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the Public Library is preserved, was begun. He was sent as
1560. Ambassador to Charles IX., King of France, in 1560; and to
Maximilian, King of the Romans, in 1562. In 1567 he contested
the Dogeship against Pietro Loredano ; and in 1570, during
the war with the Turks, he was sent as Proveditor General to
Dalmatia and Albania, where he gave excellent proof of his
competency. He was afterwards employed in superintending the
fortification of various maritime places, and in 1575 he was a Sage
of the Council. In 1577 he gave shelter, in his Procuracy of the
Piazza, to the Doge Luigi Mocenigo, who took refuge there from
the fire in the Ducal Palace. O" the death of the latter, which
soon followed, he became for the second time a candidate for the
Dogeship, his opponent on this occasion being Sebastiano Veniero.
Finally, he died on March 9th,* 1580, at the age of 74, and was
buried near his father in the above-mentioned church of S. Maria
de' Crocicchieri. His portrait is to be seen in the Hall of the
Great Council, in the series of illustrious Senators depicted there;
and his tomb bears the following tribute to his virtues, put up by
^ his grandson, the Procurator Giovanni : —

To Giovanni da LEGGE, son of Priamo, Knight, Count,
Procurator of S. Mark, who went as Ambassador to Charles IX.,
King of France, and to Charles V., King of the Romans,! and who
* See Note D.

t "Charles V., King of the Romans." Charles V. resigned in 1556. FerdiuanJ I., his
brother, succeeded him, and reigned till 1564, when Maximilian II., his son, King of Hungary and
Bohemia, succceeded. "King of the Romans" was, it seems, a title borne by the heir apparent.
Maximilian (see preceding page) might have been "King of the Romans" in 1562, but Charles V.
could not have been. There seems, therefore, to be an error in the inscription on the tomb.



DA LEZZE {DA LEGGE). 9

exercised the chief command in Dalmatia against the Turks; in
defending or advising the State, mighty, prudent, and pious ; his
grandson Giovanni, son of the Procurator Andrea, erects this in
respectful memory. He lived 74 years, and died on the Nones of
March, 1580.*

1556. Benedetto da Legge, son of the Procurator Giovanni the son of
Michele, was Captain of Vicenza in 1556.

1570. Priamo da Legge, son of Giovanni, Knight and Procurator, the son
of Priamo the Procurator, was Sopracomito t of a galley in the
fleet against tiie Turks, in 1570.

1573. Andrea da Legge, brother of Priamo, was a Senator of con-
summate experience. After a long succession of honours, on
25th October, 1573, he was created Procurator of S. Mark for the
Procuracy of Citra. He died on 27th October, 1604, at the age of
* 78 ; and was buried near his ancestors in the church of S. Maria
de' Crocicchieri, where the following eulogy was inscribed on his
tomb by his son, the Procurator Giovanni : —

Andrea da Legge, Procurator of S. Mark, admiring the
exceptional virtues of his parent Giovanni, Knight and Procurator ;
having attained his dignity, having preserved his greatness, having
sought for his happiness ; at length obtained eternal happiness on
the 6th Kalends of November, 1604. His son Giovanni erected this
monument to his father.

IS8a DONATO UA Legge, son of Michele, died in 1580. By the decree
of his mother, Lucrezia Contarini, he was buried in the Villa di

• Ste Nole D. t See Note E.



^o ' DA LEZZE {DA LEGGE).

Masi, in the diocese of Castel Baldo, where the following inscription
may be read in the church of S. Rartolomeo :—

To DONATO DA LEGGE, son of Jlichele, Patrician of Venice,

his loving- mother Lucrezia Contarini erected this monument in tlie

year of our salvation 1584.

In 1 541 he was Captain of Bergamo.

