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Božo Biškupić MSc

Minister of Culture
Assumed office 
23 December 2003
Prime Minister Ivo Sanader
Preceded by Antun Vujić
In office
7 November 1995 – 27 January 2000
Prime Minister Zlatko Mateša
Preceded by Zlatko Vitez
Succeeded by Antun Vujić

Born 26 April 1938 (1938-04-26) (age 71)
Mala Mlaka (near Zagreb), Croatia
Nationality Croatian
Political party Croatian Democratic Union
Alma mater University of Zagreb
(Faculty of Law)

Božo Biškupić (born in Mala Mlaka near Zagreb, April 26, 1938) is a Croatian politician and lawyer, currently serving his third term as Minister of Culture in the Croatian Government (1995–2000 under Prime Minister Zlatko Mateša and from 2003–present under Prime Minister Ivo Sanader).



Biškupić graduated from the University of Zagreb's Faculty of Law, and later earned a master's degree in museology at postgraduate studies of librarian, documentation and information sciences at University of Zagreb's Faculty of Philosophy. From 1974 to 1980 he worked at a law firm based in Zagreb[1], and he is also notable for editing publications on visual arts published by the National and University Library.

In 1990 Biškupić joined the Croatian Democratic Union[1] party (HDZ) and in 1992 was appointed assistant to the Minister of Culture. From 1993 to 1995 he served as Deputy Mayor of Zagreb. From November 1995 to January 2000 he served his first term as Minister of Culture, under Prime Minister Zlatko Mateša. After his term ended he ran in the parliamentary elections and was elected to the Croatian parliament three times at the 2000, 2003 and 2007 elections. He was appointed Minister of Culture again in December 2003, under Prime Minister Ivo Sanader, and was confirmed to serve a second term in January 2008 after HDZ won the 2007 elections again.

Personal life

Biškupić is married and has a daughter. He speaks English and German[1] and his hobbies include chess, and music.


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