Marco Barbarigo

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Marco Barbarigo
Marco Barbarigo.jpg
Domenico Robusti, Ritratto del doge Marco Barbarigo.
73rd Doge of Venice
In office
Preceded by Giovanni Mocenigo
Succeeded by Agostino Barbarigo
Personal details
Born 1413
Died August 1486 (aged 73)
Nationality Italian
Spouse(s) Lucia Ruzzini
Father Francesco Barbarigo
Relatives Agostino Barbarigo
Residence Venice
Occupation Noble

Marco Barbarigo (c. 1413 – August 1486) was the 73rd Doge of Venice from 1485 until 1486.[1][2][3] 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.[4]

Barbarigo was elected as Doge of Venice in September 1485 to succeed Doge Giovanni Mocenigo,[1] who was possibly poisoned. Marco died in August 1486,[1] less than a year after becoming Doge, probably in a violent dispute between nobles caused by his brother Agostino.[4][5] He was succeeded as Doge by Agostino Barbarigo, who was Procurator while Marco was Doge,[1] from 1486 until 1501.[2]


His dogaressa was Lucia Ruzzini (d. 1496), described as a hypochondriac but talented beauty.[6] His father was Francesco Barbarigo and his brother was Agostino Barbarigo.[1] He and his brother are the namesakes of the Master of the Barbarigo Reliefs, who was responsible for the creation of their tomb.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Giovanni Mocenigo
Doge of Venice
Succeeded by
Agostino Barbarigo