Pietro II Candiano

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Pietro II Candiano (c. 872 – 939) was the nineteenth Doge of Venice between 932 and 939. He followed his father, Pietro I Candiano (887), Pietro Tribuno (888–912), and Orso II Participazio (912–932) to become Doge of Venice in 932.

He began the Venetian policy of expansion on the mainland after 932. Candiano II began a bitter economic blockading war against Istria early in his rule. He burnt Venice's neighbor and potential rival, Comacchio, to the ground following a trifling diplomatic incident. He was succeeded as Doge by his son, Pietro III Candiano.

Political offices
Preceded by
Orso II Participazio
Doge of Venice
Succeeded by
Pietro Participazio