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Hvar history

5th century BC - first mention of Hvar Island as a Liburnian isle

385 BC - Ionian Greeks from Paros found the city of Pharos (from whence the island

gets its name), today Stari Grad

219 BC - the Romans occupy Pharos and exile the Greek general, Demetrius of Hvar.

47 BC - Caesar and Pompei clash in a sea battle at Ščedro – Caesar's general, Vatinius, is victorious

2nd century AD - arrival of the Neretva Croats, a tribe from the River Neretva valley

9th and 10th centuries - Hvar belongs to the Neretva principality

11th century - Hvar becomes part of the Croatian kingdom

1147 - Venice occupies Hvar and establishes the Diocese of Hvar

1310 - Native aristocrats from the island's interior rebel under the leadership of Juraj and Galeša Slavogost.against Venetian rule

1331 - adoption of the Hvar Constitution

1358 - Hvar becomes part of the Croato-Hungarian kingdom – for a brief period at the end of the 14th century it is ruled by Bosnian kings.

1420. g. - Hvar opet dolazi pod vlast Venecije; Hvar je u tome razdoblju bio najbogatija, samostalna župa venecijanske Dalmacije

1510. – 1514. g. - pobuna otočkoga stanovništva pod vodstvom Vrbovljanina Matije Ivanića protiv hvarskog plemstva

1420 - Hvar comes under Venetian rule again and is one of the wealthiest independent parishes in Venetian Dalmatia

7 October 1571 - the battle of Lepant, in which the fleet of the Holy Alliance defeated the Turkish fleet – the Hvar galley Sv. Jerolim takes part in the battle, captained by Ivan Balci.

1797 - the fall of Venice – Hvar is transferred to Austrian rule

1805 - Hvar comes under French administration until 1812, when the English reach the island – they stay for only a year

1813-1918 - Hvar, along with Dalmatia, becomes part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire

1918-1921 - Hvar is occupied by Italy

1921-1941 - Hvar becomes part of the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (Yugoslavia)

1991 Hvar becomes part of the independent Republic of Croatia



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