Italo Balbo

1896 - 1940

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Italo Balbo (6 June 1896 – 28 June 1940) was an Italian fascist politician and Blackshirts' leader who served as Italy's Marshal of the Air Force, Governor-General of Libya and Commander-in-Chief of Italian North Africa. Due to his young age, he was sometimes seen as a possible successor of dictator Benito Mussolini. After serving in World War I, Balbo became the leading Fascist organizer in his home region of Ferrara. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Italo Balbo has received more than 624,041 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Italo Balbo is the 256th most popular military personnel (down from 251st in 2019), the 787th most popular biography from Italy (down from 765th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Military Personnel.

Italo Balbo was an Italian Air Force officer and politician. He is most famous for being the first person to fly across the Atlantic Ocean from Europe to America.

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Among military personnels, Italo Balbo ranks 256 out of 1,468Before him are Pittacus of Mytilene, Franz Stangl, Rochus Misch, Otto Liman von Sanders, Ivan Bagramyan, and Władysław Sikorski. After him are Maurice de Saxe, Lothar Rendulic, Svetozar Boroević, Andranik, Alois Brunner, and Matthew C. Perry.

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Among people born in 1896, Italo Balbo ranks 29Before him are Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Donald Winnicott, Ernst Udet, Howard Hawks, Célestin Freinet, and Buenaventura Durruti. After him are Erich Koch, Helen of Greece and Denmark, Anna Anderson, Carl Ferdinand Cori, John Dos Passos, and A. J. Cronin. Among people deceased in 1940, Italo Balbo ranks 21Before him are Gerda Wegener, Wladimir Köppen, Isaac Babel, Julius Wagner-Jauregg, Paul Gottlieb Nipkow, and Spyridon Louis. After him are Verner von Heidenstam, Ze'ev Jabotinsky, John Buchan, Prince Frederick Charles of Hesse, Vsevolod Meyerhold, and Arthur Harden.

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Among people born in Italy, Italo Balbo ranks 787 out of 4,668Before him are Pope Leo V (870), Lucius Cornelius Cinna (-135), Ferruccio Busoni (1866), Charles Martel of Anjou (1271), Lorenzo Lotto (1480), and Peter, King of Hungary (1011). After him are Laura Bassi (1711), Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1671), Poliziano (1454), Carlo Gozzi (1720), Herod Agrippa II (28), and Curzio Malaparte (1898).


Among military personnels born in Italy, Italo Balbo ranks 13Before him are Matilda of Tuscany (1046), Giovanni Giustiniani (1418), Lucius Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus (-229), Gaius Claudius Glaber (-200), Sejanus (-20), and Federico da Montefeltro (1422). After him are Emilio De Bono (1866), Roger de Flor (1267), Titus Labienus (-100), Giovanni Messe (1883), Eduard von Böhm-Ermolli (1856), and Italo Gariboldi (1879).