Here in our county we regard Dr. Ivan Novak as a revivalist of Međimurje. He was born in 1884. in Macinec. He graduated from law in year 1910. in two cities – Zagreb and Budapest. In time of Hungarin domination over Međimurje and it’s culmination, Croatian intelligence denominated dr. Novak a Commisioner of Međimurje National Council. He gathered volunteers from all over the country on a simbolyc date, on Christmas Eve, December 24th 1918., when they entered Međimurje triumphantly.