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Vitale Candiano was the 24th doge of the Republic of Venice.

He probably was the fourth son of the 22nd doge, Pietro IV Candiano. He was elected by the popular assembly in September of 978 CE, after having fled his predecessor Pietro I Orseolo to Saxony. Voluntarily abdicates after serving as Doge for 14 months.

Relationships with the empire of the West

At time, relationship between Venice and Western Empire was rocky because, in 976 CE, Venetian citizens revolted and killed Doge Peter IV Candiano. Granted, he was a despotic leader, but the Western Emperor, Otto II, supported him and he was related by his second marriage to both Otto II's family and that of the King of Italy.


Fourteen months after being elected, Vitale Candiano abdicated, for health reasons. He withdrew to the convent of Sant'Ilario and lived monastic life. In 1017 CE, died there and was buried.

Political offices
Preceded by
Pietro I Orseolo
Doge of Venice
Succeeded by
Tribuno Memmo



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