Brne Karnarutić

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Brne Karnarutić
Brne Krnarutic.jpg
A statue of Brne Karnarutić in Zadar
Born 1515
Zadar, Venetian Republic
Died 1573
Nationality Venetian
Occupation poet
Notable work Vazetje Sigeta grada

Brne Karnarutić, 1515-1573) was a Croatian Renaissance poet. His most famous work was a historical epic on the Battle of Szigetvár.

Life[edit]

He was born in Zadar, probably in 1515, from an old noble family. After schooling in Zadar he studied law, probably in Padua. He served as a captain in the army of the Republic of Venice, leading a Croatian cavalry squad in the Ottoman–Venetian War (1537–1540).[1] Afterwards he worked as a lawyer in Zadar, where he deceased probably in 1573.

Works[edit]

He adapted Ovid's metamorphosis on Pyramus and Thisbe under the title of Izvrsita ljubav i napokon nemila i nesrićna smrt Pirama i Tizbe (Venice, 1586). Much more famous is Karnarutić's other work - Vazetje Sigeta grada (Venice, 1584), the first Croatian historical epic on the Battle of Szigetvár and the death of Nikola Šubić Zrinski and courageous defenders of Szigetvár (1566)

References[edit]

Cover of the first edition of Vazetje Sigeta grada, Venice, 1584

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