List of Doges of Venice
The following is a list of all 120 of the Doges of Venice
Doge of Venice
The Doge of Venice , often mistranslated Duke was the chief magistrate and leader of the Most Serene Republic of Venice for over a thousand years. Doges of Venice were elected for life by the city-state's aristocracy. Commonly the person selected as Doge was the shrewdest elder in the city...

ordered by the dates of their reigns which are put in parentheses.

For more than 1,000 years, the chief magistrate
Chief Magistrate
Chief Magistrate is a generic designation for a public official whose office—individual or collegial—is the highest in his or her class, in either of the fundamental meanings of Magistrate : as a major political and administrative office , and/or as a judge Chief Magistrate is a generic designation...

 and leader of the city of Venice
Venice is a city in northern Italy which is renowned for the beauty of its setting, its architecture and its artworks. It is the capital of the Veneto region...

 and later of the Most Serene Republic of Venice
Republic of Venice
The Republic of Venice or Venetian Republic was a state originating from the city of Venice in Northeastern Italy. It existed for over a millennium, from the late 7th century until 1797. It was formally known as the Most Serene Republic of Venice and is often referred to as La Serenissima, in...

 was styled the Doge, a rare but not unique Italian title derived from the Latin Dux
Dux is Latin for leader and later for Duke and its variant forms ....

. Doges of Venice were elected for life by the city-state's aristocracy. Commonly the person selected as Doge was one of the shrewdest elders in the city. The Venetian combination of elaborate monarchic pomp and a republican (though "aristocratic") constitution with intricate checks and balances makes "La serenissima" (Venice) a textbook example of a crowned republic
Crowned republic
A crowned republic is a form of constitutional monarchy where the monarch's role is ceremonial and all the royal prerogatives are prescribed by custom and law in such a way that the monarch has little or no discretion over governmental and constitutional issues.The term has been used to describe...


Despite the great power given to them, the Venetian Doges were restricted by law (unlike the Doges of the Republic of Genoa
Doge of Genoa
The Republic of Genoa, in what is now northern Italy, was technically a communal republic in the early Middle Ages, although it was actually an oligarchy ruled by a small group of merchant families, from whom were selected the Doges of Genoa.- History :...

) to spend the rest of their lives inside the Doge's Palace complex and St Mark's Basilica
St Mark's Basilica
The Patriarchal Cathedral Basilica of Saint Mark is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice, northern Italy. It is the most famous of the city's churches and one of the best known examples of Byzantine architecture...

, occasionally leaving for diplomatic reasons.

Eighth century

  • Marcello Tegalliano
    Marcello Tegalliano
    According to tradition, Marcello Tegalliano was the second Doge of Venice . However, John Julius Norwich has argued that the first doge, Paoluccio Anafesto, was actually Paul, Exarch of Ravenna, and that Marcellus was actually his magister militum of the same first name.-Sources:*Norwich, John...

  • Orso Ipato
    Orso Ipato
    Orso Ipato was the third traditional Doge of Venice and the first historically known. Sometime in the early 8th century, he was elected to lead the Venetians and granted the title of dux or duke, which has morphed in the Venetian dialect into doge.Orso himself came from Heraclea...

     (726–737) assassinated perhaps at the instigation of Eutychius
    Eutychius was the last Exarch of Ravenna .The exarchate had risen in revolt in 727 at the imposition of iconoclasm; the Exarch Paul lost his life attempting to quash the revolt. In response, Emperor Leo III sent the patrician Eutychius to take control of the situation. Eutychius landed in Naples,...

    , Exarch of Ravenna
    Exarchate of Ravenna
    The Exarchate of Ravenna or of Italy was a centre of Byzantine power in Italy, from the end of the 6th century to 751, when the last exarch was put to death by the Lombards.-Introduction:...

  • Dominicus Leono Abrogatis
    Domenico Leoni
    Domenico Leoni was a Venetian statesman of Byzantine origin; he served as magister militum and Hypatus in 737.-Reference:* Samuele Romanin, Storia documentata di Venezia, Pietro Naratovich tipografo editore, Venezia, 1853....

     - duke magistrate equivalent - Brief Interregnum (737–742) ref. Ducalis Regia Lararium, 1659, Elogia P. D. Leo Matina
  • Teodato Ipato
    Teodato Ipato
    Teodato Ipato was the doge of Venice after a brief interregnum following the death of his father, Orso Ipato, in 742. His surname is in fact the Byzantine title hypatos...

