Fran Saleski Finzgar
- Category : 1871-births
- Type : PE
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Split - Small (22,36)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Explanation 1
Slovene folk writer, particularly known for his novels and short stories, although he also wrote poems and plays. He was also a Roman Catholic priest, playwright, and translator. He is best known for his patriotic historical novel "Under the Free Sun" (Slovene: "Pod svobodnim soncem"), written between 1906 and 1907.
Politically, Finžgar was close to the Christian Socialist ideals of the Slovenian Catholic political activist and leader Janez Evangelist Krek. He was also an admirer and friend of the Social Democratic author Ivan Cankar, whom he even catered at his deathbed in 1918. During World War II, he collaborated with the Communist-led Liberation Front of the Slovenian People, which led him to some conflict with the then bishop of Ljubljana, Gregorij Rožman.
The Finžgar House in Doslovče was frequented by many intellectuals from the area, particularly by his best friend Izidor Cankar, an influential art historian and manager; the ethnologist Janez Bogataj; and his close friend and personal advisor, the architect Jože Plečnik.
He died on 2 June 1962, aged 91, in Ljubljana.