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What happened on April 13 in Venice

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What happened on April 13 in Venice

According to the Venetian Liturgical Calendar, the Saints of the Day are Martyrs Justin and Hermenegild.

 

- April 13, 1487: by order of Sigismondo Archduke of Tyrol, all the Venetian merchants who are in Bolzano are suddenly arrested, their goods are confiscated and this causes the immediate protest of the Veneto Senate, which promptly declares war.

 

- April 13, 1565: Cardinal Bernardo Navagero dies in Verona; a skilled diplomat, ambassador of the Republic to the emperor Charles V, Bailo in Constantinople, he takes vows on the death of his wife. Once cardinal, he governs the Diocese of Verona and in 1563 was sent by Pope Pius IV to the Council of Trent, as his representative: the reports he wrote are useful for learning about the history of Venetian diplomacy.

 

- April 13, 1620: prey to the whims of fashion, Paduan women compete in exhibiting extravagant hairstyles: to prevent riots, the Deputies at the Pompe di Padova decree: 'Ladies of any order and condition are prohibited from wearing on their head, or any other part of the body, aieroni and gagiandre, whether real or fake'.

 

 

Taken from 'Almanacco di Venezia -1600 anni ab Urbe còndita' by Andrea Gersich and Edoardo Rubini

Venice, 13th April 2021

By Insidecom Editorial Staff

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