Luigi Palma di Cesnola, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Luigi Palma di Cesnola

United States Army Medal of Honor recipient

Date of Birth: 29-Jul-1832

Place of Birth: Rivarolo Canavese, Piedmont, Italy

Date of Death: 20-Nov-1904

Profession: military personnel, diplomat, archaeologist, anthropologist

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Leo

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About Luigi Palma di Cesnola

  • Luigi Palma di Cesnola (July 29, 1832 – November 20, 1904), an Italian-American soldier, diplomat and amateur archaeologist, was born in Rivarolo Canavese, near Turin.
  • He received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the American Civil War.
  • He was United States consul at Larnaca in Cyprus (1865–1877) and first Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (1879–1904).

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