Count Matthias Von Der Shulenburg



The last great general of the Most Serene Republic MATTHIAS VON DER SCHULENBURG was of german origin, born in 1661 and died in 1747. In 1716 during the Turkish siege he was organizer of the defence of Corfu, constructing additional fortifications and assuming the command of the army. In an extremely rare decision, the Venetian Senate decided to set up the statue while he was living, giving him in this way the highest honor. The statue was created by the Venetian sculptor Antonio Corradinni, placed inside the Old Fortress and later it was moved to the entrance of the fortress.

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