Virtual History of Venice



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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
727
First Doge elected
Pepin's Frankish invasion
810
Settlement consolidated at Rivo Alto, site of modern Venice
[PERIOD OF EASTERN EXPANSION]
1000
Dalmatia captured; empire begins
1204
Constantinople captured by Venice and 4th Crusaders; Venice receives as spoils 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. Crete acquired by treaty and arms.
1255
-1380
Wars with Genoa
[PERIOD OF MAINLAND EXPANSION]
1339
-1388
Treviso acquired, lost, reacquired
1404
Padua, Vicenza and Verona acquired
1420
Friuli acquired
1428
Brescia and Bergamo acquired
Constantinople falls to Ottomans
1453
1484
Rovigo and Polesine acquired
1489
Cyprus acquired
[PERIOD OF DECLINE]
Columbus discovers America
1492
DeGama sails Cape route to East
1497
Papal States, France, Spain, Hungary and others form League of Cambrai
1509
Venice decisively defeated at Agnadello by League of Cambrai
1538
-1580
The Period of Palladio's Villas
[an associated website]
1571
Cyprus lost to Ottoman Turks
1669
Crete lost to Ottoman Turks
1716
Morea lost to Ottoman Turks
Napoleon's French invasion
1797
Venice surrenders sovereignty, ending 1,070 years of republican government


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