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
Beppe GrilloBeppe Grillo
21 July 1948

Marcus AureliusMarcus Aurelius
26 April 0121

Pope Paul VIPope Paul VI
26 September 1897

03 January 0106
Philosopher, Political Theorist

Sonia GandhiSonia Gandhi
09 December 1946
Former President of Indian National Congress
Lorenzo de' MediciLorenzo de' Medici
01 January 1449

Silvio BerlusconiSilvio Berlusconi
29 September 1936
Former Prime Minister of Italy

29 September 0106
Military Leader
Antonio GramsciAntonio Gramsci
22 January 1891
Politician, Philosopher

Giuseppe GaribaldiGiuseppe Garibaldi
04 July 1807
Italian Nationalist
Pope John Paul IPope John Paul I
17 October 1912
Pope of Roman Catholic Church

Scipio AfricanusScipio Africanus
0236 BC
Roman General

0037 AD
Historian, Scholar

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

Pope Gregory IPope Gregory I
0540 AD
Pope Leo XPope Leo X
11 December 1475

Benedict of NursiaBenedict of Nursia
02 March 0480

Pope Clement VIIPope Clement VII
26 May 1478

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

Clare of AssisiClare of Assisi
16 July 1194
Pope Pius XPope Pius X
02 June 1835
Head of the Catholic Church (1903-1914)

24 May 0015
Roman General

Sergio MattarellaSergio Mattarella
23 July 1941
President of Italy
Giuseppe MazziniGiuseppe Mazzini
22 June 1805

Matteo SalviniMatteo Salvini
09 March 1973
Political Leader
Pope Julius IIPope Julius II
05 December 1443

Pope Pius IXPope Pius IX
13 May 1792
Religious Leader

Agatha of SicilyAgatha of Sicily
0231 AD
Pope Leo XIIIPope Leo XIII
02 March 1810

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John BoscoJohn Bosco
16 August 1815
Saint LucySaint Lucy
0283 AD

Gaius Cassius LonginusGaius Cassius Longinus
03 October 0085
Roman General

Pope Sixtus IVPope Sixtus IV
21 July 1414
Bishop of Rome

Pope Innocent IIIPope Innocent III
22 February 1161
Pope Clement IPope Clement I
0035 AD
Religious Leader
Pope Pius XIPope Pius XI
31 May 1857
Religious Leader

Pope John XIIPope John XII
0937 AD

Matteo RenziMatteo Renzi
11 January 1975
Prime Minister of Italy
Louis BonaparteLouis Bonaparte
02 September 1778
King of Holland from 1806 to 1810

Pope Leo IPope Leo I
0400 AD

Pope Gregory VIIPope Gregory VII
1020 AD
Religious Leader

Luigi Di MaioLuigi Di Maio
06 July 1986
Party leader of the Five Star Movement

Frances Xavier CabriniFrances Xavier Cabrini
15 July 1850

Pope Celestine VPope Celestine V
1215 AD
Pope Benedict XIIIPope Benedict XIII
02 February 1649
Servant of God

Alexander SeverusAlexander Severus
01 October 0208
Roman Emperor

Pope Adrian IPope Adrian I
0700 AD
Bishop of Rome
St PaulSt Paul
0005 AD
Religious Preacher

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

Marcus Junius BrutusMarcus Junius Brutus
0085 BC

Alessandra MussoliniAlessandra Mussolini
30 December 1962
Actor, Politician, Model

Steve ScaliseSteve Scalise
06 October 1965

Piero the UnfortunatePiero the Unfortunate
15 February 1472
Farouk of EgyptFarouk of Egypt
11 February 1920

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

24 September 0024

24 September 0015
Philip the ArabPhilip the Arab
0204 AD
Political figure

Andrea AgnelliAndrea Agnelli
06 December 1975
Entrepreneur, Businessperson
Theodoric the GreatTheodoric the Great
12 May 0454

Julius NeposJulius Nepos
0430 AD

Saint ValentineSaint Valentine
0226 AD
Bernardo ProvenzanoBernardo Provenzano
31 January 1933

Gabriele D'AnnunzioGabriele D'Annunzio
12 March 1863
Carlo Maria ViganòCarlo Maria Viganò
16 January 1941

Saint CeciliaSaint Cecilia
0200 AD

Pope Boniface VIIIPope Boniface VIII
1230 AD
Pope LinusPope Linus
0010 AD

Aldo MoroAldo Moro
23 September 1916
Politician, Diplomat, University teacher
Marcus Claudius TacitusMarcus Claudius Tacitus
0200 AD
Roman Emperor

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

Matilda of TuscanyMatilda of Tuscany
1046 AD
Countess of Tuscany

Lothair ILothair I
0795 AD
Roman Emperor
Galeazzo CianoGaleazzo Ciano
18 March 1903
Stefano PessinaStefano Pessina
04 June 1941
engineer, entrepreneur, businessperson

Rodolfo GrazianiRodolfo Graziani
11 August 1882
Military officer

31 October 0420

Pietro BadoglioPietro Badoglio
28 September 1871
Prime Minister
Augustine of CanterburyAugustine of Canterbury
Archbishop of Canterbury

Giovanni GiustinianiGiovanni Giustiniani
1418 AD

Valentinian IIIValentinian III
02 July 0419

Pope Paul IIIPope Paul III
29 February 1468

Enrico DandoloEnrico Dandolo
1107 AD
diplomat, politician
Cardinal MazarinCardinal Mazarin
14 July 1602

Numa PompiliusNuma Pompilius
21 April 0753
Political figure

Zita of Bourbon-ParmaZita of Bourbon-Parma
09 May 1892
Italo BalboItalo Balbo
06 June 1896
politician, military personnel
Henry Benedict StuartHenry Benedict Stuart
06 March 1725