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Foscari, Francesco, Doge of Venice locked

(b Venice, 1373; reg 15 April 1423–23 Oct 1457; d Nov 1, 1457).
  • Deborah Howard

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Venetian ruler and patron. He was the longest-serving doge in the history of Venice. His reign was a period of constant warfare, during which Venice consolidated her hold on her mainland possessions and acquired further territory. His only surviving son, Jacopo Foscari (c. 1416–57...

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