1584. Giovanni da Leggk, son of the Procurator Andrea, a conspicuous
Senator, with lavish piety built noble tombs for his father and his
grandfather in the church of S. Maria de' Crocicchieri. In 1584 he
was Podesta of Chioggia, and he gave assistance to the building of
the Temple of the Blessed Virgin in that city. In 1604 he was
Chief of the Council of Ten ; in i qgs, Captain of Bergamo. He
rebuilt the palace of his ancestors at San Margiale with regal
splendour; later, in 1615 and 1618, he contested the Dogeship ; on
20tli January, 1621, he was created Procurator of S. Mark for the
Procuracy of Ultra, and in 1623 and 1624 he again contested the
Dogeship.

1610. GlACOMo DA LEGGE, son of Donato, in pursuance of the will of his
grandmother Lucrezia Contarini, built the High Altar in the church
of San Agostino, as is attested by the following inscription still
extant there : —

GiACOMO DA Leggj.; built the Altar from its foundations,
partly from a bequest of Lucrezia Contarini, the wife of Jlichele da
^^^'ig^, partly at ,his own cost, with the sanction of Nicole
Formentini, Rector, who had the authority of the most illustrious
Ordinary, in the year of our Lord 1646.

1614. Benedetto da Legge, son of the Procurator Giovanni, was
Proveditor of the cavalry in Istria in 1614, during the war with the



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DA LEZZE {DA LEGGE). n

Archduke. He took Marigiiano, and performed other deeds of
valour.

1626. GiROLAMO DA LiiGGE, brother of Benedetto, a very prominent
Senator, was Captain of Padua in 1626, where by his good govern-
ment he earned the following eulogy, which was put up in his
honour in the Prefectal Palace of that city.

To G1ROI.AMO DA IvEGGE, President of the Senate, a man of
great munificence, eminent for charm of manner and integrity of
heart, of a judicial faculty adapted to rule, yes, to absolute rule,
Domenico Taradiso of Venice, by decree of the Venetian Senate
attached to him for a completion of the military register at Padua
(erects this monument) to a Patron the most beneficent of men, in
token of memory and respect, in the year of the Divine Reparation
1627.

1626. Giovanni Mattio da Legge, brother of Girolamo, was a most
upright Senator. He married Lucietta, daughter of Andrea
Badoaro, and became father by her of Giovanni, Priamo, and
Paolina who married the Procurator Almoro Pisani. He died in
1646 at the age of 62.

1642. Andrea da Legge, brother of Giovanni Maltio, a Senator of
mature prudence, after holding various conspicuous posts, was
made Podesta of Padua in 1642, and Councillor in 1647. His
remarkable virtues earned for him the following noble eulogy,
which the monks of S. Giustina of Padua put in their cloister: —

To the Most High God.

Andrea da Legge.

That he was an invincible champion of the laws his name
avouches, that he was a discreet ruler his administration of the
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chief-magistracy of Padua avouches; Astrea, recalled to her own
abode, points to him as her own Jove, not with red right hand
launching bolts on hallowed towers, but with ruddy purple scaring
away crimes at which to blush, (points to him) as her own herald
of peace come down from heaven averting all seeds of quarrel from
the earth. That his perpetual presidency is a present, and will
as long as it lasts, be a future defence to Padua, the very walls
of our houses animated with speech will talk of among themselves
May the marble of the Cassinian Fathers of the Monastery of
S. Giusfna be quickened into silent acclamation, a Memorial of
enduring gratitude to the Protector. Father, who deserves so well
at their hands, a.d. 1643.

1645. GIOVANNI I3A LEGGE, son of Giovanni Mattio, married a daughter
of Francesco Tron, and had by her Priamo, Giovanni Mattio, Andrea,
and Francesco.

1666. PKIAMO DA LEGGE. son of Giovanni, was Captain of Vicenza in
1666, and of Brescia in 1675; in 1678 he was Proveditor-General
.n Fnuh. His wife was Marina, dauglUer of the Procurator Luigi
Pnuh, a lady celebrated for her great autho^■tJ^ She bore him no
children.

