Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Doge

  • The death of the Serenissima (1797)

    To approve [Napoleon’s] demands, the Great Council was called for Friday 12 May. From soon after sunrise the people of Venice had been congregating in the Piazza, just as they had done countless times before in the city’s history. In the past, however, they had usually assembled for purposes of celebration. Never before had they…