House of Venier

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Sebastiano Venier in a portrait by Tintoretto

The Venier were a prominent family in the Republic of Venice who entered the Venetian nobility in the 14th century. Their members include:

  • Pietro Venier (died 8 May 1372) who was the Governor of Cerigo
  • Antonio Venier (circa 1330 - 23 November 1400) who was Doge of Venice from October 1382 until his death.
  • Andrea Venier (fl. 15th century) a provveditore of Venetian Albania
  • Lorenzo Venier, a Dominican friar, was appointed Archbishop of Zadar, Croatia, on 19 Jan 1428 and was succeeded in 1449. He had previously been in the bishopric of Modon. [1]
  • Alvise Venier was elected to the lifetime position of Procuratore di San Marco de Citra Canale on 12 Jan. 1444 and replaced 15 Jan. 1452[2]
  • Michiel Venier was elected to the lifetime position of Procuratore di San Marco de Supra Canale on 2 Jan. 1450 and replaced 2 April 1463[3]
  • Deodato Venier was a canon at the cathedral of Zadar, now Croatia, and became Abbot of San Crisogono (a Benedictine abbey belonging to the reformed congregation of Santa Giustina), in Zadar, 1459-1488 (according to M. Pelc). He was convicted of a number of crimes but soon absolved of them.[4] He commissioned four liturgical books for the abbey, decorated probably in Venice, that still survive.[5]
  • Francesco Venier, appointed podestà (city ruler, or minister of justice) of Padua for a term of one year by Doge Christoforo Moro, Venice, 1 Oct. 1470 [6] Francesco Venier, presumably the same person, was elected to the lifetime position of Procuratore di San Marco de Ultra Canale on 27 Dec. 1475 and was replaced 20 Jan. 1486 [7]
  • Antonio Venier was elected to the lifetime position of Procuratore di San Marco de Supra Canale on 13 Jan 1472 and was replaced on 13 Nov. 1474[8]
  • Benedetto Venier was elected Procuratore di San Marco de Citra Canale on 31 Dec. 1475 and was replaced March 14, 1487. [9]
  • Bernardo Venier "fu de ser Giacomo" was podestà of Padua in 1476 [10]
  • Antonio Venier fu de ser Dolfin was podestà of Padua in 1485 [11] Antonio Venier, presumably the same person, was elected to the lifetime position of Procuratore di San Marco de Supra Canale 1 March 1489 and replaced 27 March 1492[12]
  • Marin Venier fu de ser Alvise Procurator was podestà of Padua in 1492[13] Marin Venier, presumably the same person, was elected to the lifetime position of Procuratore di San Marco de Supra Canale on 23 Dec. 1501 and resigned 20 Jan. 1502 [14]
  • Andrea Venier was elected Procuratore di San Marco de Supra Canale on 28 July 1509 and was replaced on June 17 1513[15]
  • Marcantonio Venier was elected to the lifetime position of Procuratore di San Marco de Citra Canale on March 17 1554 and replaced April 6 1556[16]
  • Francesco Venier was Doge of Venice from 1554 to 1556.
  • Bernardò Venier was elected to the lifetime position of Procuratore di San Marco de Citra Canale on Aug. 9, 1557, and replaced on 23 Oct. 1559[17]
  • Sebastiano Venier (c. 1496 – March 3, 1578) was Doge of Venice from June 11, 1577 to March 3, 1578. He had been an admiral of the Venetian fleet and was one of the protagonists in the 1571 Battle of Lepanto
  • Nicolò Venier was elected to the lifetime position of Procuratore di San Marco de Citra Canale on 24 Feb. 1579 and replaced 20 Oct. 1587[18]

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice is housed in the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, and the Croatian town of Vinjerac (once Castel Venier) takes its name from the family.

Sources[edit]

