History of Republic of San Marino  

From the video Nemini teneri, which means Do not depend on anyone

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San Marino

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Until 1300 San Marino was a feudal possession of the bishop of  Montefeltro, whose diocese, a part of the papal state was centred at San Leo. This is evidenced by a document drawn up Sant’Igne a locality not far from San Leo the Franciscan monastery belonging to the friar’s minor.

This document shows San Marino as having equal status with other small localities in the Marecchia river valley. Together they begin a struggle against the bishop to break feudal bonds and stop paying taxes.

One big difference does exist however.

San Leo, Talamello and Maiolo are ruled over by feudal lords who consider the granting of tax exemptions a privilege, but San Marino on the contrary, the community claims exemption as a right. With the firmness and tenacity and determination  such claims deserve.

This right was bequeathed by a saint, so the people of San Marino say at a trial held in 1296 at Valley Sant’Anastasio, another convent. 

They won’t pay because they never have. It was their saint that made them free “Nemini teneri” which means: not dependant on anyone.                   

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NEMINI TENERI

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Beatus Marinus

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Consules  1243

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Malatesta Montefeltro Albornoz

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 Respublica

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 Della Rovere

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 Bembo Addison

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 Napoleone

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 Napoleone III Garibaldi

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 UN  (ONU)

 

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