     (742–755) deposed, blinded, and exiled
  • Galla Gaulo (755–756) deposed, blinded, and exiled
  • Domenico Monegario
    Domenico Monegario
    Domenico Monegario was the traditional sixth Doge of Venice , elected with the support of the Lombard king Desiderius. However, in order to maintain necessary good relations with Byzantium and the Franks, two tribunes were elected annually to limit ducal power...

     (756–764) deposed, blinded, and exiled
  • Maurizio Galbaio
    Maurizio Galbaio
    Maurizio Galbaio was the seventh traditional, but fifth historical, Doge of Venice from 764 to his death. He was the first great doge, who reigned for 22 years and set Venice on its path to independence and success....

  • Giovanni Galbaio
    Giovanni Galbaio
    Giovanni Galbaio was the eighth Doge of Venice according to tradition, but only the sixth historically verifiable one. He succeeded his father Maurizio Galbaio, who had associated him as doge in 778...

     (787–804) fled to Mantua in 803 with family, where they all probably died

Ninth century

  • Obelerio Antenoreo (804–811) exiled, attempted to return to power, killed & head displayed in the market
  • Agnello Participazio
    Agnello Participazio
    Agnello Participazio was the tenth or eighth Doge of Venice from 811 to 827...

     (811–827) forced into exile at Zara by his eldest son Giustiniano
  • Giustiniano Participazio
    Giustiniano Participazio
    Giustiniano Participazio was the eleventh or ninth Doge of Venice briefly from 825 to his death. His four years on the ducal throne were very eventful...

  • Giovanni I Participazio
    Giovanni I Participazio
    Giovanni I Participazio was the tenth or twelfth Doge of Venice from the death of his brother in 829 to his arrest and deposition in 836....

     (829–837) arrested, and tonsured (head shaved like monk)
  • Pietro Tradonico
    Pietro Tradonico
    Pietro Tradonico , an Istrian by birth, was the Doge of Venice from 836 to 864. He was, according to tradition, the thirteenth doge, though historically he is only the eleventh. His election broke the power of the Participazio. He was illiterate, and forced to sign all state documents with the...

     (837–864) assassination, although in this case his successor arrested and executed the assassins
  • Orso I Participazio
    Orso I Participazio
    Orso I Participazio was the fourteenth and twelfth Doge of Venice from 864 to his death.He was elected, probably by acclamation, immediately after the assassination of his predecessor, Pietro Tradonico. By the end of the year, the assassins were captured, convicted, and executed, probably beheaded...

  • Giovanni II Participazio
    Giovanni II Participazio
    Giovanni II Participazio was the thirteenth or fifteenth Doge of Venice after the death of his father, Orso I, in 881 until his resignation in 887. Prior to that, he co-ruled with his father....

     (881–887) resigned due to poor health
  • Pietro I Candiano
    Pietro I Candiano
    Pietro I Candiano was briefly the sixteenth Doge of Venice in 887.He followed Orso I Participazio and Giovanni II Participazio as Doge of Venice, elected to the throne at the side of the elderly, and beloved, Giovanni circa April 887. He launched a military attempt against the Dalmatian Croat...

     (887–888) killed in open battle while invading the Narentines
  • Pietro Tribuno
    Pietro Tribuno
    Pietro Tribuno was the Doge of Venice from 887 to his death. He was the son of Domenico Tribuno and Agnella, the niece of Pietro I Candiano, whom he succeeded as Doge following a brief period during which the elderly and infirm Giovanni II Participazio administered the city.Immediately after his...


Tenth century

  • Orso II Participazio
    Orso II Participazio
    Orso II Participazio was the Doge of Venice from 912 to 932.In 912 he was kidnapped in the Adriatic by a Serb prince of Zachlumia by the name of Mihailo Višević while returning with the Doge's son from an official visit to Constantinople...

  • Pietro II Candiano
    Pietro II Candiano
    Pietro II Candiano was the nineteenth Doge of Venice between 932 and 939. He followed his father, Pietro I Candiano , Pietro Tribuno , and Orso II Participazio to become Doge of Venice in 932....

  • Pietro Participazio
    Pietro Participazio
    Pietro Badoer Participazio was, by tradition, the twentieth doge of the Republic of Venice. He was son of the eighteenth doge Orso II Participazio. It seems that during his reign he did nothing worthy of note; he died three years after his election and was buried in the Felice church Saint di...

