sábado, 22 de agosto de 2009

House (casata) Gondola / Gundulic

The House of Gundulić or Gondola (Gundulić is the Croatian rendition; Gondola is the Romance Dalmatian and Italian rendition) were an old noble family from Dubrovnik/Ragusa, with origins in southern Croatia and the Tyrol. They were considered one of the most prestigious families of the Republic of Ragusa.



Coat-of-arms of the House of Gundulić.

Originally from Lucca, the family arrived in Ragusa around 930, with the King Pavlimir. In the 13th century, three generations of this family took leading roles in the public life in Dubrovnik. Three hundred years later, the poet Ivan Gundulić 1589-1638 (son of Frano Gundulić (+1624), Dživo Gradić, who died in 1624, had been Knez of Dubrovnik five times) became the most significant person in the Gundulić family, being named the Count of Konavle in 1615 and 1619. In 1634 he became a senator. At the end of 1638 he was elected to the Small Parliament but died before he was able to take office. Ivan married Nikoleta Sorkočević +1644, daughter of Šišmundo Sorkočević.

Ivan's son, Frano, served the Austrian Empire and Polish King Jan III Sobieski in 1683, defeating the Ottoman Turks in the Battle of Vienna. The family then obtained fiefdoms from Emperor Leopold I. The others sons Šišmundo (Šiško, *1632, + 1 January 1682) and Mateo (Dubrovnik/Ragusa, 6. II 1636 —+Dubrovnik/Ragusa, 23. IV 1684)., spent several years in the military service of the Spanish Habsburg, after his return to Dubrovnik,[1] Mateo was in Turkey for 28 months until 1674, written in Rome in 1675, later Mateo married a commoner, but had no children, he was many times elected Knez of Ragusa.
The members of these lines follow.

The lineage of Ivan Gundulić

Villa Getaldić-Gundulić in Gruz.

This line begins with the sons of Ivan Gundulić and Nikoleta Sorkočević (+1644), with the two of the three brothers: Fran Dživo Gundulić (c.1630-1700) Generalfeldwachtmeister, July 271682 and Feldmarschall-Leutnant in September 41685 who married first with Marija Bobavljević (daughter of Marin Bobavljević), who died soon with the first child, later he married with Maria Victoria (Octavia) Condezza di Strozzi (granddaughter of General Strozzi and honorary dame of Empress) 22 April 1674 (d.d. 257, 80, folio 282 Neues Jahrbuch), have two children, Frano Antun Gundulić, (without descendants of male), who die in 1717, in the familiar palace of the city of Vienna "Renngasse", and Šišmundo Gundulić.
The another branch, the brother of Frano Gundulić, Šišmundo Gundulić (1632-1684), in 1668 married with Kate Nalješković, had four children and one daughter. Frano Gundulić II k.k General der Cav., Dživo Šiško Gundulić c.1678 +1721, married with Lukrecija Bunić, Jeronim Gundulić married with Maria Francizca Countess von Khuen, Šišmundo Gundulić II (c.1682 +1758) married with Uršula Getaldić, had 4 sons: the oldest Šiško Dominik (mentioned above), Fran, Fran Incacije and Dživo Fran, and 2 daughters: Katarina, who was married with Frano Getaldić, Uršula, who was unmarried, and Nikoleta Gundulić, she married in 1697 with Petar Sorkočević (her grandson by the name Petar Sorkočević-Crijević, credited for having Gundulić's Osman). Frano Gundulić married with Marija Ana Kisserrnyi Serenyi, 3 February 1684 and died on 25 December 1711 in Vienna, married in 24 April 1710, few days after born your son, obtains the fiefdoms in June 21, 1719, (with the lands of Trpanj) after his death his son, don't could inherit, by his condition Fran Josip Gundulić, who was born in Vienna 16 December 1711 and dies 5 March 1774 archbishop of Paderborner Dom (1752 - 1764), and Franz Anton von Gondola (+1764) married in Graz 25 July 1760 with Josefa Countess von Rindsmaul(*28 June 1740 + 14 July 1802 Graz) inherits the fiefdoms, they had only a daughter Marija Ana Gundulić, she married with Count Veit Dominik v.Wolkenstein, as well holds the fiefdoms until his death in 1764, his cousin, son of Šišmundo (II),*1684 + 1758, *Šišmundo Dominik Gundulić February 6, 1712 died in Ragusa January 15, 1800 holds the fiefdoms (married with Frančeska Bunić died in Ragusa February 22, 1785, they did not have any children.

