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He was born in 1419 and was 67 years old, the younger brother of the previous Doge Marco.

Widower of Isabetta Soranzo , who had given him 5 children (4 girls and a boy), he was ambitious and boasted a good military and political career: he was among other things the mayor of Verona (1478) and Padua (1482), where his only son, Francesco, died; since then he grew the white beard with which he is portrayed at Villa Barbarigo in Valsanzibio (fraction of Galzignano Terme, near Padua).

He was captain general in the war of Ferrara or of the salt (1482-1484) and procurator of S. Marco de supra (25 November 1485).

He was described as a doge of great presence and eloquence, Homo de dignna statura, de admiranda prexentia et non veduta la talle in our times , very wise, eloquent, of much memory and firm character. As doge he wanted the kiss of the hand and the genuflection of those who approached him. Before entering the Doge's Palace (March 19, 1492), restored after the fire of 1483, he demanded his heraldic coat of arms on all the jambs and fireplaces.

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