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Valentin Stanič was a Slovene Roman Catholic priest, mountaineer, poet, writer, translator, teacher, and cultural worker. He was born on 12 February 1774 in Bodrež and died 29 April 1847 in Gorizia.
Notable life events
- 1790 – began school in Tarvisio
- 1793 – arrived in Salzburg
- 1798 – entered the seminary
- 1800 – first to climb to the highest point of Watzmann (2713 m)
- 1802 – finished his studies, and was ordained
- 1807 – founded a small printing office
- 1808 – climbed Triglav and measured the height
- 1822 – published the first Slovenian printed book in Gorizia: Songs for farmers and young people
- 1840 – founded the first Slovenian bookshop in Gorizia.
- 1845 – joined the "Association against the torture of animals" in Munich
- 1846 – the first in what was then Austria in Gorizia founded Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals