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.

History[edit]

He began the Venetian policy of expansion on the mainland after 932. Pietro 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. His son, Pietro III Candiano, would become doge in 942.

Political offices
Preceded by
Orso II Participazio
Doge of Venice
932–939
Succeeded by
Pietro Participazio