Gundulić, Ivan. In Ivan Gundulić and dramatist whose epic poem Osman (the oldest existing copy is dated approximately ; it was first published in ;. Today the square is home to the statue of Dubrovnik poet Ivan Gundulić, the epic poem Osman, in which he describes the Polish victory over Turks from , . Ivan Gundulić has 17 books on Goodreads with ratings. Ivan Gundulić’s most popular book is Osman.

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He received an excellent education.

Ivan Gundulić – the liberty of Dubrovnik in words

After that he studied Roman law and jurisprudence in general, where he held numerous offices for the Great Council of the Republic. Twice, in andhe held the temporary function of knez commissary or governor vian Konavle, an area southeast of the city.

From until his death Ivan held various offices in the city government.

Had he lived a little longer — he died of an intense fever, product of an inflammation in his ribs Folio 15 Libr. He began his literary career by writing poems and staging melodramas that became popular in Dubrovnik. But Ivan published only his larger works.


Ivan Gundulić

His earlier work, which he referred to as a “brood iban darkness”, is now lost. His first publications were inwhen he rewrote several of David’s Psalms and wrote several religious poems. He then wrote his famous Suze sina razmetnoga Tears of the Prodigal Son incomposed of three “Cries”: In this poem Ivan presented the three basic categories of Christian faith: Osman had 20 cantos, but the 14th and the 15th were never found.

Osman is firmly rooted within the rich literary lsman of the Croatian Baroque in Dubrovnik and Dalmatia and is considered as one of its apogees.

Osman begins with the Sultan’s grasping of the situation caused by the Ottoman defeat at Chocim and descriptions of how the era of pre-Ottoman glory of the Bulgarians, Serbs, Hungarians, Albanians and especially the Poles could be easily restored. According to the storyline, Sultan Osman dispatched Ali-pasha to the Kingdom of Poland gundukic order to negotiate peace and Kazlar-aga to choose gunduluc Polish noblewoman would suit him best for marriage.

After numerous failed attempts to restore order in the empire, the army captures Osman and executes him, bringing the imprisoned Mustafa as the new Sultan. That night started late and went well into the next day in presence of Italian TV cameras and surrounded by thousands.


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