Cornaro family

Ca' Cornaro, one of eight palaces along Venice's Grand Canal commissioned by the Cornaro family.
Bernini's Ecstasy of Saint Theresa from the Cornaro family chapel in the church of Santa Maria della Vittoria in Rome.

The Cornaro, also known as Corner, are a patrician family in Venice, from which for centuries senior office-holders and Doges sprung.

Members include

They had eight palaces on the Grand Canal, Venice at different times, and commissioned many famous monuments and works of art, including Bernini's Ecstasy of St Theresa in the Cornaro Chapel of Santa Maria della Vittoria in Rome (1652). In Greece the island of Scarpanto was their fief from the early 14th century until the Ottoman conquest.

Other Cornaros (possibly related) include:

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