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Spanish and Venetian galleys defeat the Turks in the battle of Lepanto     
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Venice cedes the island of Cyprus to the Turks, in spite of the Christian victory at Lepanto two years earlier      
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Venice opens the first modern bank (the Banco della Piazza di Rialto) for safe deposits and credit transfers      
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The first public opera house, the Teatro San Cassiano, opens in Venice      
c. 1720
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Canaletto begins to specialize in views of the Venetian canals, finding his main customers among the British     
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Venice's new theatre, the Teatro Novissimo, has machinery which can change the scenes in the blink of an eye      
c. 1754
Francesco Guardi, previously a painter of figures, begins to specialize in view of Venice, his native city      
Guardi An Architectural Caprice (detail)
National Gallery, London

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In Venice Napoleon deposes the last of the doges and sets up a provisional democracy      
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By the Treaty of Campo Formio the free republic of Venice, created by Napoleon, is handed over to Austrian rule       
J.M.W. Turner makes the first of several visits to Venice, and discovers a rich seam of inspiration      
Turner Venice Quay, Ducal Palace (detail)
Tate Britain

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