Petar Berislavić

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Petar Berislavić
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Petar Berislavić monument in Trogir
Ban of Croatia
In office
1513 – 20 May 1520
Preceded by Emerik Perényi
Succeeded by Ivan Karlović
Personal details
Born 1475
Trogir
Died 20 May 1520
Vražja gora near Korenica, Kingdom of Croatia
Resting place Cathedral of St Michael, Veszprém, Hungary
Military service
Battles/wars Battle of Dubica (1513)
Siege of Jajce (1518)
Battle of Plješevica (1520)
Tombstone of Petar Berislavić in the Cathedral of St Michael in Veszprém

Petar Berislavić (or Péter Beriszló in Hungarian) (Trogir, 1475 – May 20, 1520), a member of the Berislavići Trogirski noble family, was the ban (viceroy) of Croatia from 1513 to 1520 and also bishop of Veszprém.[1]

Petar was born in Trogir. Before he became ban he rose to the title of bishop of Veszprém in the Roman Catholic Church. He is most known for being one of the leaders of the Croats during the Ottoman invasions into their territory. He is also said to have been an associate of the writer Marko Marulić.

Petar had two decisive victories against the Ottoman force. The first in 1513 at the battle of Dubica and the second in 1518 near Jajce. In 1520 he was killed and beheaded after the battle of Plješevica between Bihać and Korenica.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hrvatska enciklopedija: Berislavić, Petar
Preceded by
Emerik Perényi
Ban of Croatia
1513–1520
Succeeded by
Ivan Karlović