Lorenzo Celsi

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Lorenzo Celsi (born Venice, c. 1310 – died there July 18, 1365) was a Venetian statesman who served as the 58th Doge of Venice, from July 16, 1361 until his death.

Biography[edit]

He was the son of a rich family, and was previously noted for leading a flotilla against Genoa to help preserve Venetian interests. He was married to Marchesina Ghisi.[1] During his reign, Celsi confronted the revolt of St. Tito in Crete, a rebellion that overthrew the official Venetian authorities and attempted to create an independent state. Celsi was succeeded as Doge by Marco Cornaro.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staley, Edgcumbe: The dogaressas of Venice : The wifes of the doges. London : T. W. Laurie
This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Italian Wikipedia.
Political offices
Preceded by
Giovanni Dolfin
Doge of Venice
1361–1365
Succeeded by
Marco Cornaro