Cadorna, Count Luigi
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Cadorna, Count Luigi

(September 4, 1850, Pallanza, now part of Verbania – December 23, 1928, Bordighera), Italian general and chief of staff. The son of a prominent general, Cadorna joined the cadet corps at the age of ten. A lieutenant in 1870, he rose to major-general in 1898, lieutenant-general in 1905. In 1909 he was given command of the army corps at Genoa, and in 1914 Cadorna received the appointment to serve as chief of staff, succeeding the late Alberto Pollio. Cadorna used the ten-month pe…

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Pöhlmann, Markus, “Cadorna, Count Luigi”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 21 July 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0099>
First published online: 2015



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