Dinko Ranjina

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Dinko Ranjina (Domenico Ragnina).

Dinko Ranjina (also Domenico Ragnina) (1536–1607) was a Dalmatian Italian poet from the Republic of Ragusa. In 1556 he was accepted into the Republic's ruling Grand Council. He was married to the sister of Francesco Luccari Burina.

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Ranjina was born and died in Ragusa. He travelled to Messina in the hopes of taking up trade and eventually made his way to Florence. It was in Florence that he began to write.

He wrote extensively in Italian (about 30 sonnets) in the collection Rime scelte da diversi eccelenti autori from 1563. Ragnina later stamped in Florence the famous Versione Illirica with Ludovico Dolce.[1] He even wrote the Croatian songbook Pjesni razlike with about 450 small poems (and because of this he is considered a Croatian author of the Croatian literature).

Cosimo de' Medici admitted Ragnina to the Order of St. Stephen. A few years later he returned to the Republic of Ragusa.

He died in 1607, 71 years old and well esteemed by everybody, after having been "Rector" (knez) of the Ragusa government seven times.

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  1. ^ Treccani on Ragnina

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