|President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies|
28 April 1934 – 2 March 1939
|Preceded by||Giovanni Giuriati|
|Succeeded by||Giacomo Acerbo|
30 August 1876|
|Died||26 June 1939
|Political party||National Fascist Party|
Born at Livorno the son of Raimondo Ciano and wife Argia Puppo, he entered the Naval Academy of Livorno in 1891, being commissioned an officer five years later. In 1901, he became Tenente di vascello and took part in the Italo-Turkish War of 1911–1912.
The First World War
In 1915, at the entrance of Italy in World War I, he was a Capitano di corvetta (lieutenant commander), and was assigned to service in Cirenaica. After his return to Italy, he operated at the command of fast MAS units, receiving a Gold Medal for Military Value for a famous action in Bakar Harbour in Istria, which was later celebrated by the poet Gabriele D'Annunzio (who had also participated). Ciano was appointed Senior commander at the end of the war and ennobled by King Victor Emmanuel III as Conte di Cortellazzo e Buccari.
On 31 October 1919, he assumed the post of Undersecretary of State for the Regia Marina and Commissioner for the Merchant Navy. On 9 November 1923, he was appointed rear admiral in the Naval Reserve. He was President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies from 1934 until shortly before his death, which occurred at Ponte a Moriano in 1939.
Awards and decorations
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- Paul H. Lewis (2002). Latin fascist elites: the Mussolini, Franco, and Salazar regimes. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 30–31,184. ISBN 0-275-97880-X. Retrieved 2009-06-04.
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