Supilo, Frano frä´nō so͞opē´lō [key], 1870–1917, Croatian journalist and politician. A member of the Hungarian parliament, Supilo led Croatian opposition to Magyar domination before World War I. A member of the Yugoslav Committee established in London during the war, he toured the Allied capitals promoting his conception of a South Slavic state. Before his death he approved the Pact of Corfu (1917), which laid the basis for the state of Yugoslavia.
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