Think of Italy and the first thing that strikes the mind is its enchanting beauty, picturesque landscape, magnificent art, rich culture and heritage, vibrant history and lip-smacking cuisine! But there is more to Italy that what meets the eye – Italian leaders! One of the most charming and hardworking people in the world, Italian leaders are recognized for their wit, intelligence and charisma. Much of the credit for safeguarding the country’s unique blend of mesmerizing past and effervescent present goes to its leaders who have helped maintain a balance and created a niche of distinctiveness for Italy in the world over. According to the Constitution of Italy, the country is ruled by elected representatives. The Prime Minister is the executive head of the country, while the role of the President is largely ceremonial. Italy has had numerous leaders since 1861, but few of them have left a lasting imprint on the minds of the people in Italy and abroad. Alcide de Gasperi, Aldo Moro, Giovanni Spadolinni, Mario Monti, Giorgio Napolitano, Enrico Letta, Matteo Renzi are some of Italian leaders who have contributed to the country’s growth and advancement. Given in this section are the details about life and works of famous Italian leaders.
Benito MussoliniBenito Mussolini
29 July 1883
Former Duce
Sonia GandhiSonia Gandhi
09 December 1946
Former President of Indian National Congress

CiceroCicero
03 January 0106
Philosopher, Political Theorist

Pope John Paul IPope John Paul I
17 October 1912
Pope of Roman Catholic Church

Silvio BerlusconiSilvio Berlusconi
29 September 1936
Former Prime Minister of Italy

Lorenzo de' MediciLorenzo de' Medici
01 January 1449
Leader
Antonio GramsciAntonio Gramsci
22 January 1891
Politician, Philosopher

Pope Pius XIIPope Pius XII
02 March 1876
Pope of Roman Catholic Church

PompeyPompey
29 September 0106
Military Leader
Giuseppe GaribaldiGiuseppe Garibaldi
04 July 1807
Italian Nationalist

Pope Paul VIPope Paul VI
26 September 1897
Pope
Matteo SalviniMatteo Salvini
09 March 1973
Political Leader

JosephusJosephus
0037 AD
Historian, Scholar

Pope John XXIIIPope John XXIII
25 November 1881
Pope

Scipio AfricanusScipio Africanus
0236 BC
Roman General

Prince Aly KhanPrince Aly Khan
13 June 1911
Father of Aga Khan IV
Pope Clement VIIPope Clement VII
26 May 1478
Pope

Benedict of NursiaBenedict of Nursia
02 March 0480
Saint

Pope Leo XPope Leo X
11 December 1475
Pope

Gaius Cassius LonginusGaius Cassius Longinus
03 October 0085
Roman General
John BoscoJohn Bosco
16 August 1815
Priest

GermanicusGermanicus
24 May 0015
Roman General
Pope Pius IXPope Pius IX
13 May 1792
Religious Leader

Agatha of SicilyAgatha of Sicily
0231 AD
Saint

Saint LucySaint Lucy
0283 AD
Saint
Pope Julius IIPope Julius II
05 December 1443
Pope

Pope Pius XPope Pius X
02 June 1835
Head of the Catholic Church (1903-1914)
Giuseppe MazziniGiuseppe Mazzini
22 June 1805
 

Pope Leo XIIIPope Leo XIII
02 March 1810
Pope

Matteo RenziMatteo Renzi
11 January 1975
Prime Minister of Italy
Luigi Di MaioLuigi Di Maio
06 July 1986
Party leader of the Five Star Movement

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Pope Clement IPope Clement I
0035 AD
Religious Leader
Pope Innocent IIIPope Innocent III
22 February 1161
Pope

Pope Pius XIPope Pius XI
31 May 1857
Religious Leader

Pope Gregory VIIPope Gregory VII
1020 AD
Religious Leader
Pope Sixtus IVPope Sixtus IV
21 July 1414
Bishop of Rome
Frances Xavier CabriniFrances Xavier Cabrini
15 July 1850
Nun

Louis BonaparteLouis Bonaparte
02 September 1778
King of Holland from 1806 to 1810

