Petar Zrinski

Petar Zrinski

Birth
Zagrebačka, Croatia
Death 30 Mar 1671 (aged 49)
Wiener Neustadt, Wiener Neustadt Stadt, Lower Austria (Niederösterreich), Austria
Burial Zagreb, Grad Zagreb, City of Zagreb (Grad Zagreb), Croatia
Memorial ID 7688306 · View Source
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Croatian Historical Figure. Petar Zrinski was Ban of Croatia in the seventeenth century, and was known for his victories (with Fran Krsto Frankapan) against the Ottoman Empire. These victories were reversed, however, when the lands they had gained were partitioned by treaties between the Ottomans and the Habsburg Empire. Following a failed plot to overthrow Austrian rule, Zrinski and Frankapan were both taken captive by the Austrian Habsburgs and their estates were looted. Zrinski's letter to his wife written during his captivity, popularly known as "Moje Drago Serce (My Dear Soul)", is still considered one of the great specimens of the Croatian language. Zrinski and Frankapan were executed in Wiener Neustadt. Their bodies were repatriated to Croatia in 1919.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 7688306
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Petar Zrinski (6 Jun 1621–30 Mar 1671), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7688306, citing Cathedral Assumption of Virgin Mary and St Stephen, Zagreb, Grad Zagreb, City of Zagreb (Grad Zagreb), Croatia ; Maintained by Find A Grave .