Marko Mesić (priest)

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Memorial to Marko Mesić, Brinje, Croatia

Marko Mesić (1640? in Brinje – 2 February 1713 in Karlobag) was a Croatian priest and war hero from the Ottoman Wars. Under his command Croats liberated the region of Lika in the 17th century.[1]


In 1683 when Austro-Turkish war begun, Marko Mesić went to Ravni Kotari where he joined the local rebels against the Turks. Soon afterwards he goes to Krbava and Lika and organizes uprising against the Turks from Brinje.[2] On 15 June 1689 he captured Novi and a number of other villages who surrendered without a fight. Finally, Udbina was liberated on 21 July 1689.[3]


  1. ^ Bajlo, Ivan (1998–2008). "Marko Mesic". Retrieved November 26, 2008.
  2. ^ Knezović, Marin (August 1, 2005). "Hrvatska u 17. st". Retrieved November 26, 2008.
  3. ^ Gulet Croatia (2006). "Udbina". Archived from the original on August 27, 2008. Retrieved November 26, 2008.