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Davila, Enrico Caterino (1576-1631), an Italian historian and statesman, was born at Cyprus. At the Turkish conquest of the island in 1561 his father fled to Venice. The son became a page at the French Court, and entered the French service, which he changed for that of Venice in 1599. He was appointed Governor of Dalmatia, Friuli, and Candia, and was considered second only to the Doge in importance. He was shot in 1631 in a dispute concerning the supply of post-horses for his travelling.