Emanuele, Count Di Pralormo

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameEmanuele•Beraudo Di Pralormo
Used nameEmanuele, Count•Di Pralormo
Born13 July 1887 in Pralormo, Torino (ITA)
Died11 October 1960 in Pralormo, Torino (ITA)
Title(s)Count
NOC Italy

Biography

Emanuele Beraudo was a general, equestrian rider and descendant of an Italian noble family. He married Maria Incisa della Rocchetta (1901-96), daughter of the Marquiss Enrico Incisa. During his military service, Beraudo was a teacher at the officer Cavalry School of Pinerolo. At the 1924 Paris Olympics, he was a member of the Italian team that won the Three-Day Event bronze medal.

In the 1930s, Beraudo was a military attaché in Paris before a move to Ethiopia where he joined the headquarters of the armed forces in the Italian East Africa. In 1941 he was awarded a gold medal for military valour. After the defeat of the Italian army, he was taken prisoner by the British and interned in Kenya and India. In September 1944 he returned to Italy where he was loyal to the King and engaged in the Campagna d’Italia (Italian campaign) against the Nazis.

After the war Beraudo was for some years president of the Military Court of Roma. From 1939-50 he wrote a series of diaries about the years before and after World War II, which was published in 2008 by his son Filippo.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) ITA Emanuele, Count Di Pralormo
Individual, Men (Olympic) Sido DNF
Team, Men (Olympic) Sido / Italy 5
Equestrian Eventing (Equestrian) ITA Emanuele, Count Di Pralormo
Individual, Men (Olympic) Mount Félix 17
Team, Men (Olympic) Mount Félix / Italy 3 Bronze

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