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Giovanni Agnelli

Born: 13-Aug-1866
Birthplace: Villar Perosa, Italy
Died: 16-Dec-1945
Location of death: Turin, Italy
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Cimitero di Villar Perosa, Piemonte, Italy

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business
Party Affiliation: Federalist

Nationality: Italy
Executive summary: Founder of Fiat

Military service: Italian Army

On 12 July 1899, Giovanni Agnelli put up about $400 to become a founding partner in the Italian Car Factory at Turin (literally, Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino or Fiat), and within three years he held virtual control of the company. A prominent supporter of Benito Mussolini, he was appointed to the Italian Senate in 1923. He was also Mayor of his home town, Villar Perosa, from 1895 until his death in 1945.

Father: Edoardo Agnelli (farmer, b. 1831, d. 1871)
Mother: Aniceta Frisetti Agnelli
Sister: Felecita Carolina Agnelli (b. 1869, d. 1872)
Wife: Clara Boselli Agnelli (b. 1869, m. 2-Feb-1889, d. 1946, one daughter, one son)
Daughter: Aniceta Agnelli Nasi ("Tina", b. 1889, d. 1928)
Son: Edoardo Agnelli (ball-bearing executive, b. 1892, d. 1935 plane crash)

    High School: Military School of Modena (1886)
    University: Collegio San Giuseppe, Turin, Italy

    Fiat Co-Founder (1899)
    Fiat Managing Director (1902-20)
    Member of the Board of Fiat Chairman (1899-45)
    Automotive Hall of Fame
    Order of the Crown of Italy 1898
    Mayor of Villar Perosa (1895-1945)
    Italian Senate (1923-45)
    Agnelli Family
    Italian Ancestry

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