Bertone di Sambuy, Ernesto Balbo

Name: Bertone di Sambuy, Ernesto Balbo
Gender: male
Birth: 12 April 1837 Wien
Death: 24 February 1909 Torino
Description: Count Ernesto Balbo Bertone di Sambuy was named Vice Presidents of the Comitato Generale (General Committee) for the organization of the International Exposition in 1907. His tenure was cut short by his death in 1909. He served as senator for the Italian kingdom and as mayor of Turin (1882-1886). Heir to a large fortune that included extensive rural properties but few liquid assets, Count Ernesto Balbo Bertone di Sambuy faced the agricultural crisis of the turn of the century by selling off marginal tracks of land and holding firm to his ancestral estates. With the liquid assets thus obtained, he began to buy stocks in railroads, machinery, automotive, and chemical firms, thus pioneering the merger of land and industry attempted by the most forward-looking Piedmontese elites after World War I.
Places: Plus Torino
Plus Wien
Photographs: Ernesto Balbo Bertone di Sambuy_ritratto | Ernesto Balbo Bertone di Sambuy_portrait
Sculptures: Ernesto Balbo Bertone di Sambuy_bust