  • Pietro III Candiano
    Pietro III Candiano
    Pietro III Candiano was the Doge of Venice from 942 until 959. In 948 he led a fleet of 33 Galleys to punish the Dalmatian pirates - Narentines - for repeatedly raiding across the Adriatic Sea...

  • Pietro IV Candiano
    Pietro IV Candiano
    Pietro IV Candiano was the twenty-second or twentieth Doge of Venice from 959 to his death. He was the eldest son of Pietro III Candiano, with whom he co-reigned and whom he was elected to succeed.-Rise:...

     (959–976) People of Venice locked him in palace with son while it burned.
  • Pietro I Orseolo
    Pietro I Orseolo
    Pietro I Orseolo was the Doge of Venice from 976 to 978. He is venerated as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church. He was born near Udine to one of the more powerful families in Venice...

     (976–978) resigned to become a Camaldolese hermit in Abbey of Sant Miguel de Cuxa in the Pyrenees
  • Vitale Candiano
    Vitale Candiano
    Vitale Candiano was the 24th doge of the Republic of Venice.He probably was the fourth son of the 22nd doge, Pietro IV Candiano. He was elected by the popular assembly in September of 978 CE. This after having to flee to Saxony because of the revolt against his father. His predecessor Pietro I...

  • Tribuno Memmo
    Tribuno Memmo
    Tribuno Memmo was the 25th Doge of Venice who served from 979 to 991. He was illiterate and according to preserved documents, he signed via signum manus....

  • Pietro II Orseolo
    Pietro II Orseolo
    Pietro II Orseolo was the Doge of Venice from 991 to 1009.He began the period of eastern expansion of Venice that lasted for the better part of 500 years...

     (991–1009) gave the majority of his wealth to the poor and the Church, and retired to a monastery

Eleventh century

  • Otto Orseolo
    Otto Orseolo
    Otto Orseolo was the Doge of Venice from 1008 to 1026. He was the third son of Pietro II Orseolo, whom he succeeded at the age of sixteen, becoming the youngest doge in Venetian history....

     (1009–1026) arrested, beard shaved, and banished to Constantinople for nepotism. He was the father of King Peter Urseolo of Hungary.
  • Pietro Barbolano
    Pietro Barbolano
    Pietro Barbolano was the 28th Doge of Venice. Reportedly a descendent of the legendary Eraclea , he was elected by the assembly of the nobles after the deposition of his predecessor, Otto Orseolo...

     (1026–1032) abdicated under heavy pressure to reinstate Otto Orseolo
  • Domenico Flabanico
    Domenico Flabanico
    Domenico Flabanico was the 29th Doge of Venice. His reign lasted from the abdication of Pietro Barbolano in 1032 until his death.Before Domenico Flabanico took office, there was a significant chaos in Venice...

  • Domenico Contarini (1043–1071)
  • Domenico Selvo
    Domenico Selvo
    Domenico Selvo was the 31st Doge of Venice, serving from 1071 to 1084. During his reign as Doge, his domestic policies, the alliances that he forged, and the battles that the Venetian military won and lost laid the foundations for much of the subsequent foreign and domestic policy of the Republic...

     (1071–1084) deposed peacefully to a monastery because of naval defeat, died three years later
  • Vitale Faliero
    Vitale Faliero
    Vitale Faliero Dodoni and usually known in English as Vitale Falier was the 32nd Doge of Venice from 1084 until his death in 1095.He was a member of a noble Venetian family, probably from Fano...

  • Vitale I Michiel (1096–1102)

Twelfth century

  • Ordelafo Faliero
    Ordelafo Faliero
    Ordelafo Faliero de Doni was the 34th Doge of Venice. He was the son of the 32nd doge, Vitale Faliero de' Doni. He was a member of the Minor Council , an assembly formed from members of the so-called "apostolic families" that, in oligarchical Venice, assumed the governmental functions of...

  • Domenico Michele
    Domenico Michele
    Domenico Michele was the 35th Doge of Venice. He reigned from 1117 to 1130.In August 1122 Domenico Michele led a Venetian fleet of 100 vessels and around 15,000 men for the defense of the Holy Lands. The fleet sailed under the flag of St. Peter, which the Pope had sent to Michele. Over the...

