Šišic, Ferdo

Šišić, Ferdo


Born Mar. 9, 1869, in Vinkovci; died Jan. 21, 1940, in Zagreb. Croatian historian. Academician of the Yugoslav Academy of Sciences and Arts (1910).

Šišić studied at the universities of Zagreb and Vienna; he received the degree of doctor of philosophy in 1900. From 1906 to 1939 he was a professor of national history at the University of Zagreb. Šišić was a member of the alliance of bourgeois liberal parties known as the Croat-Serbian Coalition, which was established in 1905. He was elected a deputy to the Croatian Diet in 1908 and a delegate to the Hungarian-Croatian Sabor in 1910; in 1911 he withdrew from political life. Šišić wrote many works on the history of Croatia and published various historical sources, including the Chronicle of Father Dukljanin in 1928.


Šidak, S. “Ferdo Šišić.” In Pregled povijesti hrvatskoga naroda, 3rd ed. Zagreb, 1962. Pages 491–507. (Contains bibliography.)