National Geographic : 1915 Jun
THE PALACE OF CAVALLI: VENICE Photo byEmilP. Albrecht Venice has had a remarkable history during the period contemporaneous with our own. Thelast Doge began his reign the year before Washington became President of the United States and abdicated the year his second term ended. That same year Venetia, bythe Peace ofCampo Formio, was assigned to Austria. Eight years later the Treaty of Pressburg gave it to Italy, and nine years afterward, in1814, itwas restored to Austria. In 1848 Venice declared herself a republic under the presidency of Daniele Manin, but after asiege of 15months shewas reconquered by the Austrians, who held her until 1866, when the defeat of Austria by the Prussians led to her incorporation inUnited Italy.