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Amedeo Guillet

The Comandante Diavolo

Amedeo graduated from the Academy of Infantry and Cavalry of Modena in 1930 and began his career in the Regio Esercito Italiano. He was one of the greatest cavalryman of his time, both in civil and military fields. Still, as of the date of this writing, Amedeo rides his beloved thoroughbreds in Ireland at the age of 92.

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Benito Mussolini

Portrait of Benito Mussolini

Benito Mussolini managed to assume the powers of all the government offices in order to regain control of the economy.

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Gian Galeazzo Ciano

Ciano waving to the public in Yugoslavia

Gian Galeazzo Ciano was born in Livorno, Italy on 18 March 1903. He was the son of Admiral Costanzo Ciano, who had won the medal of honor in World War I. Ciano inherited the dreams and ideals of his father and eventually moved to Rome to pursue his career.

Umberto di Savoia principe del Piemonte

Umberto di Savoia principe del Piemonte

He was promoted Marshal on October 29, 1942. He became King of Italy as Umberto II on May 10, 1946 after the abdication of his father. But when the Italians voted in a referendum to transform their state into a Republic, he had to vacate the throne and left for exile in Switzerland. He died in Geneva on March 18, 1983.