Sunday, 22 September 2019

1177) Paolo Thaon di Revel

1170) Paolo Camillo Thaon, Marquess of Revel (1859 – 1948), latterly titled by Benito Mussolini with the honorary title of 1st Duke of the Sea. Italian admiral of the Royal Italian Navy (Regia Marina) during World War I and later a politician.
He was born in Turin from a family of the Savoyard and Niçard nobility of Scottish descent, a minor son of Marquess and Count Ottavio Thaon di Revel.

- "His shock of red hair, his reddish beard, and his short, stocky figure almost persuaded one that County Cork was his native soil."

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