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According to some, he was the first doge to be elected, the two previous ones being Byzantine appointments.

From Heraclea, Orso came to power perhaps by military pronouncement and in the midst of turmoil of religious origin, iconoclasm raging in those years.

He is remembered for giving the islanders a military mentality: he organised the militia to defend the Dogado and started the tradition of training civilians, young and old, 'in the art of maritime and land fighting', i.e. in the use of the bow and other weapons. And it was he again who inculcated in everyone the des

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