Hektorovic, Petar

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Hektorović, Petar


Born in 1487 on the island of Hvar; died Mar. 13, 1572, in Starigrad. Croatian poet. Born into an aristocratic family.

Hectorović participated in a people’s rebellion on the island of Hvar during 1510-14. During the invasion of the Turks in 1539, he fled to Italy. He was a poet-humanist and a representative of Renaissance Dubrovnik literature. He wrote sonnets, epistles, and religious dramas in Croatian, Italian, and Latin. He was the author of the poetic idyll Fishing and Fishermen’s Tales, published in 1568.


Pjesme Petra Hektorovića i Hanibala Lucića. Zagreb, 1874. (Stari pisci hrvatski, book 6.)
In Russian translation:
In the collection Poety Dalmatsii epokhi Vozrozhdeniia XV-XVI vv. Moscow, 1959.


Golenishchev-Kutuzov, I. N. Ital’ianskoe Vozrozhdenie i slavianskie literatury XV-XVI vekov. Moscow, 1963.
Kombol, M. Povijest hrvatske književnosti do narodnog preporoda, 2nd ed. Zagreb, 1961.
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