Aveva 72 anni (era nato nel 1390) ed era stato tra l’altro ambasciatore presso la Santa Sede di Eugenio IV e Niccolò V.

Il 14 settembre 1448, infine, era stato eletto procuratore di S. Marco de ultra.

Sul recto delle monete coniate sotto il suo dogado provvide a far scrivere la frase Religionis et Iusticiae Cultor.

Era un bigotto di lunga pezza, casto sin da giovane. Si racconta che si rifiutò ad una monaca che era scappata dal convento per unirsi a lui.

Era però un uomo con una solida esperienza amministrativa.

Eletto doge ricevette consigli dall’amico frate camaldolese Mauro Lapi di Firenze, che gli raccomandò di imporre il taglio dei capelli agli zazzeroni del tempo e proibire i lunghi strascichi alle ragazze.

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