Bartolomeo Gradenigo, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Bartolomeo Gradenigo

Doge of Venice

Date of Birth: 01-Jan-1260

Place of Birth: Venice, Venetian Province, Italy

Date of Death: 28-Dec-1342

Profession: politician

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn


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About Bartolomeo Gradenigo

  • Bartolomeo Gradenigo (1263 – December 28, 1342) was the 53rd Doge of Venice from November 7, 1339 until his death.Born in Venice to an ancient noble family, he was a rich tradesman.
  • Gradenigo devoted to politics very early in his life, acting as podestà of Ragusa and Capodistria, as well as procuratore in the capital.
  • He also became soon renowned for his excessive love for luxury.
  • He married three times and had six children.
  • One of his spouses was Giustina Capello.His short reign was rather peaceful, apart from a revolt in Crete and some Turkish incursions.
  • It was also characterized by some diplomatic moves towards Genoa.
  • The most important event was the tempest that struck against Venice on 15 February 1340 and which, according to legend, was pushed back only through the supernatural intercession of St.
  • Mark, St.
  • George and St.
  • Nicholas, brought to the lagoon by a humble fisherman.
  • After the storm had disappeared, the three saints gave the fisherman a ring, called "Ring of the Fisherman", which he gave to the doges and has since then been part of the ducal jewelry.
  • In fact, Bartolomeo appears in the painting The Presentation of the Ring by Paris Bordone which shows the fisherman presenting the ring to him.

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