Galeazzo Ciano

Italian noble, diplomat and politician (1903-1944)

Gian Galeazzo Ciano, 2nd Count of Cortellazzo and Buccari (18 March 190311 January 1944) was Foreign Minister of Fascist Italy from 1936 until 1943 and Benito Mussolini's son-in-law.

Galeazzo Ciano, 1937


  • As always, victory will have a hundred fathers, but defeat will never be acknowledged by anyone at all.
    • Galeazzo Ciano (1946) The Ciano Diaries, 1939-1943. Milan: Rizzoli. p. 594; Original cited in: Emerging Infectious diseases. Vol 2, Nr 1, Jan.-March 1996. p. 61
    • Original: Come sempre, la vittoria trova cento padri, e nessuno vuole riconoscere l'insuccesso.
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