Gustavo Ponza di San Martino
He was born in Cuneo, the son of conte Cesare. He was appointed Intendente generale of Genoa, (4 August 1848) and made a councillor of state of Victor Emmanuel II of Italy, 27 February 1852. President of the provincial council of Cuneo, his birthplace, he served as communal councillor for Turin in 1857-64 and 1866-76. As the king's lieutenant governor at Naples, it was his duty to wait upon Pope Pius IX with suggestions for papal role in the Capture of Rome, which Pius adamantly refused.
- Details of Ponza di San Martino's career are taken from Senato della Repubblica: "Ponza di San Martino, Gustavo"
- A commemorative statue stands in the Piazza delle martiri della libertà, Dronero.
- Coriolano Ponza di San Martino