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Stanko Premrl (28 September 1880 – 14 March 1965) was a Slovene Roman Catholic priest, composer, and music teacher. He is best known as the composer of the music for the Slovene national anthem, "Zdravljica".
He was a significant influence on the development of Slovenian church music. He was one of the most prolific Slovenian composers of the 20th century, publishing over 2,000 songs. On 24 September 1905 he composed the music for France Prešeren's patriotic poem Zdravljica. Premrl's composition soon prevailed as the most popular music for the song; by the 1940s, it had become one of the most popular Slovene patriotic songs. In 1989, it was officially adopted as the regional anthem of the Socialist Republic of Slovenia, then a part of Yugoslavia. In 1991, it became the national anthem of independent Slovenia.
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