1670. GIOVANNI MATTIO DA Legge, brother of Priamo, married Chiara
daughter of Ahnoro Grimani, and had by her Andrea l'
Andrea II.. and Cecilia who married Luigi Basadonna. He died in
1677 at the age of 38.
1699. ANDREA DA Leoge I., son of Giovanni Mattio, having disbursed
twenty-five ducats for the emergencies of the State, was on Jan.
nth, 1699, created Procurator of S. Mark for the Procuracy of
Citra; in 1707 he was elected Adjunct to the University of Padua
and deputy for the tithes of the clergy. In 1708 he was Proveditor of
fees; in 1709, one of the electors of the Doge Giovanni Cornaro,



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DA LEZZE {DA LEGGE). 13

and a Member of the College of Pomps. In 17 10, he was a Sage
of Commerce ; in 171 1 he was chosen as Ambassador Extraordinary
to Charles III.,* King of Spain, on his departure from Barcelona.
When the latter arrived in Italy, he went to salute him at Milan,
and was knighted by him. In 1712 he was Proveditor of Gold and
Money, Sage of Heresy, and Proveditor of Pomps. In 17 14 he
was Executor of the deliberations of the Senate, and Proveditor of
Gold and Silver; in 17 16, Sage of Heresy.
1708. Andrea da Legge II., called Giovanni, brother of Andrea I., was
elected Captain of the Ships in 1708; in 171 1, Proveditor of Salt;
in 17 14, Senator of the Giunta, and in the same year he was made
Podesta at Padua.
1715. Andrea da Legge III., son of the Knight and Procurator Andrea I.,
was one of the noble youths who on S. Barbara's Day, Dec. 4th,
1715, captured a vast amount of gold, and was, therefore, admitted
gi to the Council with dispensation for his age.

• In 1711 Philip V. was King of Spain. Charles III. succeeded in 1759. There is an error
therefore, here.



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DA LEZZE {DA LEGGE).



Tree of the Family of Da Leo-o-e.



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1297. Luca da Legge.
Donato da Legge.



1355. Luca, Senator.
.1



1361. Giacomo.



Filippo. Donato, Senator.



1380. Giacomo, Proveditor
of the Army.



Benedetto.
A.



Francesco.

B.



Andrea. 1450.
(i) m. dau. of

Baldissera Brun.
(2) m. dau. of

Benedetto Arbosan.



Pietro. Marco.



Luca. 1463.
ni. Lucia, dau.
of Giacomo
Bononio.



Dau.



Francesco
Cocco.



Kuggiero. Ottone.



Giovanni,
ra. dau. of
Giovanni
da Mosto.



_1



Paolo,
m. dau. of
Andrea
Filetto.



Luigi,

m. dau. of

Benedetto

Vitturi.



Domenico,
m. dau. of
Andrea
Giusti.



Dau.
m. Paolo



Donato.

(1) m. dau. of
Domenico Bianco.

(2) m. dau. of
Francesco Donato.

L



Daniele. Dau.



Giovanni
Vitturi.



Marco,
m. dau. of
Bernardo
Moliii.



Pietro,
m. dau.
Marin
Bonzi.



Francesco.



Benedetto.
'526. m.

(j) m. dau. of Fantin




1522. Giovanni,
ni. dnu. of Benedetl
Badoer, widow of
Luigi Foscari.



Giacomo
Priuli.
(2) m. dau. of
Andrea
Delfino.
I



Gizza-
mauo.



Dau. Dau.

m. ni.

Girolo Vittoi.

Braga- Braga-

din. din.



Francesco
Priuli.



Maria.

(1) m. Girolamo
Bragadin.

(2) m. Carlo
Foscariui.



Giovanni.



Dau.



Fiancesco Nicolo
Micheli. Grimani.



1610. Giacomo,
b. 2 June, 1578 ;
1612, m. Cassan-
dra, dau. of
Bartolo Zen.



Giorgio,

b. 21 Dec. m.

