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Ferdo Rusan

Ferdo Rusan (1810 - 1879) was a Croatian reformer, composer and musician.

Ferdo Rusan was son of officier, born in small village Pavlin Kloštar near the town of Bjelovar in Croatia on 10.12.1810. He died in Virje on 02.05.1879., also in Croatia. He completed the cadet school in Bjelovar and in 1828 he became a cadet. After being the soldier for some time, in 1842 he leaves army.

Ferdo Rusan was the main recorder of renaissance movements in Varždin Military Frontier area and Bjelovar Military Commune. He publicised by speech and pen the details and opinions of civil and military classes that clearly show how the people of the region became part of the growing and progressing Croatian Movement.[1]

Ferdo Rusan was involved with Illyrian movement in Croatia. In Bjelovar there is the memorial tablet in the street that bears his name. One street in Zagreb also bears his name. His biography was written by Mira Kolar-Dimitrijević in 2004.



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