In 1787, Šišmundo adopted Fran Ghetaldi-Gondola, the son of his sister Katarina Gundulić October 12, 1709 and died December 26, 1787. Katarina married Matej Getaldić (son of Matej Getaldić *1682 + 1754; and Countess Marija Pucić di Zagorien) (December 30, 1705March 13, 1776). The testamentary condition took place in 1799, adopting the surname Gundulić. Other dispositions of Šišmundo Dominik Domenico was protect to the daughters of Matej Getaldić and Katarina Gundulić, Uršula Getaldić (*January 7 1748) (married with Natal Saraka *29 September 1727) and Marija Getaldić (married with Mihajlo Zamanjić * 1741) with let they lived in your respective house.*[1]

The Ghetaldi-Gondola female line

Coat-of-arms of the House of Ghetaldi-Gondola.
The entry for Count Gundulić (Grafen Gondola).
  • Šišmundo Ghetaldi-Gondola (September 4, 1795May 5, 1860) married Malvina Uršula Bosdari (*1811 - + April 17, 1844; (per le nozze delle sorelle Bosdari coi signori Ghetaldi (Biagio) e Gondola (Sigismondo), Capitolo di Nicolo Lovellio. 1828 "umrla je 17. travnja 1844. a kao uzrok smrti navodi se u knjizi"). In 1845, the Austrian government granted the title of Baron (Freiherr) to Šišmundo (Mayor of Ragusa). His offspring were Frano, Marija, and Dživo.
  • Frano Ghetaldi-Gondola (II) August 8, 1833, was the knight of the Maltese line (Knights Hospitaller) from 1889 until the death of the minister of Dubrovnik. Unmarried, Frano died in Dubrovnik on July 3, 1899. He was decorated with the Cross of Devotion (S.M.O) on June 15, 1857. He fought in the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871). In 1893, he unveiled the monument to Ivan Gundulić on Gundulić Square (Bürgermeister von Ragusa after Präsident des Landwirthshafts-Vereines zu Ragusa). Frano was buried in the St. Mihajlo cemetery (family cemetery) in Lapad (the Gruž district).
  • Marija Ghetaldi-Gondola (born July 10, 1837, date of death unknown), lived in Venice, Italy around 1906. Her first marriage (of two) was to Anton Lunda (Anton Josef) (18 January 1830 (Lemberg) (Galizien)+ 29 March 1894, Sofia, Bulgaria), it soon divorced of Anton Lunda. He was Oberstlieutenant des Genie-Stabes (rank since 20 Mai 1871) noted as "in techn. u. administrat. Militär-Comité". He had been awarded the Militär Verdienst Kreuz (MVK) and lived in Ofen (1854 Hauptmann 2º Bocche di Cattaro, zu Castelnuovo, 1856 Hauptmann 1º first class, 1 February 1867 major to Befestigungs-Bau Director of Jaraslau (Poland). Anton Lunda left the military service on 21 November 1875 (to be exact, he was fired because he got financial problems and maybe he also was in a personal crisis). Since then he worked as a civil engineer, the last 3 years of his life he was in Sofia, where he died unexpectedly.[2]
  • The first son:
    • Vittorio Lunda (born December 18, 1856, date of death unknown), was born in Ragusa (Dubrovnik), in 1872 Vittorio was badly injured (he got into the engine of a steam ship and lost one leg). After that, Vittorio attended the Handelsakademie in Vienna. He was lived in street Via Stabile 128, Palermo Italy (1906).
  • She married in second time with the General Giovanni Ferry:
  • The second son:
    • Ivan Ferry Gundulić, landowner, he born in Trieste, c. 1871, he died April 28, 1933, South America, Chile. -, he move to New York in the year 1893 for political problems, after his uncle unveiled the monument to Ivan Gundulić. He departed from the Hamburg port on 26 October 1893, in the ship "Gothia", he travelled to South America (Argentina and Chile), and married first Sofía Morel and had one daughter; Merian Sofìa Ferry Morel, +1990, after the death of the first wife, Dživo married Luz Veloz Da Fonseca, +1966, they had 5 children: Juan Ferry Veloz, Fernando Ferry Veloz (+1975), Hernán Ferry Veloz (+2008), Irma Ferry Veloz (*1922), Elsa Ferry Veloz (*1924), she married with Umberto Matteucci Solimano (*1924 +1981) in 1945, they had 3 children.
    • Giovanni "Gino" Ghetaldi-Gondola (April 15, 1835March 31, 1891 was Commandant and oberstlieutenant in MarineSpital in the city of Pula and later, post controller of the Austrian Empire in Graz. He married Camilla Maria Dorninger von Dornstrauch (May 27, 1843February 17, 1905), who was born in Salzburg and died in Graz, Austria. She was owner since 1890 of a Sanatorium called Gondola, at Körblergasse 43, in Graz (now with the name Hansa Sanatorium), for a health children's, until her death in 1905, she left the Sanatorium in her will to Dr.Fiedrich Hansa..*[2]. Her father was General Major Johann Dorninger von Dornstrauch (August 17, 1808 in Bruck (Gutsbesitzer) + January 25, 1868) Oberstlieutenant (1856), Oberst and Commandant (1857) 17 k.k infanterie regiment, General Mayor February 1, 1868, ad hon.u.pens), he was granted with the predicate von Dornstrauch in 1857, Camilla had a brother, Robert Dorninger von Dornstrauch,*23 January 1847, Salzburg. Dživo and Camilla had three children, Malvina, Segismondo, and Anna.
    • Malvina Marija AnaGhetaldi-Gondola (September 30, 1862– April 1903), was born in Kotor and died in Graz (though that is unconfirmed).
    • Šišmundo Frano Josip Marijan Ghetaldi-Gondola (November 22, 1863May 30, c. 1886), was born in the village of Mais near Meran, k.k oberlietenant des Matrosen-Korps (i.r tenente del Corpo Marinai a Ragusa), between 1884-1885, the embarkment in the trip of instruction for naval officers in the corvette "Aurora", under command by captain Victor Bousquet, visiting South America (Brazil and Argentina) (Die Reise S.M. Corvette 'Aurora' nach Brasilien und den La Plata-Staaten in den Jahren 1884-1885, Amt, Victor Bousquet. In 1886 when Šišmundo was 24 years old, he died of brain tumor, in the Sanatorium of Your Mother in Graz.
    • Ana Dživa Marija Getaldić-Gundulić (March 6, 1865– date of death unknown), was born in Kotor. She married in Graz November 27 1888 Francesco (Fery) Fedrigoni Edler v. Etschthal born June 27 1858 in Battonya in Hungary Heimatzuständigkeit Graz.;August 8, 1914). Commandant d. Inf. Reg. Erzherzog Joseph 37; k.k. Oberst. Who died in Savlaka, Serbia in World War I, Wiener Society (Wiener Gesellschaft)1913, addrese V. Margarethen Gürtel 4.. They had a son, Giulius, and a daughter, Adele.
    • Julius Fedrigoni Edler von Etschthal, (May 5, 1893 and died 8 August 1956, Klagenfurt, married with Elisabeth Peucker, he went into Military schools: 1 year at Militäruntergymnasium in Sarajevo. 5 years in Marinakademie in Fiume, named Seekadett on 15 June 1912 with the vote of "gut". Promotions:

