The Year of Trubar
About Trubar
Trubar's Era
Events Calendar
Interesting Facts

The year 2008 marked the 500th anniversary of the birth of Primož Trubar (1508–1586), a Protestant reformer and the consolidator of the Slovenian literary language.
Primož Trubar is one of the most important pillars of Slovenia's cultural and national identity. Therefore the Government of the Republic of Slovenia decided to declare 2008 the Year of Primož Trubar. 

The web site presents the key events of Trubar's time, his life and work. The calendar lists events commemorating the anniversary in Slovenia and abroad.



The end of 2008 marks the end of the Year of Trubar. The information published on this site, which is dedicated to honouring the memory of Primož Trubar, will no longer be updated. You can access past news and events in the ‘News’ and ‘Events Calendar’ sections.

In addition to an overview of events, the booklet offers a general selection of visual material and describes the life and work of Primož Trubar. The events calendar will be updated regularly on this web site. The booklet is available in Slovene, English and German (pdf).



The exhibition on the 500th anniversary of the birth of Protestant priest Primoz Trubar (1508-1586) is celebrating the man who wrote and published the first Slovenian books, thus laying the foundations for Slovenian written language and cultural development in general.
The exhibition was on show until 31 December 2008, but has been prolonged until 30 April 2009. It features over 150 items from his day and age, including the only remaining copy of his 1564 "Cerkovna ordninga", the first legal text in Slovenian.


        The anniversary has been listed on the UNESCO list of anniversaries.

Renaissance music (performed by Alta capella Carniola)