Saturday, 23 May 2020

1288) Ugo Veniero D'Annunzio

Ugo Veniero D'Annunzio (1887 – 1945). Italian-born American engineer and businessman.
He was the third child of Italian poet Gabriele D'Annunzio and Roman aristocrat Maria Hardouin di Gallese.
He graduated in mechanical engineering and, after WWI, was hired by automotive firm Isotta-Fraschini.
He moved to the US as representative of the firm and later became senior manager and vice-president of American Aeronautical Corporation of Enea Bossi. In 1930 he took US citizenship.

- "Fisicamente, quest'uomo prestante, rosso di capelli e dalla mascella squadrata, gli assomilgiava abbastanza poco..." [Physically, this good-looking man, with red hair and a square jaw, didn't look like him very much.]…

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