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Michele Steno (born Venice, 1331 - died there December 26, 1413) was a Venetian statesman; he served as the 63rd Doge of Venice from December 1, 1400 until his death. He was a compromise choice as doge, as previous votes had become deadlocked. Steno was from a family of some, though not great, wealth, and had lived a dissolute life in youth; he and a number of other young men were at one point were nearly executed by the government for covering the Doge's throne with "ignominious" inscriptions against Marino Faliero and his wife. He later served as proveditor of Venice, and proved a capable diplomat. Upon becoming Doge he took to dressing like Lorenzo Celsi, who had been known for his elegance of dress.

Steno was succeeded as Doge by Tommaso Mocenigo.


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