Franciscus Xaverius Verneda, a Jesuit From Rijeka, and His Elegy to József Mailáth, a Governor of Rijeka (1778)

Author:
Šime Demo
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sdemo@hrstud.hr
Summary
At the very beginning this article deals with life and work of former Jesuit Franciscus Xaverius Verneda (1736-1829), the Latin author from Rijeka. It goes on outlining basic data on his laudatory Latin elegy, which credits the emperor Charles VI, queen Mary Theresia and József Mailáth with a great economic blossoming of Rijeka during the 18th century. In the end the entire elegy is transcribed and translated in original meter.
Key words
Franciscus Xaverius Verneda; József Mailáth de Székhely; Croatian Latinist literature – laudatory elegy
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