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Cornaro family [Corner]locked

  • Douglas Lewis
  •  and William L. Barcham

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Italian family of nobles and patrons. Among the richest, most powerful and oldest of Venetian families, the Cornaro boasted four doges among its members, the first of whom was (1) Marco Cornaro. The best-known member of the family is (2) Caterina Cornaro, the dispossessed Queen of Cyprus; her knighted brother Giorgio Cornaro (...

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Dizionario biografico degli italiani (Rome, 1960–)