Adam Bohoric
Adam Bohorič (c. 1520 – November 20, 1598) was a Slovene Protestant preacher, teacher and author of the first grammar of Slovene.

Bohorič was born in the market town of Rajhenburg (now known as Brestanica
Brestanica is a small town in the Municipality of Krško in eastern Slovenia. Until 1953 the town was called Rajhenburg . It lies in the valley at the confluence of the Sava River with a minor tributary called the Brestanica. The area was traditionally part of Styria...

, a part of Krško
Krško is a town and municipality in eastern Slovenia. The town lies on the Sava River. The area is traditionally divided between Lower Styria and Lower Carniola...

) in the Duchy of Styria
Duchy of Styria
The history of Styria concerns the region roughly corresponding to the modern Austrian state of Styria and the Slovene region of Styria from its settlement by Germans and Slavs in the Dark Ages until the present...

, on the border between Lower Carniola
Lower Carniola
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 and Lower Styria
Lower Styria
Lower Styria or Slovenian Styria is a traditional region in northeastern Slovenia, comprising the southern third of the former Duchy of Styria. The population of Lower Styria in its historical boundaries amounts to around 705,000 inhabitants, or 34.5% of the population of Slovenia...

 (now in Slovenia
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). In 1584, he wrote his most important work, Articae horulae succisivae. This book, written in Latin, is the first grammar of Slovene and also the first Slovene normative guide. In this work Bohorič set the rules for the first Slovene alphabet, now called the Bohorič alphabet
Bohoric alphabet
The Bohorič alphabet was an orthography used for the Slovene language between the 16th and 19th centuries. Its name is derived from Adam Bohorič, who codified the alphabet in his book Articae Horulae Succisivae, published in 1584....

 , which was used up to the 1840s, when it was replaced by Gaj's Latin alphabet .

See also

  • Primož Trubar
    Primož Trubar
    Primož Trubar or Primož Truber was a Slovene Protestant reformer, the founder and the first superintendent of the Protestant Church of the Slovene Lands, a consolidator of the Slovene language and the author of the first Slovene-language printed book...

  • Jurij Dalmatin
    Jurij Dalmatin
    Jurij Dalmatin was a Slovene Lutheran minister, writer and translator.Born in Krško in around 1546, Dalmatin became a preacher in Ljubljana in 1572. He was the author of several religious books, such as Karšanske lepe molitve , Ta kratki würtemberški katekizmus , and Agenda...

  • Sebastian Krelj
    Sebastian Krelj
    Sebastian Krelj, also known as Sebastjan Krelj, Sebastijan Krelj or Boštjan Krelj was a Slovene Protestant reformer, writer, theologian, linguist and preacher and regarded as one of the most educated Slovene Protestants of the 16th century..-Life and work:Krejl was born in Vipava, then part of...

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