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Konstantin "Kosta" Vojnović (Serbian Cyrillic: Константин Војновић; Serbian pronunciation: [konstǎntin kôsta ʋǒːjnoʋit͡ɕ]; March 2, 1832 - May 20, 1903) was Serbian politician, university professor and rector in the Kingdom of Dalmatia and Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia
Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia
of the Habsburg Monarchy.

Contents

1 Life

1.1 Family 1.2 Career

2 Marriage and children 3 Legacy 4 References

Life[edit] Family[edit] Vojnović was born in Herceg Novi
Herceg Novi
(modern Montenegro) into the Serb Vojnović noble family. His grandfather Đorđe Vasiljević Vojinović (1760-1821) was a Russian military officer, he later returned to Boka Kotorska, and in 1800, in Ancona, he married Kasandra Angeli-Radovani from a Roman Catholic family. They had a son, Jovan. Count Jovan Đ. Vojinović (1811-1837) died at the age of 26, he married Katarina Gojković whose mother was of the family of Serbian Orthodox Metropolitan Stevan Stratimirović. Katarina later remarried to a Pelegrini. Jovan and Katarina had two sons, Konstantin (Kosta), and his brother Đorđe (Đura). His brother Đorđe (1833-1895) was the mayor of Boka (1863-1877) and its representative deputy, and president of the Diet of Dalmatia
Diet of Dalmatia
in Zadar. As the people's deputy he fought against the Austrian politics that deliberately omitted the Bokan maritime affairs, which was the main occupation of his ancestors. Konstantin and Đorđe were baptized in the Serbian Orthodox
Serbian Orthodox
Savina monastery in Herceg Novi, however, their grandmother Kasandra later converted them into the Roman Catholic faith.[1] Career[edit] He graduated law at the University of Vienna
University of Vienna
in the period 1851-54, received his Ph.D. in Padua
Padua
in 1856. In Split he worked as a lawyer, a secretary of the Chamber of Merchants, legislative writer and a politician. He advocated unification of Dalmatia and Istria
Istria
with Croatia
Croatia
and Slavonia. He was great supporter of Croatian independence in Austria-Hungary. As a member of the People's Party, he served as a representative in the Parliament of Dalmatia. At the recommendation of his close friend and a colleague Josip Juraj Strossmayer, he was elected in 1874 as a professor of Austrian law at the University of Zagreb. He served twice as a prorector of the university: the first time during the rectorship of the first rector Matija Mesić, and the second time immediately after himself served as a rector in the academic year 1877/1878. In the period 1878-1884 he served as a representative in the Croatian parliament. He was a full member of the Yugoslav Academy of Sciences and Arts
Yugoslav Academy of Sciences and Arts
since 1890. Due to political reasons, expressing his disagreement with oppressive Magyarization, he was temporarily suspended from university service and retired in 1891. He returned to Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik
and began research of the Dubrovnikan legislative history. He died in Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik
at the age of 71. Marriage and children[edit] He married Marija Seralji (Serragli; 1836-1922) from Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik
in 1855. She was the daughter of Luigi de Serragli (1808-1902), an Italian businessman and bureaucrat, member of the Dalmatian Diet, and Kristina Đivović. They had five children: Ivo, Lujo, Katica, Eugenija and Kristina. Legacy[edit] Since 1933 a street in Zagreb is named after him. References[edit]

^ Martinović 2003, footnotes: "Đorđev sin Jovan imao je dva sina: Kostu i Đura, koji su bili kršteni u manastiru Savini kod Herceg-Novog, ali ih je docnije njihova baba Angeli-Radovani prekrstila u katoličku vjeru."

Dušan J. Martinović (2003). "Admirali i generali Vojnovići u ruskoj vojsci". Project Rastko Boka (in Serbian). Retrieved 2010-11-22.  Vojnović's biography, at the University of Zagreb
University of Zagreb
website

Academic offices

Preceded by Anton Kržan Rector of the University of Zagreb 1877 – 1878 Succeeded 

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