of the Geneva Conventions during the Croat–Bosniak War by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in 2017.Praljak voluntarily joined the newly formed Croatian Armed Forces after the outbreak of the Croatian War of Independence in 1991. Before and after the war he was an engineer, a television and theatre director, as well as a businessman. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Slobodan Praljak has received more than 2,231,111 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia. Slobodan Praljak is the 279th most popular military personnel (up from 283rd in 2019), the 16th most popular biography from Bosnia and Herzegovina and the 2nd most popular Bosnian, Herzegovinian Military Personnel.

Slobodan Praljak was a Croatian general who was on trial for war crimes committed during the Bosnian War. He was found guilty and sentenced to 20 years in prison, but in his final statement, he drank poison and died.

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Among military personnels, Slobodan Praljak ranks 279 out of 1,468Before him are Alexandre de Beauharnais, Karl Wolff, Boris Shaposhnikov, Vasily Blyukher, Orda Khan, and Kurt Knispel. After him are Ishida Mitsunari, Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, Nicolas Oudinot, Jean Victor Marie Moreau, Jozef Gabčík, and Meng Tian.

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Among people born in 1945, Slobodan Praljak ranks 41Before him are Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, Moshe Katsav, Neil Young, Jean Nouvel, Jacqueline du Pré, and Roger Glover. After him are Itzhak Perlman, John Lithgow, Linda Hunt, Viktor Saneyev, Steve Martin, and Anselm Kiefer. Among people deceased in 2017, Slobodan Praljak ranks 35Before him are Tzvetan Todorov, Kenneth Arrow, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Roman Herzog, Liu Xiaobo, and Emmanuelle Riva. After him are Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon, Louise Hay, Danielle Darrieux, Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov, Malcolm Young, and Liliane Bettencourt.

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In Bosnia and Herzegovina

Among people born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slobodan Praljak ranks 16 out of 320Before him are Goran Bregović (1950), Lala Mustafa Pasha (1500), Prince Marko (1335), Biljana Plavšić (1930), Vahid Halilhodžić (1952), and Vladimir Prelog (1906). After him are Miroslav Blažević (1935), Zoran Đinđić (1952), Silvana Armenulić (1939), Ivica Osim (1941), Meša Selimović (1910), and Fikret Abdić (1939).

Among MILITARY PERSONNELS In Bosnia and Herzegovina

Among military personnels born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slobodan Praljak ranks 2Before him are Ratko Mladić (1942). After him are Vjekoslav Luburić (1914), Husein Gradaščević (1802), David Elazar (1925), Rasim Delić (1949), Zdravko Tolimir (1948), and Naser Orić (1967).