Girolamo Priuli (1486–1567)

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Girolamo Priuli
Tintoretto doge gerolamo priuli institute of arts detroit.jpg
Lifetime Doge of the Most Serene Republic of Venice
In office
1559–1567
Preceded byLorenzo Priuli
Succeeded byPietro Loredan
Personal details
Born1486
Venice
Died4 November 1567
Venice
Spouse(s)Elena Diedo

Girolamo Priuli (1486 in Venice – 4 November 1567 in Venice) was a Venetian noble, who served as the eighty-third Doge of Venice, from 1 September 1559 until his sudden death from a stroke in 1567.

History[edit]

He was the elder brother of the preceding doge, Lorenzo Priuli. Girolamo's face is familiar from Tintoretto's portrait.

Girolamo was the son of Alvise Peruli and his wife Chiara Lion.

As a man of culture he seemed insignificant in relation to his brother; ineloquent, he was at first scarcely popular but gained respect through the works embellishing the city that he achieved as doge, in a period, above all, of peace for the Repubblica Serenissima.

His early career established him as an able merchant, though not among the most prominent. He served as procuratore di San Marco.

His marriage with Elena Diedo produced a son who was named Antonio Priuli and he became the 94th Doge of Venice reigning from 1618 until his death.

Monument and tombs of Doges Lorenzo Priuli and Gerolamo Priuli, by Cesare Franco.
Political offices
Preceded by
Lorenzo Priuli
Doge of Venice
1559–1567
Succeeded by
Pietro Loredan