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|House of Orseolo|
|Country|| Dalmatia |
Republic of Venice
The original whereabouts of the Orseolo family is unknown, while they entered the Venetian political secene in 976 A.D. The house continued to have prominence in Venice with the election of Pietro II Orseolo and his son Otto Orseolo as Doges of Venice. Prominace outside of Venice also continued to grow with the ascension of Otto Orseolos son, Peter as King of Hungary, and his brother Giovanni Orseolo as Duke of Dalmatia. Eventually forced out of Venice in 1026 beacuse of its power they were allowed to return in 1031. They would serve as Govenors of New Venice in the 1700s until the eventual ascension of Antonio I as Duke of New Venice. They continue to rule New Venice to this day.