He received an excellent education. After that he studied Roman law and jurisprudence in general, where he held numerous offices for the Great Council of the Republic. Twice, in and , he held the temporary function of knez commissary or governor of 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.

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Some parts of them may have been sung. The four plays that have survived are mostly variations on or translations of Italian works. He uses the unfortunate fate of the young sultan as a springboard for more general reflections on the transience of human glory. Article Media.

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You've definitely seen his statue, you've probably taken a photo of him, you may have even found yourself sitting underneath him in a desperate attempt to catch your breath in the summer sun, but do you know who he is? Get to know one of Dubrovnik's most celebrated figures Ivan Franov Gundulic was born on the 8th of January and was known affectionately by the nickname Macica. His best known works are perfect examples of rhetorical excess and Baroque-style richness of the time, they include the religious poem Tears of the Prodigal Son, the epic poem Osman and the pastoral play Dubravka.


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