Petar Preradovic
Petar Preradovic

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Name: Petar Preradovic
Occupation: Poet
Gender: Male
Birth Day: March 19, 1818
Death Date: Aug 18, 1872 (age 54)
Age: Aged 54
Country: Croatia
Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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Petar Preradovic

Petar Preradovic was born on March 19, 1818 in Croatia (54 years old). Petar Preradovic is a Poet, zodiac sign: Pisces. Find out Petar Preradovicnet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


His granddaughter Paula wrote the Austrian national anthem.

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As per our current Database, Petar Preradovic died on Aug 18, 1872 (age 54).

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Before Fame

He studied at a military academy in Austria and later fought in the Wars of Italian Unification.

Biography Timeline


Following his fathers' death in 1828, Preradović, like many from the Military Frontier area, chose to become a professional soldier. He enrolled at the military academy in Bjelovar and later Wiener Neustadt where he converted from Eastern Orthodox Church to Catholicism and went on to excel as one of the school's best students. During the training, all Academy students were conducted as Roman Catholics, which could've been changed at the express request of the soldier. However, this has rarely occurred. Thus Preradović, tacitly signed as a Roman Catholic convert from the Orthodox Christianity which was legitimized by a formal act of conversion. His loyalty to the Roman Catholic Church was later increased since both he and his wife were Roman Catholics. While at the Academy, he began writing his first poems in German with distinctive features of romanticism.


While attending the military academy in Vienna, Preradović began writing his first poems (Der Brand von Neustadt, 1834) in German. In 1840, he met Ivan Kukuljević Sakcinski, who awoke his interest in Croatian culture and encouraged him to write in his native Croatian language. In 1841, in Zagreb's German magazine Croatia he published the song Das Uskoken-Mädchen. On the initiative of Špiro Dmitrović, in 1843, Preradović wrote the first poem in the Croatian language, Poslanica Špiri Dimitroviću. His first published song written in Croatian Zora puca, biche dana dana was published in 1844 in the first issue of Zora dalmatinska. Preradović remained one of the constants of Croatian romanticism by its very nature.


After graduation, he was stationed in Milan where he met Ivan Kukuljević Sakcinski, a fellow officer from Croatia, who inspired him to start writing in Croatian. This stimulated his interest in Croatian culture and Croatia's political and economic situation. After Milan, Preradović was posted to Zadar where he wrote his first song in Croatian, Poslanica Špiri Dimitroviću [Epistle to Špiro Dimitrović]. His writings were published in the local Croatian language newspaper Zora dalmatinska in 1846. He then went to Zagreb where he met the leading figures of the Illyrian movement. At the request of Ante Kuzmanić, who was then editor of the Zora dalmatinska, Preradović wrote the song "Zora puca, biche dana" for the first issue of the paper (published on 1 January 1844). Like most of his songs, this one speaks of the emergence of Croatian national consciousness and suggests a new, prosperous era for the Croatian people. Since then, he has been systematically continuing his poetry work in Croatian language and has also advocated official acceptance of Ljudevit Gaj's grammar in southern Croatia.


In 1848, he was again stationed in Italy where he took part in the Wars of Italian Unification. In September of 1848, he traveled to Dubrovnik where a month later he married Zadar native Pavica de Ponte. In 1849, he was transferred to Zagreb where he was assigned to the military department of the Ban's Court (Government of the Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia). In 1851, Ban Josip Jelačić appointed him deputy commander of the military department and Ban's adjutant. At the end of 1852, he moved to Cremona, in 1853 to Verona, in September of that same year to Pančevo, and afterward to Kovin, Arad and Transylvania. In 1854, he was assigned to the Supreme Command in Vienna. In 1855, his wife Pavica committed suicide which made him interested in spiritism in his later years. In 1865, he married Emma Regner and was sent to Verona to fight in a war with Italy.


On 24 February 1864, Emperor Franz Joseph I awarded Preradović with the nobility, and also gave him a part of his personal treasury as Preradović was at the time in a bad financial situation. Preradović wrote a song in his honor. In 1866, he became a general. In mid-1871 he participated in the military exercises at Bruck and was in the same year suggested for the position of Croatian ban, but he was very sick and wrote in a letter that he was not interested.


His health deteriorated at the end of 1871 so he was sent to treatment in Mariabrunn near Munich and then in the Austrian town of Fahrafeld. Petar Preradović died on 18 August 1872 from dropsy. He was buried on 21 August 1872 in Vienna. Viennese youth organization Velebit, proposed that his remains should be transferred to Zagreb. On 11 July 1879, his remains were removed from the Vienna cemetery and transferred to the arcades of Mirogoj cemetery where he was buried on 14 July 1879. Mayor of Zagreb August Šenoa held an inspired speech and stirred up the hymn to Preradović, which was inaugurated by Ivan Zajc. The gravestone monument to Petar Preradović, depicting Croatia in a form of a woman that lays flowers on his grave, was made by sculptor Ivan Rendić.

Family Life

Petar was married to a woman named Pave and had seven children.

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