CITY OF SISAK

THE FIRST SETTLEMENT IN THE LOCATION WHERE SISAK IS SITUATED TODAY ORIGINATES FROM THE BRONZE AGE, ABOUT 2000 YEARS BC. IN THE EARLY IRON AGE, FROM THE 9TH TO THE 5TH CENTURY BC, THERE WAS A POPULATED SETTLEMENT HERE THAT THE OLDEST RECORDS FROM ANTIQUITY ARE REFERRING TO AS KOLAPIJANE. WITH THE ARRIVAL OF THE CELTIC TRIBE OF TAURISCI, AFTER THE 5TH CENTURY BC, THE WRITERS FROM ANTIQUITY ARE MENTIONING THE LATE IRON AGE SETTLEMENT CALLED SEGESTICA AND THE PEOPLE SEGESTOI OR SEGESTIKOI, IN CROATIAN SEGEŠĆANI. THE ROMAN ARMY ATTEMPTED TO CONQUER THEM DURING THE 2ND CENTURY BC, WHICH WAS COMPLETED BY OCTAVIAN, THE FUTURE FIRST ROMAN EMPEROR AUGUSTUS, IN 35 BC.

FROM THE 1ST TO THE 4TH CENTURY BC, THE ROMAN COLONIA SISCIA WAS LOCATED IN THIS AREA, AND THE EARLY CHRISTIAN BISHOPRIC WAS HERE SINCE THE 3RD CENTURY. THE FIRST RECORDED BISHOP IS SAINT QUIRINUS, WHO WAS TORTURED AND KILLED DURING THE PERSECUTION OF THE CHRISTIANS; HE WAS SELECTED AS THE PATRON SAINT OF SISAK, SO EVERY 4 JUNE, SINCE 1995, THE CITIZENS OF SISAK CELEBRATE THE DAY OF THE CITY, WHILE ALSO CELEBRATING THEIR PROTECTOR WHO TIRELESSLY WATCHES OVER THEM.
AS THE CITY WHERE THE FIRST CROATIAN INDEPENDENCE UPRISING TOOK PLACE IN THE 9TH CENTURY, LED BY DUKE LJUDEVIT POSAVSKI, SISAK BECAME WORLD FAMOUS IN 1593, AFTER A MAGNIFICENT VICTORY OVER THE OTTOMAN CONQUERORS WHO WERE NEVER DEFEATED BEFORE.

 

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