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Palazzo Flangini

Flangini Palace Venice Italy on the Grand Canal
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Palazzo Flangini is an unfinished palace which emulates the school of Longhena architecture. It lacks the right wing basically because the Flangini family never succeeded in buying the neighboring building.

Palazzo Flangini was built in the 17th century by the architect Giuseppe Sardi.

The Flangini family should had a title of nobility on the island of Cyprus and Alvise Flangini poured his blood for the Serenissima in 1376 during the storming of Nicosia.

Another Flangini, Constantine, was bishop of Pafo while Giovanni and another Constantine died in the Turkish war

In 1664 Girolamo Flangini had a sit at the Grand Council. He is the father of famous Lodovico Flangini.

Lodovico Flangini

Flangini Palazzo on the Grand Canal in Venice
Flangini Palazzo
Lodovico Flangini was captain of the Fleet which conquered the Ottoman in waters of the Mount Athos but he valiantly died on there, June 16th in 1717.

Indeed, Lodovico Flangini, injured and dying, ordered that they carry him to the poop deck of his vessel, and there, witness of the defeat of the Turk, like a new Epaminondas, he passed away.

The Battle of the Mount Athos

Sculpture of the Flangini Palace on the Grand Canal
Sculpture Flangini Palace
« The Venetians sent, at the beginning of the following campaign, twenty-seven vessels from the line in front of Dardanelles, under the command of Louis Flangini.

This admiral faced forty-two Turkish vessels, with which they exchanged in deep cannonade, which lasted, in the clarity of the moon all night; but in effect consisted merely of reciprocal damage.

The following day, two days later, both fleets either sought or avoided one another, depending on whether they believed they had the advantage of position; it was only the third day, on June 16th, 1717, that the Turks began a true battle. Sculpture and chapiters Palazzo Flangini
Sculpture and chapiters Palazzo Flangini
The first two hours were terrible there; three of their vessels sunk to the bottom; that of the swaggering Pasha was smashed; the Venetian admiral lost its mast; he was repeating the signals, so that his vessels could destroy the Turkish fleet which began scattering, when he sustained a fatal wound.

He wanted to stay on the deck and continue to give orders up to his last breath; but his death decelerated the chase, and gave the Ottoman fleet the time to take refuge in the harbor of Stalimene. »
Daru - History of the Republic of Venice

Another Louis Flangini became Cardinal Patriarch of Venice and died in 1804.

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