Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Contarini, the name of an illustrious family of Venice, members of which have won renown as doges, senators, cardinals, painters, and professors. Andrea Contarini, elected doge in 1367, defeated the Genoese at Chiozza, and rescued the republic from impending subjection. He died in 1382. Domenico Contarini was doge in 1659, when the Turks were besieging Candia, which surrendered to them in 1667. He died in 1674.