Orso II Participazio

Orso II Partecipazio, also Participazio, (* 9th century or 10th century; † 932) was, according to tradition the 18th Doge of Venice. He reigned from 912 to 932


The Partecipazio were among the most powerful and influential families of Venice tribunician. Together with the Candiano and the Orseolo it was the family Partecipazio, the most Doge of Venice, presented by 810 until the constitutional reform of 1172. The first Doge of Venice was independent of Byzantium Angelo Participazio ( 810-827 ), he was followed by his sons Giustiani and Giovanni ( 829-836 ). After almost thirty years of government Tradonicos the Partecipazio returned with Orso I. on the Dogenthron back. Was succeeded by his son Giovanni II The last Partecipazio came seven years after the death of his son Pietro Badoer Orso II ( 939-942 ) from a side branch the Partecipazio family, Badoer, the Dogenthron.

In addition, several bishops and patriarchs emerged from the families of Partecipazio and Badoer.


Orso was first elected several months after the death of his predecessor of the People's Assembly to the Doge.

After his election Orso sent his son Pietro to Constantinople Opel to confirm the existing treaties with Byzantium with the Emperor. The Doge was awarded by the Emperor the title Protospatharios. On the return trip Pietro fell into the hands of the Croatian Duke Michael, who passed it to the Bulgarian Tsar Simeon, who in turn left him free again on payment of a ransom.

924 gave Rudolf II, King of Burgundy and Italy, the Republic of the right to strike coins.

932 drew Orso in the monastery Santi Felice e Fortunato on La Salina back, which was, at that time still a part of the now sunken city Ammiana where he died a short time later and was buried. After his death he was revered by the Venetians as Seliger, the cult but was not recognized by the Church. In the Capella Morosini of Madonna dell'Orto remembers a portrait of the doge.