Edoardo Agnelli (industrialist)

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Edoardo Agnelli
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Edoardo Agnelli
Born(1892-01-02)2 January 1892
Died14 July 1935(1935-07-14) (aged 43)
NationalityItalian
OccupationIndustrialist
Parent(s)Giovanni Agnelli

Edoardo Agnelli (2 January 1892 – 14 July 1935) was an Italian industrialist and principal family shareholder of the Italian car company Fiat.

Early life[edit]

Born in Verona, he was the son of Giovanni Agnelli, the founder of Fiat, and married Donna Virginia Bourbon del Monte (1899–1945), a daughter of the Carlo del Monte, Prince di San Faustino and his Kentucky-born wife Jane Campbell.

Family[edit]

Agnelli had seven children:

Agnelli's oldest son Gianni Agnelli became the head of Fiat from 1966 to 2003 and made the company into the most important company in Italy and one of the major car builders of Europe. Agnelli's daughter Susanna Agnelli is the first woman to have been Minister of Foreign Affairs in Italy, his grandson Andrea, Umberto's son, is currently Chairman of Juventus F.C..

Sports[edit]

President of Italian giants Juventus from 1923 to 1935, Agnelli was one of the most important men in the Old Lady's history, and the one to whom credit can be given for transforming the Turin side into the most successful Italian football club.

Death[edit]

Agnelli died in a plane accident on July 14, 1935, when he returned from Forte dei Marmi with his father's seaplane, a Savoia-Marchetti S. 80 piloted by Arturo Ferrarin; going to Genoa. The seaplane’s floats bumped a wandering tree trunk, caused the plane to overturn. Agnelli died after being struck at the back of the head by the propeller; Ferrarin was uninjured.[1]

References[edit]

  • Marco Ferrante, Casa Agnelli, Mondadori, 2007, ISBN 978-88-04-56673-1
  • Giancarlo Galli, Gli Agnelli, il tramonto di una dinastia, Mondadori, Edizione 2003, ISBN 88-04-51768-9
  • Alan Friedman, Agnelli and the network of italian power, Mandarin Paperback (Octopus Publishing Gr.), London, 1988, ISBN 0-7493-0093-0
  • Angiolo Silvio Ori, Storia di una dinastia - Gli Agnelli e la Fiat, Editori Riuniti, Roma, 1996 ISBN 88-359-4059-1
  • Marina Ripa di Meana e Gabriella Mecucci, Virginia Agnelli, Argelato (BO), Minerva Edizioni, 2010, ISBN 978-88-7381-307-1
  • Gigi Moncalvo, Agnelli segreti, Vallecchi, 2012, ISBN 978-88-8427-236-2
  • Gustavo Mola di Nomaglio, Gli Agnelli. Storia e genealogia di una grande famiglia piemontese dal XVI secolo al 1866, Torino, Centro Studi Piemontesi, 1998, ISBN 88-8262-099-9