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Historical collection

Catalogue of coats of arms of Bosnian nobles

Herceg Novi was founded under the name of Sveti Stefan (St. Stefan) by "The King of Serbs, Bosnia and seacoast, and the West sides" - Tvrtko I Kotromanic in 1382. During the 15th century central government in medieval Bosnia was weakened. During that period, the noble family of Kotromanic lorded over the town called Sveti Stefan.

The town got its name after "The Herceg of St. Sava, and the Duke of Bosnian state" - Stefan Vukcic Kosaca. Also the wider vicinity got name after him - Herzegovina. The Turks captured the town in 1482, and ruled until 1687, with the short brake during 1538 - 1539 when Spaniards ruled it.

St. Marko Leon - Venice 17th century

From 1687 until 1797 Venice ruled the town. The first Austrian-Hungarian committee was established during the period of 1797 - 1806. "The Central Committee" administrated for a short period of time between 1806 and 1807; peoples representation founded of equal number of Montenegrins and people from Boka Kotorska, in alliance with Russia. On the top of the committee was metropolitan Petar I Petrovic (St. Petar of Cetinje). From 1807 until 1815 Napoleon's France ruled over the town.

Austro-Hungarian capitulation
to Royal Serbian Army
in 1918

The Second Austria-Hungarian administration ruled until 1918. Herceg Novi was liberated on 7th November 1918. Both military and civilian government was delivered to Serbian army, and the town became part of new founded Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenians (in 1929 Kingdom of Yugoslavia). During the Second World War, the fascist Italy ond the Nazi Germany conquered Herceg Novi. Liberation came on 28th October 1944. From 1945 until today it is part of Republic of Montenegro, in Yugoslavia (SFR Yugoslavia, 1992. Federal Republic Yugoslavia)

Zavicajni muzej Herceg- Novi
Ulica Mirka Komnenovica 9
85340 Herceg-Novi
Serbia and Montenegro

E-mail: muzej@cg.yu
Telephone: +381 88 / 322 485