In 1850, the separate municipalities, Kaptol, Gradec, Nova Ves, Vlaska Street and the Horvati village merged into a new single town known as the city of Zagreb. Ban Josip Jelacic was the initiator of the unification which was confirmed with the imperial patent by Emperor Franz Joseph. New Zagreb than got its first mayor. Up until then the highest function in the city was the municipal judge. Janko Kamauf, was the last municipal judge of Zagreb and also the first mayor. He was elected on the 15th of May 1851.
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