  • Pietro Polani
    Pietro Polani
    Pietro Polani was the 36th Doge of Venice. He reigned from 1130 to 1148.Polani was elected Doge over the protests of the Dandolo and Bado families because of his first marriage to Adelasa Michele, who was the daughter of his predecessor Domenico Michele...

  • Domenico Morosini
    Domenico Morosini
    Domenico Morosini was the thirty-seventh doge of the Republic of Venice, reigning from 1148 until his death in 1156.Descendant of a noble family , Morosini succeeded in reconciling the two factions that had divided Venetian patrician families for years, thus ending a political conflict that had...

  • Vital II Michele (1156–1172)
  • Sebastiano Ziani
    Sebastiano Ziani
    Sebastiano Ziani was a famous leader of Venice, and was Doge from 1172 to 1178. Ziani was one of the greatest planners of Venice.During his short term as Doge, Ziani divided the city-state into many districts. He realised that the government headquarters were too close to the shipyard. As such,...

  • Orio Mastropiero
    Orio Mastropiero
    Orio Mastropiero was Doge of Venice from 1178 to 1192, when he abdicated and retired to a monastery....

  • Enrico Dandolo
    Enrico Dandolo
    Enrico Dandolo — anglicised as Henry Dandolo and Latinized as Henricus Dandulus — was the 41st Doge of Venice from 1195 until his death...


Thirteenth century

  • Pietro Ziani
    Pietro Ziani
    Pietro Ziani was the forty-second Doge of Venice from 15 August 1205 to 1229, succeededing Enrico Dandolo. He was the son of Doge Sebastian Ziani of the very rich noble family....

  • Jacopo Tiepolo
    Jacopo Tiepolo
    Jacopo Tiepolo was Doge of Venice from 6 March 1229 to 2 May 1249. Previously, served as a first Venetian duke of Crete and podestà in Constantinople ....

  • Marino Morosini
    Marino Morosini
    Marino Morosini was the 44th doge of Venice. He governed from 1249 to 1253.- Family :Marino was one of four members of the Morosini family to be elected doge. The other three were Domenico Morosini , Michele Morosini and Francesco Morosini...

  • Reniero Zeno
    Reniero Zeno
    thumb|Coat of Arms of Reniero Zeno.Reniero Zeno was the 45th Doge of Venice, reigning from January 1, 1253 until his death in 1268.-Life:...

  • Lorenzo Tiepolo
    Lorenzo Tiepolo
    Lorenzo Tiepolo was Doge of Venice from 1268 until his death.Born in Venice, Lorenzo Tiepolo was the son of Doge Jacopo Tiepolo. It is a matter of debate if his second wife, Marguerite, was either the daughter of the King of Romania or of Bohemund of Brienne, ruler of Rascia...

  • Jacopo Contarini
    Jacopo Contarini
    Jacopo Contarini was the 47th Doge of Venice, from 6 September 1275 to his abdication on 6 March 1280.Although he came from one of the most illustrious Venetian families, Contarini was not considered an influential person and he was probably chosen as a compromise between the two major factions...

  • Giovanni Dandolo
    Giovanni Dandolo
    Giovanni Dandolo was the 48th Doge of Venice, elected on 31 March 1280, died on 2 November 1289. During his reign the first Venetian gold ducat was introduced into circulation.-Family:...

  • Pietro Gradenigo
    Pietro Gradenigo
    Pietro Gradenigo was the 49th Doge of Venice, reigning from 1289 to his death.When he was elected Doge, he was serving as the podestà of Koper / Capodistria in Slovenia. Venice suffered a serious blow with the fall of Acre, the last Crusader stronghold in the Holy Land, to the Mamluks of Egypt in...


Fourteenth century

  • Marino Zorzi
    Marino Zorzi
    Marino Zorzi , born in Venice, was the 50th doge of the Republic of Venice, from August 23, 1311 to his death. He was married to Agneta Querini. Considered to have been a devout man, he had served as an ambassador to Rome...

  • Giovanni Soranzo
    Giovanni Soranzo
    Giovanni Soranzo was a Venetian statesman who served as the fiftieth Doge of Venice. He ascended to the position on July 13, 1312, and served until his death...

  • Francesco Dandolo
    Francesco Dandolo
    Francesco Dandolo was the 52nd Doge of Venice. He ruled from 1329 to 1339. During his reign Venice began its policy of extending its territory on the Italian mainland.- Family :...

