Historian and politician who gave the first speech delivered in Croatian before Parliament. He was a pioneer in Croatian historiography and bibliography.
He attended the military academy of Krems, Austria.
He founded the Society for Yugoslavian History and he became the chief judge of the VaraÅ¾din County in 1845.
He was born in Varazdin.
He was one of the leaders of the Illyrian movement, of which poet Stanko Vraz was a follower.