Giuseppe Volpi

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Giuseppe Volpi.

Giuseppe Volpi, 1st Count of Misurata (19 November 1877 – 16 November 1947) was an Italian businessman and politician.

Count Volpi developed utilities which brought electricity to Venice, northeast Italy, and the Balkans by 1903.[1]

In 1911-1912, he acted as a negotiator in ending the Italo-Turkish War.[2]

He was the governor of the colony of Tripolitania[3] from 1921 to until 1925.

As Italy's Finance Minister from 1925 until 1928, he successfully negotiated Italy's World War I debt repayment with the United States[4] and with England,[5] and pegged the value of the lira to the value of gold.[6] He was replaced in July 1928 by Antonio Moscini.[7]

He also founded the Venice Film Festival. His son is automobile racing manager Giovanni Volpi.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "John Berendt, The City of Fallen Angels". Penguin Books, 2005. Retrieved 2010-12-23. 
  2. ^ "Volpi's Commission". Time Magazine, November 2, 1925. 1925-11-02. Retrieved 2010-12-23. 
  3. ^ "ITALY: Cabinet Changes". Time Magazine, July 20, 1925. 1925-07-20. Retrieved 2010-12-23. 
  4. ^ "THE CABINET: Italy's Debt". Time Magazine, November 23, 1925. 1925-11-23. Retrieved 2010-12-23. 
  5. ^ "Ratified". Time Magazine, November 15, 1926. 1926-02-15. Retrieved 2010-12-23. 
  6. ^ "ITALY: Back on Gold". Time Magazine, January 2, 1928. 1928-01-02. Retrieved 2010-12-23. 
  7. ^ "ITALY: Volpi Out". Time Magazine, July 16, 1928. 1928-07-16. Retrieved 2010-12-23. 
Business positions
Preceded by
Alberto Pirelli
President of Confindustria
1934–1943
Succeeded by
Giovanni Balella