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Domenico Morosini, 37th doge of Venice

Latin: Domenicus Mauroceno, ., Italian: Domenico Morosini, 37°doge di Venezia
Death: February 1156
Immediate Family:

Husband of Sofia Morosini
Father of Domenico Morosini, conte of Zadar; ... Morosini; Marino Morosini and X Morosini

Occupation: 1148-1156
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About Domenico Morosini, 37th doge of Venice



- - Figlio di Pietro o, secondo altri, di Francesco,... ...

  • Nulla si conosce della casata della moglie Sofia, menzionata soltanto nell’epigrafe posta sulla tomba del doge e che con lui fu sepolta.
  1. Il figlio Domenico, oltre agli incarichi già ricordati, fu inviato come capitano contro Zara nel 1170-71 e l’anno successivo fu tra gli undici elettori del doge Sebastiano Ziani. Oltre a Domenico
  2. e a Marino,
  3. probabilmente Morosini ebbe altri tre figli (Giovanni,
  4. Marco
  5. e Roberto) e, forse, anche un ulteriore di nome Morosino, ma è probabile che per quest’ultimo si tratti di una confusione con Domenico.
  6. Avrebbe avuto infine anche una figlia, andata in sposa in seconde nozze al doge Pietro Polani.

(Lat) Eudem Bazedam Istrico bello præfuisse Dandulus memorat. Marius Beceda tunc Capitaneus, sed ut hæc Vitalis Michæl Dux Venet 1156

(En) Formerly the war Istrian Bazedam ruled, Dandolo recalled Mario Beceda was the captain, but Vitalis Michael as the Duke of Venice, in 1156.

(Lat) Maurocenorum in Comitatu Absrensi successio melius conjiciatur, subdetur sequens successio nominatorum.

(En) Morosini best cast in the succession of county Absrensi, following the overall nominated succession.

(Latin) Marinus Bazeda cognomine ultimus Comes Absari successivus 1304. Andreas Daurus primus electus a Consilio Majori Venet, in biennium.

(En) Marinus Bazeda, last count Absari 1304 (successive title in the two years). Andrew Daurus, first elected to the Council for the Mayor of Venice.

Morosini Family

Encyclopedia Britannica

Morosini Family, noble Venetian family that gave four doges and several generals and admirals to the Republic, as well as two cardinals and many other prelates to the Roman Catholic Church. The Morosini first achieved prominence in the 10th century when they destroyed the rival Caloprino family for planning to surrender Venice to the Holy Roman emperor Otto II.

Domenico Morosini (d. 1156), who was elected doge in 1148, consolidated and extended Venetian power in Istria, Dalmatia, and the Adriatic. Marino was doge from 1249 to 1253. Ruggiero (Roger) served as admiral in the war against Genoa that ended with the Genoese victory at the Battle of Curzola (1298). Michele, who was doge for a few months in 1382, played a conspicuous part in the peace negotiations with Genoa of that year. Antonio (c. 1366–c. 1434) used his seat in the grand council as an observation post to assist in compiling a history of Venice. His chronicling of the events of his own time was more scrupulous than suited the government, which forced him to amend his text. By contrast, a later Morosini, Andrea (1558–1618), was commissioned by the Senate to contribute to an official history of the republic for the years 1521–1615. Andrea’s history was acceptable to lay authorities but not the church.

The most illustrious member of the family, Francesco Morosini (1618–94), rose in the prolonged wars with the Turks in the 17th century to become one of the greatest captains of his time. Commander in chief of the Venetian fleet in 1657, he conducted several successful campaigns before he was recalled through the intrigues of a rival. Sent to relieve besieged Candia (Crete) in 1667, he was unable to save the city from surrender but was absolved of blame and, on the renewal of the war in 1684, again was appointed commander in chief. After several brilliant victories he reconquered the Peloponnesus and Athens; on his return to Venice he was loaded with honours and given the title “Peloponnesiaco.” Elected doge in 1688, five years later, at the age of 75, he once more assumed command of the fleet against the Turks; such was the respect of the Turks for his prowess that their fleet, cruising in the Venetian archipelago, withdrew at his approach.