15 June 1912 Seekadett, 01.06.1914 Seefähnrich, 01 August 1914 Fregattenleutnant, 01 November 1918 Linienschiffsleutnant

In November 17, 1917, when his Austro-Hungarian seaplane K211 (Frglt Giulius Fedrigoni, Stb Masch Wart Egon Preiss) was shot down by a flight of three French fighters near Treporti (the French pilots were Corniglion, Lévy and Bignon) in cooperation with Italian seaplanes from 260a Squadriglia. He went to prison. In June 1929 Julius has the function of flight director of the airport of Klagenfurt-Annabichl in Carinthia. On 16 March 1936 the line-flight Vienna-Rome, on which was the airport director of Annabichl-Klagenfurt, had to make an emergency take down. Julius was lightly injured. The airplane went down on the Sau-Alpe in Austria. Between 11.9.1942 and 1.3.1943, (Obstlt) he was commander of regiment in the French Seenotbereichskommando, the city of Cherbourg (Normandy) and the Seenotbereichskommando XIII at Berre/20 km NW of Marseille between (December 1942 - 19 August 1944?). After the end of the WWII, Julius was returned to Annabichl, he worked with low-budget flight operations. In 1 January 1952, Korv. Kpt. Julius Fedrigoni founded the Committee city of Klagenfurt and he was flight director until 1956, when he died.


