Dubrovnik Airport to be Renamed in Honor of Renowned Croatian Scientist Ruđer Bošković

Dubrovnik Airport will bear the name of distinguished Croatian scientist Ruđer Bošković. This decision was made at the Assembly of Dubrovnik Airport held at the Ministry of the Sea, Transport, and Infrastructure.

One of the agenda items was the initiative put forward by the Dubrovnik-Neretva County, the City of Dubrovnik, and the Municipality of Konavle to add the name of the great Dubrovnik scientist Ruđer Bošković to the airport’s title. This initiative received the support of the assembly members and was officially approved. The initiative was originally launched by County Prefect Nikola Dobroslavić during the celebration of the 300th anniversary of the birth of the renowned scientist, and it gained further momentum when it received the endorsement of local government units.

Ruđer Bošković, a Croatian scientist and philosopher, was born in Dubrovnik on May 18, 1711, and passed away in Milan on February 13, 1787. He began his education at Collegium Ragusinum in Dubrovnik and continued at the Jesuit institution Collegium Romanum in Rome. He studied rhetoric (1727-1729), philosophy (1729-1732), and theology (1738-1741). While studying theology, he started teaching mathematics at Collegium Romanum in 1740. He was ordained as a priest in 1744 and assumed the position of a mathematics professor until 1760. Learn more about Ruđer Bošković here.