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Faust Vrančić - 1551

Faust Vrančić (Faustus Verantius, Fausto Veranzio, Faustus Verancsics) (1551-1617) is a Croatian polyhistor, cosmopolite, inventor, linguist and bishop. His persona developed and shaped in the Renaissance atmosphere, thus he realized …

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Childhood in his homeland - 1557

Faust spent his childhood on the island of Prvić in Šepurina, while he was educated in Šibenik. At that time, as Mihovil Vrančić writes to his brother Antun, Faust was …

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Education at Antun Vrančić’s - 1559

A part of the family tradition was also a concern for the education of gifted family members, thus before the age of ten Faust was received for education and upbringing …

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Studies in Padua, 1568 – 1669 - 1568

After seven years of humanistic education in Hungary, Faust Vrančić goes to Padua, where he studies law and philosophy from 1568 to 1572.

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Šibenik - 1572

Šibenik After graduation, he returns to his beloved Šibenik only for a short period of time, but the town is too tight Faust’s curious spirit, so he goes to Hungary …

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Rome – a membership in the Croatian Fraternity of St. Jerome - 1575

After the death of Antun Vrančić in 1573, Faust’s life in the next few years is poorly known. It is assumed that he stayed in Italy broadening his knowledge. Probably …

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Making family - 1578

In 1578, he got married to Maria Zarensis with whom he got a daughter Alba Roza as well as a son who died at a very early age. llustration: Carriages …

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Prague – Vrančić at the Court of Rudolf II - 1579

After two years of service in Veszprém, Faust Vrančić becomes a secretary of Rudolf II and moves to the Imperial court in Prague, where he will perform various diplomatic and …

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Intellectual interests - 1581

The new environment has given Vrančić an opportunity to focus on his intellectual interests. He gathered the linguistic material for his five-language dictionary Dictionarium, he finished the manuscript of the …

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Prague – Faust Vrančić’s diplomatic service - 1594

“Not a single day has passed without his threshold being crossed by a Frenchman, a Spanish man, an Englishman, a Pole, a Greek, an Armenian, an Egyptian, an African or …

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Between Šibenik and Venice - 1594

Probably because of the death of his wife, Faust Vrančić in 1594 left his duties in the service of the Emperor and left Prague. He spent several years in Dalmatia …

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Venice - 1595

After leaving the duties in the service of the Emperor and after leaving Prague in 1594, Vrančić worked on his dictionary. At the invitation of the famous Spanish Jesuit, Alfonso …

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Dictionary of the five most noble languages of Europe - 1595

Title: Dictionarium quinque nobilissimarum Europae linguarum : Latinae, Italicae, Germanicae, Dalmatiae [!] et Ungaricae ; Vocabula Dalmatica quae Ungari sibi usurparunt ; Institutio christiana ; Symbolum apostolorum / [Fausti Verantij]. …

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Vrančić 1598 – return to the service of the Emperor Rudolf II - 1598

In 1598, Vrančić returned to the service of the Emperor Rudolf II. He was named a counselor for Hungary and Transylvania and the titular bishop of Csanád. He became a …

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Moving to Rome - 1605

After leaving the court in 1605, Vrančić moved to Rome, where he entered the Order of St. Paul, the so-called Barnabites. In Rome, Vrančić lived in the house of a …

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2nd edition of Vrančić’s Five-language dictionary - 1605

Title: Dictionarium septem diversarum linguarum, videlicet Latine, Italice, Dalmatice, Bohemice, Polonice, Germanice & Ungarice una cum cuiuslibet linguae registro sive repertorio vernaculo in quo candidus lector sui idiomatis vocabulum facile invenire …

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Život nikoliko odabranih divic - 1606

The last ten years of Vrančić’s life presented a very fertile period in which he wrote or completed most of his work. In Rome, in 1606, he printed the work …

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Logica nova suis ipsius instrumentis formata et recognita (1608) ; Ethica Christiana -1615 and 1616 - 1608

Faust Vrancic wrote philosophical and theological texts. Under the pseudonym he published two works, namely Logica suis ipsius instrumentis formata (Justus Verax Sicenus, Rome, 1608) and Ethica cristiana (Justus Verax …

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Rome – the Order of St. Paul - 1608

Vrančić, with the recommendation of Mazent, decided to join the Order of St. Paul, the so-called Barnabites. Having renounced the bishop’s title, he joined the novitiate in 1608 in the …

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Departing from Rome to Venice - 1615

In Rome, Vrančić prepared Machinae novae, his technical manual. By the end of 1615, due to an illness Vrančić decided to leave Rome and go to his hometown. He stops …

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Machinae novae - 1615

Machinae novae (Venice, 1615/1616) is one of the most prominent works in the field of European technical literature at the turn of the 16th to the 17th century. In certain …

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2nd edition of Logic - 1616

Having published the first edition of his Logica suis ipsius instrumentis formata (Justus Verax Sicenus, Rome, 1608), asked the logicians to evaluate his work in which he departed from the …

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Death in Venice - 1617

Exhausted by illness, Vrančić had no strength to return to Rome. Death found him in Venice. He died on January 20, 1617, in the house of Jerome Jubete, priest of …

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Return to Prvić - 1617

Respecting his own wish, expressed in the addition to the legacy, his dead body was carried by a boat from Venice to Šibenik and buried in the parish church of …

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Reprint of Machinae novae - 1993

Machinae novae Fausti Verantii Siceni cum declaratione Latina, Italica, Hispanica, Gallica et Germanica. Reprint. Zagreb : Novi Liber ; Šibenik : Gradska knjižnica “Juraj Šižgorić”, 1993.

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Život nikoliko izabranih divic (1995) - 1995

Život nikoliko izabranih divic / Faust Vrančić ; [eds. Josip Bratulić, Branimir Glavičić, Josip Lisac, Mirjana Šokota] Šibenik : Gradska knjižnica “Juraj Šišgorić”, 1995 (Šibenik : Tiskara “Kačić”)  

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The Faust Vrančić memorial center on the island of Prvić - 2012

The Faust Vrančić memorial center opened in 2012 in Šepurine at the island of Prvić. The permanent exhibition of the Center offers visitors an interactive view of models of Vrančić’s inventions, while …

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New machines – 400 years later - 2015

On the occasion of marking the 400th anniversary of the publication of Faust Vrančić’s work New machines an exhibition entitled Machinae novae – 400 years later was opened on November …

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