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 byGiovanni Mocenigo
Succeeded byAgostino Barbarigo
Personal details
DiedAugust 1486 (aged 73)
Spouse(s)Lucia Ruzzini
FatherFrancesco Barbarigo
RelativesAgostino Barbarigo

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 courtyard 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,[7] who was responsible for the creation of their tomb.[8]

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  1. ^ a b c d e Casola, Pietro; Newett, Mary Margaret (1907). "Notes". Canon Pietro Casola's Pilgrimage to Jerusalem in the Year 1494. Manchester University Press. p. 371.
  2. ^ a b Paoletti & Radke 2005, p. 553.
  3. ^ Operette di Iacopo Morelli bibliotecario di S. Marco ora insieme raccolte con opuscoli di antichi scrittori (in Italian). 1. 1820. p. 102.
  4. ^ a b Paoletti & Radke 2005, p. 334, Commemorative State Commissions.
  5. ^ Sagredo, Agostino. Annals of Malipiero. p. 680.
  6. ^ Staley 1910, p. 317, Roll of the Most Serene Dogaressas of Venice.
  7. ^ "Elijah in the Fiery Chariot". The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  8. ^ Munman, Robert (1977). "The Last Work of Antonio Rizzo". Arte Lombarda. Vita e pensiero – Pubblicazioni dell’Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (47/48): 89–98. JSTOR 43105107.
  9. ^ a b c Bowden 2009.

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