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
03 January 0106
Philosopher, Political Theorist

Lorenzo de' MediciLorenzo de' Medici
01 January 1449

Matteo SalviniMatteo Salvini
09 March 1973
Political Leader

Silvio BerlusconiSilvio Berlusconi
29 September 1936
Former Prime Minister of Italy

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

0037 AD
Historian, Scholar

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

Pope Pius XIIPope Pius XII
02 March 1876
Pope of Roman Catholic Church
Pope Paul VIPope Paul VI
26 September 1897

Pope John XXIIIPope John XXIII
25 November 1881
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

Giuseppe MazziniGiuseppe Mazzini
22 June 1805
Louis BonaparteLouis Bonaparte
02 September 1778
King of Holland from 1806 to 1810

Pope Gregory VIIPope Gregory VII
1020 AD
Religious Leader
St Paul St Paul
0005 AD
Religious Preacher

Pope Benedict XIIIPope Benedict XIII
02 February 1649
Servant of God

Alexander SeverusAlexander Severus
01 October 0208
Roman Emperor
Lord ActonLord Acton
10 January 1834

St Francis of Assisi St Francis of Assisi
26 November 1182
Founder of the Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
Beppe GrilloBeppe Grillo
21 July 1948
Actor, Comedian, Politician, Writer

Charles Edward StuartCharles Edward Stuart
31 December 1720

Anthony of PaduaAnthony of Padua
15 August 1195

Pope Celestine VPope Celestine V
1215 AD
0492 BC
Pope John XIIPope John XII
0937 AD
Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church

Scipio AfricanusScipio Africanus
0236 BC

Francis II, Holy Roman EmperorFrancis II, Holy Roman Emperor
12 February 1768

Antonio GramsciAntonio Gramsci
22 January 1891
Italian Politician
Saint SebastianSaint Sebastian
0256 AD
Saint, martyr

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Victor Emmanuel III of ItalyVictor Emmanuel III of Italy
11 November 1869
Numismatist, Politician

01 August 0126

Pope Boniface VIIIPope Boniface VIII
1230 AD

Catherine of SienaCatherine of Siena
25 March 1347
Umberto II of ItalyUmberto II of Italy
15 September 1904
Military personnel

24 September 0024
Alessandra MussoliniAlessandra Mussolini
30 December 1962
Actor, Politician, Model

Benedict of NursiaBenedict of Nursia
02 March 0480

Marcus Vipsanius AgrippaMarcus Vipsanius Agrippa
0063 BC
Girolamo SavonarolaGirolamo Savonarola
21 September 1452
Politician, Philosopher, Religious

08 November 0030
Ferruccio LamborghiniFerruccio Lamborghini
28 April 1916
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Mechanic, Racecar driver

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

Pope Leo XPope Leo X
11 December 1475

Pope Gregory IPope Gregory I
0540 AD

Victor Emmanuel II of ItalyVictor Emmanuel II of Italy
14 March 1820
Pope Pius XPope Pius X
02 June 1835
Catholic priest

Clare of AssisiClare of Assisi
1193 AD

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

Gaius Cassius LonginusGaius Cassius Longinus
0085 BC
Military commander
Pope Clement VIIPope Clement VII
26 May 1478

Saint LucySaint Lucy
0283 AD
Philip the ArabPhilip the Arab
0204 AD
Political figure

Pope Pius IXPope Pius IX
13 May 1792

Charles IV of SpainCharles IV of Spain
11 November 1748
King of Spain
Saint ValentineSaint Valentine
0226 AD

Pope Julius IIPope Julius II
05 December 1443
Catholic priest
Pope Innocent IIIPope Innocent III
22 February 1161

Saint CeciliaSaint Cecilia
Musician, Saint

Andrea AgnelliAndrea Agnelli
06 December 1975
Entrepreneur, Businessperson
Ignatius of AntiochIgnatius of Antioch
15 May 0035
Writer, bishop of Antioch

Lucius VerusLucius Verus
15 December 0130
Political figure
Pope LinusPope Linus
0010 AD
Bishop of Rome, Pope

Pope Clement IPope Clement I
0035 AD

Pope Martin IPope Martin I
21 June 0598

John BoscoJohn Bosco
16 August 1815
Writer, Catholic priest
Pope Leo XIIIPope Leo XIII
02 March 1810
Julius NeposJulius Nepos
0430 AD

Umberto I of ItalyUmberto I of Italy
14 March 1844

Pope Pius XIPope Pius XI
31 May 1857
Catholic priest, Librarian, Diplomat, Mountaineer

Aloysius GonzagaAloysius Gonzaga
09 March 1568
Pope Adrian IPope Adrian I
0700 AD

Augustine of CanterburyAugustine of Canterbury
Archbishop of Canterbury

Agatha of SicilyAgatha of Sicily
0231 AD

Caterina SforzaCaterina Sforza
1463 AD

Sergio MarchionneSergio Marchionne
17 June 1952
Entrepreneur, Accountant, Businessperson, Lawyer
Pope Leo IPope Leo I
0400 AD

Aldo MoroAldo Moro
23 September 1916
Politician, Diplomat, University teacher
Lothair ILothair I
0795 AD
Roman Emperor

Pope Benedict IXPope Benedict IX
1012 AD

Romano ProdiRomano Prodi
09 August 1939
Economist, Politician, University teacher
Pope Leo IIIPope Leo III
0750 AD

Pope Sixtus IVPope Sixtus IV
21 July 1414
Pope ,Bishop of Rome
Giulio AndreottiGiulio Andreotti
14 January 1919
Writer, Journalist, Politician, Diplomat, Reporter

Giorgio NapolitanoGiorgio Napolitano
29 June 1925

Pope Paul IIIPope Paul III
29 February 1468

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

Tiberius GracchusTiberius Gracchus
0168 BC
Trebonianus GallusTrebonianus Gallus
0206 AD

Francis de SalesFrancis de Sales
16 August 1567
Theologian, Priest, Writer
Marcus Claudius TacitusMarcus Claudius Tacitus
0200 AD
Roman Emperor

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