Gabriele Adorno

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Gabriele Adorno
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4th Lifetime Doge of the Republic of Genoa
In office
14 March 1363 – 13 August 1370
Preceded by Simone Boccanegra
Succeeded by Domenico di Campofregoso
Personal details
Born unknown date
unknown place
Died 1383
Genoa, Liguria, Italy

Gabriele Adorno (1320–1383[1]) was the fourth Doge of Genoa. A member of the noble Adorno family, he was elected on 14 March 1363 to succeed Simone Boccanegra, who had died in office. He remained in the position until 13 August 1370, when he was deposed by the people of Genoa, because he had introduced too high taxes. He was succeeded by Domenico di Campofregoso.

Adorno is a character in Giuseppe Verdi's opera Simon Boccanegra; he is the tenor lead, and is the love interest of Boccanegra's daughter. In the opera, Boccanegra names Adorno his successor before dying.


  1. ^ death date according to G. Petti Balbi, Lexikon des Mittelalters, vol. 1, 1980, ISBN 3-7608-8901-8, col. 165.