Doge Antonio Contarini
The chief magistrate and leader of the Most Serene Republic of Venice
Elected as Doge of Venice in the midst of the Italian plague, which killed one third of the population of Venice including his predecessor, Contarini’s rule has been largely uneventful in the aftermath. The markets of St. Mark’s Square, many theaters, and the first public opera house have flourished. He has blessed privateers, such as La Dolce Vita, working to control the acts of Barbary pirates in the Adriatic.
Unmarried and devoted to the Republic, he is known as the Incorruptible by some. Followers of Renier Zen have been pleased with him, though Zen himself remains in exile.