Jacopo Contarini

Jacopo Contarini (1194-1280) was the 47th Doge of Venice, from 6 September 1275 to his abdication on 6 March 1280.

Jacopo Contarini
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Grosso of Jacopo Contarini
Doge of Venice
In office
Personal details
Coat of arms of Jacopo Contarini

Although he came from one of the most illustrious Venetian families, Contarini was not considered an influential person and he was probably chosen as a compromise between the two major factions. Being already in his eighties and unable to face the position's challenges - a revolt in Istria and Crete and a war with Ancona - he abdicated as Doge after five years and retired to a monastery, where he died the same year. He was probably buried in the church of Frari. He was married to one Jacobina.[1]


Political offices
Preceded by
Lorenzo Tiepolo
Doge of Venice
1275 – 1280
Succeeded by
Giovanni Dandolo