• Jan 1, 600

    Venice grows into a large, more powerful settlement.

    Venice grows into a large settlement.
  • Jan 1, 700

    Venice is captured by the Byzantine Empire.

  • Jan 1, 751

    The Lombards defeat the Byzantines and take control of Venice.

  • Jan 1, 1082

    The newly powerful Venice Navy gains back independance of the city from the Byzantine Empire.

    The Byzantines continued to allow Venice to freely trade through the empire which led to an increase in trade to the Eastern Mediterranean.
  • Jan 1, 1100

    Competition and the Crusades cause war btween Venice and Genoa.

  • Jan 1, 1144

    A commune government is formed in Venice.

    This government was created forr the good of local interests.
  • Jan 1, 1200

    The fourth crusades affect Venice.

    The fleet of the fourth crusade leaves Venice, but were diverted by the Venetian guile.
  • Jan 1, 1250

    Torcello mosaics in the St. Mark's Cathedral show a middle eastern influence.

    This shows their link to the Byzantine Empire and the influence that the empire had on the city. Artwork from this time period also had a strong middle eastern influence.
  • Jan 1, 1271

    Explorer Marco Polo departs on his trips from Venice

  • Jan 1, 1380

    Warfare and conflict with Genoa is resolved.

  • Jan 1, 1500

    The population of Venice is between 5,000 and 6,000 people.

  • Venice Founded

    Venice was founded on a group of islands by the refugees of a Lombard invasion. They wanted natural protection from invaders. This happened sometime within the 400- 500's CE
  • Pepin campaigns in Northeast Italy and makes an alliance with the Venitian Dodge.

  • Treaty established between the Byzantines and the Franks saying that Vence will not be pat of the Carolingian Empire.

  • Venice's government is transferred to the opposite bank of the city due to lower waters there.

  • Venice makes an agreement with the Byzantines. They got special trading rights from the empire in return for being ruled by the empire.

  • St. Mark's Cathedral is built.

    St. Mark's Cathedral was built in Venice to house what are believed to be the bones of St. Mark. These were brought from Alexandria.
  • Period: to Jan 8, 1500

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