While specific information about individual figures from Maribor during the Middle Ages is somewhat limited due to the historical record, some local narratives and legends have endured. Here’s a notable point:

The Old Vine: While not a person, the Old Vine in Maribor is indeed a significant character in the city’s history. Planted over 450 years ago, it is recognized in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s oldest vine still bearing fruit. This resilient vine has endured through various historical periods, including the Middle Ages, surviving events such as Turkish invasions and World Wars. The Old Vine has become a symbol of the city’s continuity and resilience. Events related to the Old Vine, such as the Pruning of the Old Vine, St. Martin’s Day, and the Old Vine Festival, have become annual traditions in Maribor, celebrating its longstanding connection to winemaking.

In terms of human figures, detailed information about notable individuals from medieval Maribor is somewhat scarce. This may be due to the lack of extensive historical documentation or the fact that during the Middle Ages, fame as we understand it today was rare, and many people’s stories went undocumented. Nonetheless, the rich history of Maribor, its strategic importance, and its enduring through various invasions and periods of cultural shift hint at a host of significant figures who contributed to its history.

The oldest Vine in the world. Picture was taken during winter