Dživo Franov Gundulić (Serbo-Croatian pronunciation: [ǐʋan dʒǐːʋo frâːnoʋ ɡǔndulitɕ]; also Gianfrancesco Gondola; 8 January 1589 – 8 December 1638; Nickname: Mačica), better known today as Ivan Gundulić, is the most prominent Croatian Baroque poet from the Republic of Ragusa. His work embodies central characteristics of Roman Catholic Counter-Reformation: religious fervor, insistence on "vanity of this world" and zeal in opposition to "infidels." Gundulić's major works—the epic poem Osman, the pastoral play Dubravka, and the religious poem Tears of the Prodigal Son (based on the Parable of the Prodigal Son) are examples of Baroque stylistic richness and, frequently, rhetorical excess.
Edition: 2; 2. izd.; "Ivan Franjin Gundulić": p.[iii]-xxix.; "Osmana Gundulićeva riecnik": 105p. at end.