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Pietro Mocenigo (1406 – 1476) was doge of Venice from 1474 to 1476.

He was one of the greatest Venetian admirals, and revived the fortunes of his country's navy, which had fallen very low after the defeat at Negropont in 1470. In 1472 he captured and destroyed Smyrna; the following year he placed Catherine Cornaro, queen of Cyprus, under Venetian protection, and by that means the republic obtained possession of the island in 1475. He then defeated the Turks who were besieging Scutari, but he there contracted an illness of which he died.

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Preceded by
Nicolo Marcello
Doge of Venice
Succeeded by
Andrea Vendramin


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