While visiting Bratislava you probably visited places named as Stur ( read as Shtoor).

Ludovit Stur

Do you know who really was Ľudovít Štúr? Origin of the name of this place Šturcafe is the name of a Slovak nationalist, founder of Slovak language and Slovak grammar.

Ľudovít Štúr was born on October 28, 1815 in Uhrovec. Ľudovít Štúr was born at the same place as Alexander Dubček 100 years later.

He studied at High school in Gyor (Hungary) and also at Bratislava high school. He was a philosopher and a very smart student. Later he became a priest. He and his fellows were later named also as romantics… they were priests, writers, politicians, teachers, all what was needed at that moment. His group of followers were named as “ Štúrovci”. ( “Štúr group”) Members of the Štúr group promised to be loyal only to Slovak nation and not to marry.

On 2 February 1843, in Pressburg, Štúr and his friends decided to create a new Slovak language standard (later used as a basis for contemporary literary Slovak), based on central Slovak dialects – a common language that would unify all Slovaks speaking many different dialects.

Ľudovít Štúr years later went to live to  Modra where nowadays there is marble statue of Ľudovít Štúr and a musem that brings more details about his life.

As mentioned in a sweet historical tales he was in love with Adela Ostrolúcka from the honored noble family. Ľudovít Štúr taught Adela Polish and Slovak language. He became a member of local parliament of Zvolen. The family of Adela had a house in Ostrá Lúka ( near Zvolen). Adela´s father supported Štúr a lot in his political career.

On 22 December 1855, Štúr accidentally shot and wounded himself during a hunt near Modra. On 12 January 1856, Ľudovít Štúr died in Modra.

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