Ivan Visin

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Ivan Visin

Ivan "Ivo" Visin (1806 - 1868) was a naval captain and explorer.

Visin was born in Prčanj, in the Bay of Kotor, then under occupation of the French Empire. On request of the government of the Habsburg monarchy, he circumnavigated the globe in a vessel called Splendido between 1852 and 1859. The journey started in Antwerp and ended successfully in Trieste. The ship was 30 m long with 311 tonnes of cargo. For this undertaking of historical importance for the empire, he had been decorated with a flag of honour Merito navali by the Austrian Emperor Franz Josef. The trophy is on display in Birth of Our Lady church in Prčanj. Later, Visin became an honorary citizen of Trieste.