Sanuto, Mirino, Called Torsello, an Italian chronicler, was born at Venice in the latter part of the 13th century. He was of an ancient family, which, under the name of Candiani, had for years occupied an important position in the republic. In early life he traveled extensively in the East, explored Cyprus, Rhodes, Armenia and other countries, and on his return wrote his Liber Secretorum Fidelium super Terroe Sanctoe Recuperatione, in which he described the countries he had visited, and the various wars with the infidels. The book contained also four maps of the Mediterranean, the Holy Land, and Egypt. Having finished his task, Sanuto went through Europe preaching a new crusade. All his efforts were useless, and he abandoned the project. He died about 1330. The book and letters of Sanuto were published in 1611 by Bongars, in Gesta Dei per Francos.