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Arturo Riccardi

SurnameRiccardi
Given NameArturo
Born30 Oct 1878
Died20 Dec 1966
CountryItaly
CategoryMilitary-Sea
GenderMale

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ww2dbaseArturo Riccardi was born to Adolph Riccardi and Ifigenia Rasini Di Mortigliengo in Pavia, northern Italy in 1878. He entered the Italian military academy, and early in his military career, as a member of the Marines, saw action in the 1900-1901 Boxer Rebellion in China, the 1905 Far East Campaign, and WW1. He joined the Italian Royal Navy after WW1, and rose to an admiral rank in 1931. In 1934, he joined the La Spezia (PNF) political party. In Dec 1940, he succeeded Admiral Domenico Cavagnari as chief of staff of the Italian Royal Navy; he also held the concurrent position of Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Navy. In Feb 1941, he led the Italian delegation at the Italo-German Merano Conference. He was removed from all leadership positions in 1943 when Italy switched sides, and played no further roles in the war. He passed away in Rome, Italy in 1966.

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Arturo Riccardi Timeline

30 Oct 1878 Arturo Riccardi was born in Pavia, Lombardia, Italy.
8 Sep 1904 Arturo Riccardi was awarded the Bronze Medal of Military Valor.
14 Dec 1911 Arturo Riccardi was made Knight of the Order of the Crown of Italy.
6 Dec 1914 Arturo Riccardi was made Knight of the Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus.
14 Dec 1919 Arturo Riccardi was made Officer of the Order of the Crown of Italy.
6 Feb 1925 Arturo Riccardi was assigned to the Ministry of Navy.
13 May 1925 Arturo Riccardi stepped down from the Ministry of Navy.
12 Nov 1925 Arturo Riccardi was made Commander of the Order of the Crown of Italy.
1 Jun 1930 Arturo Riccardi was made Officer of the Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus.
8 Sep 1932 Arturo Riccardi was promoted to the rank of division admiral.
15 Jun 1933 Arturo Riccardi was made Commander of the Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus.
27 Oct 1934 Arturo Riccardi was made Grand Officer of the Order of the Crown of Italy.
12 Aug 1935 Arturo Riccardi was placed in charge of signaling within the Italian Royal Navy.
22 Aug 1935 Arturo Riccardi was placed in charge of the staff services of the Ministry of Navy.
27 Dec 1935 Arturo Riccardi was promoted to the rank of squadron admiral.
16 Jul 1936 Arturo Riccardi was made Commander of the Colonial Order of the Star of Italy.
28 Sep 1936 Arturo Riccardi was made Grand Officer of the Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus.
1 Feb 1940 Arturo Riccardi was made Knight Grand Cordon of the Order of the Crown of Italy.
11 Dec 1940 Arturo Riccardi was made the Chief of Staff of the Italian Royal Navy.
28 Oct 1942 Arturo Riccardi was promoted to the rank of full admiral.
18 Jan 1943 Arturo Riccardi was awarded the Iron Cross medal by Germany.
25 Jul 1943 Arturo Riccardi stepped down from all his leadership positions.
20 Dec 1966 Arturo Riccardi passed away in Rome, Italy.

Photographs

Portrait of Arturo Riccardi, Dec 1940Benito Mussolini reviewing a warship, Taranto, Italy, 21 Jun 1942; note Angelo Iachino and Arturo Riccardi behind Mussolini, and sailor Antonio Angelo Caria sixth from right who released this photo into public domain




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