PRIME MINISTER BENITO (IL DUCE) MUSSOLINI (ITALY) - CIVIL APPOINTMENT SIGNED 11/23/1922 CO-SIGNED BY: KING VICTOR EMMANUEL III (ITALY) - HFSID 41713
Sale Price $1,190.00
BENITO MUSSOLINI and VICTOR EMMANUEL III
23 days after the King asked Mussolini to head the government, both sign the letter of appointment of a bank director.
Partly Printed DS: "Vittorio Emanuele" as King of Italyand "B Mussolini" as Prime Minister, 1 page, 9¾x15. Rome, 1922 November 23. In Italian, not translated. Appointment of Oscar Scarpa as Director of the Banca Nazionale in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. VICTOR EMMANUEL III succeeded his father Umberto I, who was assassinated in 1900, as King of Italy. On October 31, 1922, just 23 days before signing this document, BENITO MUSSOLINI was asked by King Victor Emmanuel III to form a government. Mussolini, Il Duce (The Leader) of the Fascists, took over a number of ministries himself. He changed the electoral law to assure Fascist control of government and, by 1925, openly instituted a dictatorship. Victor Emmanuel III's role was that of a figurehead sovereign. Mussolini served as Prime Minister of Italy until July 25, 1943, when he was deposed. Victor Emmanuel III abdicated in favor of his son, Umberto II, in 1946 and died in 1947. Creased and lightly soiled. Lightly foxed. Nicked edges. 1½-inch separation at mid-horizontal fold. Overall, fine condition.
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