Born in Vicenza he graduated at the University of Padua in law and worked as lawyer, when Vicenza was part Kingdom of Lombardy–Venetia In 1849 he fought against the Austrian Empire during the First Italian War of Independence and after the Battle of Novara he was forced to left his birth town to live in exile in the Kingdom of Sardinia where he was for brief time minister. From 1849 to 1859 he was elected as member of chamber of deputies the lower house of the parliament. After the birth of the Kingdom of Italy his political career continued and become between 1862 and 1863 president of the lower house of the parliament of the kingdom. In 1866 after the Third Italian War of Independence he was named by king Victor Emmanuel II senator. In the 1870s he was also president of the appeal court of Venice ( the highest judiciary body in the region of Veneto ).In 1876 he was elected president of the Senate and was forced to resigned from this post due to his strong support to the irredentismo. He died in Venice in 1886.