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What happened on March 2 in Venice

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What happened on March 2 in Venice

According to the Venetian Liturgical Calendar, today is Pope Simplicius’ Day

 

- March 2, 1429: an exceptional high tide with public wells polluted and many goods destroyed.

 

- March 2, 1430: the Major Council decrees that women should not use clogs higher than ten centimeters; the clog fashion had turned into a craze, although it was born from the need not to have one’s feet mudded on unpaved roads, the ladies vied with each other on wearing them higher and higher, so much so that they often could stand only with the support of obliging knights.

 

- March 2, 1508: the battle of Rusecco is fought, in Cadore; Bartolomeo d'Alviano, leader of the Venetian troops, defeated the imperial troops creating havoc amongst them; it is said that the night before the battle, Alviano stopped in Cibiana and slept under a portico, which has since been known as 'Portico dell'Alviano'.

 

- March 2, 1601: the engraver Cesare Vecellio, cousin of Titian, dies in Venice; born in Pieve di Cadore, his name is linked to the work 'De gli Habiti Antichi e Moderni di Diversi Parti di Mondo', composed of 420 woodcuts and published in Venice in 1590.

 

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

 

Venice, 2nd March 2021

By Insidecom Editorial Staff

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