Vettor Pisani (1324 – 13 August 1380) was a Venetian admiral.
He was in command of the Venetian fleet in 1378 during the war against the Genoese, whom he defeated off Capo d'Anzio; subsequently he recaptured Kotor, Šibenik and Rab, which had been seized by the Croatians and Hungarians, the allies of the Genoese. But the Genoese fleet completely defeated Pisani at Pula in May 1379, and on his return to Venice he was thrown into prison.
The enemy now pressed home their victory, and besieged and captured Chioggia, whereby Venice itself was in danger. The people thereupon demanded the liberation of Pisani, in whose skill they had the fullest confidence.
The government gave way and appointed the aged commander admiral of the fleet once more. Through his able strategy and daring he recaptured Chioggia, defeated the Genoese and threatened Genoa itself until that republic agreed to peace terms.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
- Vittorio Lazzarini, La morte e il monumento di Vettor Pisani, in the Nuovo archivio veneto, vol., xi., pt. ii. (1896).
The home of Vettor Pisani is supposed to be the building in which now is the Hotel Saturnia