Ivan Rabljanin

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Rabljanin's bust in the Technical Museum, Zagreb

Ivan Krstitelj Rabljanin (Italian: Johannes Baptista Arbensis de la Tolle) (1470–1540) was a famous cannon and bell founder in bronze; born in Rab, most of his works are in Dubrovnik.

He made cannons for Italy, Spain and Republic of Dubrovnik. In 1506 he forged a bell that still hangs to-day, in the town's bell tower. His most beautiful cannon was built in 1537 named 'lizzard', on the tower Lovrjenac.