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Divnići, Šižgorići, Vrančići ... Tragovima šibenskih patricija u Mlecima
The Presence of Šibenik’s Patrician Families in Venice

Author(s): Lovorka Čoralić
Subject(s): History
Published by: Hrvatski institut za povijest

Summary/Abstract: Croats from Šibenik were one of the more prominent Croatian emigrant communities in Venice. This paper researches the presence of persons from Šibenik patrician families in Venice (Divinić, Šižgorić, Vrančić). Using the archival documents (State Archives in Venice and Archives of the Saint George and Tripun confraternity) and the available literature the author presents how members of the Šibenik patrician families left their trace in various Venetian documents, gives time of their arrival in Venice and how long they stayed in that town. Their family ties and other personal relations are also covered as well as their integration into a new society. The author also presents their economical activities, relations with other Croats who lived in Venice and their activities within the national confraternity of Saint George and Tripun. Šibenik’s patrician occasionally also visited Venice as diplomatic envoys of their home town. During these important visits to the representatives of the Venetian Republic they sought to improve Šibenik’s position. Some prominent persons from Šibenik also contributed to the establishment of closer cultural links between the two coasts of the Adriatic.

  • Issue Year: 2003
  • Issue No: 24
  • Page Range: 149-169
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Croatian