1922 Encyclopædia Britannica/Visconti-Venosta, Emilio, Marquis

VISCONTI-VENOSTA, EMILIO, Marquis (1829-1914), Italian statesman and diplomat (see 28.129). After representing Italy at the Algeciras Conference the Marquis Visconti-Venosta retired into private life, but on account of his great experience, profound legal and political culture and sound judgment, he was often consulted by his Government, especially on questions of foreign affairs. He explicitly approved of Italy's declaration of neutrality on the outbreak of the World War. He died in Rome Nov. 28 1914.