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Marco Foscarini (born Venice, February 4, 1696 – died there March 31, 1763) was a Venetian poet,writer and 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. He was succeeded as Doge by Alvise Giovanni Mocenigo. Liceo classico Marco Foscarini,Venice,was named after him to honour his "History of Venetian literature".