In Mošorin ISIDORA SEKULIĆ was born, prose writer, novelist, essayist, literary and art critic of extensive education and culture, passionate traveller and person who wrote a lot about it, portraitist of our fates, personalities and characters, polyglot and translator, academician. She graduated from the Teacher-Training School in Sombor in the school year 1893/94. She died in Belgrade in 1958.
Empress Maria Theresa signed a Charter, granting Sombor the rank of Free and Royal City, after more than a three-year struggle for liberty, more precisely, for regaining liberties lost in 1745 by the abolition of military town. That sign was very expensive: 150.000 forints in gold was paid to the Court treasury. However, in spite of the very high price they had to pay for the privilegy, that was a decisive moment in the history of Sombor, that set it on the road to civil society, fortune, power, importance and respect that it reached in the following ages.
In Hrupjele near Trebinje, JOVAN DUČIĆ was born, poet, writer of his numerous travels and aphorisms, essayist, and also a career diplomat, who crossed his roads with Sombor by graduating from the Preparatory School in the school year 1892/93. From his Sombor days there will always remain the prescient verses of his own fate, which he wrote in the album of Pava Kolarić from Sombor: Kada me mlada nestane u svetu / Kad s lire sreće jekne zadnji zvon / Sjeti se na me, milo janje moje / I tiho reci - to je bio on. (When I young disappear from this world / When from the lyre of happiness the last tone sounds / Remember me, my little / And whisper – that was him.) He died in the faraway United States of America, in Geri on 7 April 1943, and he was buried in the magnificent monument at Leutar.
The Holy Trinity Square was set on fire in which, because of the hard wind, untrained and unequipped firemen „only 11 houses“ were burnt down , according to the annalist. Since then, the chimney sweep service was introduced, with the regular inspection of chimneys and paying for it at the price of 10 forints a year. Much more later, in 1813, chimney sweepers will get their own guild, because before that, they were organized as the part of others.
In the Grand Hall of the Prefecture Building (Zupanija) on its present-day place the great painting-monument, “The Battle of Senta” by Ferencz Eisenhut, the largest oil on canvas in our country, which in size of 7 X 4m together with its golden frame, covers 40 square metres, was placed. The painting depicts the end of an extremely important battle, which took place on 11 September 1697, in which the Austrian regiments defeated the Turkish army. The painting was made in Munich, for the splendid Millennium celebration of the 1000th anniversary of the Hungarian settlement in the Pannonian Plain. By ship and team of horses it was brought in front of the Prefecture Building on which the hole had to be made through the balcony wall in order to bring the painting inside the building.