- Adamic, Louis. Blato, Slovenia, 23/3/1899 – Milford, New Jersey, 4/9/1951. Slovene; Writer and translator.
- Balanchine, George. St. Petersburg, 22/1/1904 – New York City, 30/4/1983. Russian; Choreographer. Part of West 63rd Street near Lincoln Center in Manhattan is named Balanchine Way in his honor.
- Baryshnikov, Mikhail. Riga, 27/1/1948 – . Russian, Choreographer and dancer.
- Bell, Thomas. Braddock, Pennsylvania, 7/3/1903 – 17/1/1961, New York City, 1961. Slovak/Carpatho-Rusyn; Writer.
- Brodsky, Joseph. Leningrad/St.Petersburg, 5/24/1940 - New York City, 1/28/1996. Russian; Poet, Nobel Prize laureate.
- Dvorak, Antonin. Nelahozeves, Bohemia, 8/9/1841 – Prague, 1/5/1905. Czech; Composer. A bust of Dvorak by Ivan Mestrovic is located at the northeastern corner of Stuyvesant Square in Manhattan.
- Herman, Augustine. Prague, circa-1621 – Baltimore, 9/1686. Czech; Explorer, merchant and cartographer.
- Kapralov, Yuri. Stavropol, Russia, 7/3/1933 – New York City, 27/8/2005. Russian; Writer. His Once There Was a Village depicts Slavic life in the East Village in the 1960s and 1970s.
- Kerensky, Alexander. Simbirsk, Russia, 4/5/1881 – New York City 11/6/1970. Russian; Revolutionary leader.
- Krzyzanowski, Wladimir. Roznowo, Poland, 8/7/1824 – New York City, 1/31/1887. Polish; Military leader during the Civil War.
- Mestrovic, Ivan. Vrpolje, Croatia, 15/8/1883 – University of Notre Dame, 16/1/1962. Croatian (Yugoslav); Sculptor. A bust of Antonin Dvorak by Mestrovic is located at the northeastern corner of Stuyvesant Square in Manhattan; A bust of Michael Pupin by Mestrovic is located at Pupin Hall at Columbia University, and at St. Sava Cathedral, both in Manhattan; and a statue of Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac is located at the Croatian SS. Cyril & Methodius Church on West 41st Street in Manhattan. Mestrovic also is the author of six bas-reliefs at Hunter College School of Nursing on East 25th Street in Manhattan, though they are not accessible by the general public.
- Paderewski, Jan Ignace. Kurylowka, Podolia, 12/11/1860 – New York City, 29/6/1941. Polish; Pianist, composer and statesman. A tree in the southwestern corner of Tompkins Square Park in Manhattan is named the Paderweski Tree in his honor.
- Pavlova, Anna. St. Petersburg, 12/2/1881 – The Hague, 23/1/1931). Russian; Dancer.
- Pupin, Michael. Idvor, Serbia, 4/10/1858 – New York City, 12/3/1935). Serbian; Physicist and inventor. A hall at Columbia University in Manhattan is named in his honor, which features a bust of him by Mestrovic; a second bust of Pupin is located at St. Sava Cathedral in Manhattan.
- Raszewski, Alexander. Poland, 1806 – New York City, 1880. Polish; Military leader during the Civil War.
- Roerich, Nicholas. St. Petersburg, 9/10/1874 – Kullu, India, 13/12/1947. Russian; Painter, theosophist and philosopher.
- Stravinsky, Igor. Oranienbaum (Lomonosov), Russia, 17/6/1882 – New York City, 6/4/1971. Russian; Composer.
- Tesla, Nikola. Smiljan, Croatia, 10/7/1856 – New York City, 7/1/1943). Serbian; Physicist, electrical engineer and inventor. The corner of 41th Street and 6th Avenue in Manhattan is named Tesla Corner in his honor, and a plaque honors him at the New Yorker Hotel, where he died.
- Trotsky, Leon. Yanovka, 26/10/1879 – Mexico City, 21/8/1940. Russian; Revolutionary.
- Warhol, Andy. Pittsburgh, 6/8/1928 – New York City, 22/2/1987. Carpatho-Rusyn; Painter and filmmaker.
Tuesday, September 28, 2004
Famous Slavs of New York
Posted by editor at 4:47 PM