Menčetić (family)

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The Menčetić (Italian: Mençe, Menze) was a noble family of the Republic of Ragusa.

Name[edit]

In the 15th century the surname was mostly spellt Mençe.[1] The Slavic variant is Menčetić.[1]

History[edit]

The family was said to hail from Rome.[2]

15th century[edit]

The family was ranked 9th of the 10 largest Ragusan houses.[3] The Mençe married women of the Bona and Gondola.[4]

Notable members[edit]

  • Mateo Grube di Menze (d. 1381).
  • Johannes Blasius de Mençe (late 15th c.).[5]
  • Orsolin Nicolin de Mençe (fl. 1421).[6]
  • Šiško Menčetić (1457–1527)
  • Pietro Menze (Petar Menčetić, 1451–1508)
  • Placido Menze
  • Klement Marijan Domini Antun Menčetić, born in Dubrovnik 4 January 1747, son of Vlaho Klement Menčetić and Nika Getaldić.
  • Vlaho Antun Menčetić, born in Dubrovnik of Klement Đivo Menčetić and Viktorija, born in Dubrovnik 26 July 1729 and died 1778

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rheubottom 2000, p. 172.
  2. ^ Rheubottom 2000, p. 62.
  3. ^ Rheubottom 2000, p. 73.
  4. ^ Rheubottom 2000, p. 105.
  5. ^ Rheubottom 2000, p. 82.
  6. ^ Rheubottom 2000, p. 154.