Diogenes Venizelos

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Diogenes Venizelos
Διογένης Βενιζέλος
Doge of Sinope
Assumed office
7 May 2001
Preceded by Nicomachus II
Councillor to the Doge
In office
5 February 1996 – 12 April 2001
Monarch Doge Nicomachus II
Personal details
Born Diogenes Eleftherios Venizelos
7 October 1952 (age 61)
Ragousa, Sinope
Spouse(s) Nikoleta Stavros
Children Maria
Alma mater University of Patras
Religion Atheism
Military service
Allegiance  Sinope Sinope
Service/branch YAK
Years of service 1975–1991
Rank Lieutenant Colonel

Diogenes Eleftherios Venizelos (Sinopian: Διογένης Ἐλευθέριος Βενιζέλος, born 7 October 1952) is the 185th and current Doge of Sinope, incumbent since 7 May 2001. For sixteen years Diogenes served as an officer in the YAK, rising to the rank of Antisyntagmatarchis (Ανχης) before he retired to enter politics in Braavos as part of his family in 1991. He was chosen in 1996 as Councillor to the Doge and joined Doge Nicomachus II's administration where he rose quickly, becoming the foreign affairs adviser until Nicomachus II died in early 2001. He was then elected Doge by the Republic and took office on 7 may 2001.