Ivan Gundulic

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Birthday
8, 1589
Birthplace
Croatia
Death Date
Dec 8, 1638 (49)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
8, 1589
Birthplace
Croatia
Death Date
Dec 8, 1638 (49)

About

Early seventeenth-century Croatian poet known for a religious work entitled Tears of the Prodigal Son and for an epic poem called "Osman." He also wrote a 1628 pastoral play entitled Dubravka.

Before Fame

He was the son of a Ragusan senator and received a superb early education in philosophy and the humanities.

Trivia

His famous line, “Oh beautiful, oh precious, oh sweet Liberty," was recited by the musician Bono at a 1995 charity concert for Bosnian and Herzegovenan children.

Family Life

He raised two daughters and three sons with his wife Nicoleta Sorkocevic.

Associated With

He, like Italian sculptor Alessandro Algardi, was associated with the Baroque period in art, literature, and music.