(January 15, 1846, Cavtat
– November 26, 1906), Luko involved into a Serb-Catholic circle, with all the big intelectuals of the XIX cenrury in Dubrovnik and Montenegrin philologist
, and was one of the leading opposition fighting against the foreign forces of Austro-Hungarian
Empire and Italy in Dubrovnik.
At that time there were two major intellectual trends in Dubrovnik as well as in the whole Croatia: one favoured the union of all the Slavic peoples, believing that they were of one nation (Illyrian movement
), which was prevailing in Dubrovnik. Luko Zore was an active part of all the Slavic associations available in that time in Dubrovnik, trying to fight the foreign political power and to develop the idea of national identity of the language and slavic origins. Zore was a professor in the High School in Zadar
after 1878 he founding with Niko Pucic
the review Slovinac
(Slav), dedicated mainly to literature and the arts. Luko Zore was the editor. It was discontinued in 1884. He died in Cetinje
. He was buried in Boninovo Cemetery in Lapad, Dubrovnik.
- Dubrovnikers are Serbs (Dubrovčani su Srbi), 1903, Dubrovnik.