IVAN GUNDULIĆ

Ivan Gundulić (Giovanni Gondola; nickname Mačica, Dubrovnik, January 8, 1589th - Dubrovnik, December 8, 1638th) Croatian poet, epic, lyric poet and playwright.

Ivan Gundulić (Giovanni Gondola; nickname Mačica, Dubrovnik, January 8, 1589th - Dubrovnik, December 8, 1638th) Croatian poet, epic, lyric poet and playwright.

He was educated in Dubrovnik, where he, among others, the teachers were Tuscan Camillo Camilli, which is supplemented Tasso's Jerusalem Delivered, and incendiary priest Peter, who was translated into Croatian life of Charles Borromeo. After graduation, 1608th becomes a member of the Council. Continuing the family tradition, performs more state and administrative services in Dubrovnik and its surroundings, two times the prince was in Konavle (1615th and 1619th), and Dubrovnik is mainly performed legal services. The 1634th Senator becomes [1], and the 1638th member of the Small Council. He lived a quiet and withdrawn, which is why his contemporaries nicknamed kittens (meaning: Kitten). The 1628th married Niko Sorkočević with whom he had three sons. He died in Dubrovnik after two weeks of illness, it is assumed that the cause of death was inflammation of the pleura. Since he died on 49th year, he had no chance to be elected Rector of the Dubrovnik Republic (the prince was not allowed to be younger than 50 years).

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