Gian Galeazzo Ciano, 2nd Count of Cortellazzo and Buccari

Gian Galeazzo
Ciano, 2nd Count of Cortellazzo and Buccari
1903
1944

Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs shot by firing squad at the behest of his father-in-law, Mussolini, under pressure from Nazi Germany

Author Quotes

The war on Germany's side should not be and never will: it would be a crime and a idiocy. However, for now I do not see why. However, if anything, against Germany. Never together. This is my point of view. That of Mussolini is exactly the opposite: never against, and when we are ready, together to break down the democracies, which, however, are the only countries with which you can make a serious and honest policy.

The Catholic Church has always been detrimental to Italy. In 1915 he was with Austria, it is now against Germany.

The German decision to fight is implacable. Even if they were given more than they ask, they would attack just the same, because they are possessed by the demon of destruction.

Victory has a hundred fathers but defeat is an orphan.

As always, victory finds a hundred fathers, but defeat is an orphan.

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First Name
Gian Galeazzo
Last Name
Ciano, 2nd Count of Cortellazzo and Buccari
Birth Date
1903
Death Date
1944
Bio

Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs shot by firing squad at the behest of his father-in-law, Mussolini, under pressure from Nazi Germany