Marcantonio Barbaro

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Marcantonio Barbaro (1518–1595) was an Italian diplomat of the Republic of Venice.wikipedia
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Barbaro family

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He was born in Venice into the aristocratic Barbaro family.
The brothers Daniele Barbaro and Marcantonio Barbaro, were patrons of the architect Andrea Palladio and the painter Paolo Veronese.

Francesco Barbaro (patriarch of Aquileia)

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Barbaro married Giustina Giustiniani in 1534 and they had four sons, one of which, Francesco, became Patriarch of Aquileia, and another, Alvise, married a daughter of Jacopo Foscarini.
He was the great-grandson of Francesco Barbaro and son of Marcantonio Barbaro.

Daniele Barbaro

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On the death of Francesco Barbaro, Marcantonio and his elder brother Daniele Barbaro jointly inherited a country estate at Maser.
On the death of his father, he inherited a country estate with his brother Marcantonio Barbaro.

Andrea Palladio

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There was already a house on the estate, but the brothers replaced it with a new house designed for them by the architect Palladio; this Villa Barbaro is now preserved as part of the World Heritage Site "City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto".
Villa Barbaro (begun 1557) at Maser was an imposing suburban villa, built for the brothers Marcantonio and Daniele Barbaro, who were respectively occupied with politics and religious affairs in the Veneto, or Venice region.

Villa Barbaro

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There was already a house on the estate, but the brothers replaced it with a new house designed for them by the architect Palladio; this Villa Barbaro is now preserved as part of the World Heritage Site "City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto".
It was designed and built by the Italian architect Andrea Palladio, with frescos by Paolo Veronese and sculptures by Alessandro Vittoria for Daniele Barbaro, Patriarch of Aquileia and ambassador to Queen Elizabeth I of England, and his brother Marcantonio an ambassador to King Charles IX of France.

Ottoman–Venetian War (1570–1573)

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Barbaro negotiated a peace treaty in the aftermath of his country's loss of Cyprus in 1571 and the Battle of Lepanto later the same year.
By early 1570, the Ottoman preparations and the warnings sent by the Venetian bailo at Constantinople, Marco Antonio Barbaro, had convinced the Signoria that war was imminent.

Palmanova

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He was involved in the development of the fortress town of Palmanova.
Marcantonio Barbaro headed a group of Venetian noblemen in charge of building the town, Marcantonio Martinego was in charge of construction, and Giulio Savorgnan acted as an adviser.

Battle of Lepanto

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Barbaro negotiated a peace treaty in the aftermath of his country's loss of Cyprus in 1571 and the Battle of Lepanto later the same year.
Sultan Selim II's Chief Minister, the Grand Vizier Mehmed Sokullu, even boasted to the Venetian emissary Marcantonio Barbaro that the Christian triumph at Lepanto caused no lasting harm to the Ottoman Empire, while the capture of Cyprus by the Ottomans in the same year was a significant blow, saying that:

Republic of Venice

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Marcantonio Barbaro (1518–1595) was an Italian diplomat of the Republic of Venice.

Venice

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He was born in Venice into the aristocratic Barbaro family.

Patriarchate of Aquileia

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Barbaro married Giustina Giustiniani in 1534 and they had four sons, one of which, Francesco, became Patriarch of Aquileia, and another, Alvise, married a daughter of Jacopo Foscarini.

Maser, Veneto

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On the death of Francesco Barbaro, Marcantonio and his elder brother Daniele Barbaro jointly inherited a country estate at Maser.

World Heritage Site

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There was already a house on the estate, but the brothers replaced it with a new house designed for them by the architect Palladio; this Villa Barbaro is now preserved as part of the World Heritage Site "City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto".

Palladian villas of the Veneto

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There was already a house on the estate, but the brothers replaced it with a new house designed for them by the architect Palladio; this Villa Barbaro is now preserved as part of the World Heritage Site "City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto".

Nymphaeum

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Marcantonio Barbaro was an amateur sculptor, and seems to have focused mainly on the garden of the new house (in particular, a water feature, the nymphaeum).

San Francesco della Vigna

However, Marcantonio was not buried at Maser, but rather in the family chapel in San Francesco della Vigna in Venice.

University of Padua

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Marcantonio was educated at the University of Padua.

Rector (academia)

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In the 1590s he was to return to the university as its Rector.

Savi di Terraferma

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In 1560, he held the office of Savio di Terraferma.

Bailo of Constantinople

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and later served as bailo of Constantinople, i.e. ambassador to the Sublime Porte (Ottoman Empire) from 1568–73 and again in 1574.

Sublime Porte

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and later served as bailo of Constantinople, i.e. ambassador to the Sublime Porte (Ottoman Empire) from 1568–73 and again in 1574.

Cyprus

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Barbaro negotiated a peace treaty in the aftermath of his country's loss of Cyprus in 1571 and the Battle of Lepanto later the same year.

Friuli

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In 1583, he was instructed by the Senate to map the Friulan frontier to avoid border disputes.

Doge of Venice

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Barbaro was a candidate for Doge of Venice in 1570, 1578, 1585, and 1595.