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1400 A plot conceived by four nobles and commoners against the Government in Dubrovnik did not succeed. The leaders of the plot were executed. 1403-1405 Dubrovnik was at war with King Ostoja over a border dispute. Dubrovnik was victorious. 1406-1413 The last 200 wooden houses in the town were demolished, and Dubrovnik became “the white town”, built of stone. 1413 The Book of Customs Regulations was compiled. 1413-1417 From the Croatian-Hungarian King Sigismund, the people…
1501 Dzore Drzic (born 1461), lyrical poet, died. 1502 Ivan Gozze built a palate in Trsteno, today a park-arboretum. 1506 Ivan Rabljanin forged a bell, which still hangs to-day, in the town's bell tower. 1507 The Spanish King Ferdinand reassured the people of Dubrovnik that they could keep all the old privileges gained in the Kingdom of Naples. With the protection of the Spanish King, at that time the mightiest ruler in the West, the…
1600 Orsat Crijevic, a Dubrovnik envoy at the Court in Madrid, announced that the previous year many Dubrovnik citizens had been to the West Indies (America). The Spanish King, Philip III, reaffirmed all Dubrovnik's old privileges given by Spanish Kings in the 15th and 16th centuries. 1601 In Pesaro (Italy) Dubrovnik-born Mavro Orbini published his book The History of the Slavic Peoples (“Regno degli Slavi”). 1602-1606 On the island of Lastovo a rebellion broke out…
1703 Dubrovnik succeeded in arranging with the Turks to send a tax of 12,500 ducats every third year in advance, and in this way in fact reduced the tax. 1707 Djuro Baglivi (born 1668) died, a university professor and one of the most famous physicians of his time. 1708 A portal was added to the building of the Main Guard, between the City Clock Tower and Onofrio's Small Fountain. 1713 Replacing Dubrovnik's cathedral, which was…
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…
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