A character profile for Leonato in Much Ado About nothing play by William Shakespeare.

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brendawm | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

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Leonato is the Governor of Messina, the father of Hero, and the uncle of Beatrice.  It is at  Leonato’s home where the action is set; he is second in power only to Don Pedro. 

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gbeatty | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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You can find a good discussion of Leonato in the enotes Character Analysis section on him: http://www.enotes.com/muchado/36292.