Today in Venice History
Events 1 - 72 of 72
0421-03-25 - Friday at 12 PM - city of Venice founded
1071-08-26 - Battle of Manzikert, Byzantine Armenia (modern Malazgirt, Turkey). Fought between Byzantine Empire and Seljuq Turks.
1085-10-08 - San Marcos minstery in Venice initiated
1106-04-06 - Fire in Venice
1177-08-01 - Peace Treaty of Venice: Emperor Frederik I & Pope Alexander III
1203-07-17 - Venetianen conquer Constantinople, emperor Alexius III flees
1309-03-27 - Pope Clement V excommunicates Venice and all its population.
1328-05-12 - Antipope Nicholas V, a claimant to the papacy, is consecrated in Rome by the Bishop of Venice.
1358-02-25 - Dalmatie flees Venice
1395-04-16 - Azzo X d'Este is defeated at the Battle of Portomaggiore by Venetian-Ferrarese troops.
1420-06-07 - Troops of the Republic of Venice capture Udine, ending the independenceo f the Patriarchate of Aquileia.
1454-04-09 - Milan/Venice signs peace of Lodi
1489-03-14 - The Queen of Cyprus, Catherine Cornaro, sells her kingdom to Venice.
1495-05-31 - Emperor Maximilian, Pope Alexander VI, Milan, King Ferdinand, Isabella & Venice sign anti-French Saint League
1499-02-09 - France & Venice sign treaty against Milan
1499-08-12 - First engagement of the Battle of Zonchio between Venetian and Ottoman fleets.
1499-08-25 - Battle at Sapienza: Turkish fleet beats Venetians
1508-12-10 - League of the kingdom signed (covenant against Venice)
1509-04-07 - France declares war on Venice
The Warrior Pope Pope Julius II 1509-04-27 - Pope Julius II excommunicates Italian state of Venice
1509-07-17 - Venice recaptures Padua
1510-02-24 - Pope Julius II excommunicates the republic of Venice
1511-10-05 - Pope Julius II/Germany/Ferdinand of Aragon/Venice/Swiss
1512-02-16 - Battle at Valeggio: French troops beat Venetianen
1513-10-07 - Battle of La Motta: Spanish troops under Ramón de Cardona defeat the Venetians.
1515-09-14 - Battle at Marignano ends in French/Venetian victory
1516-04-10 - 1st ghetto, Jews are compelled to live in specific area of Venice
1526-05-22 - Pope Clemens VII, France, Genoa, Venice, Florence & Milan form Anti-French League of Cognac
1527-12-12 - Composer Adrian Willaert moves from Milan to Venice
1539-06-10 - Council of Trent: Paul III sends out letters to his bishops, delaying the Council due to war and the difficulty bishops had traveling to Venice.
1540-05-04 - Venice & Turkey sign Treaty of Constantinople
1540-10-02 - Venice/Turkey signs peace
1571-05-20 - Venice, Spain & Pope Pius form anti-Turkish Saint League
1573-03-07 - Turkey & Venice signs peace treaty
Astronomer & Physicist Galileo Galilei 1609-08-08 - Venetian senate examines Galileo Galilei's telescope
1609-08-25 - Galileo demonstrates his 1st telescope to Venetian lawmakers
1630-11-30 - 16,000 inhabitants of Venice died this month of plague
1649-01-05 - Francesco Cavalli's opera "Giasone," premieres in Venice
1654-05-13 - Venetian fleet under Adm Adeler beats Turkish
1669-09-06 - The siege of Candia ends with the Venetian fortress surrendering to the Ottomans.
1682-02-09 - Thomas Otway's "Venice Preserved," premieres in London
1684-03-05 - Emperor Leopold I, Poland & Venice sign Heilig Covenant of Linz
1687-09-26 - Acropolis in Athens attacked by Venetian army trying to eject Turks Parthenon damaged in war between Turks & Venetians
1687-09-28 - Venetians take Athens from the Turks
1699-01-26 - Venice, Poland & Austria sign Treaty of Carlowitz with Ottoman Empire
1718-07-21 - The Treaty of Passarowitz between the Ottoman Empire, Austria and the Republic of Venice is signed.
1718-08-21 - Emperor Karel VI, Turkey & Venice sign peace treaty
1750-10-05 - Carlo Goldoni's "Il teatro comica," premieres in Venice
1797-05-12 - First Coalition: Napoleon I of France conquers Venice.
1823-02-02 - Rossini's opera "Semiramide" premieres in Venice
1824-03-07 - Meyerbeers opera "Il Crociati in Egitto," premieres in Venice
1830-03-04 - V Bellini's opera "I Capuleti e i Montecchi," premieres in Venice
1841-08-21 - John Hampton patents venetian blind
Composer Giuseppe Verdi 1844-03-09 - Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Hernani," premieres in Venice
1849-08-22 - The first air raid in history. Austria launches pilotless balloons against the Italian city of Venice.
1849-08-28 - Venice under Daniele Manin surrenders to Austrians under Radetsky, after been under siege since July 20 after proclaiming independence
1851-03-11 - Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Rigoletto," premieres in Venice
1853-03-06 - Giuseppe Verdi's Opera "La Traviata," premieres in Venice
1857-03-12 - Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Simon Boccanegra," premieres in Venice
1902-07-14 - The Campanile in St Mark's Square, Venice collapses, also demolishing the loggetta.
