Croatian lyric poet and author associated with the Illyrian Movement in pan-Slavist culture and politics. His best-known poetic works include "Putnik" and "Miruy, miruy, srtse moye."
He studied at a military academy in Austria and later fought in the Wars of Italian Unification.
His granddaughter Paula wrote the Austrian national anthem.
He was married to a woman named Pave and had seven children.
He and Ivan Gundulic were both Croatian poets.