Sen. Alvise Cornaro (G-20)

Born: 4 October 1588

Died: 19 May 1641

SEN. ALVISE CORNARO, a member of the Cornaro della Regina branch of the family in its S. Polo line, was the son of Doge Giovanni Cornaro (G-12). He held important (and costly) posts abroad on behalf of the Republic, including the post of Ambassador to Spain, 1619. He is primarily remembered, however, for his efforts to discourage his father from accepting the post of Doge in 1624 because -- since the award of offices to the children of Doges was prohibited -- his own budding diplomatic career would be interrupted.

1997 C. I. Gable