poetaster, philologian, ethnographer and journalist
27. March 1754 - 31. December 1812 )
Juraj Ribay was born in March 27, 1754 in Bánovce nad Bebravou – Dolné Ozorovce in Slovakia. Elementary school attended in Horné Ozorovce and (after its demolition) in Uhorec (1763-1766). After that he studied in evangelical lycée in Banská Štiavnica (1766-1769) and in Modra (1769-1771), following he studied theology in Sopron (1773-1776), in Erlangen (1779) and in Jena (1780-1782).