A statue of Brne Karnarutić in Zadar
Zadar, Venetian Republic
|Notable work||Vazetje Sigeta grada|
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). Afterwards he worked as a lawyer in Zadar, where he deceased probably in 1573.
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)
- "KARNARUTIĆ, Barne (Krnarutić, Charnarutich, Carnaruti; Brne, Brno, Brnja, Bernardin, Bernardo)" (in Croatian). Miroslav Krleža Lexicographical Institute. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
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