List of Doges of Venice

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Doge of Venice
Former political post
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Coat of arms
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Ludovico Manin
First officeholder Paolo L. Anafesto
Last officeholder Ludovico Manin
Style His Serenity
Official residence Palazzo Ducale
Appointer Serenissima Signoria
Office began 697
Office ended 12 May 1797

The following is a list of all 120 of the Doges of Venice ordered by the dates of their reigns which are put in parentheses.

For more than 1,000 years, the chief magistrate and leader of the city of Venice and later of the Most Serene Republic of Venice was styled the Doge, a rare but not unique Italian title derived from the Latin Dux. 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.

Despite the great power given to them, the Venetian Doges were restricted by law (unlike the Doges of the Republic of Genoa) to spend the rest of their lives inside the Doge's Palace complex and St Mark's Basilica, occasionally leaving for diplomatic reasons.

Seventh century[edit]

Eighth century[edit]

Ninth century[edit]

Tenth century[edit]

Eleventh century[edit]

Twelfth century[edit]

Thirteenth century[edit]

Fourteenth century[edit]

The execution of Marino Faliero.

Fifteenth century[edit]

Sixteenth century[edit]

Andrea Gritti, reigned 1523–1538, portrait by Titian.

Seventeenth century[edit]

Eighteenth century[edit]

Carlo Ruzzini reigned 1732–1735, portrait by Gregorio Lazzarini.