  1. ^ Relazione dello stato della religione nelle parti della europa sotoposte al dominio turco
  2. ^ Am 5. Jänner 1874 wird Anton Lunda dem technischen und administrativen Militär-Comité mit der Bestimmung für besondere Verwendung zugeteilt. Aus diesem Jahr gibt es im Kriegsarchiv auch einige Dokumente zur Schuldensituation. Maria Lunda suchte an, aus ihrer Heiratskaution alle möglichen Zahlungen zu tätigen (z.B. Leibrentenvertrag mit den Nachkommen des verstorbenen k.k. Majors Josef Salmutter, einen Jakob Ruschieder, der die Heiratskaution exekutieren wollte) und wurde dabei von Dr. Franz Ritter von Haberler, Hof- und Gerichtsadvokat in Wien 1, Hoher Marckt 1, vertreten. Die langatmigen Schriftwechsel und Gerichtsakte sind beeindruckend


  • Gothaisches genealogisches Taschenbuch der freiherrlichen Haeuser auf das Jahr 1864, Seite 271-272;
  • detto, fuer das Jahr 1917, Seite 297-298
  • detto, fuer das Jahr 1941, Seite 136-137 (Teil B)
  • Adelslexikon, Band IV G-Har, Jg. 1978, Seite 109
  • Standeserhebungen und Gnadenakte fuer das Deutsche Reich und die Oesterreichischen Erblande bis 1806 sowie kaiserlich oesterreichische bis 1823, mit einigen Nachtraegen zum "Alt-Oesterreichischen Adels-Lexikon" 1923-1918, Seite 89
  • Constantin von Wurzbach: Biographisches Lexikon des Kaiserthums Oesterreich. Vienna 1856 - 1891. Page 170-171.
  • Arhivski fondovi i zbirke u arhivima i arhivskim odeljenjima u SFRJ. p. 153 "Getaldić-Gundulić- Dubrovnik; 1582-1923: knj.1 svez.36, kom.125; 0,5. AI." ; p.664 "Getaldić-Gundulić" -Dubrovnik, 3.260".
  • Neues allgemeines deutsches Adels-lexicon, Ernst Heinrich Kneschke, 1863

2 comentarios:

  1. stolen the villas (Villa Gondola.. now.. since 1956... Lasic-Kesterčanek...

    Frano Kesterčanek u tekstu "Ljetnikovac Gundulić" na temelju arhivskih vrela iznosi
    biografske podatke, društvenu djelatnost i međusobne odnose vlasnika ljetnikovca u Gružu
    u razdoblju od 16. do 20. stoljeća. Najviše je pozornosti poklonjeno graditelju ljetnikovca, uglednom dubrovačkom vlastelinu iz 16. stoljeća Ivanu (Divi) Marinovom Gunduliću. Boraveći u Italiji, Ivan se upoznao s nekolicinom uglednih talijanskih humanista i uključivao u humanističke krugove, među kojima se osobito isticao krug oko Firentinca Pietra Vettorija.
    Taj utjecaj talijanske renesanse osjetio se i pri gradnji Gundulićevog ljetnikovca u Gružu,
    jedne od najljepših građevina dubrovačke ladanjske arhitekture. Autor zatim prati sudbinu Ivanovih nasljednika, kao i sudbinu samog ljetnikovca. Tako ljetnikovac sredinom 17. st. prelazi u vlasništvo druge znamenite dubrovačke vlastelinske obitelji Pucic(Pozza). U19. stoljeću ljetnikovac je promijenio nekoliko vlasnika, a jedno se vrijeme u njemu nalazila poljoprivredna škola. Početkom 20-ih godina ovog stoljeća ljetnikovac se daje u zakup, da bi 1956. godine konačno u cijelosti postao vlasništvo obitelji Kesterčanek.

  2. This is not true, the School of Agriculture the owner was Baron Frano Gondola, the ultime member of the Pozza family died in 1903... is imposible than this Villa was in the patrimony of Pozza family, Gilda Pozza live in Trieste and left Dubrovnik with her husband Conte Tripkovich, Giulia Ghetaldi and Conte Attems live until 1941 +... Tito give this property like Pharmacy...