Marino Faliero, Doge of Venice

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A drama in blank verse by Byron, published 1821, produced in the same year at Drury Lane, against Byron's wishes. Marino Faliero was elected doge of Venice in 1354 and the events of the play, based on historical facts, and inspired by Byron's period in Venice during 1816–17, occur in 1355. The conspiracy of the doge was also the subject of a tragedy by Swinburne.

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