Zagorka, Maria Juric (1873–1957)

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Zagorka, Maria Jurić (1873–1957)

Croatian author. Name variations: Maria Juric; Marija Juric Zagorka. Born in 1873; died in 1957; forced to marry a wealthy Hungarian, whom she fled three years later.

As Croatia's 1st political journalist, expressed her intellectual and feminist ideas, which made her the target of attack in southeastern Europe, a region with virtually no evidence of feminist expression at the time; also wrote adventure novels and dramas.