Who's Who in Venice
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Maintaining his position in the Senate
Making an advantageous marriage for his beautiful daughter, Desdemona
Who is he?
Brabantio is one of the most highly respected senators in Venice. He brings a wealth of experience to the role and can be trusted to bring all his experience to bear on any decisions about the government of the state and to the leadership of our army.
Brabantio's family is of the highest standing in Venice. He and his relatives are very well connected and are at the heart of high society in the state. He has an eligible and beautiful daughter, Desdemona, but he has recently had to suffer the indignity of her going behind his back to marry General Othello. It is well-known that Brabantio would have preferred his only daughter to have married someone much better connected in Venice's high society circles than an outsider like Othello, who is without any of the valuable connections that a locally born husband would have brought to the match.