|Doge of Venice|
Coat of arms
The following is a list of all of the Doges of Venice ordered by the dates of their reigns.
For more than 1,000 years, the chief magistrate and leader of the city of Venice and later of the Most Serene Republic of Venice was styled the Doge, a rare but not unique Italian title derived from the Latin Dux. Doges of Venice were elected for life by the city-state's aristocracy. Commonly the person selected as Doge was one of the shrewdest elders in the city. The Venetian combination of elaborate monarchic pomp and a republican (though "aristocratic") constitution with intricate checks and balances makes "La serenissima" (Venice) a textbook example of a crowned republic.
Doges before War of the Holy League
- Main Article List of Doges of Venice
| Leonardo Loredan|
1501 - 1 February 1518
|1436||Giustina Giustiniani||1 February 1518|
| Poalo Sommaripa |
28 February 1518 - Present