|Born||December 10, 1806
|Died||March 30, 1862
|Occupation||Writer, priest, revivalist|
After graduating theology in Zagreb, he served as a bishop's secretary for a brief period, and from 1842 he was a pastor of the Pokupsko parish.
Štoos is a notable person among Croatian patriots; as the author of a well-known elegy Kip domovine vu početku leta 1831, collaborator of Ljudevit Gaj's Danica, he clearly articulated his concerns over the foreign oppression and the de-nationalisation of the common people (vre i svoj jezik zabit Horvati hote ter drugi narod postati). Štoos pessimistically observes contemporary political and cultural movements, seeing the country as if trapped in the darkness of a dungeon (srce od plača ne mrem zdržati).
Besides the literature, he was also engaged in music and has published in 1858 Kitice srkvenih pjesama s napjevima. He is the author of the song "Poziv u kolo ilirsko".
In 1862 he was appointed as a Zagreb canon, but he died before he managed to officially receive the title.
- Fališevac, Dunja; Nemec, Krešimir; Novaković, Darko (2000), Leksikon hrvatskih pisaca (in Croatian), Zagreb: Školska knjiga d.d, ISBN 953-0-61107-2