Incisione raffigurante il doge Marino Grimani

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He was 63 years old when he came to office (born on the 1st of July 1532) and had a beautiful wife, Morosina Morosini. 

He was loved by the people, had a flawless cursus honorum in which he had been ambassador under five popes, and was also procuratore of San Marco de citra from the 1st of April 1588. Despite some misunderstandings with the papacy, his dogado was not marked by great events.

Good relations with the Papal States deteriorated due to the rejected request of Pope Clement VIII (1592-1605) to verify the faith of Senator Matteo Zane, appointed Patriarch of Venice.

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