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    Enrico Dandolo, Doge of Venice   Enrico Dandolo, Doge of Venice
Enrico Dandolo was the 41st Doge of Venice from 1195 until his death. Remembered for his blindness, piety, longevity, and shrewdness, he is infamous for his role in the Fourth Crusade which he, at age ninety, directed against the Byzantine Empire, sa...
 
    The Siege of Constantinople, 4th Crusade   The Siege of Constantinople, 4th Crusade
The Siege of Constantinople (1204) destroyed parts of the capital of the Byzantine Empire as it was captured by Crusaders. After the capture the Latin Empire was founded and Baldwin of Flanders was crowned Emperor Baldwin I of Constantinople in the H...
 
    Marco Polo, Travels to China   Marco Polo, Travels to China
Marco Polo was a Christian merchant from the Venetian Republic whose travels are recorded in Il Milione, a book which did much to introduce Europeans to Central Asia and China. He learned about trading whilst his father and uncle, Niccolò and Maffeo,...
 
    Pope Eugene IV   Pope Eugene IV
Pope Eugene IV, born Gabriele Condulmer, was pope from 3 March 1431 until his death. Eugene IV was dignified in demeanour, but inexperienced and vacillating in action and excitable in temper. Bitter in his hatred of heresy, he nevertheless displayed...
 
    Nicholas Jenson, Pioneer Printer   Nicholas Jenson, Pioneer Printer
Nicholas Jenson was a French engraver, pioneer printer and type designer who carried out most of his work in Venice. Jenson acted as Master of the French Royal Mint at Tours, and is accredited with being the creator of the first model roman type. Nic...
 
    Giovanni Bellini   Giovanni Bellini
Giovanni Bellini, Venetian painter, founder of the Venetian school of painting, Giovanni Bellini raised Venice to a center of Renaissance art that rivaled Florence and Rome. He brought to painting a new degree of realism, a new wealth of subject-matt...
 
    Aldus Manutius, Founder Aldine Press   Aldus Manutius, Founder Aldine Press
Aldus Pius Manutius, the Latinised name of Aldo Manuzio —sometimes called Aldus Manutius, the Elder to distinguish him from his grandson, Aldus Manutius, the Younger—was an Italian humanist who became a printer and publisher when he founded the Aldin...
 
    Titian, The Sun Amidst Small Stars   Titian, The Sun Amidst Small Stars
Titian or Tiziano Vecellio was an Italian painter, the most important member of the 16th-century Venetian school. He was born in Pieve di Cadore, near Belluno (in Veneto), in the Republic of Venice. During his lifetime he was often called da Cadore,...
 
    Sebastiano Venier, Doge of Venice   Sebastiano Venier, Doge of Venice
Sebastiano Venier (or Veniero) was Doge of Venice from June 11, 1577 to March 3, 1578. He worked as a lawyer from a very early age, though without holding formal qualifications, and subsequently was an administrator for the government of the Republic...
 
    Tintoretto, Italian Painter   Tintoretto, Italian Painter
Tintoretto was an Italian painter and a notable exponent of the Venetian Renaissance school. For his phenomenal energy in painting he was termed Il Furioso. His work is characterized by its muscular figures, dramatic gestures and bold use of perspect...
 
    El Greco, Painter, Sculptor, Architect   El Greco, Painter, Sculptor, Architect
El Greco was a painter, sculptor, and architect of the Spanish Renaissance. "El Greco" (The Greek) was a nickname, a reference to his Greek origin. El Greco was born in Crete, which was at that time part of the Republic of Venice, and the centre of P...
 
    Vincenzo Scamozzi, Architect   Vincenzo Scamozzi, Architect
Vincenzo Scamozzi was a Venetian architect and a writer on architecture, active mainly in Vicenza and Republic of Venice area in the second half of the 16th century. He was perhaps the most important figure there between Andrea Palladio, whose unfin...
 
    Claudio Monteverdi   Claudio Monteverdi
Claudio Monteverdi was an Italian composer, viol player, and singer. His work marks the transition from Renaissance to Baroque music. During his long life he produced work that can be classified in both categories, and he was one of the most signific...
 
    Battle of Lepanto   Battle of Lepanto
The Battle of Lepanto took place on 7 October 1571 when a galley fleet of the Holy League, a coalition of the Republic of Venice, the Papacy (under Pope Pius V), Spain (including Naples, Sicily and Sardinia), the Republic of Genoa, the Duchy of Savoy...
 
    Morosini, Venetian Captain-General   Morosini, Venetian Captain-General
Francesco Morosini was the Doge of Venice from 1688 to 1694, at the height of the Great Turkish War. He was a member of famous noble Venetian family (the Morosini family) which produced several Doges and generals. Morosini first rose to prominence as...
 
     

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