  • Bartolomeo Gradenigo
    Bartolomeo Gradenigo
    Bartolomeo Gradenigo was the 53rd doge of Venice from November 7, 1339 until his death.-Biography:Born in Venice to an ancient noble family, he was a rich tradesman. Gradenigo devoted to politics very early in his life, acting as podestà of Ragusa and Capodistria, as well as procuratore in the...

  • Andrea Dandolo
    Andrea Dandolo
    Andrea Dandolo was elected the 54th doge of Venice in 1343, replacing Bartolomeo Gradenigo who died in late 1342....

  • Marino Faliero
    Marino Faliero
    Marino Faliero was the fifty-fifth Doge of Venice, appointed on 11 September 1354. He was sometimes referred to simply as Marin Falier or Falieri.-Biography:...

     (1354–1355) – convicted of treason, executed and condemned to damnatio memoriae
    Damnatio memoriae
    Damnatio memoriae is the Latin phrase literally meaning "condemnation of memory" in the sense of a judgment that a person must not be remembered. It was a form of dishonor that could be passed by the Roman Senate upon traitors or others who brought discredit to the Roman State...

  • Giovanni Gradenigo
    Giovanni Gradenigo
    Giovanni Gradenigo was the fifty-sixth Doge of Venice, appointed on April 21, 1355. During his reign, Venice signed a peace with Genoa.-Biography:...

  • Giovanni Dolfin
    Giovanni Dolfin
    Giovanni Dolfin, also known as Giovanni Delfino or Delfin was the fifty-seventh Doge of Venice, appointed on August 13, 1356. Despite his value as general, during his reign Venice lost Dalmatia. He was blind from one eye after a wound received in battle.-Biography:He was born in Venice into a...

  • Lorenzo Celsi
    Lorenzo Celsi
    Lorenzo Celsi was a Venitian statesman who served as the 58th Doge of Venice, from July 16, 1361 until his death.-Biography:...

  • Marco Cornaro
    Marco Cornaro
    Marco Cornaro , also known as Marco Corner, was the 59th doge of Venice, ruling between 1365 and 1368. His brief reign saw the loss of Venetian territory to Genoa and the Ottoman Empire, though Venice was to enjoy economic growth during this time.-Biography:The Cornaro family to which the future...

  • Andrea Contarini
    Andrea Contarini
    Andrea Contarini was doge of Venice from 1367 to 1382. He served as doge during the War of Chioggia, which was fought between the Venetian Republic and the Republic of Genoa....

  • Michele Morosini
    Michele Morosini
    Michele Morosini was the Doge of Venice for a few months, from 10 June 1382 to his death in October the same year.Born in one of the most important Venetian families, Morosini was extremely wealthy...

  • Antonio Venier
    Antonio Venier
    Antonio Venier was a Doge of Venice reigning from October 1382 to his death. He was interred in the Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo, a traditional burial place of the doges....

  • Michele Steno
    Michele Steno
    Michele Steno was a Venetian statesman who served as the 63rd Doge of Venice from December 1, 1400 until his death.-Biography:...


Fifteenth century

  • Tommaso Mocenigo
    Tommaso Mocenigo
    Tommaso Mocenigo was doge of Venice from 1414 until his death.-Biography:He commanded the crusading fleet in the expedition to Nicopolis in 1396 and also won battles against the Genoese during the War of Chioggia of 1378-1381....

  • Francesco Foscari
    Francesco Foscari
    Francesco Foscari was doge of Venice from 1423 to 1457, at the inception of the Italian Renaissance.-Biography:Foscari, of an ancient noble family, served the Republic of Venice in numerous official capacities—as ambassador, president of the Forty, member of the Council of Ten, inquisitor,...

     (1423–1457) – forced to abdicate by the Council of Ten
    Council of Ten
    The Council of Ten, or simply the Ten, was, from 1310 to 1797, one of the major governing bodies of the Republic of Venice whose actions were often secretive. Although some sources may indicate that the Council of Ten was generally accepted in Venice, there was some opposition...

  • Pasquale Malipiero
    Pasquale Malipiero
    Pasquale Malipiero, called the dux pacificus was a Venetian statesman who served as the 66th Doge of Venice from October 30, 1457 until his death. He succeeded Francesco Foscari, and was specifically elected by enemies of the Foscari family. in 1458 he signed into law a number of measures...

