Ivan Visin

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Ivan Visin (1806 - 1868) was a naval captain and explorer. Visin was a Catholic born in Prčanj, in the Bay of Kotor, then under occupation of the French Empire. On request of the government of the Habsburg monarchy, he circumnavigated the globe in a vessel called Splendido between 1852 and 1859. The journey started in Antwerpen and ended successfully in Trieste. The ship was 30m long with 311 tonnes of cargo. For this undertaking of historical importance for the empire, he had been decorated with a flag of honour Merito navali by the Austrian Emperor Franz Josef. The trophy is on display in Prčanj. Later, Visin became an honorary citizen of Trieste.  ( Wikipedia article )


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