Domenico Robusti, Ritratto del doge Marco Barbarigo.
|73rd Doge of Venice|
|Preceded by||Giovanni Mocenigo|
|Succeeded by||Agostino Barbarigo|
|Died||August 1486 (aged 73)
Marco Barbarigo (c. 1413 – August 1486) was the 73rd Doge of Venice from 1485 until 1486. His nomination took place on a new staircase in the coutyard of the Doge's Palace, on an axis with the Campanile of St. Mark and the Porta della Carta.
Barbarigo was elected as Doge of Venice in September 1485 to succeed Doge Giovanni Mocenigo, who was possibly poisoned. Marco died in August 1486, less than a year after becoming Doge, probably in a violent dispute between nobles caused by his brother Agostino. He was succeeded as Doge by Agostino Barbarigo, who was Procurator while Marco was Doge, from 1486 until 1501.
His dogaressa was Lucia Ruzzini (d. 1496), described as a hypochondriac but talented beauty. His father was Francesco Barbarigo and his brother was Agostino Barbarigo. He and his brother are the namesakes of the Master of the Barbarigo Reliefs, who was responsible for the creation of their tomb.
- He appears in the video game Assassin's Creed II as a villain, and one of the main character's assassination targets. Barbarigo is depicted as being a puppet of the Knights Templar Grand Master Rodrigo Borgia, and his ally, the Council of Ten member Carlo Grimaldi, who kills Doge Giovanni Mocenigo in order to allow Barbarigo to take over Venice for the Templars. He was killed while holding a speech on a boat during Carnevale by a member of the rival Assassin Order, Ezio Auditore da Firenze, with a hidden gun.
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