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What happened on April 19 in Venice

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What happened on April 19 in Venice

According to the Venetian Liturgical Calendar, the Saint of the Day is St. Leo (Pope St. Leo IX), a church in Castello is dedicated to him.

 

- April 19, 1428: the Peace of Ferrara gives Bergamo to the Venetian Serenissima Republic; the dedication of the City will follow that of the Valleys, which has already happened, with a solemn and formal act.

 

- April 19, 1506: Marcantonio Coccio, better known as Sabellico, historian and a literate man, passes away. For his 'Historiae rerum Venetarum ab urbe' detailed in 33 books, in 1487 he obtained a privilege from the Doge, which de facto anticipates what today is be called 'Copyright'.

 

- April 19, 1763: the seventh and last Doge of his glorious family, Alvise IV Mocenigo is elected on the first ballot; his Doge ruling saw reforms approved and extended to all aspects of public life, but above all, the splendid celebrations for the reception of Emperor Joseph II, who came to visit Venice twice, are worth remembering.

 

- April 19, 1814: Venice returns in the hands of Vienna, as Austria entered Milan with its allies and declared the Italian Kingdom, the puppet state created by Napoleon, to be ceased.

 

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

Venice, 19th April 2021

By Insidecom Editorial Staff

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