This is a list of the bishops of Nin, named after the town of Nin, Croatia. The Bishopric was most likely founded in the middle of the 9th century.[1][2][3]


Bishop Office Notes
Theodosius 879 [4] Listed by Daniele Farlati, Pius Basilius Gams, Carlo F. Bianchi, Ivan A. Gurato and the official Catholic schematisms.[4]
Alfredus c. 890 [4]
c. 900–929 Gregory was the bishop of Nin and as such was under strong protection of King Tomislav. At the Synod in 925, held in Split, Gregory lost to the Archbishop of Split, he was offered the Sisak Bishopric, but he refused. After the conclusions of the first Synod Gregory complained again in 927/8 but was rejected and his Nin Bishopric was abolished, Gregory himself being sent off to the Skradin Bishopric, after which he disappears from the annals of history.[citation needed]
Andreas c. 1050–1072
Forminus fl. 1075
Gregorius fl. 1104
Rodanus fl. 1163
Matthaeus 1170–1194
Ioannes c. 1206
B. 1229 [4][5]
S.Janson 1230, 1241
Ioannes 1253, 1258
Stephanus 1272
Marcellus 1288
Marcus 1291 [6]
Ioannes 1318? [6]
Natalis 1328 [6]
Georgius ? [6]
Juraj Divnić
"Juraj the Dalmatian"
end of 15th century He was one of the more important Catholic bishops of Croatian origin in his time. He was born in Šibenik, and was part of the known Divnić family, which settled in Šibenik in the 14th century from Skradin, and had likely settled there from Bosnia earlier.[7] Bishop Juraj wrote Pope Alexander VI about the catastrophe right after the Battle of Krbava.
Horatius Belloti Venetus O. M. Conv. 1592–1602 [8]
Blasius Mandevius 1602–1645 [8]
Simeon Diphnicus 1646–1649 [8]
Georgius Georgiceo 1649–1653 [8][9]
Franciscus Andronicus 1653–1666 [8]
Franciscus Grassi 1667–1677 [8]
Ioannes Burgofortis (Giovanni Borgoforte) 1677–1687 [8]
Ioannes Vusius (Giovanni Vusich) 1688–1689 [8]
Georgius Parchich 1690–1703 [8] On 20 April 1693, he sent a report to the Congregation that there were 5486 Roman Catholics and 7363 Orthodox Serbs in his Bishopric. In the territory of his bishopric there was also a Serbian episcope. The Roman Catholics had 21 priests, while the Orthodox had 15. Bishop Georgius said that he worked to Uniate the Orthodox, preaching for them and teaching them the faith and the true, Catholic teachings. On 1 June 1696, he mentions that thanks to his efforts the population of the village of Poločnik denounced the "Schismatic wrongs" – the Orthodox faith, and accepted the Roman faith.[citation needed]
Martinus Dragolius (Dragolovich) 1703–1708 [8]
Ioannes Manola 1709–1711 [8]
Antonius Rosignoli 1713–1715 [8]
Nicolaus Drasich 1716–1720 [8]
Bernardus Dominicus Leoni 1722–1727 [8]
Ioannes Andreas Balbi 1728–1732 [8]
Hieronvmus Fonda 1733–1738 [8]
Ioannes Fridericus Orsini Rosa 1738–1742 [8]
Thomas Nechich 1743–1754 [8]
Antonius Tripcovich 1754–1771 [8]


  1. ^ Fine, 1991, p. 254
  2. ^ "Diocese of Nona (Nin)" David M. Cheney. Retrieved October 7, 2016
  3. ^ "Titular Episcopal See of Nin" Gabriel Chow. Retrieved October 7, 2016
  4. ^ a b c d Strika, 2007
  5. ^ Hierarchia catholica medii aevi
  6. ^ a b c d Vidović 1996, p. 537
  7. ^ Zbornik radova o Šimunu Kožičiću Benji, p. 186, Jedan od značajnih biskupa hrvatskoga roda iz toga doba bio je Juraj Divnić, Šibenčanin, iz poznate obitelji Divnića, koja se doselila u Šibenik u 14. stoljeću iz Skradina, a tamo još ranije, vjerojatno iz Bosne.3
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s Vidović 1996, p. 538
  9. ^ "Bishop Giorgio Giorgicci" David M. Cheney. Retrieved October 29, 2016


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