  • Lane, Frederic Chapin (1973). Venice, a Maritime Republic. Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 0-8018-1460-X.
  • Setton, Kenneth Meyer (1978). The Papacy and the Levant, 1204-1571. DIANE Publishing. ISBN 0-87169-127-2.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jadranka Neralić, "Judicial Cases in the Court of Maffeo Vallaresso, Archbishop of Zadar (1450-1494). Zadar and its Church in the First Half of the Fifteenth Century. VDK 262.136 (497.5 Zadar) "14". Review of Croatian History 3/2007, no. 1, 271-292, p. 292.
  2. ^ D. S. Chambers, "Merit and Money: The Procurators of St Mark and Their Commissioni, 1443-1605," Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, Vol. 60 (1997), pp. 23-88; p. 83. Published by: The Warburg Institute. Stable URL: https://www.jstor.org/stable/751224
  3. ^ D. S. Chambers, "Merit and Money: The Procurators of St Mark and Their Commissioni, 1443-1605," Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, Vol. 60 (1997), pp. 23-88; pp. 83-84. Published by: The Warburg Institute. Stable URL: https://www.jstor.org/stable/751224
  4. ^ Jadranka Neralić, "Judicial Cases in the Court of Maffeo Vallaresso, Archbishop of Zadar (1450-1494). Zadar and its Church in the First Half of the Fifteenth Century. VDK 262.136 (497.5 Zadar) "14". Review of Croatian History 3/2007, no. 1, 271-292, p. 272. She gives his dates of his holding the abbacy as 1458-1485, which seems to be in error.
  5. ^ Milan Pelc, Picov Majstor i kodeksi zadarskog opata Deodata Veniera Izvorni znanstveni rad – Predan 22. 5. 2012. – Prihvaćen 9. 10. 2012. UDK: 75.057(497.5 Zadar), Radovi Instituta za povijest umjetnosti, Vol.36 No.36 Prosinac 2012, p. 1113.
  6. ^ Venice, Italy, Biblioteca del Museo Correr, ms. Classe III 84, Commissione of Christoforo Moro; Nuova Biblioteca Manoscritta (online: search at http://www.nuovabibliotecamanoscritta.it/). Called "ser Francesco Venier fu de ser Dolfin" in Giuseppe Cappelletti, Storia di Padova, vol. 2, p. 258(Padua, 1875)
  7. ^ D. S. Chambers, "Merit and Money: The Procurators of St Mark and Their Commissioni, 1443-1605," Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, Vol. 60 (1997), pp. 23-88; pp. 84-85. Published by: The Warburg Institute. Stable URL: https://www.jstor.org/stable/751224
  8. ^ D. S. Chambers, "Merit and Money: The Procurators of St Mark and Their Commissioni, 1443-1605," Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, Vol. 60 (1997), pp. 23-88; pp. 84-85. Published by: The Warburg Institute. Stable URL: https://www.jstor.org/stable/751224
  9. ^ D. S. Chambers, "Merit and Money: The Procurators of St Mark and Their Commissioni, 1443-1605," Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, Vol. 60 (1997), pp. 23-88; pp. 84-85. Published by: The Warburg Institute. Stable URL: https://www.jstor.org/stable/751224
  10. ^ Giuseppe Cappelletti, Storia di Padova, vol. 2, p. 258 (Padua, 1875)
  11. ^ Giuseppe Cappelletti, Storia di Padova, vol. 2, p. 258(Padua, 1875)
  12. ^ D. S. Chambers, "Merit and Money: The Procurators of St Mark and Their Commissioni, 1443-1605," Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, Vol. 60 (1997), pp. 23-88; pp. 84-85. Published by: The Warburg Institute. Stable URL: https://www.jstor.org/stable/751224
  13. ^ Giuseppe Cappelletti, Storia di Padova, vol. 2, p. 258
  14. ^ D. S. Chambers, "Merit and Money: The Procurators of St Mark and Their Commissioni, 1443-1605," Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, Vol. 60 (1997), pp. 23-88; pp. 84-85. Published by: The Warburg Institute. Stable URL: https://www.jstor.org/stable/751224
  15. ^ D. S. Chambers, "Merit and Money: The Procurators of St Mark and Their Commissioni, 1443-1605," Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, Vol. 60 (1997), pp. 23-88; pp. 84-85. Published by: The Warburg Institute. Stable URL: https://www.jstor.org/stable/751224
  16. ^ D. S. Chambers, "Merit and Money: The Procurators of St Mark and Their Commissioni, 1443-1605," Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, Vol. 60 (1997), pp. 23-88; pp. 84-85. Published by: The Warburg Institute. Stable URL: https://www.jstor.org/stable/751224
  17. ^ D. S. Chambers, "Merit and Money: The Procurators of St Mark and Their Commissioni, 1443-1605," Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, Vol. 60 (1997), pp. 23-88; pp. 84-85. Published by: The Warburg Institute. Stable URL: https://www.jstor.org/stable/751224
  18. ^ D. S. Chambers, "Merit and Money: The Procurators of St Mark and Their Commissioni, 1443-1605," Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, Vol. 60 (1997), pp. 23-88; pp. 84-85. Published by: The Warburg Institute. Stable URL: https://www.jstor.org/stable/751224