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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. Ciano saw action in the Italo-Ethiopian War (1935–36) and was appointed Foreign Minister on his return. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Galeazzo Ciano has received more than 943,644 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Galeazzo Ciano is the 1,182nd most popular politician (up from 1,280th in 2019), the 482nd most popular biography from Italy (up from 521st in 2019) and the 72nd 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 1,182 out of 15,577Before him are Roh Moo-hyun, Ælla of Northumbria, Al-Walid I, Túpac Amaru, Decebalus, and Jeongjong of Joseon. After him are Antiochus I Soter, Jefferson Davis, Alexei Rykov, Alexander Kolchak, Vajiralongkorn, and Brennus.

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Among people born in 1903, Galeazzo Ciano ranks 15Before him are John Dillinger, Vladimir Horowitz, Mark Rothko, Kane Tanaka, Habib Bourguiba, and Fernandel. After him are Marguerite Yourcenar, Rudolf Abel, Andrey Kolmogorov, Yasujirō Ozu, Anaïs Nin, and Adolf Butenandt. Among people deceased in 1944, Galeazzo Ciano ranks 20Before him are Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Alexis Carrel, Marc Bloch, Ludwig Beck, and Michael Wittmann. After him are Friedrich Olbricht, Chūichi Nagumo, Ernst Thälmann, Milena Jesenská, Florence Foster Jenkins, and Charles Glover Barkla.

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Among people born in Italy, Galeazzo Ciano ranks 482 out of 4,668Before him are Pope Benedict IV (860), Marcello Malpighi (1628), Josephine of Leuchtenberg (1807), Pope Sergius III (860), Pope Benedict VI (900), and Pope Valentine (780). After him are Giorgio Moroder (1940), Brennus (-500), Giuseppe Farina (1906), Giovanni Trapattoni (1939), Conrad IV of Germany (1228), and Gabriele D'Annunzio (1863).


Among politicians born in Italy, Galeazzo Ciano ranks 72Before him are Petronius Maximus (396), Queen Paola of Belgium (1937), Dionysius I of Syracuse (-430), Scipio Aemilianus (-185), Piero di Cosimo de' Medici (1416), and Gaius Gracchus (-154). After him are Brennus (-500), Conrad IV of Germany (1228), Francesco I Sforza (1401), Lentulus Batiatus (-200), Trebonianus Gallus (206), and Totila (500).