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
CiceroCicero
03 January 0106
Philosopher, Political Theorist

Matteo SalviniMatteo Salvini
09 March 1973
Political Leader

Sonia GandhiSonia Gandhi
09 December 1946
Former President of Indian National Congress

Lorenzo de' MediciLorenzo de' Medici
01 January 1449
Leader

PompeyPompey
29 September 0106
Military Leader
Silvio BerlusconiSilvio Berlusconi
29 September 1936
Former Prime Minister of Italy

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

Antonio GramsciAntonio Gramsci
22 January 1891
Politician, Philosopher

Giuseppe GaribaldiGiuseppe Garibaldi
04 July 1807
Italian Nationalist
Pope Pius XIIPope Pius XII
02 March 1876
Pope of Roman Catholic Church

JosephusJosephus
0037 AD
Historian, Scholar
Scipio AfricanusScipio Africanus
0236 BC
Roman General

Pope Paul VIPope Paul VI
26 September 1897
Pope

Pope John XXIIIPope John XXIII
25 November 1881
Pope
Prince Aly KhanPrince Aly Khan
13 June 1911
Father of Aga Khan IV

Benedict of NursiaBenedict of Nursia
02 March 0480
Saint
Pope Julius IIPope Julius II
05 December 1443
Pope

Pope Leo XPope Leo X
11 December 1475
Pope

Pope Clement VIIPope Clement VII
26 May 1478
Pope
Giuseppe MazziniGiuseppe Mazzini
22 June 1805
 

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

Pope Gregory VIIPope Gregory VII
1020 AD
Religious Leader

Agatha of SicilyAgatha of Sicily
0231 AD
Saint

Louis BonaparteLouis Bonaparte
02 September 1778
King of Holland from 1806 to 1810
Pope Sixtus IVPope Sixtus IV
21 July 1414
Bishop of Rome
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
 

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Beppe GrilloBeppe Grillo
21 July 1948
Actor, Comedian, Politician, Writer

Pope Celestine VPope Celestine V
1215 AD
 

Pope John XIIPope John XII
0937 AD
Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church

Sergio MattarellaSergio Mattarella
23 July 1941
Politician
Francis II, Holy Roman EmperorFrancis II, Holy Roman Emperor
12 February 1768
 

Catherine of SienaCatherine of Siena
25 March 1347
Philosopher
PertinaxPertinax
01 August 0126
Emperor

Alessandra MussoliniAlessandra Mussolini
30 December 1962
Actor, Politician, Model

Pope Boniface VIIIPope Boniface VIII
1230 AD
 
VitelliusVitellius
24 September 0024
Emperor

Marcus Vipsanius AgrippaMarcus Vipsanius Agrippa
0063 BC
 
Ferruccio LamborghiniFerruccio Lamborghini
28 April 1916
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Mechanic, Racecar driver

Mario DraghiMario Draghi
03 September 1947
Economist, Banker, University teacher

Pope Gregory IPope Gregory I
0540 AD
 

Victor Emmanuel II of ItalyVictor Emmanuel II of Italy
14 March 1820
King

Gianni AgnelliGianni Agnelli
12 March 1921
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Politician, Businessperson
Gaius Cassius LonginusGaius Cassius Longinus
0085 BC
Military commander

Clare of AssisiClare of Assisi
1193 AD
monk

Saint LucySaint Lucy
0283 AD
Saint

Pope Pius XPope Pius X
02 June 1835
Catholic priest
Philip the ArabPhilip the Arab
0204 AD
Political figure

Pope Pius IXPope Pius IX
13 May 1792
Pope
John BoscoJohn Bosco
16 August 1815
Writer, Catholic priest

Saint ValentineSaint Valentine
0226 AD
Saint

Pope Innocent IIIPope Innocent III
22 February 1161
Pope
Saint CeciliaSaint Cecilia
Musician, Saint

Ignatius of AntiochIgnatius of Antioch
15 May 0035
Writer, bishop of Antioch
Lucius VerusLucius Verus
15 December 0130
Political figure

Charles IV of SpainCharles IV of Spain
11 November 1748
King of Spain

Pope LinusPope Linus
0010 AD
Bishop of Rome, Pope
Andrea AgnelliAndrea Agnelli
06 December 1975
Entrepreneur, Businessperson

Pope Pius XIPope Pius XI
31 May 1857
Catholic priest, Librarian, Diplomat, Mountaineer
Pope Clement IPope Clement I
0035 AD
 

Pope Martin IPope Martin I
21 June 0598
Pope

Pope Leo XIIIPope Leo XIII
02 March 1810
Pope

Federica MogheriniFederica Mogherini
16 June 1973
Politician
Julius NeposJulius Nepos
0430 AD
Emperor
Umberto I of ItalyUmberto I of Italy
14 March 1844
Politician

Cesare BeccariaCesare Beccaria
15 March 1738
Jurist

Aloysius GonzagaAloysius Gonzaga
09 March 1568
Aristocrat

Aldo MoroAldo Moro
23 September 1916
Politician, Diplomat, University teacher
Pope Adrian IPope Adrian I
0700 AD
 

Augustine of CanterburyAugustine of Canterbury
Archbishop of Canterbury

Pope Leo IPope Leo I
0400 AD
Pope

Giulio AndreottiGiulio Andreotti
14 January 1919
Writer, Journalist, Politician, Diplomat, Reporter

Sergio MarchionneSergio Marchionne
17 June 1952
Entrepreneur, Accountant, Businessperson, Lawyer
Francis de SalesFrancis de Sales
16 August 1567
Theologian, Priest, Writer

Caterina SforzaCaterina Sforza
1463 AD
politician
Lothair ILothair I
0795 AD
Roman Emperor

Pope Benedict IXPope Benedict IX
1012 AD
 

Pope Leo IIIPope Leo III
0750 AD
Pope
Pope Paul IIIPope Paul III
29 February 1468
Pope

Pietro BadoglioPietro Badoglio
28 September 1871
Prime Minister
Amadeo I of SpainAmadeo I of Spain
30 May 1845
 

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

Bernardo ProvenzanoBernardo Provenzano
31 January 1933
Criminal

Tiberius GracchusTiberius Gracchus
0168 BC
Politician
Trebonianus GallusTrebonianus Gallus
0206 AD
Emperor

Marcus Claudius TacitusMarcus Claudius Tacitus
0200 AD
Roman Emperor
Gabriele AmorthGabriele Amorth
01 May 1925
Catholic priest, Writer, Theologian

Pope Alexander IIIPope Alexander III
1100 AD
 
Numa PompiliusNuma Pompilius
21 April 0753
Political figure

Italo BalboItalo Balbo
06 June 1896
politician, military personnel
Matteo RicciMatteo Ricci
06 October 1552
explorer, cartographer, writer, missionary,