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Social Classes in Venice, Italy

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Josh Visee

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Social Classes in
Venice, Italy By: Brandon, Josh, and Max The Three Classes: 1. Patricians- Hereditary ruling class. Must be inscribed in the 'Golden Book'

2. Cittadini- (originari) Right by birth. The merchants of Venice.

3. Popolani- Over 90% of Venetians. Hard labor, usually servants. Patricians Makes up about 4.5% of the entire population
Small families
Well educated
Excused from military duties
Wealthy; land owners Cittadini "Middle class"
Made of merchants, trade members
About 5% of the population Popolani Majority of the population of Venice
Blue collar workers
Called 'The Pebbles'
Shopkeepers and Artisans who formed guilds The End., KING, MARGARET L.. "Venice." Europe, 1450 to 1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World. 2004. Encyclopedia.com. 18 Dec. 2012 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"What Was Venice like in the Sixteenth Century?" WikiAnswers. Answers, n.d. Web. 18 Dec. 2012.


"Patrician (post-Roman Europe)." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 11 Dec. 2012. Web. 18 Dec. 2012.



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