Peter Frankopan

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Peter Frankopan
Born (1971-03-22) 22 March 1971 (age 48)
OccupationHistorian
Spouse(s)Jessica Sainsbury
Parent(s)Louis Doimi de Lupis, Count de Lupis
Ingrid Detter de Frankopan
RelativesLady Nicholas Windsor (sister)

Peter Doimi De Frankopan Subic[1] (born 22 March 1971)[2] is a British historian.

Early life and education[edit]

Frankopan is the second of five children born to Yugoslavia-born Croatian aristocrat Louis Doimi de Lupis, who emigrated to the United Kingdom after World War II and legally adopted the surname Frankopan in 2000, and Swedish-born barrister and professor of international law Ingrid Detter de Frankopan. His elder sister is Lady Nicholas Windsor.[3]

He attended Eton College[4] and then received a degree in Byzantine history from Jesus College, Cambridge before getting his D.Phil at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He is a senior research fellow at Worcester College, Oxford, and director of the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research.[5]

Writings[edit]

In 2015, his book The Silk Roads: A New History of the World was published. The Telegraph praised it as a "charismatic and essential book",[6] while The Guardian called it "ambitious" and "full of insight but let down by factual errors".[7] His follow-up book,The New Silk Roads: The Present and Future of the World (Bloomsbury Publishing), was published in 2018.

He also wrote the 2012 book The First Crusade: The Call from the East.[8]

Family name[edit]

In 2000, his father, born Louis Doimi de Lupis, controversially assumed the surname "Frankopan" under British Civil law, having previously done so with the surnames "Šubić" and "Zrinski", names associated with several lines of Croatian feudal nobility which died out in 17th and 18th century.[9][10] Having previously adopted the title of "Count",[11] their family later also added the title of "Prince" although neither of the noble families mentioned ever used that royal title (they were in Latin,[12][13][14] Croatian,[15][16][17] Hungarian[18][19][20] and Italian[21][22][23] historical documents styled as Counts). The Croatian Nobility Association expelled the Doimi de Lupis family from their membership, calling the name reverting a falsification.[24]

Personal life[edit]

He has been president of the Croatian Cricket Federation since the mid-1990s and has played for the Croatian national team. In 2015, he said "That’s the achievement I’m proudest of – playing cricket for my country."[25] He also plays for the Authors XI cricket team with other British writers.[26]

He and his wife, grocery heiress Jessica (née) Sainsbury, have four children and live in Oxford.[27] They own and operate a chain of luxury hotels called A Curious Group of Hotels, which includes venues in the Cotswolds, Amsterdam and Paris.[28]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mobile Oxford". Retrieved 2018-02-03.
  2. ^ http://www.croatia.org/crown/articles/10908/1/Dr-Peter-Frankopan-Interview-About-The-Silk-Roads---A-New-History-of-the-World--.html
  3. ^ McCarthy, Fiona (3 November 2006). "From Croatia with love". Evening Standard Magazine.
  4. ^ Rukavina, Steve (September 24, 2016). "Dr. Peter Frankopan Interview About: The Silk Roads, A New History of the World". Total Croatia News. Retrieved April 6, 2019.
  5. ^ Salter, Jessica (28 August 2015). "The world of Peter Frankopan". The Telegraph. Retrieved 5 September 2016.
  6. ^ Hughes, Bettany (2015-08-15). "The Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan, review: 'charismatic'". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2019-04-06.
  7. ^ Sattin, Anthony (2015-09-29). "The Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan review – a frustrating trail". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2016-09-05.
  8. ^ a look inside; paperback versions appeared in March 2013 (ISBN 978-0099555032) and October 2016 (ISBN 978-0674970786)
  9. ^ "Obitelj Frankopani". Croatian State Archives (digital information system). Retrieved 2017-10-28.
  10. ^ "Obitelj Zrinski". Croatian State Archives (digital information system). Retrieved 2017-10-28.
  11. ^ Daily Telegraph, April 30, 1997
  12. ^ Gesellschaft des Vaterländischen Museums in Böhmen (1827). Monatschrift der Gesellschaft des Vaterländischen Museums in Böhmen: 1827,2. Calve. p. 70.
  13. ^ Dr. Fr. Rački (1873). Acta conjurationem Bani Petri a Zorinio et Com. Fr. Frangepani illustrantia. Typis Car. Albrecht. p. 527.
  14. ^ Typis Regiæ Universitatis Budensis Calendarium (1801). Ecclesiasticae Et Seculares Regni Hungariae Dignitates. Typis Regiæ Universitatis Budensis. p. 41.
  15. ^ "Bribirski". Croatian Encyclopedia by Miroslav Krleža Institute of Lexicography (online edition). Retrieved 2017-10-28.
  16. ^ "Zrinski". Croatian Encyclopedia by Miroslav Krleža Institute of Lexicography (online edition). Retrieved 2017-10-28.
  17. ^ "Frankapan (Frankopan)". Croatian Encyclopedia by Miroslav Krleža Institute of Lexicography (online edition). Retrieved 2017-10-28.
  18. ^ "Subich de Berberio". Arcanum Database Ltd. Retrieved 2017-10-28.
  19. ^ "Von Zrin (Zrinski)". Arcanum Database Ltd. Retrieved 2017-10-28.
  20. ^ "Frangepán". Arcanum Database Ltd. Retrieved 2017-10-28.
  21. ^ "Šubić conti di Bribir". Treccani - Enciclopedia Italiana (online edition). Retrieved 2017-10-28.
  22. ^ "Zrínyi (croato Zrinski)". Treccani - Enciclopedia Italiana (online edition). Retrieved 2017-10-28.
  23. ^ "Frangipane (Frangipani)". Treccani - Enciclopedia Italiana (online edition). Retrieved 2017-10-28.
  24. ^ "Lažno predstavljanje - Jeste li znali da postoje princ i princeza Frankopan Šubić Zrinski". dubrovniknet.hr. 2012-10-25.
  25. ^ Salter, Jessica (2015-08-28). "The world of Peter Frankopan". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2019-03-28.
  26. ^ Authors Cricket Club (2013). The Authors XI: A Season of English Cricket from Hackney to Hambledon. London: Bloomsbury. ISBN 978-1-4088-4045-0.
  27. ^ Rukavina, Steve (September 24, 2016). "Dr. Peter Frankopan Interview About: The Silk Roads, A New History of the World". Total Croatia News. Retrieved April 6, 2019.
  28. ^ "Our design Paris: a Croatian prince and Sainsbury's heiress reveal their top design shops in the French capital". Homes & Property. 2015-05-19.

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