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Baron Frano Getaldić-Gundulić, also Francesco Ghetaldi-Gondola[1], (August 8, 1833 - July 3, 1899) was the first son of Šišmundo Getaldić-Gundulić and Malvina Uršula Bosdari. Getaldić-Gundulić was a member of the Knights of St. John from 1889 until the death of the Mayor of Dubrovnik. He was decorated with the Cross of Devotion (S.M.O) on June 15, 1857. He fought in the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871). Getaldić-Gundulić founded the Filatelic Society in Dubrovnik on December 4, 1890. A political party in 1879, the Catholic Serbs replied by forming a movement of their own under the leadership of Baron Frano Gundulić. The chief ideologue was Dum Ivan Stojanović (+1900), a Catholic priest.

For other side Baron Gondola, an improving landlord and horticulturist of Lapad, introduced some years ago brussels sprouts, blue cabbage, and other vegetables, later Baron Gondola founded an Agronomy school in Lapad, Gruž.

The Baron Gondola, was carried along with the International Committee composed for the English ladies Miss Adeline Pauline Irby (*1831 +1911 Sarajevo) and Miss Priscilla Johnston (+1912 England) under M. Wesselitsky, for Herzegovin refugees peoples, the Baron Gondola wrote to the Times magazine, asking for further help for the refugees, his letter appeared on 12 April 1875. More than 150,000 people took refuge in Austro-Hungary in 1875 due to the Herzegovinian rebellion.

In 1889, the Serbian political circle in Dubrovnik supported Baron Frano Getaldić-Gundulić, the candidate of the Autonomist Party (dalmatians nation and pro-Italians), in the 1890 election to the Parliament of Dalmatia, against the candidate of the Unionist Faction (Croatian faction).[1] In the following year during the election of the local government, the Autonomous Party with the Serbian Party won the municipal election in Dubrovnik.

In 1893, he opened the monument for Ivan Gundulić in Gundulić Square. Unmarried, he died in Dubrovnik in 1899. Frano lived with his sister Maria in the Vila Gundulić. He was buried in the St. Mihajlo family cemetery in Lapad (in the Gruž district).


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  • [2] Turks and Christians: A Solution of the Eastern Question, James Lewis Farley
  • [3] Dubrovačke slike i prilike, 1800-1880, Josip Bersa
  • [4] Gospar Ivo, Mirko Žeželj.
  • [5] Dalmatinski sabor, 1861.-1912. (1918.) god, Ivo Perič.
  • [6] Politicka misao Frana Supila, Ivo Petrinovic.
  • [7] Hrvatski narodni preporod u Splitu: u povodu stogodišnjice ponarođenja splitske općine 1882, Duško Kečkemet.
  • [8] Razvitak turizma u Dubrovniku i okolici od pojave parobrodarstva do 1945. godine, Ivo Perić


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