Friar Andrija Kačić Miošić
Andrija Kačić Miošić was born in the small Primorje village of Brist nearby Makarska and was baptised – as it is generally accepted nowadays – by the name of Antun on 17th April 1704. A folk poet and a friar, his life was tied to the Franciscan monastery of Zaostrog where he also spent the last decade of his life. This is at the same time the most prolific period of his life since during that time he published all his literary works.
Kačić left behind four printed books, the first one of which was written in Latin and intended for the classically educated intellectuals, while the other three were in Croatian language and intended for the common folk. All these works were published in the last eight years of his life, in Mleci, the former political and cultural centre of southern Croatia, which was part of the Republic of Venice at that time.
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