Lupoglav – Lupogliano: “Mahrenfels castle”
Giambattista Marchesetti married his daughter Antonia and ruled Lupoglav until 1626 when was sold to Giovanni Enrico, Prince of Eggenberg.
In 1634 his son sold the castle to Baron Pompeo I Brigido from Trieste and the successors of this family were the owners of the castle until 1883 when the property was sold to Tommaso Sottocorona from Vodnjan.
It was Pompeo Brigido the owner that rebuilt the new castle. The ruins of it can be seen even today. Lupoglav was for many centuries part of the Austrian dominions in Istria and after the fall of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy it became part of Italy between the two World Wars. After the Second World War became part of Yugoslavia (Croatia).
During the Italian Fascist period in Istria many Istrian families suffered from the regime or had to leave Istria. Fascism in Istria applied various repressive measures mostly towards Slav populations and this created the Antifascist Movement. The Second World War was a very painful experience for the Istrian population and many innocent Istrians, both Slav and Latin, died during that war.
After the second World War Lupoglav became part of Yugoslavia (Croatia). There were three agreements between Yugoslavia and Italy which established that Istria would become a part of Yugoslavia: Paris Agreement of 1947, London Memorandum of 1954 and the Osimo Agreement reached in 1975. In the first decade after the Second World War many Istrians, especially those living in towns and villages that for centuries were part of the Venice Republic, decided to leave Istria.
In 1991 with the fall of Yugoslavia and the founding of the Republic of Croatia, the internal republic boundaries were recognised as the state boundaries and Lupoglav is today part of Croatia.
In 2013 Lupoglav became part of the European Union. You can not change the past but you can try to learn from it. The main aim of the European Union founders was to build a system that could avoid future wars and future refugees in Europe as I explain in COSMOPOLITE.
As I wrote above, Lupoglav has not preserved many of its historical buildings a part of the new Mahrenfels palace from 1646.