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Cia·no(chä′nō), Conte Galeazzo 1903-1944.
Italian fascist politician. Married (1930) to the daughter of Benito Mussolini, he urged Italy to join the Axis powers in World War II but later favored a separate peace with the Allies. Among those who called for Mussolini's resignation, he was tried for treason and executed on Mussolini's orders.
(Biography) Galeazzo, full name Conte Galeazzo Ciano di Cortellazzo. 1903–44, Italian fascist politician; minister of foreign affairs (1936–43) and son-in-law of Mussolini, whose supporters shot him