( 1640 - 1713 )
Marko Mesic was born around 1640 in Ogulin (?).
As Brinj priest he fought together with people from Brinj and Otocac against Turks. After begun of Austro-Turkish war 1683-99, Mesic went to Ravni Kotar and joined local rebels after which he returned to Lika and Krbava were he organized people's uprising against Ottoman rule. With aid of Krajina troops from Military Border (Vojna krajina - krajisnika) and rebels under Stojan Jankovic, Mesic captured Novi on 15 June 1689, followed by Bilaj and Ribnik while Turkish garrisons in Vratan, Grebenica, Siroka Kula, Budak and Preusic surrendered without a fight. With capture of Udbina on 21 July, Mesic completed liberation of Lika and Krbava. In 1692 he destroyed two Turkish detachment which advanced into Lika from Bosnia first in Ploce pass and second in Tuzica valley near village Kurjak. As leader of Lika rebels Mesic joined Austrian and Krajina troops in attack on Bihac in 1697 during which he destroyed Turkish column between Krupa and Kamengrad.
- priest in Brinje
- commander of Lika rebels
2 February 1713 in Karlovac.
- Vojna enciklopedija
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