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 and poet from Zadar. He is most important as the author of Planine, regarded as the first Croatian novel. Pastoral in nature, the novel was written in 1538 and published in 1569. Zoranić wrote two other novels, Ljubveni lov and Vilenica, but neither of these has survived.


Petar Zoranić was born in 1508.[1] as a descendant of an old noble family Tetačić from Nin, which moved to Zadar at the end of 15th century amidst Ottoman danger. At that time, his mother Elizabeth, was expecting a child. He is first mentioned in 1531, as a notary and judiciary, which probably implies that he previously enrolled as a law student. Because of lack of sources, it is not known in which year he died. He died somewhere between 1548 and 1569.


  • Ljubveni lov
  • Vilenica
  • Planine (1532.)


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