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Cornaro, the name of a noble Venetian family, of whom the most noted are: - (1) Caterina (1454-1510), who married James II. of Cyprus, and after his death started a sort of court of poets and scholars at Asolo. Her portrait by Titian is well-known. (2) Luigi (1467-1566), who after a stormy youth entered upon a course of strict temperance and moderation, and lived to a great age. He wrote at the ages of 83, 86, 91, and 95 upon temperance, and his works have been widely read.