3 May 1913|
Zagreb, Austro-Hungarian Empire, (now Croatia)
|Died||13 October 1996
|Alma mater||University of Vienna|
|Relatives||Samuel David Alexander
Vinski was born to a Jewish family on May 3, 1913 in Zagreb where he finished elementary and high school. His father was Oton Vinski, an influential Croatian banker, and his mother was Štefanija Alexander, who came from the Zagreb Alexander family. Vinski graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Vienna. In 1937, he received his postgraduate diploma which he translated in 1938 at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb. Vinski was a lecturer at the department of General and National Medieval Archeology at the University of Zagreb. His works are considered essential in establishing the post-World War II apparatus for Croatia's archaeology. It was Vinski who dated the Bijelo Brdo culture ("White Hill") site 1 on the River Drava east of Osijek as 7th Century.
- (Croatian) Vjesnik Arheološkog muzeja u Zagrebu; Katica Simoni; Dr Zdenko Vinski – Bibliografija arheoloških radova od 1940. do 1980. godine; stranica 9, 10; Vol.12-13 No.1, Srpanj 1980.
- Darko Rubčić Vodič kroz fondove i zbirke Državnog arhiva u Zagrebu Volume 1 Državni arhiv (Zagreb)., Hrvatski državni arhiv u Zagrebu, - 2008 - Page 895 "Zdenko Vinski predavao je na katedri za Opću srednjovjekovnu i nacionalnu arheologiju u Zagrebu. Umro je 1996... "
- Ludomir R. Lozny Comparative Archaeologies: A Sociological View of the Science of the Past 2011 - Page 382 - "However, major advances were made during the post-WWII period in establishing the level of critical apparatus needed for competent and correct understanding of historical and cultural contingencies. The works of Zdenko Vinski (1913–1996) proved essential in establishing these standards not only in Croatian archaeology but also in whole former Yugoslavia."
- Bože Mimica Slavonija u XX. stoljeću 2009 Page 332 "Nalazište Bijelo Brdo I. arheološki je pouzdano datirao Zdenko Vinski (1913-1996) u sredinu ili drugu polovicu 7. stoljeća."
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