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Republic of Venice
The Republic of Venice or Venetian Republic was a state originating from the city of Venice in Northeastern Italy. It existed for over a millennium, from the late 7th century until 1797. It was formally known as the Most Serene Republic of Venice and is often referred to as La Serenissima, in reference to its title as one of the "Most Serene Republics"...
Timeline of Events
1420
6.7.1420
Troops of the Republic of Venice capture Udine, ending the independence of the Patriarchal State of Friuli.
1427
8.7.1427
The Visconti of Milan's fleet is destroyed by the Venetians on the Po River.
1489
3.14.1489
The Queen of Cyprus, Catherine Cornaro, sells her kingdom to Venice.
1499
8.12.1499
First engagement of the Battle of Zonchio between Venetian and Ottoman fleets.
1509
4.27.1509
Pope Julius II places the Italian state of Venice under interdict.
5.14.1509
Battle of Agnadello: In northern Italy, French forces defeat the Venetians.
1511
10.4.1511
Formation of the Holy League of Ferdinand II of Aragon, the Papal States and the Republic of Venice against France.
1513
10.7.1513
Battle of La Motta: Spanish troops under Ramón de Cardona defeat the Venetians.
1669
9.27.1669
The Venetians surrender the fortress of Candia to the Ottomans, thus ending the 21-year long Siege of Candia.
1678
6.25.1678
Venetian Elena Cornaro Piscopia is the first woman awarded a doctorate of philosophy when she graduates from the University of Padua.
1687
9.26.1687
The Parthenon in Athens is partially destroyed by an explosion caused by the bombing from Venetian forces led by Morosini who are besieging the Ottoman Turks stationed in Athens.
1718
7.21.1718
The Treaty of Passarowitz between the Ottoman Empire, Austria and the Republic of Venice is signed.