Date of Birth: 1421.
Profession: Merchant Guild Leader, Noble.
Emilio Barbarigo. Titan of Venetian industry, terror of the underworld. Aided by his powerful family, he cornered the market through smart business practices such as edging out the competition and lobbying the government.
He funded the Venetian police force almost single-handedly, keeping the streets safe from crime and his finances tax-free.
Emilio claims to be a supporter of the republic. The problem is, once you own the police force, voting becomes... well... inefficient, as does, you know, opposition.