Aveva 68 anni (era nato nel 1080).

Buon militare e abile diplomatico, egli attuò all’interno come all’esterno una politica di riappacificazione e di serenità.

All’esterno ottenne la riconoscenza del basileus per l’alleanza vittoriosa contro i normanni e quindi una nuova crisobolla che garantì vantaggi economici e commerciali e l’ingrandimento del quartiere veneziano lungo il Corno d’Oro.

All’interno riuscì a riportare la pace tra le famiglie che si erano scontrate sotto il governo del suo predecessore, Pietro Polani, approfittando delle vittorie militari ottenute contro i normanni da Naimero e Giovanni Polani. Questi ultimi con la loro flotta di 60 galee avevano liberato Corfù, che Ruggero II d’Altavilla occupava (1147), mettendo i normanni in condizione di non nuocere agli interessi dei bizantini. Non appena i Polani rientrarono a Venezia (1149), il nuovo doge eletto li fece riappacificare con i Badoer e con il patriarca Enrico Dandolo.

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