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

03 January 0106
Philosopher, Political Theorist

Lorenzo de' MediciLorenzo de' Medici
01 January 1449

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

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

Antonio GramsciAntonio Gramsci
22 January 1891
Politician, Philosopher

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

Giuseppe GaribaldiGiuseppe Garibaldi
04 July 1807
Italian Nationalist
0037 AD
Historian, Scholar

Pope Paul VIPope Paul VI
26 September 1897
Pope John XXIIIPope John XXIII
25 November 1881

Scipio AfricanusScipio Africanus
0236 BC
Roman General

24 May 0015
Roman General
Prince Aly KhanPrince Aly Khan
13 June 1911
Father of Aga Khan IV

Matteo SalviniMatteo Salvini
09 March 1973
Political Leader
Benedict of NursiaBenedict of Nursia
02 March 0480

Pope Julius IIPope Julius II
05 December 1443

Pope Leo XPope Leo X
11 December 1475
Gaius Cassius LonginusGaius Cassius Longinus
03 October 0085
Roman General

Pope Clement VIIPope Clement VII
26 May 1478
Saint LucySaint Lucy
0283 AD

Giuseppe MazziniGiuseppe Mazzini
22 June 1805

Pope Pius IXPope Pius IX
13 May 1792
Religious Leader

Luigi Di MaioLuigi Di Maio
06 July 1986
Party leader of the Five Star Movement
John BoscoJohn Bosco
16 August 1815

Pope Pius XIPope Pius XI
31 May 1857
Religious Leader

Pope Clement IPope Clement I
0035 AD
Religious Leader

Pope Gregory VIIPope Gregory VII
1020 AD
Religious Leader
Pope Leo XIIIPope Leo XIII
02 March 1810

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Matteo RenziMatteo Renzi
11 January 1975
Prime Minister of Italy

Agatha of SicilyAgatha of Sicily
0231 AD

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

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

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

Catherine of SienaCatherine of Siena
25 March 1347

Alessandra MussoliniAlessandra Mussolini
30 December 1962
Actor, Politician, Model

Pope Boniface VIIIPope Boniface VIII
1230 AD
24 September 0024

Pope Gregory IPope Gregory I
0540 AD

Clare of AssisiClare of Assisi
16 July 1194

Gianni AgnelliGianni Agnelli
12 March 1921
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Politician, Businessperson
Pope Pius XPope Pius X
02 June 1835
Catholic priest

Mario DraghiMario Draghi
03 September 1947
Economist, Banker, University teacher
Philip the ArabPhilip the Arab
0204 AD
Political figure

Saint ValentineSaint Valentine
0226 AD

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

Charles IV of SpainCharles IV of Spain
11 November 1748
King of Spain
Lucius VerusLucius Verus
15 December 0130
Political figure

Pope LinusPope Linus
0010 AD
Bishop of Rome, Pope

Pope Martin IPope Martin I
21 June 0598
Federica MogheriniFederica Mogherini
16 June 1973

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

Cesare BeccariaCesare Beccaria
15 March 1738

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

Bernardo ProvenzanoBernardo Provenzano
31 January 1933
Andrea AgnelliAndrea Agnelli
06 December 1975
Entrepreneur, Businessperson
Aloysius GonzagaAloysius Gonzaga
09 March 1568

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
Francis de SalesFrancis de Sales
16 August 1567
Theologian, Priest, Writer

Sergio MarchionneSergio Marchionne
17 June 1952
Entrepreneur, Accountant, Businessperson, Lawyer

Pope Leo IPope Leo I
0400 AD

Lothair ILothair I
0795 AD
Roman Emperor

Stefano PessinaStefano Pessina
04 June 1941
engineer, entrepreneur, businessperson
Pope Benedict IXPope Benedict IX
1012 AD

Amadeo I of SpainAmadeo I of Spain
30 May 1845
Pope Leo IIIPope Leo III
0750 AD

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

Pope Paul IIIPope Paul III
29 February 1468
Pietro BadoglioPietro Badoglio
28 September 1871
Prime Minister

Tiberius GracchusTiberius Gracchus
0168 BC
Trebonianus GallusTrebonianus Gallus
0206 AD

Marcus Claudius TacitusMarcus Claudius Tacitus
0200 AD
Roman Emperor

Matteo RicciMatteo Ricci
06 October 1552
explorer, cartographer, writer, missionary,

Pope Alexander IIIPope Alexander III
1100 AD
Mario MontiMario Monti
19 March 1943
Economist, Politician, University teacher

Numa PompiliusNuma Pompilius
21 April 0753
Political figure
Giorgio NapolitanoGiorgio Napolitano
29 June 1925

19 August 0232
Pope FormosusPope Formosus
0816 AD

Zita of Bourbon-ParmaZita of Bourbon-Parma
09 May 1892
Romano ProdiRomano Prodi
09 August 1939
Economist, Politician, University teacher