One of the greatest inventors/scientist ever born was Nikola Tesla. Born in small Croatian village of Smiljan, in Lika – on July 10.1856. – he was the man “who invented 20th century.” We should add that he invented the modern world since we are still behind him on (too) many things…
There are many links online discussing Tesla and he was even honored by Google with a special logo to mark the 153rd anniversary of his birth.
Here is a great little movie about Tesla’s life and work.
And here is the link to Tesla Memorial Center in his birth house in Smiljan. Well worth the visit on your way from Zagreb to Dalmatia!