Contarina Barbarigo

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Contarina Barbarigo

Birthplace: Venice, Veneto, Italy
Death: December 27, 1804
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Gregorio Barbarigo and Caterina Sagredo Barbarigo
Ex-wife of Marino Zorzi I di Marino
Ex-partner of Andrea Memmo
Sister of Contarina Maria Barbarigo; Cecilia Barbarigo and Giovanni Francesco Barbarigo

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About Contarina Barbarigo

Contarina Barbarigo was a famous Venetian noble. She was a controversial member of the Venetian society and frequently mentioned in the contemporary chronicles of Venice.

She was the daughter of Gregorio Barbarigo and the famous Caterina Sagredo. She married Marin Zorzi in 1765 and divorced in 1773. She had a relationship with the politician Andrea Memmo, which lasted until 1783. Contarina Barbarigo was a leading member of the Venetian aristocracy, described as charming and made such a good impression on Emperor Joseph II on his visit in 1775 that he asked to have her as his guide in his next visit in 1782, which was granted. In 1783, she was called before the Venetian Inquisition and sentenced to house arrest on her country villa for her free and liberal lifestyle, where she lived the rest of her life.

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Contarina Barbarigo's Timeline

June 18, 1744
Venice, Veneto, Italy
December 27, 1804
Age 60