Pope Benedict XIIIPope Benedict XIII
02 February 1649
Servant of God

St Paul St Paul
0005 AD
Religious Preacher
Alexander SeverusAlexander Severus
01 October 0208
Roman Emperor

St Francis of Assisi St Francis of Assisi
26 November 1182
Founder of the Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)

Lord ActonLord Acton
10 January 1834
 

Saint ValentineSaint Valentine
0226 AD
Saint

Beppe GrilloBeppe Grillo
21 July 1948
Actor, Comedian, Politician, Writer
Sergio MattarellaSergio Mattarella
23 July 1941
Politician

Marcus Junius BrutusMarcus Junius Brutus
0085 BC
 
Steve ScaliseSteve Scalise
06 October 1965
Politician

Alessandra MussoliniAlessandra Mussolini
30 December 1962
Actor, Politician, Model

Pope Clement VIIIPope Clement VIII
24 February 1536
 
Catherine of SienaCatherine of Siena
25 March 1347
Philosopher

Pope Gregory IPope Gregory I
0540 AD
 
VitelliusVitellius
24 September 0024
Emperor

Gianni AgnelliGianni Agnelli
12 March 1921
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Politician, Businessperson

Gabriele D'AnnunzioGabriele D'Annunzio
12 March 1863
Poet

Philip the ArabPhilip the Arab
0204 AD
Political figure

Saint CeciliaSaint Cecilia
Musician, Saint
Pope Boniface VIIIPope Boniface VIII
1230 AD
 

Theodoric the GreatTheodoric the Great
12 May 0454
King

Lucius VerusLucius Verus
15 December 0130
Political figure

Umberto I of ItalyUmberto I of Italy
14 March 1844
Politician
Julius NeposJulius Nepos
0430 AD
Emperor

Clare of AssisiClare of Assisi
16 July 1194
Saint
Pope LinusPope Linus
0010 AD
Bishop of Rome, Pope

Pope Benedict IXPope Benedict IX
1012 AD
 

Giulio AndreottiGiulio Andreotti
14 January 1919
Writer, Journalist, Politician, Diplomat, Reporter
Bettino CraxiBettino Craxi
24 February 1934
Politician

Pope John XIIPope John XII
0937 AD
Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church
Piero the UnfortunatePiero the Unfortunate
15 February 1472
Politician

Andrea AgnelliAndrea Agnelli
06 December 1975
Entrepreneur, Businessperson

Pope Benedict XVPope Benedict XV
21 November 1854
Pope
Mario DraghiMario Draghi
03 September 1947
Economist, Banker, University teacher

Aldo MoroAldo Moro
23 September 1916
Politician, Diplomat, University teacher
Pope Paul IIIPope Paul III
29 February 1468
Pope

Lothair ILothair I
0795 AD
Roman Emperor

Pope Leo IPope Leo I
0400 AD
Pope

Amadeo I of SpainAmadeo I of Spain
30 May 1845
 
Cesare BeccariaCesare Beccaria
15 March 1738
Jurist
Pope Gregory XIIIPope Gregory XIII
07 January 1502
 

Bernardo ProvenzanoBernardo Provenzano
31 January 1933
Criminal

Galeazzo CianoGaleazzo Ciano
18 March 1903
Diplomat, Politician, Jurist, Diarist

Augustine of CanterburyAugustine of Canterbury
Archbishop of Canterbury
Numa PompiliusNuma Pompilius
21 April 0753
Political figure

Pietro BadoglioPietro Badoglio
28 September 1871
Prime Minister

Dionysius ExiguusDionysius Exiguus
0470 AD
Monk

Giorgio NapolitanoGiorgio Napolitano
29 June 1925
Politician

Marcus Claudius TacitusMarcus Claudius Tacitus
0200 AD
Roman Emperor
Trebonianus GallusTrebonianus Gallus
0206 AD
Emperor

SejanusSejanus
 
Pope Celestine VPope Celestine V
1215 AD
Pope

Kurt SchuschniggKurt Schuschnigg
14 December 1897
Politician
Pope FabianPope Fabian
0200 AD
 
FlorianusFlorianus
19 August 0232
Emperor