Petar Zoranić

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Petar Zoranić
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Statue to Petar Zoranić
Born 1508
Zadar, Venetian Republic
Died 1569
Nationality Venetian
Occupation writer
Notable work Planine

Petar Zoranić (1508 - after 1569) was a Croatian Renaissance writer from Zadar. He is most important as the author of Planine, the first Croatian novel. Pastoral in nature, the novel shows influence of Virgil, Ovid, Dante Alighieri, Francesco Petrarca and Giovanni Boccaccio. The novel was written in 1538 and published in 1569. Zoranić wrote two other novels, Ljubveni lov and Vilenica, but neither of them have survived.

Cover of the first edition of Planine from 1569, the first Croatian novel

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