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St. Pietro I Orseolo, Doge of Venice

Male 928 - 987  (59 years)


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  • Name St. Pietro I Orseolo 
    Suffix Doge of Venice 
    Born 928  near Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 987  Near the Abbey of Saint-Mixhel-de-Cuxa, Pryénées-Orientales, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Person ID I3893  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Father Pietro Orseolo 
    Family ID F3111  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Felicita di Malipiero 
    Children 
    +1. Pietro II Orseolo, Doge of Venice,   b. Abt 960,   d. 1008  (Age ~ 48 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2018 23:35:13 
    Family ID F2339  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Peter Orseolo, of Rivo Alto, Italy, served as commander of the Venetian navy before becoming doge of Venice in 976. In this office he rebuilt the fire-ravaged Saint Mark's Cathedral, funding the work from his own wealth. From Constantinople he obtained for the cathedral's high altar what is considered the earliest known example of a gold altar cloth. He also founded a hospice for pilgrims. But after governing for only two years, Peter suddenly disappeared from the city during the night of September 1-2, 978. He fled his prestigious station to devote the rest of his life to God, traveling over five hundred miles westward to enter the Benedictine monastery of Cuxa, at the foot of the eastern Pyrenees, along the French-Spanish border. As he neared the monastery, Peter took off his shoes and walked the remaining steps of the journey bare-footed. As a monk, he excelled in humility, devotion to prayer, charity, and self-denial. Thereafter, Peter's zeal for even greater perfection prompted him to obtain permission to live in solitude a short distance from the monastery." [Catholic Online]

      Canonized 1731 by Clement XII.

  • Sources 
    1. [S49] Leo's Genealogics, by Leo Van de Pas.

    2. [S160] Wikipedia., year only.

    3. [S160] Wikipedia.