Lodovico is a kinsman of Brabantio’s. He leads the Venetian party that comes to Cyprus after Othello’s victory to proclaim Cassio the new governor.
He is shocked to find Othello publicly shaming his wife and worries about the general’s sanity. Walking home with Desdemona’s uncle Gratiano, he comes across the wounded Cassio. He takes command on arriving at Desdemona’s bedchamber, order Othello disarmed and leading the interrogations, the answers to which he will take to inform the Senate in Venice. He is an upright, honest gentleman.