Name: Dante Fausto Giovanni Lineage Massari House Clan: Giovanni Sect: Independent Alliance
Biography – Known to the Giovanni
1189: Venice, Italy Born nameless as he was not expected to survive the first year.
1191: Venice, Italy: Baptized in the name of the familial Patron Saint
1202 – 1204 Zadar, Croatia: At the Age of 12 he squired for Crusader Knights that captured the city of Zadar.
1206 Constantinople, Byzantine Empire Battle of Adrianople: Since the Cappadocian Clan had a great interest in the Crusades and Christianity that I was allowed to be go in order to bring more prestige to my line, the nascent Giovanni clan. After the conquest, Dante spent his time searching the ossuaries and burial pyres to commune with the wraiths present. The rumor of a young boy able to study the undead reached a Cappadocian by way of the wraiths in the city. He became fascinated with Dante and studied him from afar using ghosts as spies. He arranged for Dante to be led by a Wraith to him where he offered to tutor the young Giovanni.
1223 Venice, Italy: the Republic of Venice is formed. He involved himself in the government and made sure the families interests were represented. He praised the chthonic god Dis Pater for his success.
1261 Venice, Italy: Byzantines retake Constantinople from Venice. His interests fostered there were eliminated setting him back.
1309 – 1377 Venice, Italy: The move of the Papacy from Rome to Avignon caused his faith to falter. He began to have doubts about the Church.
1315 – 1317 Silesia, Holy Roman Empire: Great Famine leaves Dante struggling for food. At times he’s forced to turn to cannibalism in order to survive.
1351 Venice, Italy: Cappadocius asks Augustus to replenish his ranks since the Feast of Folly. Dante's Regnant is one of the Cappadocions that is trapped by their Antedelluvian. Dante is brought back in from the Cold to be given the Proxy Kiss by Matteo Giovanni. His embrace is delayed for having a Cappadocian Regnant.
1380 Erciyes, Turkey visit Dante is able to enter deeper into the city.
1474 – 1477 Battle of Burgandy in Switzerland Under the cover of the War, he hunts Cappodocians that have hid in monasteries.
1518 Strasbourg, Alsace:Dancing Plague - This begins his Road on the path to Death and the Soul as he learns a new form of death.
1524 – 1525 German Countryside:German Peasant’s War – 100,000 dead German peasants. A large number of dead ripple in the Shadowlands. He travels to Germany quickly to collect as many fetters as possible for the Mausoleum. He partakes in the killing to better understand death bringing him closer to succumbing to the beast.
1528 The Promise is signed by the Clan. It saves the Clan from destruction by the Camarilla. Dante keeps distant contact with non Giovanni.
1558 – 1583 Livonia, Baltic: Livonian War between Russia and the Livonian confederacy. He encourages the people to resort to cannibalism to better understand the same experience he went through as a mortal.
1562 -1598 France: French Wars of Religion/Huguenot Wars in France leads to 3 million deaths. The Catholic vs. Protestant wars attracts Dante to explore how his Path and his religion can be reconciled.
1568-1648 Low Countries: Eighty Years’ War
1584-1585 Siege of Antwerp: Dante explores the aftermath of the Spanish siege to help collect true corpses.
1585 – Germany A power struggle takes place between the Ventrue and the Giovanni. Dante makes several enemies of the Ventrue clan (Wide Open for Ties).
1598 – 1613 Russian countryside: Russia The Time of Troubles 2 million dead. Dante studies the famine and class divisions.
1618-1648 Germany: Thirty Years’ War leads to 8 million deaths. Dante explores the battlefields for souls and fetters.
1626 Across Europe Start of witch hunts helps protect the clan by casting blame on other kindred and supernaturals.
1572 – Paris, France: St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre - The religious fervor provides Dante with more insight on faith and the soul as it passes.
1645 – 1669 Venice, Italy:Ottoman war with Venice. Dante returns to Venice to support the family as the War rages.
1645 – 1669 Venice, Italy: Ottoman war with Venice. Dante returns to Venice to support the family as the War rages.
1647-1652 Seville, Spain:Great Plague of Seville (Andalusia, Valencia, etc)500,000 dead as the plague spreads. It provides Dante the knowledge of mass deaths from disease and the frailty of humans.
