|Frano Điva Gundulića|
Francesco Giovanni Gondola
Frano Điva Gundulića 1683
|Place of birth||
Dubrovnik, Republic of Ragusa|
|Place of death||
Vienna, Habsburg Monarchy|
Count Frano Gondola, Frano Điva Gundulić or Francesco Giovanni Gondola; (born 1633, Dubrovnik - died 1700, Vienna) was a nobleman from Dubrovnik (then Republic of Ragusa), of the House of Gundulić.
He was a child of famous poet Ivan Gundulić and his wife Nika, née Sorkočević/Sorgo/ (†1644). He joined the Austrian Army where he served as a military officer.
In 1655 Frano participated on a diplomatic mission to Moscow. In his personal diary account he noted that the Russian Tzar Alexis I of Russia was very happy that one of the leading envoys was of Slavic descent ("od slovinskoga iesika") so that he could speak his own language without the use of interpreter.
Frano Gundulić wrote from Vienna on 22 May 1672 to his friend Marko Bassegli to ask him to get the Republic to name him Duke and as a result to name Trpanj Dukedom of St. Michael of Trpanj. This was necessary because of his position in Vienna. In February 1679, the Austrian companies became reduces since 12 in 6 companies and soon in 3 into the regiments Kaunitz and Hallewyl. However also still 1679 dissolved and together with move Gundulić divided into the regiments Mercy, Taaffe and Churprinz and was finally made Commandant of Kürassierregiment since 1682–1699.
The family then obtained fiefdoms from Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor. He first married Maria Bobali (daughter of Marin Bobali), who died soon with the first child. His second marriage was with the Countess Maria Victoria (Octavia) Strozzi on April 22, 1674 (d.d. 257, 80, folio 282 Neues Jahrbuch)., they had two children, Frano Gundulić,(+1717)k.k General der. Cav. and Šiško Gundulić,k.k Kriegsdiensten. He died in the Renngasse palace in Vienna 1700.
- Republic of Ragusa
- List of notable Ragusans
- House of Gundulić
- Ivan Gundulić
- Dživo Šiškov Gundulić
- Šiško Gundulić
- Frano Getaldić-Gundulić
- Fine, John (2006). When Ethnicity Did Not Matter in the Balkans. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press. p. 373. ISBN 9780472025602. https://books.google.is/books?id=wEF5oN5erE0C&pg=PA373&dq=Frano+Gunduli%C4%87&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjd8MS5-ZDiAhURaFAKHUeKCB0Q6AEIMzAC#v=onepage&q=Frano%20Gunduli%C4%87&f=false. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
- Deanović, M. (1948). "Frano Dživa Gundulića i njegov put u Moskvu 1655. godine". pp. 7–61. http://dizbi.hazu.hr/object/8235. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
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