| Share
 

Pietro Badoglio

Badoglio, Pietro (pyāˈtrō bädôˈlyō) [key], 1871–1956, Italian soldier and public official. After serving in World War I, he was governor of Libya (1929–33) and succeeded Gen. Emilio de Bono as commander in chief in the Ethiopian conquest, which he brought (1936) to a victorious end. Created duke of Addis Ababa, he was briefly viceroy of Ethiopia, then chief of the Italian general staff until 1940. After the fall of Mussolini, he was made (1943) premier by King Victor Emmanuel III. He negotiated an armistice with the Allies, whom he joined in the war against Germany. Meeting with much opposition in Italy, he resigned in 1944. He wrote Italy in the Second World War (tr. 1948).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Pietro Badoglio from Infoplease:

  • Badoglio: meaning and definitions - Badoglio: Definition and Pronunciation
  • Victor Emmanuel III - Victor Emmanuel III Victor Emmanuel III, 1869–1947, king of Italy (1900–1946), emperor ...
  • Africa: Rulers - Africa: Rulers Congo: Rulers Theophile Theodore Joseph Antoine Baron Wahis, governor-general of the ...
  • Malta - Malta Profile: People, Government, Political Conditions, Foreign Relations, U.S.-Maltese Relations
  • Italy - Italy Profile: People and History, Government, Political Conditions, Economy, Foreign Relations, U.S.-Italy Relations

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Italian History: Biographies


Premium Partner Content
HighBeam Research
Documents Images and Maps Reference
(from Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, Newswires, Transcripts and Books)

Research our extensive archive of more than 80 million articles from 6,500 publications.

Additional search results provided by HighBeam Research, LLC. © Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring