Giacomo De Franchi Toso

Giacomo De Franchi Toso (Genoa, 1590 - Genoa, 1657) was the 109th Doge of the Republic of Genoa and king of Corsica.

Giacomo De Franchi Toso
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109th Doge of the Republic of Genoa
In office
August 1, 1648 – August 1, 1650
Preceded byGiovanni Battista Lomellini
Succeeded byAgostino Centurione
Personal details
Genoa, Republic of Genoa
Genoa, Republic of Genoa


Son of Federico De Franchi Toso, doge in the two-year period 1623-1625, and Maddalena Durazzo, he was born in Genoa around 1590. His dogal mandate, the sixty-fourth in biennial succession and the one hundred and nineteenth in republican history, was among the public events characterized by the attempted conspiracy of the noble Stefano Raggio against various exponents of the Genoese nobility and, among these, also the doge Giacomo De Franchi Toso. In the religious field the Doge Giacomo De Franchi Toso tried to assert his institutional role, and therefore of the sovereignty of the republic, repeatedly denouncing with abuse the official abuse of civil jurisdiction committed by the Genoese clergy, and in particular of Cardinal Stefano Durazzo which the Holy See removed from Genoa for a certain period. When the Dogate ceased on 1 August 1650 and appointed perpetual procurator, he still worked for the Genoese state, establishing economic relations with Bank of Saint George. De Franchi Toso died in 1657.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Buonadonna, Sergio. Rosso doge. I dogi della Repubblica di Genova dal 1339 al 1797 (in Italian). De Ferrari.
  2. ^ "DE FRANCHI, Giacomo in "Dizionario Biografico"". (in Italian). Retrieved 2020-07-29.