Chronology of Dubrovnik in 19th Century

18th Century

In this century the Dubrovnik navy revived and became stronger after their decline in the 17th century. Towards the end of the 18th century Dubrovnik had at its disposal 300 large ships of various types.


1799

An uprising flared up in Konavli against the Dubrovnik Government because of the introduction of forced salt selling. The uprising was a direct result and reflection of new social conditions in Europe with the ending of feudalism under the impact of the French Revolution.


1800

The number of days the serfs were obliged to work for their landlords was raised to 90.


Around 1800

Dubrovnik had a very good network of Consulates and Consular establishments. Her Consular representatives were to be found in over 80 towns and ports. This imposing number not only shows the large growth of Dubrovnik's overseas trading and navigation, but also is a witness to the fact that many larger and stronger European states did not have available such a powerful and well developed network of Consulates.


1801

Benedikt Stay-Stojkovic (born 1714), well-known Latinist, died.


1803

Captain Ivan Kaznacic (1758-1850), well-known cartographer, diplomat and author from Slano, was appointed Dubrovnik Consul in Genoa.


1804

The writer Anica Boskovic, Rudjer Boskovic's sister (born in 1714), died.


1806

The French General Lauriston occupied Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik's Government developed important diplomatic activities in Austria, Turkey, France and Russia, so as to preserve its freedom and status as a Republic.

The French imposed an enormous war tribute on Dubrovnik. Napoleon's blockade of England contributed to the breakdown of the Dubrovnik Merchant Navy.


1808

On the decision of Marshal Marmont the Dubrovnik Republic was abolished. All her territories were placed under the French rule in Dalmatia. Marshal Marmont became “Duke of Dubrovnik” (Duc de Raguse).

The Senate acknowledged the decision but did not agree with it. Since then Dubrovnik has been, administratively and politically, a part of Dalmatia, i. e. Croatia.

 

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Prepared by Josip Lucic

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