Giovanni Mocenigo

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Giovanni Mocenigo
Gentile bellini, ritratto del Doge Giovanni Mocenigo.jpg
Portrait of Giovanni Mocenigo, by Gentile Bellini
Doge of Venice
In office
Personal details
Died14 September 1485
Monument to Giovanni Mocenigo - Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Venice

Giovanni Ser di Mocenigo, Jr. (1409 – November 4, 1485), Pietro Mocenigo's brother, was doge of Venice from 1478 to 1485. He fought at sea against the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II and on land against Ercole I d'Este, duke of Ferrara, from whom he recaptured Rovigo and the Polesine. He was interred in the Basilica di Santi Giovanni e Paolo, a traditional burial place of the doges. His dogaressa was Taddea Michiel (d. 1479), who was to be the last dogaressa to be crowned in Venice until Zilia Dandolo in 1557, almost a century later.[1]

Popular culture[edit]

  • In the video game Assassin's Creed II, Giovanni Mocenigo is poisoned by the fictional consigliere and Council of Ten member Carlo Grimaldi, which leads to Marco Barbarigo being installed as doge. This fictionalization was actually based on real-life speculations that Giovanni Mocenigo was poisoned.

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  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Mocenigo". Encyclopædia Britannica. 18 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 637.
Political offices
Preceded by
Andrea Vendramin
Doge of Venice
Succeeded by
Marco Barbarigo