Grandi, Dino, count di Mordano

born June 4, 1895, Mordano, Italy
died May 21, 1988, Bologna

Italian politician.

He made an unsuccessful bid for leadership of Italy's Fascists in 1921, losing to Benito Mussolini, but then held a succession of high government posts (1924–43), including foreign minister (1929–33). In July 1943, as chair of the Grand Council of Fascism, he attacked Mussolini and proposed a motion of no confidence; passage of the resolution deposed Mussolini. Grandi fled to Lisbon, then moved to Brazil, but eventually returned to Italy.

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