  • Cristoforo Moro
    Cristoforo Moro
    Christoforo Moro was the 67th Doge of Venice. He reigned from 1462 to 1471.-Family:The Moro family settled in Venice in the mid-12th century when Stephanus Maurus, a...

  • Nicolo Tron
    Nicolo Tron
    Nicolò Tron was the 68th Doge of Venice, reigning from 1471 to 1473.-Life:Tron became wealthy after only a brief career as a merchant after which he held various public positions in the government of Venice. He was consigliere for naval matters and ambassador of Venice to Pope Pius II...

  • Nicolo Marcello
    Nicolo Marcello
    Nicolo Marcello was the 69th Doge of Venice, elected in 1473. He held office for a short period, from August 13, 1473 to December 1, 1474...

  • Pietro Mocenigo
    Pietro Mocenigo
    Pietro Mocenigo was doge of Venice from 1474 to 1476.He was one of the greatest Venetian admirals and revived the fortunes of his country's navy, which had fallen very low after the defeat at Negropont in 1470...

  • Andrea Vendramin
    Andrea Vendramin
    Andrea Vendramin served as Doge of Venice, 1476-78, at the height of Venetian power, the only member of the Vendramin family to do so. His mother, Maria Michiel, and his wife Regina Gradenigo, both came from Dogal families...

  • Giovanni Mocenigo
    Giovanni Mocenigo
    Giovanni Mocenigo , Pietro Mocenigo's brother, was doge of Venice from 1478 to 1485. He fought at sea against the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II and on land against Ercole I d'Este, duke of Ferrara, from whom he recaptured Rovigo and the Polesine...

  • Marco Barbarigo
    Marco Barbarigo
    Marco Barbarigo was the 73rd Doge of Venice from 1485 until 1486.His brother was Agostino Barbarigo. The two are the namesakes of the Master of the Barbarigo Reliefs, who was responsible for the creation of their tomb.-Popular culture:...

  • Agostino Barbarigo
    Agostino Barbarigo
    Agostino Barbarigo was Doge of Venice from 1486 until his death in 1501.While he was Doge, the imposing Clock Tower in the Piazza San Marco with its archway through which the street known as the Merceria leads to the Rialto, was designed and completed...


Sixteenth century

  • Leonardo Loredan (1501–1521)
  • Antonio Grimani
    Antonio Grimani
    Antonio Grimani was the Doge of Venice from 1521 to 1523.-Biography:He was born in Venice into a relatively poor family and in his early years he worked as a tradesman, soon becoming one of the most important ones in the city...

  • Andrea Gritti
    Andrea Gritti
    Andrea Gritti was the Doge of Venice from 1523 to 1538, following a distinguished diplomatic and military career.Gritti was born in Bardolino, near Verona. He spent much of his early life in Constantinople as a grain merchant, looking after Venetian interests...

  • Pietro Lando
    Pietro Lando
    Pietro Lando was the Doge of Venice from 1538 to 1545.He had a distinguished career as Captain-General, but was forced to sign a humiliating peace treaty with Suleiman I in 1540, ceding Venice's last possessions in the Peloponnese to the Ottoman Empire....

  • Francesco Donato
    Francesco Donato
    Francesco Donato was the Doge of Venice from 1545 to 1553.-References:...

  • Marcantonio Trivisan
    Marcantonio Trivisan
    Marcantonio Trivisan was the Doge of Venice from 1553 to 1554.-References:...

  • Francesco Venier
    Francesco Venier
    Francesco Venier was the Doge of Venice from 1554 to 1556.-References:...

  • Lorenzo Priuli
    Lorenzo Priuli
    Lorenzo Priuli was the 82nd Doge of Venice. He reigned from 1556 to 1559....

  • Girolamo Priuli
    Girolamo Priuli (1486-1567)
    Girolamo Priuli was a Venetian noble, who served as the eighty-third Doge of Venice, from 1 September 1559 until his sudden death from a stroke. He was the elder brother of the preceding doge, Lorenzo Priuli. Girolamo's face is familiar from Tintoretto's portrait.Girolamo was the son of Alvise...

  • Pietro Loredan
    Pietro Loredan (doge)
    Pietro Loredan was the 84th Doge of Venice. He reigned from 1567 to 1570.- Family :Pietro Loredan came from an important family of Venice, from a branch with Leonardo Loredan, the 75th Doge...

