Giovanni Mocenigo

Giovanni Ser di Mocenigo, Jr. (1409 – November 4, 1485), Pietro Mocenigo's brother, was doge of Venice from 1478 to 1485. He fought at sea against the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II and on land against Ercole I d'Este, duke of Ferrara, from whom he recaptured Rovigo and the Polesine. He was interred in the Basilica di Santi Giovanni e Paolo, a traditional burial place of the doges. His dogaressa was Taddea Michiel (d. 1479), who was to be the last dogaressa to be crowned in Venice until Zilia Dandolo in 1557, almost a century later.[1][2]

Giovanni Mocenigo
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Portrait of Giovanni Mocenigo, by Gentile Bellini
Doge of Venice
In office
Preceded byAndrea Vendramin
Succeeded byMarco Barbarigo
Personal details
Venice, Republic of Venice
Died14 September 1485
Monument to Giovanni Mocenigo - Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Venice

Popular cultureEdit

  • In the video game Assassin's Creed II, Giovanni Mocenigo is poisoned by the fictional consigliere and Council of Ten member Carlo Grimaldi, which leads to Marco Barbarigo being installed as doge. This fictionalization was actually based on real-life speculations that Giovanni Mocenigo was poisoned.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Staley, Edgcumbe: The dogaressas of Venice : The wives of the doges. London : T. W. Laurie
  2. ^ "The Truth About Giordano Bruno". NCR. Retrieved 2020-09-12.
Political offices
Preceded by
Andrea Vendramin
Doge of Venice
Succeeded by
Marco Barbarigo