Short history of the Croatian Nobility Association

  • The Croatian Nobility Association (HPZ) was founded in November 1995 by a group of 13 descendants of the noble families from southern (Dubrovnik, Split) and northern Croatia (Lika, Zagreb County), as well as from other historical parts of Croatia
  • The Association was founded as a national association of the Croatian nobility.
  • The aim of the Association is to gather all what has remained of the Croatian nobility, having preserved their respect for tradition and love for their country.
  • The headquarters of the Association is in Zagreb, and it has branches in Split, Zadar, Osijek, Opatija and of course in Zagreb.
  • Organs of the Association are:
    1. Great Nobiliary Council (all members)
    2. Nobiliary Board (seventeen elected members)
    3. Supervisory Board (three elected members)
    4. Senate (special elected members)
    5. Court of Honor (three elected members)

Up till now we have had eleven sessions of the Great Nobiliary Council:

  1. 16th October 1995 in Zagreb,
  2. 4th May 1996 at Nin,
  3. 24th May 1997 in Zagreb,
  4. 24th October 1998 at Knin,
  5. 15th April 2000 in Zagreb,
  6. 27th October 2001 at Samobor,
  7. 17th May 2003 in Zagreb,
  8. 9th April 2005 in Zagreb,
  9. 4th Mart 2006 in Zagreb,
  10. 21st April 2007 in Split,
  11. 12th April 2008 in Zagreb
  12. 25th April 2009 in Zadar
  13. 27th November 2010 in Zagreb
  14. 5th November 2011 in Zagreb
  15. 11th May 2013 in castle Ozalj
  16. 25th October 2014 in Zagreb
  17. 24th April 2015 in Križevci
  18. 17th October 2015 in Zagreb

The Nobiliary Board - the executive body, has meetings from time to time; now every second Monday in the month, except during the summer.

  • The first president was Nikola pl. Cindro, the second Ante pl. Rendić-Miočević, the third Ivo pl. Durbešić and now the incumbent president is Marko pl. Mladineo
  • We have now about 250 members.
  • The members of branches have their meetings from time to time with some lectures, excursions, concerts etc.
  • We have our web site in Croatian as well in English language.
  • Every year we publish our journal Glasnik with summary in English, up till now 12 issues.
  • Among other jobs, we are dealing now with two quite difficult tasks:
    • To organize permanent lectures under the title "The role of Croatian Nobility in Maintaining the Continuity of the National Idea and Statehood",
    • To prepare the Golden Book of the Noble Families of the HPZ. (We have already published 7 volumes of Contributions to the Golden Book)