|Areas affected Dubrovnik, Croatia|
Casualties 5,000 dead
|Max. intensity X MCS (Disastrous)|
|Date 6 April 1667 (1667-04-06)|
The earthquake in Dubrovnik in 1667 was one of the two most devastating earthquakes to hit the area of modern Croatia in the last 2,400 years, since records began. The entire city was almost destroyed and around 5,000 people were killed. The city's Rector Simone Ghetaldi was killed and over three quarters of all public buildings were destroyed. At the time, Dubrovnik was the capital of the Republic of Ragusa. The earthquake marked the beginning of the end of the Republic.