1580- Giacomo

Bembo.



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DA LEZZE {DA LEGGE).



IS



A.

Benedetto da Legge, soq of Donato, as in the tree »I<

(1) m. dau. of Pielro Conlarini ;

(2) m. dau. of Pietro Barbarigo.



1476. Antonio.

il) m. dau. of Lorenzo Cornaro.
2) m. dau. of Pietro Priuli.



1483. Girolamo,
m. dau. of
JIarco Zaccaria.



1498. Andrea, Senator, Dau. Priamo,

m. dau. of m. Leonardo m. dau. of

Giacomo Marcello. Pisani. Marin Priuli.



^Dgelo. Dau.

(i) m. Benedetto Morosini.

(2) Fantino Malipiero.

(3) Galleazzo Scmitecolo.

(4) Tomaso More.

(5) Leonardo Ceutani.



Dau. 1506. Priamo, Procurator. Dau.

m. Ludovico (l) m. Elisabetta Delfin ; ra. Antonio

Barbarigo. (2) m. dau. of Pietro Zen.; Venier.

d. 7 Sept. 1557.



1532. Giovanni, Knt., Procurator,
(i) ni. dau. of Daniel Barbarigo;
(2) ni. dau. of Liugi Giusti, widow
of Lorenzo Sanudo ; d. 9 Mar.



1500. Marino,
m. dau. of
Marco Foscolo.



Dau. 1573. Andrea, Procurator ; 1570. Priamo,

m. Giovanni m. dau. of Lorenzo Tiepolo; 15 Apr. 15JI.

Jlalipiero. d. 7 Oct. 1604.



I

Dau.

m. Marco
CAntouio
Grimani.



1584. Giovanni, b. 15 Apr. 1554. Priamo,

(i) m. dau. of Agostin ijragadin ; b. 3 Jan. 1571.

(2) ni. dau. of Marietta, dau. of
Girolamo Priuli.



Dau.
(i) m. Andrea Tron ;
(2) m. Francesco Vendramin.



Andrea,
Senator ;
b. 9 Apr.
>577-



Benedetto,
b. 16 June,



Girolamo,
b 7 July,
'579-



1626. Giovanni Mattio,
b. 19 Oct. 1584 ;
1009, m. Lucielta, dau.
of Andrea Badoer ;
d. 1646.
I



Luigi,

b. 29 July,

1688

(«V-I588.?).



Dau.

m. Mattio

Sorauzo.



Dau.
(i) m. Luigi Foscarini;

(2) m. Nicolo Gussoni;

(3) m. Giovanni Paolo

Contarini.



Priamo, '645' Giovanni, Paolina,

b. 14 Dec. 1613. b. 2 Aug. 1612 ; ra. Almoro Pisani,

1631, m. dau. of Francesco Tron. Procurator 1635.
I



1666. Priamo,
b. 13 Apr. 1638 ;
1656, m. Marina,
of Luigi Priuli.



1670. Giovanni Mattio,
b. 15 Mar. 1639;
m. Cliiara, dau. of Almaro
Grimani ; d. 1677.
I



Cecilia,

m. Luigi Badonna,

1692.



699. Andrea, Procurator,
b. 2 Apr. 1670 ;

1688, m. Cornelia, dau. of Marco
Contarini the Procurator.

I



Andrea IL, called Giovanni,
b. 16 Mar. 1676.



1 7 16. Andrea IIL
b. I Feb. 1694,
Kiiight.



Andrea V.,
b. 22 June, 1706,
called Giovanni.



Andrea VII., called Priamo,
b. 5 Apr. 1710;
1736, m. Cornelia Cornaro.



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DA LEZZE (DA LEGGE).



B.



Francesco da Legge, son of Donate, as in the tree ijt
(i) m. dau. of Antonio Venier;
(2) m. dau. of Angelo Venier.



