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A Portrait of Vatroslav Jagic (1838-1923) by Ivan Mestrovic in Varazdin town museum.

Vatroslav Jagić (July 6, 1838 - August 5, 1923), was a Croatian language researcher and a famous expert in the area of Slavic languages (Slavistics) in the second half of the 19th century.


Jagić was born in Varaždin, died in Vienna but was put to rest in native Varaždin.


The Old City (fortress) is a beautiful example of medieval defensive buildings. Construction began in the 14th century, and in the following century the rounded towers, typical of Gothic architecture in Croatia, were added. Today it houses the Town Museum.

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