- Marco Venieri
The Venieri gallantly but vainly defended the island of Paros against the massive onslaght of the Ottoman admiral Hayreddin Barbarossa in 1537. The ruins of their castle are still to be seen on Paros' hill of Kephalos.
Some of his descendants are: the Greek artist Lydia Venieri, the Greek-Canadian architect Constantine Venieris, and the Greek actress of late '80s Irene Venieri
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