What was the Battle of Modon (1403)?

Introduction The Battle of Modon was fought on 07 October 1403 between the fleets of the Republic of Venice and of the Republic of Genoa, then under French control, commanded by the French marshal Jean Le Maingre, better known as Boucicaut. One of the last clashes in the Venetian-Genoese wars, the battle ended in a… Read More

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What was the Treaty of Turin (1381)?

Introduction The Peace of Turin of 1381, ended the War of Chioggia (1376-1381), ratified in castle Diósgyőr (Hungary, 1381) in which Venice, allied with Cyprus and Milan, had narrowly escaped capture by the forces of Genoa, Hungary, Austria, Padua and the Patriarchate of Aquileia. Venice had overcome this crisis, forcing the surrender of the Genoese… Read More

What was the Battle of Chioggia (1380)?

Introduction The Battle of Chioggia was a naval battle during the War of Chioggia that culminated on 24 June 1380 in the lagoon off Chioggia, Italy, between the Venetian and the Genoese fleets. The Genoese, commanded by Admiral Pietro Doria, had captured the little fishing port in August the preceding year. The port was of… Read More

What was the War of Curzola (1295-1299)?

Introduction The War of Curzola (part of the Venetian-Genoese Wars) was fought between the Republic of Venice and the Republic of Genoa due to increasing hostile relations between the two Italian republics. Spurred largely by a need for action following the commercially devastating Fall of Acre, Genoa and Venice were both looking for ways to… Read More

What was the War of Saint Sabas (1256-1270)?

Introduction The War of Saint Sabas (1256-1270) was a conflict between the rival Italian maritime republics of Genoa (aided by Philip of Montfort, Lord of Tyre, John of Arsuf, and the Knights Hospitaller) and Venice (aided by the Count of Jaffa and Ascalon and the Knights Templar), over control of Acre, in the Kingdom of… Read More

What were the Venetian-Genoese Wars (1256-1381)?

Introduction The Venetian-Genoese Wars were a series of struggles between the Republic of Genoa and the Republic of Venice, at times allied with other powers, for dominance in the Mediterranean Sea between 1256 and 1381. There were four bouts of open warfare, in which the fighting between the two republics took place largely at sea.… Read More