Matija Ivanić

Matija Ivanić (also Matij Ivanić; Vrbanj, Hvar around 1445 – Rome 1523),[1] was a prominent 16th century citizen of the Dalmatian city of Hvar who led the Hvar Rebellion (1510–1514) against the Venetian Republic. After the defeat of the Rebellion, Ivanić became a symbol of freedom in Venetian-controlled Dalmatia, personifying defiance both against Venice and against the oppressive noble classes. He was mentioned in the well-known Dalmatian song which expresses these themes, the "Padaj silo i nepravdo" ("Fall, oh Force and Injustice!"). The latest discoveries present Mati Ivanić as a true visionary who stepped ahead of his time and led the fight for the future that was just beginning to emerge during the Middle Ages.[2]

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  1. ^ Opća i nacionalna enciklopedija, svezak 9., str. 229.
  2. ^ Crnčević, Mirko (27 May 2010). "Hvarski ustanak: pet akademika utvrđuje istinu o Matiji Ivaniću". Slobodna Dalmacija. Retrieved 24 August 2012.