Sebastiano Venier or Veniero (c. 1496 – March 3, 1578) was Doge of Venice from June 11, 1577 to March 3, 1578. Events 1284 - Statute of Rhuddlan incorporated the Principality of Wales into England 1575 - Indian The Doge ( Venetian language, also Doxe, derived from Latin Dux military leader duke cf Events 1184 BC - Trojan War: Troy is sacked and burned according to the calculations of Eratosthenes. Events 1284 - Statute of Rhuddlan incorporated the Principality of Wales into England 1575 - Indian
Venier was born in Venice around 1496 to Mosè Venier, and Elena Donà. Venice ( Italian: Venezia, Venetian: Venesia or Venexia) is a city in Northern Italy, the capital of the
He worked as a lawyer from a very early age, though without holding formal qualifications, and subsequently was an administrator for the government of the Republic of Venice. The Most Serene Republic of Venice ((Serenìsima Repùblica Vèneta or Repùblica de Venesia Serenissima Repubblica In 1570 he was procurator and, in the December of the same year, capitano generale da mar ("Chief admiral") of the Venetian fleet in the new war against the Ottoman Turks. The Ottoman Turks were the subdivision of the Ottoman Muslim Millet that dominated the ruling class of the Ottoman Empire.
He was one of the protagonists of the Battle of Lepanto (7 October 1571), in which the Christian League decisively defeated the Turks. The Battle of Lepanto ( Greek: Ναύπακτος Naupaktos, pron The Holy League of 1571 was arranged by Pope Pius V and included almost all the major Catholic maritime states in the Mediterranean. After the peace he returned to Venice as a very popular figure, and in 1577, at the age of 81, he was unanimously elected Doge.
He was married to Cecilia Contarini, who bore him a daughter, Elena, and two sons.
Sebastiano Venier died in 1578, allegedly of broken heart after a fire that had heavily damaged the Doge's Palace of Venice. The Doge's Palace is a gothic Palace in Venice. In Italian it is called the Palazzo Ducale di Venezia. Venice ( Italian: Venezia, Venetian: Venesia or Venexia) is a city in Northern Italy, the capital of the
He was the uncle of Cecilia Venier-Baffo, known as Nur Banu after her conversion to islam. He sold her to the Ottoman sultan in 1536  in order to counter the ascension of Roxelana. Roxelana (c 1510 - April 18, 1558) was the only legal wife of Süleyman the Magnificent of the Ottoman Empire. She became eventually the wife Selim II and the mother of Murad III. Selim II ( Ottoman Turkish: سليم ثانى Selīm-i sānī, Turkish: II Murad III ( Ottoman Turkish: مراد ثالث Murād-i sālis, Turkish: III
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