Son of Girolamo and Isabella Cappello, he was born in Venice on March 10, 1548. In 1571 he was already a military governor against the Turks, then in Peschiera an official of the Ten Sages, in charge of processions, commerce and health, a senator of Pregadi, in charge of farm production and legal contracts, a censor of the Council of Ten, a Great Sage, captain of Padua in 1599, in 1601 ambassador to Henry IV who knighted him, Reformer of the School of Padua in 1602, 1608, 1612, 1615 and 1617, and promoted to the rank of Procurator of San Marco on July 3, 1603. Again in 1606 he was one of three senators elected to oversee the government and tranquillity of the city, then as official in Friuli and later general and ambassador in Rome, and lastly superintendent general on terra firma in the wars against the archdukes, and one of the commissioners in the peace negotiations. Elected Doge, he held this highest office for over five years, and died on August 13, 1623.
The Works of Galileo Galilei, national edition edited by Antonio Favaro, Florence, Barbčra, 1899-1909, vol. XX, Biographical Index, to v.
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