Pietro Badoglio (Badoglio Pietro)( Prime Minister of Italy.)
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Biography Pietro Badoglio (Badoglio Pietro)
Born September 28, 1871 in Gratstsano Monferrato in Piedmont. He graduated from military academy in Turin, served in East Africa and Libya. In the First World War became a general, then - Chief of General Staff. In 1924, Mussolini was sent as ambassador to Brazil, and in 1925 the newly appointed Chief of General Staff. In 1928-1934 - the Governor-General of Libya. In 1935, became commander of Italian troops in the Italo-Ethiopian war, in May 1936 took Addis Ababa and completed the conquest of Ethiopia.
Badoglio was against the entry of Italy into World War II (11 June 1940). In December 1940, resigned from his post as Chief of Staff. July 25, 1943, after the arrest of Mussolini, King Victor Emmanuel III, Badoglio became prime minister. September 3 Italy signed an armistice with the Allies, and on September 8 announced the unconditional surrender. The fascist party was dissolved. In September 1943, with the beginning of the Nazi occupation of Italy, Badoglio moved together with the Government in Brindisi. October 13, 1943 Badoglio government declared war on Germany, while the Allied declaration appeared on the recognition of Italy 'co-belligerent Power'. June 10, 1944, six days after the liberation of Rome, Badoglio resigned. Died in Gratstsano Badoglio Badoglio-November 1, 1956.