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Aveva 63 anni (era nato il 26 giugno 1726 da Lodovico Alvise e Maria Basadonna).

Era stato capitano a Vicenza e a Verona, podestà a Brescia e procuratore di S. Marco de ultra dal 15 novembre 1763.

Fu convinto ed autorizzato ad abdicare: il 12 maggio 1797 presentò in Maggior Consiglio la parte che conteneva l’abdicazione dell’aristocrazia in favore della democrazia per il bene supremo della patria. I patrizi gettarono le palle nell’urna. Erano presenti cinquecentotrentasette patrizi — scrive Molmenti — quando per legge se ne sarebbero richiesti almeno seicento. Sul numero dei votanti non c’è mai stato accordo: 512 sì, 20 no e 5 astenuti; il patrizio Lippomano, che era presente, in una lettera al proprio genero Querini in Francia, scrisse che la parte proposta dal doge passò con 704 sì, 12 no e 26 astenuti; nelle sue memorie il doge Manin ci dice che ci furono 704 sì, 15 no e 12 astenuti.

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