Pietro II Candiano

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. 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
Succeeded by
Pietro Participazio
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