Sebastiano Mocenigo

Sebastiano Mocenigo
Doge of Venice
Reign 24 August 1722 – 21 May 1732
Coronation 1722
Born 29 August 1662
Died 21 May 1732 (1732-05-22) (aged 69)
Full name
Alvise III Sebastiano Mocenigo

Alvise III Sebastiano Mocenigo (1662–1732) was the 112 Doge of Venice from 1722 to 1732. He was even Provveditore Generale (Governor) of Venetian Dalmatia for two times.


Venetian "Blazon" in Corfu, dedicated to Sebastiano Alvise Mocenigo

Born into one of the most important families (House of Mocenigo) of the Venetian aristocracy, he was a famous "Doge" of the Republic of Venice in the 18th century, when the power of Venice started to decline. He dedicated his political life to defending Venetian possessions in the Balkans from the Ottoman Empire. When the second Ottoman siege of Corfu occurred in 1718, he was mainly responsible for strengthening Venetian fortifications that successfully resisted the attack.

In 1696 he was named "Provveditore generale di Dalmazia" until 1702, then again from 1717 to 1720. Two years later he was elected Doge: he remained in charge ten years until his death in 1732.

The "Linea Mocenigo" [1] in 1718 Dalmatia was named after him. Indeed in Dalmatia -after the Treaty of Passarowitz- he obtained some small advances for Venetian Dalmatia, taking the areas of Signo, Imoschi and Vrgorac in the hinterland: because of this fact the new borderline was given his name.[2]

See also


  1. Map of Linea Mocenigo
  2. Linea Mocenigo (in Italian)


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Political offices
Preceded by
Giovanni II Cornaro
Doge of Venice
Succeeded by
Carlo Ruzzini
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