  • Alvise I Mocenigo
    Alvise I Mocenigo
    Alvise I Mocenigo was doge of Venice from 1570 to 1577.An admirer of antiquities, Mocenigo was a diplomat of the Republic of Venice at the court of emperor Charles V , to pope Paul IV and again at the imperial court . In 1567 he was a candidate to the election as doge, but lost to Pietro Loredan...

  • Sebastiano Venier
    Sebastiano Venier
    Sebastiano Venier was Doge of Venice from June 11, 1577 to March 3, 1578.-Biography:Venier was born in Venice around 1496. He was a son of Moisè Venier and Elena Donà, and a nephew of Zuan Francesco Venier, Co-Lord of Cerigo. He was a paternal grandson of Moisé Venier...

  • Nicolò da Ponte
    Nicolò da Ponte
    Nicolò da Ponte was the 87th Doge of Venice. He reigned from 1578 to 1585....

  • Pasqual Cicogna
    Pasqual Cicogna
    Pasquale Cicogna was the Doge of Venice from 1585 to 1595. He supported the claim of Henry of Navarre to the French throne, and convinced Pope Sixtus V to support Henry in exchange for his conversion to Catholicism....

  • Marino Grimani
    Marino Grimani (doge)
    Marino Grimani was the 89th Doge of Venice, reigning from April 26, 1595 until his death. Grimani's reign as doge was principally remembered for two reasons: the splendid celebrations for the coronation of his wife, Morosina Morosini; and the beginning of the quarrel with the papacy that...


Seventeenth century

  • Leonardo Donato
    Leonardo Donato
    Leonardo Donà, or Donato was the 90th Doge of Venice, reigning from January 10, 1606 until his death...

  • Marcantonio Memmo
    Marcantonio Memmo
    Marcantonio Memmo was the 91st Doge of Venice, reigning from July 24, 1612 until his death.-Background, 1536-1612:...

  • Giovanni Bembo
    Giovanni Bembo
    Giovanni Bembo was the 92nd Doge of Venice, reigning from his election on December 2, 1615 until his death...

  • Nicolò Donato
    Nicolò Donato
    Nicolò Donà or Nicolò Donato was the 93rd Doge of Venice, reigning for only 35 days, from his election on April 10, 1618 until his death....

  • Antonio Priuli
    Antonio Priuli
    Antonio Priuli was the 94th Doge of Venice, reigning from May 17, 1618 until his death. Priuli became Doge in the midst of an ongoing Spanish conspiracy orchestrated by the Spanish Ambassador to Venice, Alfonso de la Cueva, marqués de Bedmar, a "spy war" that did not end until 1622.-Background,...

  • Francesco Contarini
    Francesco Contarini
    Francesco Contarini was the 95th Doge of Venice, reigning from September 8, 1623 until his death fourteen months later.-Background, 1556-1623:...

  • Giovanni I Cornaro
    Giovanni I Cornaro
    Giovanni I Corner or Cornaro was the 96th Doge of Venice, reigning from January 24, 1625 until his death.-Early years, 1551-1625:He was the son of Marcantonio Cornaro and Cecilia Giustinian...

  • Nicolò Contarini
    Nicolò Contarini
    Nicolò Contarini , was the 97th Doge of Venice, reigning from his election on January 18, 1630 until his death 15 months later...

  • Francesco Erizzo
    Francesco Erizzo
    Francesco Erizzo was the 98th Doge of Venice, reigning from his election on April 10, 1631 until his death fifteen years later...

  • Francesco Molin
    Francesco Molin
    Francesco Molin or Francesco Da Molin was the 99th Doge of Venice, reigning from his election on January 20, 1646 until his death...

  • Carlo Contarini
    Carlo Contarini
    Carlo Contarini was the 100th Doge of Venice, reigning from his election on March 27, 1655 until his death a little over a year later.-Background 1580-1655:...

  • Francesco Cornaro
    Francesco Cornaro (Doge)
    Francesco Cornaro or Francesco Corner was the 101st Doge of Venice. His reign as Doge was the shortest of any Doge. He was elected on May 17, 1656, and died only a few weeks later, on June 5, 1656....

  • Bertuccio Valiero
    Bertuccio Valiero
    Bertuccio Valiero was the 102nd Doge of Venice, reigning from his election on June 15, 1656 until his death.-Background, 1596-1656:...

