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Galeazzo Ciano

  • Birth 18 Mar 1903 Livorno, Provincia di Livorno, Toscana, Italy
  • Death 11 Jan 1944 Verona, Provincia di Verona, Veneto, Italy
  • Burial Livorno, Provincia di Livorno, Toscana, Italy
  • Plot Family tomb
  • Memorial ID 45550430

Italian Diplomat. Early into his adulthood he entered into a diplomatic career, married Italian leader Benito Mussolini's daughter Edda in 1930, and became Italy's Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1936. He helped to create the Rome-Berlin Axis and the military pact with Germany, and was in part responsible for the attack on Greece in 1940. In 1943 Ciano was dismissed as Foreign Minister and made ambassador to the Vatican. At the meeting of the Fascist Grand Council that preceded his father-in-law's dismissal by the king in 1943, Ciano voted against Mussolini. He was later arrested by the Germans, transferred to the Fascist authorities in Northern Italy, and executed for high treason.

Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
  • Added: 16 Dec 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 45550430
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Galeazzo Ciano (18 Mar 1903–11 Jan 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 45550430, citing Cimitero Della Purificazione, Livorno, Provincia di Livorno, Toscana, Italy ; Maintained by Find A Grave .