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." http://www.gutenberg.org/files/38587/38587-h/38587-h.htm