House of Bobaljević
|Other names||(de) Bobali, Babalio|
|Country||Republic of Ragusa|
The family is considered to be one of those which founded the ancient community of Dubrovnik. The surname is attested in various forms in different places: Baebiblius nearby Salona, Babuleius, Babullia, Bobuli or Boboli in Italy. One of the etymologies proposed considers that all these surnames are derived from the early-medieval name Babilius or Babilonius. According to another ancient tradition the House of Bobali originated in Bosnia in the 10th century.
The House of Bobaljević gave the Republic a large number of politicians, scholars and writers. In the 14th century they had 124 senior civil servants in senate (representing 3.32%) . Similarly, between 1440 and 1640 there were 64 Bobali in the Grand Council (2.91% of total). In two hundred years, they had 59 senatorial positions (1.81%), 66 members of the Minor Council (3.05%), 23 Guardians of Justice (2.80%) and for 59 times a member of the House of Bobali that became Rettore of the Republic (2.48%).
The family Bobaljević became extinct in 1771 with the death of Frano Damjanov Bobali-Bobaljevic. <ref/Dubrovacka vlastela izmedu roda i drzave, Stjepan Cosic, Nenad Vekaric, Croatian Academy of Science and Art, HAZU 2003> (1)
Notables people (in chronological order)
- Domanja Bobaljević (14th century) - Priest and politician. He was Prime Minister of Stephen Kotroman, Ban of Bosnia. He fought the patarines and defended Bosnia from aspirations of Serbian Emperor Stefan Uroš.
- Frano Cuco Bobaljević (16th century) - poet and writer, left many songs, a collected by abbot Giorgi in a volume entitled Poesie de Cuco il seniore.
- Sabo Bobaljević nicknamed Glušac (deaf) or Mišetić (1530–1585) - poet and writer among the most important of his time.
- Marin Bobaljević (17th century) - was a writer and philosopher. His work was printed in 1654 in Aquileiait. The best-known work was titled Del senso predominato dalla ragione ("About senses ruled by reason").
(1)Dubrovacka vlastela izmedu roda i drzave, Stjepan Cosic, Nenad Vekaric, HAZU 2003
- Zdenko Zlatar, "Huius... est omnis Rei Publicae potestas": Dubrovnik's Patrician Houses and Their Participation in Power (1440-1640), in Dubrovnik Annals, 6/2002, p. 50.
- Zdenko Zlatar, Op cit. p. 54
- Zdenko Zlatar, Op cit. p. 60
- Francesco Maria Appendini, Notizie istorico-critiche sulle antichità storia e letteratura de' Ragusei, Dalle stampe di Antonio Martecchini, Ragusa 1803
- Lorenzo de 'Vidovic,Albo d'Oro delle famiglie nobili patrizie e illustri nel Regno di Dalmazia, Cultural Scientific Foundation Rustia Traine, Trieste 2004
- Simeon Gliubich,Biographical dictionary of illustrious Dalmatian men, wien-Zadar 1836
- Giorgio Gozzi,The free and sovereign Republic of Ragusa 634-1814, Volpe Editore, Rome 1981
- Robin Harris, Storia e vita di Ragusa - Dubrovnik, la piccola Repubblica adriatica, Santi Quaranta, Treviso 2008
- Konstantin Jireček, The Legacy of Rome in the cities of Dalmatia in the Middle Ages, 3 vols., AMSD, Rome 1984-1986
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