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What happened on March 7 in Venice

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What happened on March 7 in Venice

 

According to the Venetian Liturgical Calendar, today is St. Thomas Aquinas’ Day, he is the Patron Saint of the Typographic and Bibliographic Art

 

- March 7, 1431: following the devasting overflow of the River Brenta near Oriago, which floods the countryside, it is proposed to build two drainage channels on the right side of the river, to direct the water into two separate channels dug half a century before as designed by Francesco da Carrara, but as a large mass of water would have flowed towards the valleys of St Ilario (Gambarare, Sambruson and Campagnalupia) the inhabitants are opposed to the idea and works are not started; so, starting on October 13, only one basin is being dug, called 'dei Malcontenti'.

 

- March 7, 1752: after three days of illness, Doge Pietro Grimani dies of a biliary colic, after nearly nine years of ruling. He is buried in Madonna dell 'Orto, with a private ceremony.

 

 

 

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

 

Venice, 7th March 2021

By Insidecom Editorial Staff

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