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Ivan Lenković

Ivan Lenković (died 22 June 1569) was a Habsburg Croatian army general and the leader of the Uskoks. He is noted for the construction of Nehaj Fortress and as a captain of the Senj area.[1] He also contributed in organizing the Military Frontier.

During the Ottoman wars in Europe, Klis Fortress was on 7 April 1569, liberated by Split noblemen Ivan Alberti and Nikola Cindro.[2] Bey Mustafa responded by bringing under Klis Fortress more than 10,000 soldiers.[2] General Ivan Lenković with 1,000 uskoks came in relief, to some 1500 Klis defenders.[2] During the battle, Ivan Lenković withdrew, after he himself was wounded, and the fortress was delivered to the Turks, on 31 May.[2] But this temporary relief resound in Europe, and among the local population.[2] He died in Metlika on 22 June 1569 and is buried in Novo Mesto Franciscan Church.

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  1. ^ Bousfield (2003), p. 227.
  2. ^ a b c d e Listeš (1998), pp. 1–169.


  • Bousfield, Jonathan (2003). The Rough Guide to Croatia. London: Rough Guides. ISBN 9781-84353-084-8.
  • Listeš, Srećko (1998). Klis: prošlost, toponimi, govor (in Croatian). Klis: Hrvatsko društvo Trpimir. ISBN 9789539675132.

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