1665 – 1666 London, UK:Great Plague of London, 100,000 dead. (Approved by the London VST)
1683 – 1699 Mediterranean: The Great Turkish War period.
1684 Ionian Islands, Republic of Venice: Venetian fleet takes Ionian Islands. Dante moves to the forward locations.
1692 – 1694 French Countryside: French Famine, 2 million dead. Dante studies the differences between Slavic famine souls of the time of troubles and the recent French famine souls.
1700 – 1721 Baltic States: Great Northern War (Baltic and Nordic Countries)~600,000 – 700,000 dead. Dante's past enemies with the Ventrue Clan come to haunt him as he tries to collect more fetters. (Open to antagonist ties).
1740 – 1748 Venetian Coast: Wars of the Austrian Succession. He travels between Venice and the Austrian coasts to collect more bodies.
1750 – 1820 Venice, Italy: Return to the Mausoleum to study. Searchs the Shadowlands to understand the levels of Wraith culture.
1831 – 1833 Syria: Egyptian – Ottoman War, Dante develops a business relationship with Followers of Set by providing Necromancy expertise.
1845 – 1852 Irish Countryside: Ireland Great Potato Famine - 1 million dead. Further research into how famine affects the soul.
1853 – 1856 Crimea, Russia: Crimean War has 200,000 dead. He supplies the Allied forces so he can collect the souls of Russian soldiers and the occasional Allied soldier.
1870 - 1890 Europe overall: Long Depression in Europe allows Dante to see how large scale economic conditions weigh on a soul.
1914 – 1918 Venice, Italy World War I. He remained in Venice for most of the War. It was only after the Armistice that he traveled around the Western front to collect souls.
1934 – 1936 Ethiopia: Second Italo-Abyssinian War (Ethiopia): The 285,000 soldiers are killed in Ethiopia. Dante assists in keeping the African vampires away from the army.
1936 – 1939 Spanish Countryside, Spain: Spanish Civil War leads to 500,000 Killed. Dante spends time exploring the Civil War's impact on the Wraiths killed by the Fascists.
1939-1945 Shadowlands: World War II – The volume of death on mainland Europe causes a large rift in the Shadowlands. Dante and a few other Elder Giovanni attempt to explore the depths of the Rift. Only Dante and another Giovanni return from the trip. It is deemed a failure.
1970 Nigerian countryside: Nigerian Civil War – 3 million die. Dante attempts to discreetly take souls from this land but is caught by kindred already residing there. He is able to escape back to Venice empty handed.
2003: Across Italy and The Balkans: Sabbat gave Hunters information on Giovanni domains. Dante and his family keep on the move to prevent final death.
2008 Venice Italy: The Giovanni Loggia is attacked and sacked. Dante and the Clan are barred from Venice from now on.
2010 Haiti: Haitian Earthquake brings destruction to the Caribbean. He travels to explore the natural disaster\'s impact on the soul of the Haitian people.
2011 - Polermo, Siciliy: The Independent Alliance is formed. Dante spends his time handling his lineages business while his sire is present at the signing.
2017 Freeport, Bahamas Dante arrives to the new Independent Alliance Domain.
"Once, in our youth, we were moved in passion and fear, and met in the middle of our respective places in this world. I have never forgotten the lesson, and neither has he. Now, there is nothing left but death." - Channon
"My uncle has always been a steady and guiding force in my life. He is a man of wisdom and grace, and even when my own emotions falter, he is there with a calm to reassure me and assist me in making what has always ended up being the right decision." - Sofia Giovanni
"Always questioning, always seeking out the truth. Elder Giovanni is a Kindred of zeal and dedication. I could almost admire him, if his passion were directed at something other than being a thorn in my side." - Ailis Cárthach
"I had the pleasure to see Dante across the room, and I thought "I must meet this man that dresses so well." Imagine my surprise to find out dear Dante was a Giovanni. He has wonderful taste. I look forward to many interactions to come, and to see what he shall wear next." - Christian Gerard Marceau
"As terrifying as it turned out, my contributions to his research were invaluable. The lessons he taught me will haunt my nightmares forever" - Vengeance
“The repose of sleep refreshes only the body. It rarely sets the soul at rest. The repose of the night does not belong to us. It is not the possession of our being. Sleep opens within us an inn for phantoms. When we wake, we must sweep out the shadows.” - Agnese Giovanni di Calderari