Aveva 71 anni (era nato nel 1343) e lo chiamavano affettuosamente Tommasone.

Era scapolo, ma con una figlia naturale; poteva vantare buoni trascorsi militari e diplomatici.

Il 24 gennaio 1405 m.v. era stato eletto procuratore di S. Marco de supra.

Con lui iniziò una nuova consuetudine, il giro di Piazza S. Marco in pozzetto, portato a spalla dagli Arsenalotti, dal quale lanciava al popolo manciate di monete appena coniate e recanti il suo nome, mentre di solito il doge gettava monete coniate con il nome del suo predecessore.

Durante il suo dogado la Repubblica occupò Rovereto, conquistò il Friuli e l’Istria soggetti al patriarca di Aquileia, il resto della Dalmazia e rintuzzò la baldanza turca.

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