Marco Foscarini

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Marco Foscarini
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Doge of Venice
In office
Preceded by Francesco Loredan
Succeeded by Alvise Giovanni Mocenigo
Personal details
Born 4 February 1696
Died 31 March 1763

Marco Foscarini (February 4, 1696 in Venice – March 31, 1763 in Venice) was a Venetian poet, writer and statesman who served as the 117th Doge of Venice from May 31, 1762 until his death. He studied in his youth in Bologna, and was active as a diplomat, serving as ambassador to Rome and Turin; he also served as the Procurator of St Mark's for a time. He was succeeded as Doge by Alvise Giovanni Mocenigo.

Liceo classico Marco Foscarini, Venice, was named after him to honour his "History of Venetian literature".

Political offices
Preceded by
Francesco Loredan
Doge of Venice
Succeeded by
Alvise Giovanni Mocenigo