of coats of arms of Bosnian nobles
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
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.
to Royal Serbian Army in
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
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Serbia and Montenegro
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