( 1878 - 1947 )
Born in 1878. Married Olga Frank, daughter of Josip Frank, one of the Party of Law leaders. Father of Eugen Dido Kvaternik.
Completed Military Academy and served as staff officer in Austro-Hungarian army.
In 1918 joined National Council and commanded Croatian troops in second attempt to push out Hungarian army out of Medimurje which was complete success.
After retirement in 1921, Kvaternik become politically active in Party of Law and later ustasha movement.
On 10 April 1941, after German troops entered Zagreb, Kvaternik proclaimed Independent State of Croatia and formed temporary government. Following day he started forming armed forces of new state and named old Austro-Hungarian officers and his close friends to positions in armed forces promoting most of them in process. His brother Petar Milutin Kvaternik was killed in attempt to take power in Crikvenica.
In early 1942 escorted by chief of Italian general staff general Ugo Cavallerio, Slavko Kvaternik visited Light Mobile Brigade on training in Italy.
Growing conflict with Ante Pavelic come to an end in late 1942, Kvaternik was quietly removed from his positions together with his son Eugen 'Dido' and was retired to Styria.
In winter of 1943 he moved to Simmering and in spring 1945 to Badgastein were he was arrested by Americans. In 1946, Kvaternik was extricated to Yugoslavia where he was sentenced to death and shot on 13 June 1947 in Zagreb.
Army of Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes
Croatian Armed Forces (HOS)
- marshal (vojskovoda, only Kvaternik)
- general (krilnik - honorary title)
- World War I - Iron Cross, 1st Class
- 11 February 1942 - Military order of Iron Trefoil 1st Class with right to title knight (vitez)
DiedExecuted on 7 June 1947
- adjutant of Svetozar Borojevic von Bojna
State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs:
- 1918 - deputy of defense commissioner
- 1918 - chief of general staff of army National council
- 1918 - commander of Croatian troops sent to push Hungarian troops out of Medimurje
Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes:
- 1918 - deputy of defense
Independent State of Croatia
- from 10 April to 16 April - Prime minister of temporary government
- Minister of Croatian Home Defense/Guard
- Ivan Kosutic: Hrvatsko Domobranstvo u Drugom Svjetskom Ratu, Zagreb, 1992
- Ivan Kosutic: Hrvatsko Domobranstvo u Drugom Svjetskom Ratu, II dio. Zagreb, 1994
- Rudolf Horvat: Poviest Medimurja, Zagreb 1944
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