Niko Pucić

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Niko Pucić
Orsato Pozza
Born February 9, 1820
Dubrovnik
Died March 13, 1883
Pen name Niko Veliki Pucić
Occupation politician, writer
Nationality Dalmatian
Literary movement Serb-Catholics, Yugoslav
Notable works Journal Slovinac

Niko Pucić de Zagorien (also Nicola Pozza in Italian; February 9, 1820 - March 13, 1883) was a writer and politician from Dalmatia. He was born in Dubrovnik in 1820. He was the brother of Medo Pucić, another well-known politician.

Pucić gave up his studies and started living from in Dubrovnik from 1838 because of his father's illness. He ran the family's accounts, often undertaking long journeys. Like his brother Medo, he maintained relations with the representatives of the political and cultural life in the monarchy, particularly in Croatia. After 1860 Pucić became an active representative of the national movement in Dalmatia. The Dalmatian and Croatian state parliament delegates sent Pucić in 1861, as their representative, to Vienna where he attempted to convince the Imperial Court of the need to unify the two kingdoms.

Niko Pucić

From 1867 to 1869 Pucić was vice-president of the Dalmatian Parliament. Afterwards he withdrew from politics and took part only in the region's culture life. Pucić was the first editor of the newspaper Dubrovnik and was one of the founders in 1878 of the Serb newspaper Slovinac.

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