  • Giovanni Pesaro
    Giovanni Pesaro
    Giovanni Pesaro was the 103rd Doge of Venice, reigning from his election on April 8, 1658 until his death. The Cretan War was ongoing for the entirety of his brief reign....

  • Domenico II Contarini
    Domenico II Contarini
    Domenico II Contarini was the 104th Doge of Venice, reigning from his election on October 16, 1659 until his death.-Background, 1585–1659:...

  • Nicolò Sagredo
    Nicolò Sagredo
    Nicolò Sagredo was the 105th Doge of Venice, reigning from February 6, 1675 until his death less than two years later...

  • Alvise Contarini
    Alvise Contarini
    Alvise Contarini was the 106th Doge of Venice, reigning from his election on August 26, 1676 until his death seven and a half years later...

  • Marcantonio Giustinian
    Marcantonio Giustinian
    Marcantonio Giustinian was the 107th Doge of Venice, reigning from his election on January 26, 1684 until his death. Giustiniani was the quintessential Doge of the Republic of Venice, taking little interest in affairs of state...

  • Francesco Morosini
    Francesco Morosini
    Francesco Morosini was the Doge of Venice from 1688 to 1694, at the height of the Great Turkish War...

  • Silvestro Valiero
    Silvestro Valiero
    Silvestro Valiero or Valier was the 109th Doge of Venice, reigning from his election on February 25, 1694 until his death six years later...

  • Alvise II Mocenigo
    Alvise II Mocenigo
    Alvise II Mocenigo was the 110th doge of Venice from July 17, 1700 until his death.-References:...


Eighteenth century

  • Giovanni II Cornaro
    Giovanni II Cornaro
    Giovanni II Cornaro, sometimes Corner was a Venetian nobleman and statesman; he served as the 111th Doge of Venice from May 22, 1709 until his death...

  • Sebastiano Mocenigo
    Sebastiano Mocenigo
    Alvise III Sebastiano Mocenigo was doge of Venice from 1722 to 1732.-Notes and references:...

  • Carlo Ruzzini
    Carlo Ruzzini
    Carlo Ruzzini was a Venetian diplomat, statesman and Doge.-Biography:Ruzzini was born in Venice, the eldest child of wealthy parents, Marco Ruzzini and Caterina Zeno....

  • Alvise Pisani
    Alvise Pisani
    Alvise Pisani was the 114th Doge of Venice, serving from 17 January 1735 until his death. Prior to his election, he was a career diplomat, serving as Venice's ambassador to France, Austria, and Spain; he also served as a councilor to previous Doges. He was succeeded as Doge by Pietro Grimani.-...

  • Pietro Grimani
    Pietro Grimani
    Pietro Grimani was a Venetian statesman who served as the 115th Doge of Venice from June 30, 1741 until his death. Grimani was a cultured and learned man, who wrote poetry and counted among his acquaintances Isaac Newton, who he had met while serving as a diplomat in England...

  • Francesco Loredan
    Francesco Loredan
    Francesco Loredan was a Venetian statesman; he served as the 116th Doge of Venice from March 18, 1752 until his death...

  • Marco Foscarini
    Marco Foscarini
    Marco Foscarini was a Venetian statesman who served as the 117th Doge of Venice from May 31, 1762 until his death. He studied in his youth in Bologna, and was active as a diplomat, serving as ambassador to Rome and Turin; he also served as the procurator of St. Mark for a time...

  • Alvise Giovanni Mocenigo
    Alvise Giovanni Mocenigo
    Alvise Giovanni Mocenigo was doge of Venice from 1763 until his death.-Political career:He restricted the privileges of the clergy and, in consequence, came into bitter conflict with Pope Clement XIII....

  • Paolo Renier
    Paolo Renier
    Paolo Renier was a Venetian statesman, the 119th, and penultimate, Doge of Venice. He was considered a good orator and tactician, and served as ambassador to Constantinople and to Vienna. His election as Doge was unpopular, and he was the subject of numerous menacing letters at the time...

  • Ludovico Manin
    Ludovico Manin
    Ludovico Manin was the last Doge of Venice. He governed Venice from 9 March 1789 until 1797, when he was forced to abdicate by Napoleon Bonaparte.-Early life:...

     (1789–1797) – forced to abdicate by Napoleon
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