5 March 1755 (
Peredmer, Kingdom of Hungary, Habsburg Monarchy (now Predimer, Slovakia)
wrote the first novel in Slovak
December 1, 1836, Bratislava, Slovakia
Jozef Ignác Bajza (Hungarian: Bajza József Ignác; 5 March 1755 – 1 December 1836) was an ethnically Slovak writer, satirist and Catholic priest in the Kingdom of Hungary.
He is best known for his novel René mláďenca príhodi a skúsenosťi (original, modern spelling René mládenca príhody a skúsenosti), which was the first novel written in Slovak language. He is buried in the St. Martin's Cathedral in Bratislava.
Establishment of the Slovak Learned Society (oil by Andrej Kováčik 1934) - in the middle Anton Bernolák, sitting patron of the Bernolák family future cardinal Alexander Rudnay, to the right of Bernolák Jozef Ignác Bajza and Juraj Fándly.