Galeazzo Ciano, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Galeazzo Ciano

Italian politician

Date of Birth: 18-Mar-1903

Place of Birth: Livorno, Tuscany, Italy

Date of Death: 11-Jan-1944

Profession: politician, jurist, diplomat, diarist

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Galeazzo Ciano

  • Gian Galeazzo Ciano, 2nd Count of Cortellazzo and Buccari ( CHAH-noh, Italian: [gale'attso 't?a?no]; 18 March 1903 – 11 January 1944) was an Italian diplomat and politician who served as Foreign Minister in the government of his father-in-law, Benito Mussolini, from 1936 until 1943. He was the son of Admiral Costanzo Ciano, a founding member of the National Fascist Party; father and son both took part in Mussolini's March on Rome in 1922.
  • Ciano saw action in the Italo-Ethiopian War (1935–36) and was appointed Foreign Minister on his return.
  • Following a series of Axis defeats in the Second World War, Ciano began pushing for Italy's exit, and was dismissed from his post as a result.
  • He then served as ambassador to the Vatican. In July 1943, Ciano was among the members of the Grand Council of Fascism that forced Mussolini's ouster and subsequent arrest.
  • Ciano proceeded to flee to Germany but was arrested and turned over to Mussolini's new regime, the Italian Social Republic.
  • Under German pressure, Mussolini ordered Ciano's death, and in January 1944 he was executed by firing squad.Ciano wrote and left behind a diary that has been used as a source by several historians, including William Shirer in his The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich and in the four-hour HBO documentary-drama Mussolini and I.

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