PALLADIO'S ITALIAN VILLAS

Villa elevation

Political Timeline of the Republic of Venice



Outside Events
Year
Events at Venice
[PERIOD OF SETTLEMENT]
Attila's Hun invasion 452 Refugees flee mainland to lagoon islands
466 Council of 12 lagoon townships formed
Alboin's Lombard invasion 568 Mainland settlements abandoned
697 First Doge elected
Pepin's Frankish invasion 810 Settlement consolidated at Riva Alta, site of modern Venice
[PERIOD OF EASTERN EXPANSION]
1000 Dalmatia captured; empire begins
1204 Constantinople captured by Venice and 4th Crusaders;
Venice receives cessions of eastern shore of the Adriatic,
the Cyclade and Sporade islands, and the shores of Thessaly, the Sea of Marmara and Black Sea, achieving control of the trade routes from Europe to both Constantinople and Asia Minor.
1253
-1380
Wars with Genoa
[PERIOD OF MAINLAND EXPANSION]
1339 Treviso acquired
1405 Padua, Vicenza and Verona acquired
1420 Friuli acquired
1429 Brescia and Bergamo acquired
Constantinople falls to Ottomans 1453
1484 Rovigo and Polesine acquired
1488 Cyprus acquired
[PERIOD OF DECLINE]
Columbus discovers America 1492
DeGama sails Cape route to East 1497
Papal States, Lombardy, France form League of Cambrai 1509 Venice decisively defeated by League of Cambrai at Agnadello
1538
-1580
The Period of Palladio's Villas
1571 Cyprus lost to Ottoman Turks
1668 Crete lost to Ottoman Turks
1716 Morea lost to Ottoman Turks
Napoleon's French invasion 1797 Venice surrenders sovereignty, ending 1,100 years of independence

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