Luca Cordero di Montezemolo

2013 Formula 1 Racing - Ferrari Finali Mondiali Event - November 10, 2013

Cordero di Montezemolo in 2013, photo by

Place of Birth: Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Date of Birth: 31 August, 1947

Ethnicity: Italian, as well as very remote Spanish

Luca Cordero di Montezemolo is an Italian businessperson. He is the former Chairman of Ferrari and FIAT.

Luca comes from an aristocratic background. His family served the Royal House of Savoy for generations. The family’s origin is Spanish. They settled in Piedmont, Italy during the mid 1400s.

Luca is the son of Clotilde Neri and Massimo Cordero dei Marchesi di Montezemolo. Luca’s mother was a niece of famed Italian surgeon Vincenzo Neri. Luca’s second cousin is Cardinal Andrea Cordero di Montezemolo (the son of Marquis Giuseppe Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo and Amalia Dematteis).

Luca is married to Ludovica Andreoni, and has five children.

Luca’s paternal grandfather was Mario Cesare Cordero di Montezemolo (the son of Carlo Cordero di Montezemolo and Maria Ferrari di Castelnuovo). Mario was born in Turin, Metropolitan City of Turin, Piedmont. Luca’s grandfather and great-grandfather were both Generals in the Italian army. Luca’s great-grandfather Carlo was the son of Cesare Cordero di Montezemolo and Sofia Lanza di Busca.

Luca’s paternal grandmother was Clementina Deciani. Clementina was born in Cassacco, Provincia di Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia.

Luca has been rumored to be the illegitimate son of Italian industrialist Gianni Agnelli.

Sources: Genealogy of Luca Cordero di Montezemolo (focusing on his father’s side) –

Article about Luca’s relative Vincenzo Neri –

1 Response

  1. andrew says:

    You can also delete the WSJ’s article, since now you need to pay to read it.

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