St Donatus (sveti Donat), the famous Bishop of Zadar, was mentioned by the distinguished Jesuit Daniele Farlati in his monumental work Illyricum sacrum, published in Venice in 1775.
Spiridon Brusina (Zadar, 1845 – Zagreb, 1908) was a great Croatian zoologist faunist, organizer of scientific work, and palaeontologist malacologist.
Juraj Baraković (Plemići, Rtina near Zadar, 1548 – Rome, August 1, 1628) was a Croatian Renaissance poet from Zadar.
Andrea Meldolla (Croatian: Andrija Medulić), also known as Andrea Schiavone (c.1510/1515–1563) was a Renaissance etcher and painter, active mainly in Venice.
Šime Budinić (1530/35–1600), Renaissance church writer and translator
Krešimir Ćosić (November 26th, 1948 – May 25th, 1995) was a Croatian professional basketball player, a member of FIBA Hall of Fame and Basketball Hall of Fame.
Brne Karnarutić (Zadar, 1515 - Zadar, 1573) was Croatian Renaissance poet and writer.
Georg Ludwig von Trapp (Zara, 4 aprile 1880 – Stowe, 30 maggio 1947)
Šimun Kožičić-Benja (Zadar, 1460 – Zadar, 1536) was Croatian nobleman, the bishop of Modruš and the founder of the glagolithic printing house in Rijeka.
Petar Zoranić (1508 – between 1543 and 1569) was a Croatian Renaissance writer from Zadar. He is most important as the author of Planine, the first Croatian novel.