Galla Gaulo

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Galla Lupanio or Gaulo was the fifth traditional Doge of Venice (755–756).

History[edit]

He was elected to the throne after deposing and blinding his predecessor, Teodato Ipato.

Galla came to power at a time when there were three clear factions in Venice: the pro-Byzantine faction supported a strong doge and close political relations with the Byzantine Empire; the pro-Frankish party supported moving closer to the new dynasty ruling in Gaul (enemies of Lombard and Greek); and the republican party wished to assert as much independence as possible and to remain outside of any larger power's sphere of influence. Galla was probably pro-Frankish.

He barely survived on the throne for a year before he was deposed, blinded, and exiled as Teodato had been. He is the traditional founder of the Barozzi family.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Teodato Ipato
Doge of Venice
755-756
Succeeded by
Domenico Monegario