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Faliero, or Falieri, Marino

Faliero, or Falieri, Marino, a Venetian of illustrious family, who in 1354, after many services to the state, was elected Doge at an advanced age. He entered into a conspiracy to massacre the senators and nobles, but his design being detected, he was beheaded (1355), and, instead of his portrait in the long line of chief magistrates preserved in the palace, there is a picture of the throne covered with a pall. Byron, who has made his fate the theme of a drama, attributes his treason to anger provoked by insults to his young wife.