Andrea Contarini

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Andrea Contarini
Doge of Venice
In office
1367–1382
Personal details
Born c. 1300/1302
Died 5 June 1382

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.

Contarini was noted for his personal bravery during the war. He also led a fundraising effort in which he personally liquidated his fortune for the country.[1] Though in his seventies, he took personal command of the Venetian Navy (with Admiral Vettor Pisani as his chief of staff) and led troops in the critical Battle of Chioggia.

Political offices
Preceded by
Marco Cornaro
Doge of Venice
1367–1382
Succeeded by
Michele Morosini

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  • Crowley, Roger (2011). City of Fortune - How Venice Won and lost a Naval Empire (Hardback)|format= requires |url= (help). London: Faber and Faber. ISBN 978-0-571-24594-9.