Who's Who in Venice
The Essential Guide to all our Influential Citizens
One of the most important families in Venice.
Who is he?
Gratiano is the brother of Brabantio, one of Venice’s leading senators. He is concerned to support his brother and the family to ensure they retain their reputation and position at the top of Venetian society.
Gratiano is an important member of the family and will take over as the leader of the family should anything happen to Brabantio. Gratiano is as concerned as his brother that his niece Desdemona has secretly married Othello as he also feels that she should have married a more suitable man from another noble Venetian family.