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Dubrovnik Republic is very rich in interesting facts e.g. first farmacy, abolishment of slavery, first Sinagogue, and many other important historical data. Due to extensity of historical facts we devided it by centuries: Chronology of Dubrovnik from 7th to 11th century Chronology of Dubrovnik in 11th century Chronology of Dubrovnik in 12th century Chronology of Dubrovnik in 13th century Chronology of Dubrovnik in 14th century Chronology of Dubrovnik in 15th century Chronology of Dubrovnik in…
Around 614 A group of refugees from Epidaurum (Cavtat), joined up with a group of refugees from Salona, established a settlement on the island of Ragusium which, in Croatian, is called Dubrovnik. Geographically and politically the town was a part of Dalmatia, which at that time was under the Byzantine Empire. Around 667 The first time the name of the town was mentioned – “Epidaurum id est Ragusium” (Epidaurum is today Ragusium) - by an…
10th-11th centuries The people of Dubrovnik filled in the canal between the inhabited island and the mainland. The settlement spread right to the foot of the hill Srđ, and the whole area was encircled with a wall. 1000 The Venetian Duke, Pietro II Orseolo, captured the whole of the Croatian Adriatic coast and on the little island of Majsan, near Korcula, the Dubrovnik people officially recognized the Duke's rule. 1018 Dubrovnik freed herself from the…
1142 Pope Innocent II abolished the metropolitanate of Bar and placed it under the rule of Dubrovnik. 1145 Venice looked upon the area north of the line Dubrovnik-Ancona as being of vital interest and endeavored to include not only Dubrovnik, but also the whole of the north-west part of the Adriatic under her direct control. 1148 Dubrovnik contracted an agreement with the town of Molfetta. This agreement, which was Dubrovnik's first known trade agreement, gave…
1201 The towns of Monopoli and Bari were bound together by trade agreements with Dubrovnik. 1203 Dubrovnik and Termoli signed an agreement confirming their brotherhood and friendship. With this and other similar agreements Dubrovnik strengthened her trading position in central, and especially southern Italy. 1204 During the fourth Crusade Crusaders took possession of Constantinople and the Byzantine Empire ceased for a time to exist. The so-called Latin Empire (1202-1261) was formed and with the fall…
1301 From this year date the surviving minutes of meetings of both Great and Small Councils and the Senate. From these records one can appreciate why and how Dubrovnik was great, rich and free. 1310 The statute of the island of Lastovo was codified. 1317 The building of the Franciscan Monastery was started inside the walls, the cloister of which was decorated by Mihoje of Bar. In later years the Monastery was to have its…
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