Republic of Venice

File:Flag of Most Serene Republic of Venice.svg
The flag of the Republic of Venice.

The Most Serene Republic of Venice (Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Language/data/iana scripts' not found., Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Language/data/iana scripts' not found.), was an Italian state where current Venice is now. It existed for one thousand one hundred years, from the late 7th century until the late 18th century (1797, when it was conquered by Napoleon). It was an important economic and trading power which was ruled by a leader called a doge.

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The Republic of Venice in the XVI century (in light blue)