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Mario Robotti: Generale Designato d’Armata

by Valdis Kursietis

The following information provides a snapshot of the career of Generale Designato d’armata Mario Robotti.

Generale Designato d’armata Mario Robotti

Generale Designato d’armata Mario Robotti

Born: 25 November 1882
Died: 1955


Sottotenente: 7 September 1903
Tenente: 21 September 1906
Tenente colonnello:
Generale di brigata: 7 January 1935
Generale di divisione: 9 September 1937
Generale di corpo d’armata: 16 March 1941
Generale designato d’armata: 1 April 1943


12 November 1934 – ??: Commanding Officer, 10th Infantry Brigade (Treviso)
?? – 1 September 1937: Deputy GOC Infantry Division of Piave (Treviso) and Commanding Officer, Brigade Piave
9 September 1937 – 15 January 1939: General Officer Commanding, Infantry Division of Monferrato
1 February 1939 – 1 November 1940: Director General of Logistics Service, Ministry of War
1 November 1940 – 15 December 1942: General Officer Commanding, XI Army Corps
15 December 1942 – 5 February 1943: Military Commander, province of Ljubljana
5 February 1943 – 9 September 1943: Commander-in-Chief, 2nd Army

Awards & Decorations

Cavaliere Ordine Militare di Savoia: 24 December 1942
Commendatore dell’Ordine dei SS. Maurizio e Lazzaro: 19 December 1940
Commendatore dell’Ordine della Corona d’Italia: 19 December 1940
Ufficiale dell’Ordine dei SS. Maurizio e Lazzaro: 14 January 1938
Cavaliere dell’Ordine Coloniale della Stella d‘Italia: 28 December 1933

Additional Notes

Mario Robotti graduated from the Military Academy of Modena on 7 September 1903. After the war, Robotti’s name appeared on a list of potential war criminals, but he was never tried.

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