Pronounced Pron. LYOO-de-vit
Other Forms FormsLudevit (archaic)
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Contributor Contrib.goricar on 11/5/2009
Croatian and Slovene name, cognate of Slovak Ludovit. The first element is Slavic lyud "people" and the second is Old Slavic vitb "lord, master". Sometimes considered a Croatian form of Ludwig.Ljudevit Posavski was the Slavic Duke of Lower Pannonia in the early 9th century who lead an unsuccessful rebellion against Frankish rule, and is regarded a national hero in Croatia and Slovenia. Among other bearers are Croatian linguists Ljudevit Gaj (1809-1872) and Ljudevit Jonke (1907-1979).