MIHANOVIĆ, Antun

MIHANOVIĆ, Antun. Klanjec 10.6.1796 — Novi Dvori 14.11.1861. Austrian (Croatian) Nationalist Author. Studied law and worked as military judge. Entered foreign department and served in Austrian consulates in Belgrad, Thessaloniki, Smyrna, Constantinople and Bucharest, retired 1858. During his early years he acted on behalf of the emancipation of Croatia and Croatian language. In order to show the value of Croatian, he wanted to show its relationship to Sanskrit, which he knew from the works of Paulinus and British grammars published in Calcutta.

Publications: “Zusammenstellung von 200 laut- und sinnverwandten Wörtern des Sanskrits und Slawischen”, Hornmayr’s Archiv für Geschichte, Statistik, Literatur und Kunst 66, 67, 71, 1823.

Poetry and other works unrelated with India.

Sources: Vyncke, Annuaire 20, 1973, 530f.; Matišić 1976, 297; Wikipedia with portrait relief (more in Croatian version).

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