Culture & history in Dubrovnik
The first written source about the town. An anonymous cartographer from Ravenna noted the name of the city in its Latin form Ragusa-Ragusium
The first time Comunitas Ragusina (Dubrovnik Municipality) is mentioned.
The end of Venetian rule over Dubrovnik. With the end of Venetian sovereignty in Dubrovnik, the town became a part of the Kingdom of Dalmatia and Croatia.
Dubrovnik recognised the Turkish Sultan and remained under his protection as an independent merchant republic until the end of its statehood.
A terrible earthquake destroyed the foundations of Dubrovnik, during which 4000 people lost their lives.
Napoleon’s Marshal Marmont made the decision to irrevocably extinguish the Republic of Dubrovnik.
Dubrovnik was annexed to Austria as a part of the Kingdom of Dalmatia.
The Croatian Parliament breaks off all relations with Hungary and Austria. Dubrovnik becomes a part of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes.
Five years after the end of the Second World War, the first Dubrovnik Summer Festival is held. Today, this open air festival of music and theatre is one of the most important cultural events in Croatia.
1991 up to today
After the end of the Homeland War, during which Dubrovnik suffered much destruction, life has returned to normal. Today Dubrovnik is one of Europe’s most famous tourist destinations.