Ana Vidović

Spouse Marko Antun Vidović
Other names Vusija
Date of birth 1799
Date of death September 12, 1879

Personal situation

Ana Vidović (née Vusija) was born in a family of Montenegrin origin in 1788 in Šibenik (Croatia), where she grew up due to her father's service in Dalmatia.

She was educated in Šibenik and Zadar.

She married Marko Vidović, who was also a writer. He, however, wrote mainly in Italian, while she wrote in Serbian inclining to folk tradition. They lived in a Croatian island town Pag, where her husband worked.

She died in Šibenik on September 12, 1879.

Place of birth Šibenik
Place of death Šibenik
Nationality Croatian
Marital status Married
Education School education

Professional situation

Ana Vidović was considerably influenced by Dositej Obradović and Vuk Karadžić. Her works were, therefore, greatly influenced by folk tradition and literature, above all the folk stories she heard in Dalmatia.

Apart from Serbian, she spoke Italian too. In 1841, she published her first work "Anka i Stanko" ("Anka and Stanko") in Zadar.

She was in the editorial board of the Zora Dalmatinska (Dalmatian Dawn) magazine between 1844 and 1849. As of 1844, she started publishing her poems in Zadar, which were accompanied with an Italian translation. She published two books in Italian: A collection of poems (1846) and an epic poem about Romulus' founding of Rome (1856). It is said that her verse significantly influenced her contemporary, Croatian writer and politician Luka Botić.


Savremenici i poslednici Dositeja Obradovića i Vuka Stefanovića Karadžića: sakupio, obradio i sredio Vlastoje D. Aleksijević (1911–1969), druga sveska, available at

Translated by Višnja Krstić

Profession(s) and other activities poet and translator
Language(s) in which she wrote Italian and Serbian

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