Girolamo Priuli (1486–1567)

Girolamo Priuli
Lifetime Doge of the Most Serene Republic of Venice
In office
Preceded by Lorenzo Priuli
Succeeded by Pietro Loredan
Personal details
Born 1486
Died 4 November 1567
Spouse(s) Elena Diedo

Girolamo Priuli (1486 in Venice 4 November 1567 in Venice) was a Venetian noble, who served as the eighty-third Doge of Venice, from 1 September 1559 until his sudden death from a stroke in 1567.


He was the elder brother of the preceding doge, Lorenzo Priuli. Girolamo's face is familiar from Tintoretto's portrait.

Girolamo was the son of Alvise Peruli and his wife Chiara Lion.

As a man of culture he seemed insignificant in relation to his brother; ineloquent, he was at first scarcely popular but gained respect through the works embellishing the city that he achieved as doge, in a period, above all, of peace for the Repubblica Serenissima.

His early career established him as an able merchant, though not among the most prominent. He served as procuratore di San Marco.

His marriage with Elena Diedo produced a son.

Monument and tombs of Doges Lorenzo Priuli and Gerolamo Priuli, by Cesare Franco.
Political offices
Preceded by
Lorenzo Priuli
Doge of Venice
Succeeded by
Pietro Loredan
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