1459. Giovanni,
m. dau. of Costanzo Contarini,
relict of Antonio Priuli.



1476. Marco,
m. dau. of
Benedetto Vitturi.



Lorenzo,
m. dau. of
Christoforo Marcello.



Dau.
m. Luigi
Can ale.



Giacomo,
m. dau. of
Agostin Ciera.



Dau.

m. Pietro

Coppo.



Dau. m.
Stefano
Valiero.

Dau. nn.

Cristoforo

Moro.



Dau.

(i) m. Cristo-
foro Valiero ;
(2) m. Toma-
sino Molin.



Giovanni
Diedo.



1

I
Francesco,
ra. dau. of
Girolamo
Contarini.



Giovanni
Francesco,
m. dau. of
Lorenzo



Dau.



Dau.



Lorenzo.

Pietro,
m. dau. of
Marin
Barozzi.

Giovanni.



1532. Girolamo.
(i) m. d.iu. of
Giovanni
Malipiero ;
(2) m. dau. of
Marco
Zancarolo.



Dau.
(i) m. Giovanni
Antonio Bon ;
(2) m. Gregorio
Tizzamano.



Dau. Dau.

m. Baldissera (i) m. Aless. Tagliapietra.
Friuli. (2) m. Benedetto Lippomano.




Silvestro,

m. dau. of
Giovanni Gabriel Almoro
Francesco Gradenigo. Lom-
Baseggio. I bardo.



Marco
Antonio,
m. dau. of
Giovanni

Malipiero.

Francesco,
m. dau. of
Paolo
Molin.



Giovanni

the Hunchback,

m. dau. of

Antonio

Querini.



Dau.
m. Marin Badoer.



Bernardo, Lorenzo. Dau.

m. dau. of {l)m.dau. of m.
Zaccaria Bartolomeo Giovann!
Dalmatino. Pesaro ; Donate

1(2) m. dau. of
Andrea
Contarini.



Natural
dau. m.
Francesco
Dellin.



Dau.
m. Vincenzo
MinOtto.



Dau.
m. Gasparo
Contarini.



Dau.
m. Paolo
Malipiero.



Dau.
m. Pietro
Grimani.



Dau.
m. Domenico
Valaresso.



All extracted from the " Campidoglio Veneto of Alessandro Capellari,'
a manuscript in the Library of S. Mark at Venice.

Collated and corrected,

CAMILLO SORANZO,

Sub-Librarian.



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DA LEZZE {DA LEGGE).



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Continuation of Trbe A.



Andrea da Legge, Procurator,
b. 7 Apr. 1670; m. in 1688
Cornelia, dau. of Marco Con-
tarini, Procurator.



Andrea III., Knight,
b. I Feb. 1694.



Andrea VII., called Priamo,
b. s Apr. 1710; ra. in 1736
Cornelia Corner, dau. of Fer-
rigo, son of the most Serene
Doge.
I



Andrea VI.,
called Giovanni,
d. 22 June, 1706.



I

Cecilia,
m. in 1720
Pietro
Venier.



Cornelia,
m. in 1759
Domenico
Michiel.



Andrea I.,
b. 27 Sept.
1738-



1

Andrea III.,
b. 13 Dec.
J74S-



Andrea IV., called Giovanni,
b. 20 Apr. 1750; m. in 1774
Elena Pisani, dau. of Almoro
III., Procurator ; d. without
offspring.



The illustrous family of da Lezze in Venice became extinct with Andrea IV.,
called Giovanni.

Compiled with the help of the Libri d'Oro,

Camillo Soranzo.



Sepulchral Inscriptions of the Faynily of Da Lezze.

At S. Stefano. a.d. 1598: —

To Maria da Legge, daughter of Benedetto, a woman distinguished
for devoutness, piety, and fidelity, Carlo Foscarini, son of Hermolao,
erected this to his deservedly beloved wife, and for himself at the last
daj'. In the year of our Lord 1598.



