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What happened on March 17 in Venice

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What happened on March 17 in Venice

According to the Venetian Liturgical Calendar today is St. Patrick's Day, Bishop of Scotia

 

- March 17, 1434: the general census of all the houses in Venice is ordered for a new urban Cadastre that predates the Napoleonic one by 4 centuries.

 

- March 17, 1542: Angelo Beolco known as Ruzzante dies in Padua, author of many comedies, including 'El parlamento de Ruzante', 'Bilora', 'Moscheta', farces and tragedies at the same time with simple and humble characters, to which he himself gives masterful interpretations on stage, written in Pavano (rustic Padovano dialect), which revolutionized the courtly style of the time, eschewing any literary refinement.

 

- March 17, 1648: eighteen galleys and nine Venetian vessels sink on the island of Psara during a storm; among the victims is N.H. Giovan Battista Grimani, General Sea Captain.

 

- March 17, 1774: the ancient bell tower of Santa Maria della Carità crashes down into the Grand Canal, the rubble causes a high wave that hurls the ferry gondolas onto Campo San Vidàl.

 

- March 17, 1846: Verdi’s opera 'Attila' is premiered at the Fenice, in the Prologue of the opera, reference is made to the birth of Venice in Rivo Alto where the refugees from Aquileia arrive.

 

- March 17, 1853: Christian Andreas Doppler, Austrian physicist and mathematician, discoverer of the Doppler Effect, dies in his home in Riva degli Schiavoni, where he had moved from Vienna for health reasons.


- March 17, 1919
: by royal decree, the Navy Brigade, which since 1917 contributed to the defense of Venice from the Austro-Hungarians, becomes the Marine Infantry Unit, and, on the will of the Mayor of Venice Filippo Grimani, the City donated to it the name " San Marco "and its emblem, the Winged Lion. MARO'! SAN MARCO!

 

 

 

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

 

Venice, 17th March 2021

By Insidecom Editorial Staff

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