1903-08-04 - Cardinal Giuseppe Sarto of Venice elected Pope Pius X
1914-02-07 - Charlie Chaplin debuts "The Tramp" in "Kid Auto Races at Venice"
1926-05-18 - Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson vanished in Venice California She showed up a month later & said she had been kidnapped
1945-04-29 - Venice & Mestre were captured by the Allies
1951-09-11 - Stravinsky's opera "Rake's Progress," premieres in Venice
1954-09-14 - B Britten's opera "Turn of the Screw," premieres in Venice
1956-09-13 - Stravinsky's "Canticum Sacrum," premieres in Venice
1960-05-07 - 86th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack on Venetian Way wins in 2:02.4
Comedian Charlie Chaplin 1966-04-03 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Venice Ladies Golf Open
1967-03-26 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Venice Ladies' Golf Open
1978-08-26 - Cardinal Albino Luciani of Venice becomes Pope John Paul I
1996-01-29 - La Fenice, Venice's opera house, is destroyed by fire.
Birthdays 1 - 29 of 29
1254-09-15 - Marco Polo, Venice, Italian explorer (Il Milione), (d. 1324)
1417-02-23 - Pope Paul II [Pietro Barbo], Venice, Republic of Venice, Pope (1464-71)
1436-11-16 - Leonardo Loredan, Doge of the Republic of Venice (d. 1521)
1652-03-03 - Thomas Otway, England, playwright/poet (Venice Preserved)
1678-03-04 - Antonio Vivaldi, Venice, Baroque violin virtuoso/composer (4 Seasons)
1682-02-13 - Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, Venice, painter (Fortune Teller)
1686-08-09 - Benedetto Marcello, Venice It, composer (Lettera Famigliare) [or 7/24]
1696-03-05 - Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Venetian Rococo painter (Isaac's Sacrifice)
1697-10-18 - Giovanni Canaletto, Venetian painter (Venicei Regatta on Grand Canal)
1701-11-05 - Pietro Longhi, Venetian painter (d. 1785)
1725-05-14 - Ludovico Manin, last Doge of Venice (d. 1802)
Violin Virtuoso & Composer Antonio Vivaldi (1678-03-04) 1874-12-04 - Jean H L Bossard, actor/impresario (Merchant of Venice)
1876-01-12 - Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, Venice Italy, composer
1903-06-26 - Ashley Clarke, president (Venice in Peril Fund)
1905-03-29 - Annunzio Mantovani, Venice Italy, orchestra leader (Mantovani)
1906-11-02 - Luchino Visconti, Milan Italy, director (Damned, Death in Venice)
1910-06-22 - Peter Pears, Farnham England, tenor (Death in Venice)
1920-04-21 - Bruno Maderna, Venice Italy, conductor/composer, Hyperion) [or Mar 21]
1921-03-28 - Dirk Bogarde (born Derek van den Bogaerde) London England, actor (Death in Venice, Servant)
1924-01-29 - Luigi Nono, Venice Italy, composer (Canonic Variations)
1930-04-21 - Silvana Mangano, Rome Italy, actress (Death in Venice, Barabbas)
1931-08-28 - John Shirley-Quirk, Liverpool England, baritone (Death in Venice)
1936-06-18 - R Ronald Venetian, [Vene], president Suriname (1991- )
1938-04-30 - Gary Collins, Venice California, actor (6th Sense, Home Show), (d. 2012)
1941-03-29 - Terence Hill, Venice Italy, actor (Super Fuzz, They Call Me Trinity)
1946-11-02 - Giuseppe Sinopoli, Venice Italy, conductor/composer (Sunnyata)
1953-10-21 - Eleonora Giorgi, Rome Italy, actress (Nu de Femme, To Forget Venice)
1961-12-17 - Venice Kong, St Mary Jamaica, playmate (September, 1985)
1977-01-19 - Taliesin Jaffe, Venice California, actor (Willy-Hail to the Chief)
Weddings 1 - 2 of 2
2003-09-25 - Prince of Venice and Piedmont Emanuele Filiberto (31) weds French actress Clotilde Courau (34) at the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Rome
2006-06-25 - Emmy-winning "Medium" actress Patricia Arquette (38) weds actor Thomas Jane (37) at the Palazzo Contarini in Venice, Italy
Deaths 1 - 10 of 10
0887-09-18 - Pietro I Candiano, Doge of Venice (killed in battle)
1094-10-08 - St Mark, the Evangelist, buried in San Marcos minstery in Venice
1205-06-21 - Enrico Dandolo, Doge of Venice (b. 1107)
1324-01-08 - Marco Polo, Venetian explorer, dies at 69
1456-01-08 - St Lawrence Justinian, Italian bishop and first Patriarch of Venice (b. 1381)
1580-08-19 - Andrea Palladio, architect/writer (Il Redentore, Venice), dies at 71
1616-08-07 - Vincenzo Scamozzi, Ital architect (Procurazie Nuove, Venice), dies
1940-03-10 - Louis de Vries, Dutch actor (Merchant of Venice), dies at 68
1986-04-03 - Peter Pears, English tenor (Death in Venice), dies at 75
1989-12-16 - Silvana Mangano, Italian actress (Death in Venice), dies at 59