Giulio Cesare Vasari


Giulio Cesare Vasari
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First Lictor of the Fatherland
In office
10 April 1938 – 16 October 1946
Co-LeadersEttore Caviglia
Aldo Tassinari
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byOffice abolished
Chief of the Supreme Command
In office
10 April 1938 – 16 October 1944
Preceded byLeonardo Eugenio Savizzi
Succeeded byRomolo D'Santis
Minister of War
In office
10 April 1938 – 13 January 1939
Preceded byLeonardo Eugenio Savizzi
Succeeded byMaurizio Adriano Galtieri
Governor-General of Piraea
In office
16 October 1944 – 20 December 1945
Preceded byVladko Bilić
Succeeded byMassimo Sforza
Personal details
Born3 April 1896
Porto di Cristo, San Francesco, Etrurian Second Republic
DiedSeptember 9, 1947(1947-09-09) (aged 51)
Cause of deathExecution by hanging
Resting placeMonumento ai Martiri Nazionali, Etruria
Political partyRevolutionary Legion of Etruria (1922-1946)
Other political
affiliations
Black Templars (1922-1937)
Spouse(s)Eugenia Maria Vasari (1926-1946)
RelationsVittoria Vasari (granddaughter)
Children4
Alma materFrancesco Caciarelli Academy of War
ProfessionMilitary officer
Military service
Nickname(s)Il TitanoThe Titan
Allegiance Etrurian Second Republic (1913-1938)
Etrurian Revolutionary Republic (1938-1946)
Branch/serviceEtrurian Republican Army
Years of service1913-1946
RankMarshal of the Republic
UnitEtrurian 3rd Army
Battles/warsGreat War

Solarian War

Giulio Cesare Vasari (3 April 1896 - 9 September 1947), was prominent Etrurian military officer and politician of the Etrurian Republican Army under both the Etrurian Second Republic and Etrurian Revolutionary Republic. Noted for his campaigns during the Great War and the Solarian War. An equally prominent National Solarian, he is widely known as the key figure during the Piraean genocide (1944-46).

Vasari entered military service in 1913, securing a command during the late 1910s, he emerged as a vocal advocate for military reform and modernisation. During the Great War, Vasari would serve on the Aventine Front and the Auratian Front against the Gaullican Army, before commanding Etrurian forces to victory against Amathia in the Battle of Renkovci. In 1933, he played an integral role in the major Etrurian victory at the Battle of Rivodutri, where he emerged as a war hero. During this time and prior to the outbreak of war, Vasari had become an influential member of the Etrurian far-right, becoming a close associate of both the Black Templars and Revolutionary Legion of Etruria. Vasari was used as a popular figure for the anti-Gaullican movement within the far-right.

In wake of the Great War and Etruria becoming gripped by the Grande Tradimento (Great Betrayal myth), Vasari would be a prominent commander during the Legionary Reaction, overseeing the soldiers in Povelia, who slaughtered the government of the Etrurian Second Republic. In recognition of his role and support, the Revolutionary Legion of Etruria appointed Vasari to prominent military and political roles. In 1938, he was appointed First Lictor of the Fatherland, before appointing him the Chief of the Supreme Command; de-facto commander-in-chief of the Etrurian Republican Armed Forces. Vasari commanded the Etrurian forces during the Solarian War, overseeing personally the invasion and occupation of Piraea, while subordinating to his most capable commanders, operations in Coius and Badawiya. His attention in Euclea placed him at the head of the process known as Etrurianisation, in both Piraea and Amathia. His brief service as Governor-General of Piraea, saw the beginnings and height of the Piraean genocide, as well as other war crimes against Amathia. The allied invasion of Etruria itself in late 1945, resulted in Vasari returning to Etruria to defend his homeland.

When the Revolutionary Republic was overthrown by its own people in October 1946, Vasari surrender himself and his forces to the Community of Nations Expeditionary Force at Villa Maria. Vasari was prosecuted by the Community of Nations War Crimes Commission; he was included on its list of Etrurians eligible to be prosecuted for war crimes, he was one of few to actually be prosecuted, owing to his prominent profile. In 1947, the CN commission sentenced him to death for crimes against humanity in Piraea and Amathia. He was executed by hanging on 9 September.

Early life

Vasari was born 3 April 1896, in Porto di Cristo, San Francesco to a middle-class family. His father, had served in the Etrurian Royal Army before serving as a Senator during the early years of the Etrurian Second Republic. The strict military style of his upbringing made his service inevitable in his teens. In 1914, he secured a position at the Francesco Caciarelli Academy of War in Solaria, with his father's assistance. He graduated with full honours and reputible record in 1918.

Military career

In 1917, he joined the Etrurian Republican Army, following his graduation from the War Academy. Vasari's first postings were to Cyracana where he learned Pardarian and Badawiyan. He later served in the Khordad Rebellion, where he was promoted to Captain. In 1924, Vasari became the youngest Colonel in the Republican Army. In 1927, he was promoted General and given command of the 2nd Army based in northern Etruria.

Great War

Inter-war

Legionary Reaction

Solarian War

Political career

Involvement with the far-right

First Lictor of the Fatherland

Minister of War

Piraean Genocide

Trial

Execution

Personal life

Legacy