Aveva 74 anni (era nato nel 1667).

Grande amante delle lettere e della scienza, scrittore e poeta egli stesso, nonostante la sua cultura e il suo indiscusso mecenatismo non fu amato dalla gente, soprattutto dai nobili decaduti che lo consideravano da sempre una persona poco munifica. Fece parte dell’Accademia letteraria dell’Arcadia con lo pseudonimo di Armiro Elettreo.

Durante il suo dogado fu introdotta l’illuminazione pubblica e si istituì l’Accademia di Pittura e Scultura.

In politica estera la Repubblica continuò a rimanere neutrale.

Con un breve del 6 luglio 1751 papa Benedetto XIV (1740-1758), cedendo alle pressioni politiche degli Asburgo, creò l’arcidiocesi di Udine sopprimendo così il Patriarcato di Aquileia.

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