1135 years since the first international recognition of Croatia,
more than 600 years before the discovery of America
Two monuments from 9th century bearing the name of Croatian prince Branimir,
carved more than 600 years before the discovery of America.
A letter by Pope John VIII sent to Croatian Prince Branimir on May 21 879
with his blessing to the prince and the whole Croatian people.
The earliest known explicit mention of Croatian Language
The first known explicit mention of Croatian language dates from the year 1275,
appearing as many as two dozens of time in the document called Istrian Boundaries (Istarski razvod).
As we can see, the document, written in the Croatian Glagolitic Script (and it has nearly 70 pp),
precedes the discovery of America for more than two centuries.
Istarski razvod, 1275-1395.: ...na Hrvatine stazi (u Istri). Vidi Acta croatica, str. 9.
Soon afterwards, in the Vinodol Code from 1288,
we can find another explicit mention of Croatian language as follows:
Vinodol Code, 1288
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Croatian Coat of Arms from 1890 in Nazorova street 51 in Zagreb:
Public Orphanage of Eduard Baron Jellachich Bužimski
Built in 1879 as convent with the chapel for sisters of St. Magdalena,
in 1886 it was bought by Croatian government and rebuilt as an orphanage.
Now a part of the Faculty of Law of the University of Zagreb
Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom (Trojedna Kraljevina) of Croatia, Dalmatia and Slavonia
An old photo from 1916, representing a very young and beautiful Pag Lace weaver.
The photo is from the Pag Lace Museum in the town of Pag, on the island of Pag.
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From the Pag Lace Museum in the town of Pag:
Breathtaking works of art in the Pag Lace Museum
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Two girls from the town of Đakovo in home-made costumes from Slavonia on the North-East of Croatia.
Srednja strukovna škola Antuna Horvata, Đakovo.
Vjekoslav Karas (1821-1858): Rimljanka s lutnjom (Roman woman with the lute),
considered as probably the best Croatian work of art of the 19th century.
Croatian Coat of Arms, detail on a portrait by Vjekoslav Karas
Vjekoslav Karas, autoportrait, 1845
August Šenoa (1838-1881), distinguished Croatian writer, in 1875 at the age of 37.
His books and stories have been translated into German, Hungarian, Russian, Polish,
Czech, French, Esperanto and some other languages.
In 2014 it has been discovered that August Šenoa was also writing in Croatian Glagolitic Script.
Here are his exercises based on old Croatian legal documents from 1521, 1669 and 1612.
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Kristian Krekovic, Croatian painter: Ramon Llull (1232-1316) ,
distinguished Catalonian writer, philosopher, Franciscan Tertiary, and martyr;
this portrait is kept in the Museu Kreković in Palma de Mallorca
croats de la cultura catalana, Zagreb
Translated from Catalan by Darko Žubrinić, a member of Amics croats de la cultura catalana society in Zagreb.
Villa Astra in Lovran, Croatia, a part of Lovranske vile, directed by Vjekoslav Martinko,
offering a place for physical, mental and spiritual rest, in perfect balance with nature.
Šibenik Cathedral, one of top monuments of Croatian culture
Drawing of the Šibenik Cathedral in "Machinae Novae" by Faust Vrancic (1551-1617)