Famous Italian Bankers

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Mario Draghi
(Economist, Banker, University teacher)

Mario Draghi
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Birthdate: September 3, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rome

The son of a banker father, Italian economist Mario Draghi initially served as the president of the European Central Bank and the Bank of Italy governor, and is the current prime minister of Italy. The media named him Super Mario for efficiently handling the Eurozone debt crisis.

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Cosimo de' Medici
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Birthdate: April 10, 1389
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: August 1, 1464

One of the main patriarchs of the famed Medici family that ruled Florence, Italian banker Cosimo de' Medici was one of the richest men of his time. Medici was also a great patron of art and architecture. He also arranged a search for ancient manuscripts and opened a public library.

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Roberto Calvi
(Former banker, dubbed "God's Banker")

Roberto Calvi
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Birthdate: April 13, 1920
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: June 17, 1982
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Jacopo de' Pazzi
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Birthdate: 1423 AD
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: April 30, 1478

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Carlo Azeglio Ciampi
(Economist, Politician, Banker)

Carlo Azeglio Ciampi
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Birthdate: December 9, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Livorno
Died: September 16, 2016

Former Italian president and prime minister Carlo Azeglio Ciampi had a major role in introducing Italy to the euro. He had been the governor of the Bank of Italy for 14 years and had held several portfolios, including the ministry of treasury. He was also a World War II veteran.

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Licio Gelli
(Journalist, Banker, Politician)

Licio Gelli
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Birthdate: April 21, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pistoia
Died: December 15, 2015

Licio Gelli was an Italian financier remembered for his involvement in the Banco Ambrosiano scandal. Gelli was one of the men responsible for the collapse of Banco Ambrosiano. Found guilty of fraud, he was sentenced to prison for 18 years and six months. Gelli focused on writing in his later years, earning a nomination for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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Michele Sindona
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Birthdate: May 8, 1920
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Patti
Died: March 22, 1986
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Titus Pomponius Atticus
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Birthdate: 0110 AD
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: March 31, 0032

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Francesco de' Pazzi
(Banker, Murderer)

Francesco de' Pazzi
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Birthdate: January 28, 1444
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: April 26, 1478

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Piero Schlesinger
(Italian Banker and President of the Banca Popolare Di Milano (1971 - 1993))

Piero Schlesinger
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Birthdate: May 19, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: March 14, 2020

Piero Schlesinger was an Italian jurist, lawyer, banker, and academic. From 1971 to 1993, Schlesinger served as the president of Banca Popolare di Milano (BPM). Piero Schlesinger is credited with co-authoring an academic textbook named Manuale di diritto privato which is regarded as one of the most influential among academic textbooks of private law in Italy.  

Alessandro Profumo
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Birthdate: February 17, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Genoa, Italy

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Palla Strozzi
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Birthdate: 1372 AD
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: May 8, 1462

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Enrico Cuccia
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Birthdate: November 24, 1907
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: June 23, 2000

Francesco Balducci Pegolotti
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Birthdate: 1290 AD
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: 1347 AD

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Vieri dei Cerchi
(Italian noble and banker)

Vieri dei Cerchi
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Birthdate: 1300 AD
Birthplace: Italy