Incisione raffigurante il doge Giovanni Corner I

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Descendant of an apostolic family.

He was 74 years old (he was born in 1551) and had been procurator of St. Mark de supra since 29 May 1609.

He had married Chiara Dolfin who gave him 12 children (6 boys and 6 girls) of whom 7 (two boys and five girls) took vows.

His was not a peaceful dogado: war broke out over the succession of Mantua and Monferrato and the Republic allied with France, Mantua and the papacy against Spain and the Empire.

On the domestic front, the centralising policy of the doge, who belonged to one of the oldest and richest houses an

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