Venice demography

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  • Jan 1, 1348

    The Black Death

    The Black Death
    The Black Death was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, resulting in the deaths of an estimated 75 to 200 million people and peaking in Europe in the years 1348–50
  • May 5, 1350

    Third war with Genoa

    Third war with Genoa
    Third war with Genoa breaks out and lasts until 1355. Venice allies with the Byzantines and the Pisans
  • May 5, 1363

    Revolt on Crete

    Revolt on Crete
    A colonial revolt breaks out in Crete that needed considerable military force and five years to suppress
  • May 5, 1368

    War of Trieste

    War of Trieste
    The War of Trieste begins in order to secure Adriatic trade routes. The war ends in 1370.
  • May 5, 1378

    War of Chioggia

    War of Chioggia
    The War of Chioggia was a conflict between Genoa and Venice which lasted from 1378 to 1381, from which Venice emerged triumphant.
  • May 5, 1409

    Repablic of Venice possess a Dalmatia

    Repablic of Venice possess a Dalmatia
    Ladislaus of Naples sells his "rights" on Dalmatia to the Republic of Venice for 100,000 ducats. Dalmatia will with some interruptions remain under Venetian rule for nearly four centuries, until 1797.
  • May 5, 1425

    War with Milan

    War with Milan
    War breaks out against Filippo Maria Visconti of Milan
  • May 5, 1446

    Fight against Italian league

    Fight against Italian league
    The Republic fights another league, formed by Milan, Florence, Bologna and Cremona
  • May 5, 1463

    The First Ottoman–Venetian War

    The First Ottoman–Venetian War
    The First Ottoman–Venetian War was fought between the Republic of Venice and her allies and the Ottoman Empire from 1463 to 1479. Fought shortly after the capture of Constantinople and the remnants of the Byzantine Empire by the Ottomans, it resulted in the loss of several Venetian holdings in Albania and Greece, most importantly the island of Negroponte (Euboea), which had been a Venetian protectorate for centuries. The war also saw the rapid expansion of the Ottoman navy, which became able to
  • May 5, 1499

    The Second Ottoman War

    The Second Ottoman War
    Venice allies itself with Louis XII of France against Milan, gaining Cremona. Outbreak of the Second Ottoman–Venetian War, when the Ottoman sultan moves to attack Lepanto. The Venetian fleet under Antonio Grimani, more a businessman and diplomat than a sailor, is defeated by the Ottoman navy in the Battle of Zonchio.
  • May 14, 1509

    Battle of Agnadello

    Battle of Agnadello
    14 May: Venice is crushingly defeated at the Battle of Agnadello, in the Ghiara d'Adda, marking one of the most delicate points of Venetian history. French and imperial troops were occupying the Veneto, but Venice manages to extricate herself through diplomatic efforts
  • Jan 10, 1514

    Great fire in the Rialto

    Great fire in the Rialto
    Great fire in the Rialto
  • May 5, 1537

    The Third Ottoman–Venetian War

    The Third Ottoman–Venetian War
    The Third Ottoman–Venetian War was one of the numerous Ottoman–Venetian Wars of the period. The Ottoman Emperor Suleiman the Magnificent had been angered by a treaty signed between the Republic of Venice and the Habsburg Empire of Charles V. One of the main events of the war was the Siege of Corfu (1537), and the decisive Battle of Preveza on 28 September 1538.
  • May 5, 1570

    War of Cyprus

    War of Cyprus
    The Fourth Ottoman–Venetian War, also known as the War of Cyprus (Italian: Guerra di Cipro) was fought between 1570–1573. It was waged between the Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Venice, the latter joined by the Holy League, a coalition of Christian states formed under the auspices of the Pope, which included Spain (with Naples and Sicily), the Republic of Genoa, the Duchy of Savoy, the Knights Hospitaller, the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, and other Italian states.
  • May 5, 1575

    Bubonic plague strikes Venice

    Bubonic plague strikes Venice
    Bubonic plague strikes Venice and it kills a quarter of its population.
  • A new plague breaks in Venice

    A new plague breaks in Venice
  • The Cretan War

    The Cretan War
    The Cretan War (Greek: Κρητικός Πόλεμος, Turkish: Girit'in Fethi) or War of Candia (Italian: Guerra di Candia), better known as the Fifth Ottoman–Venetian War, was a conflict between the Republic of Venice and her allies (chief among them the Knights of Malta, the Papal States and France) against the Ottoman Empire and the Barbary States, fought over the island of Crete, Venice's largest and richest overseas possession. The war lasted from 1645 to 1669 and was fought in Crete and in numerous nav
  • The Morean War

    The Morean War
    The Morean War (Italian: La guerra di Morea, Turkish: Mora Savaşı) is the better-known name for the Sixth Ottoman–Venetian War. The war was fought between 1684–1699, as part of the wider conflict known as the "Great Turkish War", between the Republic of Venice and the Ottoman Empire. Military operations ranged from Dalmatia to the Aegean Sea, but the war's major campaign was the Venetian conquest of the Morea (Peloponnese) peninsula in southern Greece.
  • The Seventh Ottoman–Venetian War

    The Seventh Ottoman–Venetian War
    The Seventh Ottoman–Venetian War was fought between the Republic of Venice and the Ottoman Empire between 1714 and 1718. It was the last conflict between the two powers, and ended with an Ottoman victory and the loss of Venice's major possession in the Greek peninsula, the Peloponnese (Morea). Venice was saved from a greater defeat by the intervention of Austria in 1716. The Austrian victories led to the signing of the Treaty of Passarowitz in 1718, which ended the war.
  • The fall of the Republic

    The fall of the Republic