Galeazzo Ciano

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Galeazzo Ciano, 1937

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.


  • 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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