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Pietro Maravigna: Generale Designato d’armata

by Valdis Kursietis

The following information provides a snapshot of the career of Generale Designato d’armata Pietro Maravigna.

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Generale Designato d’armata Pietro Maravigna.

Born: 14 March 1876 in Catania
Died: 24 May 1964 in Rome.

Promotions

Sottotenente: 30 October 1896
Tenente: 21 December 1899
Capitano: 5 September 1909
Maggiore: 28 October 1915
Tenente colonello: 25 February 1917
Colonnello: 16 August 1917
Generale di brigata: 12 March 1928
General di divisione: 23 May 1932
Generale di corpo d’armata: 1 January 1936
Generale designato d’armata: 14 March 1939

Assignments

1 October 1925 – 12 March 1928: Commanding Officer, 88th Infantry Regiment
12 March 1928 – 29 May 1932: Commanding Officer, 24th Infantry Brigade
29 May 1932 – 8 February 1934: General Officer Commanding, Military Territorial Division of Firenze
8 February 1934 – 1 September 1935: General Officer Commanding, 19th Infantry Division “Gavinana”
1 September 1935 – 1 June 1936: General Officer Commanding, II Army Corps in Africa
1 November 1936 – 15 February 1937: President, Supreme Military Tribunal
15 February 1937 – 3 August 1938: General Officer Commanding, Army Corps of Bari
20 February 1939 – 14 March 1942: assigned to Ministry of War for Special Duties
14 March 1942: transferred to the reserve
14 March 1942: Returned to temporary service, assigned to Ministry of War for Special Duties

The Italian invasion of Egypt in 19...
The Italian invasion of Egypt in 1940

Awards & Decorations

Cavaliere di Gran Croce dell’Ordine della Corona d’Italia: 15 November 1936
Grande ufficiale dell’Ordine dei SS. Maurizio e Lazzaro: 2 June 1941
Grande ufficiale dell’Ordine della Corona d’Italia: 9 May 1935
Commendatore dell’Ordine dei SS. Maurizio e Lazzaro: 14 January 1938
Ufficiale dell’Ordine dei SS. Maurizio e Lazzaro: 12 January 1933
Ufficiale dell’Ordine della Corona d’Italia: 27 January 1919
Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Corona d’Italia: 1 June 1916
Croce di guerra al valor militare
Medaglia d’argento
Medaglia Mauriziana al merito militare di dieci lustri: 15 December 1938

Sources:
Pietro Maravigna graduated from the Military Academy of Modena on 30 October 1896. Maravigna was one of the signatories of the armistice of Villa Giusti, signed on 3 November 1918 to end the hostilities between Italy and Austria-Hungary. For health reasons, he was not given an active command during WWII. Maravigna finally retired in November 1951.

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