Marcantonio Diedo

Marcantonio Diedo (fl.1728), (or Marco Antonio Diedo) was a Venetian naval commander who served as Supreme Governor of the Island of Corfu and as Provveditore Generale da Mar 1728-31 ("Superintendent General of the Sea")).[1] He served as commander of the Venetian fleet (Capitano delle Navi ("Captain of the Ships")) in the Battle of Imbros (June 1717) and Battle of Matapan (July 1717) against the Ottoman Fleet.

Mural monument in CorfuEdit

 
1728 Venetian monument affixed to the Skarponas Rampart of the defensive wall of the New Fortress of Corfu Town in Corfu, then governed by Marco Antonio Diedo, ordered to be built by Alvise III Sebastiano Mocenigo (1662–1732), Doge of Venice

Diedo is memorialised on a 1728 Venetian monument affixed to the Defensive Wall of the New Fortress of Corfu Town, displaying above the Lion of Saint Mark (the symbol of Venice) and the arms of Diedo.[1] It is inscribed in Latin as follows:

D(eo) O(ptimo) M(aximo)
Aloysius Mocenico Venetiarum Dux
Marcus Antonius Diedo Moderat(o)r Supremus
Georgius Grimani Classis Praefectus
Haec Primus Jussit
Alter Disposuit
Tertius Noctudiurno Labore Brevit(e)r Absolvit

("To God, most good, most great, Alvise III Mocenigo, Duke of the Venetians (i.e. Doge); Marco Antonio Diedo, Supreme Governor (Venetian Provveditore Generale da Mar 1728-31 ("Superintendent General of the Sea"));[1] Giorgio Grimani, Commander of the Fleet; the first ordered this (i.e. the Wall); the second planned it; the third, by labour day and night, quickly completed it").

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