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Antonio Priuli, 94th doge of Venice

Birthplace: Venice, Veneto, Italy
Death: August 12, 1623 (75)
Immediate Family:

Son of Girolamo Priuli and Elisabetta Priuli
Husband of Elena Priuli
Father of Matteo Priuli, cardinal of San Marco; Andriana Corner; Agostino Priuli, vescovo di Bergamo; Michele Priuli and Girolamo Priuli
Brother of Michele Priuli, bishop of Vicenza

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About Antonio Priuli, 94th doge of Venice



Antonio Priuli (May 10, 1548 – August 12, 1623) was the 94th Doge of Venice, reigning from May 17, 1618 until his death. Priuli became Doge in the midst of an ongoing Spanish conspiracy orchestrated by the Spanish Ambassador to Venice, Alfonso de la Cueva, 1st Marquis of Bedmar, a "spy war" that did not end until 1622.

Priuli was born and died in Venice. He was the son of Gerolamo Priuli and Elisabetta Cappello. He enjoyed a successful career as a sailor and a soldier. He married Elena Barbarigo and the couple had 14 children, which resulted in the need for Priuli to become heavily indebted.

In 1618, he was appointed provveditore of Veglia. Upon the sudden death of Doge Nicolò Donato only 35 days after his election, Priuli was recalled from Veglia to become Doge.

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