PhDr. Štefan Moyses (October 24, 1797 – July 5, 1869) – bishop, scholar, prominent representative of the Slovak national revival, first chairman of Matica slovenska. He also made a permanent mark in Croatian history.
Štefan Moyses was born on October 24, 1797 in Vesel.
On August 30, 1850, the monarch appointed him bishop of Banská Bystrica. Together with other Slovak patriots, he built Slovak grammar schools. On December 12, 1861, at the head of the Slovak embassy, he appeared before the Emperor František Jozef I to present to him the petition of the Slovaks and the Memorandum of the Slovak Nation. On August 3, 1863, he became the chairman of Matica slovenská. Thanks to him, the Roman See agreed to celebrate the feast of Cyril and Methodius on July 5. Štefan Moyses died on July 5, 1869.