Luigi Capello
Luigi Capello was an Italian army officer.

He took part to the Italo-Turkish War
Italo-Turkish War
The Italo-Turkish or Turco-Italian War was fought between the Ottoman Empire and the Kingdom of Italy from September 29, 1911 to October 18, 1912.As a result of this conflict, Italy was awarded the Ottoman provinces of Tripolitania, Fezzan, and...

 (1911–12), where he distinguished himself. During World War I
World War I
World War I , which was predominantly called the World War or the Great War from its occurrence until 1939, and the First World War or World War I thereafter, was a major war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918...

 he was the commander of several Army Corps, then, since June 1917, of the II Army, and led the Italian troops that captured Gorizia
Gorizia is a town and comune in northeastern Italy, in the autonomous region of Friuli Venezia Giulia. It is located at the foot of the Julian Alps, bordering Slovenia. It is the capital of the Province of Gorizia, and it is a local center of tourism, industry, and commerce. Since 1947, a twin...

 and the Bainsizza
The Banjšice Plateau is a karst plateau in western Slovenia, in the Goriška region. It is located northwest of the town of Nova Gorica, overlooking the Soča River...

 Plateau. Later, he was removed from command after the Italian defeat at Caporetto (October–November 1917).

After the war, at first he joined the National Fascist Party
National Fascist Party
The National Fascist Party was an Italian political party, created by Benito Mussolini as the political expression of fascism...

, from which he was expelled in 1923 due to his Masonic connections. Later he was involved in the planning of an attempt to assassinate Benito Mussolini
Benito Mussolini
Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini was an Italian politician who led the National Fascist Party and is credited with being one of the key figures in the creation of Fascism....

, for which he was tried and sentenced to jail in 1927; he was released in 1936, after serving eleven years.

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