2. In the Cloister of SS. Giovanni and Paolo, A.D. 1454 : —

ist March, 1454. Tomb of Lord Luca da Legge and his brothers,
sons of Lord Donato, son of Lord Ruggiero, and their heirs.

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3. In the Church of S. Agostino, A.D. 1646: —

To the Most High God Giacomo da I<egge built this Altar from
its foundations, partly from a bequest of Lucrezia Contarini, the wife
of Michele da I<egge, partly at liis own cost, with the sanction of
[Nicolo] Formentini, Rector, who had the authority of the most illustrious
Ordinary, in the year of our Lord 1646.

4. In S. Cristoforo, A.D. 1576: —

To Maria da \^&z^^, his beloved wife, the illustrious Aunt (while
she lived) of Paolo Venier, Lorenzo Capello, son of the late Pietro,
erected this monument, and to himself and his posterity, during his
lifetime. She died on the 5th Kalends of October, 1576.



Notes by Mr. J. A. Herbert, MS. Department, Brit. Miis.

A (p. i). — From Hieronymi Rubei Historianiin Ravennatnm libri decern (Venetiis, 1572),

p. 105. I have translated from the original, as the copy contains some

slips.
B (p. 3). — From the same work, p. 379.
C (p. 6, 7).— VL Id. Sept. = 8 Sept., not 7 Sept.
D (P- 9)-— Nones of March = 7 March, not g March. The epitaph is printed in

Latin in Sansovino, Venetia desoitta (Venetia, 1663), p. 170, and I

have translated from that.
E (p- 9).— Sopracomito means apparently something like StafiF-Commander on an

English man-of-war, but it can hardly be translated.



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Salute l'Anno

ccccxxi.*

TraiisUxted from the Italian by

FI.ORENCE LUCY LEGGE.




British Museum : Add. MSS. 22,500.
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TRAVERSARI.



TRAVERSARI DELLA LEGGE.





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BONOMO OR BUONHOMO,

p. 21.




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will) wDom tDe ;amiip of Craver$ari deiia £e9de

contracted matrimonial alliances.



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1151.



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ndrea da Legge, son of Donato, and great-great-
grandson of Liica, who is described as " the head and
source of the family," married (1450) firstly a daughter

Of Baldissera Brun,* and secondly a daughter
of Benedetto Arbosan.*



LuCa da Lcgge, brother to Andrea, married in 1463, Lucia,

daughter of Ciacomo Bonomo or Buonhomo,

whose ancestors with Rubarto Zen, Bailo, and other noble families
came from Constantinople to Venice in 1 151, having been compelled
to fly from the tyranny of the Emperor, Emanuel Commeno.
They became Councillors in that year under the Doge Domenico
Morosini, and gave willing service to the State. They were
Roman Catholics by faith.

A daughter of Donato da Legge married Francesco
Cocco.

The family of Cocco came originally from the city of Durazzo



• Names marked with an asterisk are not contained in the Crouica Vcneta, and were probably
not Venetian in origin.



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DA LEZZE {DA LEGGE).



1222.

cir.
1430.

1470.



in Albania. They were ancient tribunes of very good blood, rich,
and valorous in battle.

In 121 1 Pietro Cocco was sent to colonise Candia. Nicolo
Cocco, having gained the victory over Garoveli, carried away the banner
of the galley belonging to the Admiral, who was of the house of
Fiechi, and in reward for this valorous deed was permitted by the
Doge Pietro Ziani, about 1222, to bear the banner, or, in other
words, the arms of that family on his shield, namely, Arg. 3 bends
az. In 1430, or thereabouts, Antonio Cocco had command of a
galley, and in 1470 Francesco, who married the above, had
command of the navy against the Duke of Milan. Nicolo,
Ambassador in Constantinople, another of the same name, Duke in
Candia, and Antonio, Archbishop of Corfu, who was present at the
Council of Trent, were all members of the Great Council of
Venice.



1297.
1648.



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Giovanni da. Legrgre, son of Andrea, who was brother to Luca,

married a daughter Of Giovanni da Mosto.

