Anton Funtek

Anton Funtek
Born (1862-10-30)30 October 1862
Ljubljana, Austrian Empire (now Slovenia)
Died 21 October 1932(1932-10-21)
Ljubljana, Kingdom of Yugoslavia (now Slovenia)
Occupation writer, poet, translator, editor

Anton Funtek (30 October 1862 – 21 October 1932) was a Slovene writer, poet, editor and translator.

Funtek was born in Ljubljana that was then part of the Austrian Empire, now the capital of Slovenia. He trained as a teacher and worked in Litija and Šentvid pri Stični before going to a Technical college in Vienna. He then worked as a secondary school teacher in Ljubljana until his retirement in 1925. He was editor of the journal Ljubljanski zvon between 1891 and 1894 and editor of the newspaper Laibacher Zeitung for a number of years.[1] For a while he was also president of the Slovene Writers' Association.[2] He is known for his translations into Slovene of Shakespeare's King Lear, Schiller's Song of the Bell, the first part of Goethe's Faust and The Sunken Bell by Gerhart Hauptmann.


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