Josip Broz Tito, born Josip Broz (7 May 1892 Kumrovec, Croatia – 4 May 1980 Ljubljana, Slovenia) was a Yugoslav revolutionary and statesman, ruling in various roles since 1945 until his death in 1980. While his presidency has been criticized as authoritarian, Tito was a popular public figure both in Yugoslavia and abroad, viewed as a unifying symbol for the nations of the Yugoslav federation. He gained international attention as the chief leader of the Non-Aligned Movement, working with Jawaharlal Nehru of India and Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt.
Ambroz “Matija” Gubec (1556 – 15 February 1573) was a Croatian peasant and a revolutionary, best known as the leader of the Croatian-Slovenian peasant revolt. Before the revolt, Gubec was a serf on the estate of the landowner Franjo Tahy.
When the revolt erupted, the peasants elected Matija Gubec to be one of the leaders, and renowned for his personal qualities, he became the most influential leader of the rebellion. During his brief tenure he showed ability as a capable administrator and inspiring leader that would later create a legend. He earned the nickname Gubec Beg.
Picture - movie Anno Domini 1573, Yugoslavia, starring one of the best yugoslavian actors of all time Fabijan Šovagović, director - Vatroslav Mimica.
While Matija Gubec’s cause was defeated, his legacy continued to be preserved in local folklore throughout the centuries. In the 20th century, Josip Broz Tito and theYugoslav Partisans embraced his cause as their own. During World War II, a Croatian and Slovenian brigade were named after him. He is also depicted as the protagonist of Gubec Beg, one of the first rock operas in modern Croatia. A museum of Croatian-Slovenian peasant revolt led by him is founded in Oršić Castle in Gornja Stubica, near the place of his last battle.