Paulo Lucio Anafesto

First Doge of Venice

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Paulo Lucio Anafesto

The first doge of Venice, a noble of Eraclea, then the primary city of the region, he was elected in 697 as an official over the entire lagoon that surrounded Venice, both to put an end to the conflicts between the various tribunes who until then had governed the various parts, and to coordinate the defense against the Lombards and the Slavs who were encroaching on the settlements. He was sufficiently succesful as to have captured the Iron crown of the Lombards, an item which came to be known as the first doge’s treasure.

Paulo Lucio Anafesto

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