Anton Korosec(redirected from Anton Korošec)
Born May 12, 1872, in Videm, Slovenia; died Dec. 14, 1940, in Belgrade. Yugoslav politician and statesman.
Korošec was a Catholic priest; in the early 20th century he was one of the leaders of the clericalist Slovene People’s Party. From 1906 to 1918 he was a deputy to the Austrian Reichsrat, where, on May 30, 1917, as chairman of the Yugoslav Club, he presented the May Declaration. In October 1918 he became chairman of the Zagreb Popular Vece. In the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes, he participated in several governments. From July to December 1928 he served as premier, supporting autonomy for Slovenia. From 1935 to 1938 he was interior minister, supporting the introduction of fascism into Yugoslavia, as well as collaboration with fascist Germany and Italy.