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Badoglio, Pietro

Born: 1871 AD
Died: 1956 AD
Nationality: Italian
Categories: Governor General, Politician

1871 – Born on the 28th of September in Grazzano Monferrato.

1890 – Graduated from military academy.

1895-1898 – Served his first campaign in Africa.

1906 – Attached to the general staff in Rome as a captain.

1911-1912 – Gained battlefield promotion to major in the Libyan campaign he became a lieutenant colonel of the general staff.

1916 – Badoglio brilliantly broke through the Austrian lines conquered Mount Sabotino (Gorizia).

1919 – Became senator and chief of army staff.

1924 – Appointed as ambassador to Brazil.

1926 – Chief of General Staff.

1929 – He was ennobled as the Marchese of Sabotino and was awarded the highest Italian honor, the Collar of the Annunziata.

1935 – Mussolini hastily appointed Badoglio supreme commissar, and he achieved a rapid, total victory in 1936.

1943 – Appointed the 72-year-old Badoglio prime minister with a mandate to end the war.

1944 – He held power precariously and only through Allied support, which ceased with Rome’s liberation

1956 – He died 1st of November in Grazzano Monferrato.