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.


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.


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.


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


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


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


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.


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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Chronology of Dubrovnik from 7th to 11th century I Chronology of Dubrovnik in 11th century I Chronology of Dubrovnik in 12th century I Chronology of Dubrovnik in 13th century I Chronology of Dubrovnik in 14th century I Chronology of Dubrovnik in 15th century I Chronology of Dubrovnik in 16th century I Chronology of Dubrovnik in 17th century I Chronology of Dubrovnik in 18th century I Chronology of Dubrovnik in 19th century


Prepared by Josip Lucic

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