Place of Birth:
Vrhnika, Duchy of Carniola, Austria-Hungary (now in Slovenia)
Place of Death:
Ljubljana, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (now the capital of Slovenia)
Ivan Cankar (ˈtsaːŋkaɾ, Sl-Ivan Cankar.oga pronunciation) (10 May 1876 – 11 December 1918) was a Slovene writer, playwright, essayist, poet and political activist. Together with Oton Župančič, Dragotin Kette, and Josip Murn, he is considered as the beginner of modernism in Slovene literature. He is regarded as the greatest writer in the Slovene language, and has sometimes been compared to Franz Kafka and James Joyce.