Jeronim Vidulić

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Jeronim Vidulić
Born around 1430
Zadar, Venetian Republic
Died 1499
Zadar, Venetian Republic
Nationality Venetian
Occupation priest and notary
Known for recording one of the earliest Renaissance poems on Glagolitic script

Jeronim Vidulić (around 1430[1] - Zadar, 1499) was a 15th-century Catholic priest and notary from Zadar, Venetian Dalmatia (today Croatia). He is best known for recording of one of the earliest Petrarchist poems on Serbo-Croatian language, written using Glagolitic script.

Biography[edit]

He lived in the 15th century in the city of Zadar. He belonged to civilian family. He was a priest, but has been also mentioned (1456) as a notary for the city and the county of Zadar. He died in 1499.

Work[edit]

The only preserved - though in a bit damaged state - Vidulić's poem in Croatian, Ako mi ne daš lik, composed in six dodecasyllabic quatrains, is the proof of the existence of troubadour-Petrarchan school of poetry in the middle of 15th century in Zadar, beside the city of Dubrovnik. The poem was found written on one official document and, of course, it is not certain whether Vidulić is the author or just a scribe. Vidulić is also an educated Humanist, has used Glagolitic script, and has in a certain way a predecessor of Petar Zoranić.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Batušić, Nikola; Bogišić, Rafo (1991). Dani hvarskog kazališta: hrvatski humanizam : Dubrovnik i dalmatinske komune. Književni krug. U 15. stoljeću piše Zadranin Jeronim Vidulić (o. 1430—1499). 

Further reading[edit]

  • V. Valčić, »Jerolim Vidulić. najstariji hrvatski pjesnik Zadra«, Zbornik Instituta za historijske nauke u Zadru (1955),