Amongst the family of the Mosti were men of good estate,
tribunes of Udezzo, where they were engaged in pastoral occupa-
tions. In 1297 they became members of the Great Council under
the Doge Pietro Gradenigo. In 1648 Alvize Mosto was made
Procurator of S. Mark with a salary. At the early age of twenty-
two he became Investigator of Maritime Affairs, and went as far
as the port of Suissa in Lower Ethiopia.



Paolo da Leggre, brother of Giovanni, married a daughter

of Andrea Filetto.*



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COCCO-pp. 21, 22.





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UustratiDn to the Family of Ua Lszze,

To face p. 22.





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DA LEZZE (DA LEGGE).



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Luigi da Legrgre, brother of Giovanni, married a daughter

Of Benedetto Vitturi.




1258.
1284.
1460.



The Vitturi, otherwise called Vitriadi, were natives of the
city of Altrino, and were men of considerable prudence, though
of but small family. Daniel Vitturi having distinguished himself,
together with Marco Gradenigo, in a sea-fight near Rhodes, was
made a member of the Council with others who fought in 1258.
In 1284 Pietro, and in 1460 Mattio Vitturi, became Procurators of
S. Mark. They were members of the Great Council.



Domenico da Legge, son of Andrea, married a daughter
of Andrea Ciusti.

The Giusti * originally came from the Colle di Valle d'Elsa.
From thence they migrated to Florence, where in addition to citizen-
ship they were entrusted with distinguished charges and functions.



The Account of the Giusti is taken from the CroUalauza, British Museum, 9917. G. G. 3.



'j-.bil. i.-



24



DA LEZZE {DA LEGGE).



1502.



1600.
1611.
1620.



1615.



A further migration took' place to Verona under Gumberto or
Gomberto de Giusti at the time when that city was governed by
Can Grande della Scaia. In 1502 the Venetian Repubhc conferred
upon them the Dukedoms of Leonardo Loredan with the title and
judicial prerogatives of Counts of the land and castle of Gazzo. This
title was confirmed by the Emperor Rodolfo II. in 1600. In 161 1
they were elected Roman citizens in the order of patricians and
Senators, and in 1620 they obtained the confirmation of the ancient
nobility with the title of Counts of Gazzo, and Venetian patricians.
In the course of time they became divided into four branches,
assuming particular denominations, namely, the Giusti of S. Anastasia,
S. Vitale, S. Apostoli, and Del Giardino. Lelio Giusti was Podesti
of Florence, and Ambassador to the Doge Pasquale Malipiero. In
161 5 Giacomo Giusti was one of the four captains of Venetian
militia enlisted by the Republic on the occasion of disturbances in
Italy. The original arms which they bore were, Azure, a dragon
vert, langued gules. They afterwards changed them to, Quarterly,
ist and 4th, Or, an eagle sable, clawed, beaked, and crowned; 2nd
and 3rd, Azure, a negro's head couped. Crest: A dragon vert,
langued gules.



700.
737-
1034.



A daughter of Andrea da Legge married Paolo
Belegno,

This ancient family came from Jocello, and were called Selvi.
They were numbered amongst the ancient Tribunes before the year
700, and were distinguished for their great goodness. Leon
Selvo was made Master of the Horse jn, and was given his name
by the city of Malamoco as a mark of his great valour. In 1034
Alessandro Selvo built the church of S. Apolinare, which, amongst



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GIUSTI-pp. 23, 24.





BELEGNO,

pp. 24 27.




IllustratlDn la the Family nf Da Lezzb.

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DA LEZZE {DA LEGGE). 25

836. other relics, contained a thorn from our Lord's crown. In 836

arose the great dissension between the fahiiUes of Selvi, Iscoli, and

Barboiani on the one part, and the Pollani, Zustiniani, and Bazegi

on the other. The Selvi were driven from Venice, but returned

again through the intervention of Lodovico, King of France.


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