Galeazzo Ciano

1903 - 1944

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Gian Galeazzo Ciano, 2nd Count of Cortellazzo and Buccari ( CHAH-noh, Italian: [ɡaleˈattso ˈtʃaːno]; 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. During this period, he was widely seen as Mussolini's most probable successor as head of government. 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Galeazzo Ciano has received more than 1,167,694 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Galeazzo Ciano is the 1,736th most popular politician (down from 1,170th in 2019), the 648th most popular biography from Italy (down from 481st in 2019) and the 112th most popular Italian Politician.

Galeazzo Ciano was an Italian politician and diplomat. He was the Italian Foreign Minister from 1936 to 1943, and Mussolini's son-in-law. He was executed by the partisans in 1944.

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Among politicians, Galeazzo Ciano ranks 1,736 out of 19,576Before him are Seti II, Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Ioannis Metaxas, Nikola IV Zrinski, Karl Renner, and Uesugi Kenshin. After him are Ptolemy VII Neos Philopator, Salome Zourabichvili, Perseus of Macedon, Chiang Ching-kuo, Harthacnut, and Nikephoros III Botaneiates.

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Among people born in 1903, Galeazzo Ciano ranks 22Before him are Adolf Butenandt, Andrey Kolmogorov, Kane Tanaka, Jan Tinbergen, Anaïs Nin, and Mustafa Barzani. After him are José Antonio Primo de Rivera, Hugo Theorell, Hans Jonas, Nikolai Podgorny, Igor Kurchatov, and Jiro Horikoshi. Among people deceased in 1944, Galeazzo Ciano ranks 26Before him are Ludwig Beck, Ernst Thälmann, Chūichi Nagumo, Florence Foster Jenkins, Hilma af Klint, and Milena Jesenská. After him are Louis Renault, Henning von Tresckow, Wang Jingwei, Friedrich Olbricht, Arthur Eddington, and Aristide Maillol.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Galeazzo Ciano ranks 648 out of 5,161Before him are Luca Signorelli (1450), Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1549), Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia (1701), Luigi Riva (1944), Statius (40), and Marie Adélaïde of Savoy (1685). After him are Francesco Redi (1626), Giovanni Gabrieli (1557), Bernardo Provenzano (1933), Desiderius (710), Pope Telesphorus (100), and Gabriele Amorth (1925).


Among politicians born in Italy, Galeazzo Ciano ranks 112Before him are Kurt Schuschnigg (1897), Tancred, Prince of Galilee (1072), Giuliano de' Medici, Duke of Nemours (1479), Libius Severus (420), Marozia (890), and Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia (1701). After him are Desiderius (710), Catherine Cornaro (1454), Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies (1810), Henry of Germany (1211), Palmiro Togliatti (1893), and Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence (1510).