Slatkonia, Georg [Slatkonja, Jurij]
- Jurij Snoj
(b Ljubljana, Slovenia, March 21, 1456; d Vienna, Austria, April 26, 1522). Churchman and musician of Slovenian origin. He was a native of Ljubljana (Ger. Laibach, in his time the capital of the Habsburg Carniola) and considered himself a Slovenian. He interpreted his name (etymologically incorrectly) as Slovenian for ‘golden horse’, hence the presence of a horse in his coat of arms and the translation of his name into Greek as ‘Chrysippos’. (In Slovenian literature, following the modern Slovenian orthography, his name appears as Jurij Slatkonja). In ...