Giovanni Messe

1883 - 1968

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Giovanni Messe (10 December 1883 – 18 December 1968) was an Italian field marshal and politician. In the Second World War, he was captured in Tunisia, but made chief of staff of the Italian Co-belligerent Army after the armistice of September 1943. Later he was an elected representative in the Italian Senate. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giovanni Messe has received more than 300,474 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Giovanni Messe is the 331st most popular military personnel (up from 349th in 2019), the 960th most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,025th in 2019) and the 17th most popular Military Personnel.

Giovanni Messe was a general in the Italian army during World War II. He led the troops in the Battle of Monte Cassino and was later made commander of the Italian Expeditionary Force in Russia.

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Among military personnels, Giovanni Messe ranks 331 out of 1,468Before him are Hugo Sperrle, Shoichi Yokoi, Hans-Jürgen von Arnim, Friedrich Dollmann, Titus Labienus, and Yamagata Aritomo. After him are Polyperchon, Baiju, Eduard von Böhm-Ermolli, Italo Gariboldi, Albert Pike, and Hans-Valentin Hube.

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Among people born in 1883, Giovanni Messe ranks 39Before him are Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov, Norman Haworth, Peter Kürten, Alexander Yegorov, Angela Hitler, and Nina Ricci. After him are Gottfried Feder, Zaifeng, Prince Chun, Douglas Fairbanks, Georgios Papanikolaou, Döme Sztójay, and Max Linder. Among people deceased in 1968, Giovanni Messe ranks 29Before him are Kees van Dongen, Henry Hallett Dale, Neal Cassady, Pitirim Sorokin, Kirill Meretskov, and José Nasazzi. After him are Alexandre Kojève, Ivan Ribar, Lucio Fontana, Vasily Sokolovsky, Nikolaus von Falkenhorst, and Alice Guy-Blaché.

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Among people born in Italy, Giovanni Messe ranks 960 out of 4,668Before him are Gabriele Falloppio (1523), Eros Ramazzotti (1963), Carla Bruni (1967), Vincenzo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua (1562), Titus Labienus (-100), and Fabio Cannavaro (1973). After him are Paolo Borsellino (1940), Eduard von Böhm-Ermolli (1856), Italo Gariboldi (1879), Hippolytus of Rome (170), Antonio Caldara (1670), and Hugo Pratt (1927).


Among military personnels born in Italy, Giovanni Messe ranks 17Before him are Sejanus (-20), Federico da Montefeltro (1422), Italo Balbo (1896), Emilio De Bono (1866), Roger de Flor (1267), and Titus Labienus (-100). After him are Eduard von Böhm-Ermolli (1856), Italo Gariboldi (1879), Raimondo Montecuccoli (1609), Luigi Cadorna (1850), Erasmo of Narni (1370), and Prince Emanuele Filiberto, Duke of Aosta (1869).