Famous Italian Prime Ministers

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 1 
Giuseppe Conte
(Politician)

Giuseppe Conte
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Birthdate: August 8, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Volturara Appula, Apulia, Italy

Former Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte is a qualified lawyer and teaches law at various universities. He was one of the few Italian prime ministers to have held office without any previous political experience. He was also the first Western leader to impose a national lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Silvio Berlusconi
(Former Prime Minister of Italy)

Silvio Berlusconi
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Birthdate: September 29, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Milan
Media mogul Silvio Berlusconi served as the Italian prime minister for 9 years. Owner of the media groups Mediaset and Fininvest, and former owner of A.C. Milan, he also launched the first Italian private TV channel, Telemilano. Despite a conviction for tax fraud, he became a European Parliament MP later.

 3 
Matteo Renzi
(Prime Minister of Italy)

Matteo Renzi
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Birthdate: January 11, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Florence
Italia Viva party leader and the youngest-ever Italian prime minister, Matteo Renzi, was named one of Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers. He was criticized by many for meeting controversial Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. In early 2021, he received bullets in an envelope, causing a media frenzy. 
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 4 
Aldo Moro
(Politician, Diplomat, University teacher)

Aldo Moro
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Birthdate: September 23, 1916
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Maglie
Died: May 9, 1978

Christian Democracy member Aldo Moro had served as the Italian prime minister and had also held important portfolios such as foreign affairs and public education. He was also a University of Bari professor of law, initially. He was abducted and killed by left-wing terrorists known as The Red Brigades.

 5 
Pietro Badoglio
(Former Minister of Italian Africa)

Pietro Badoglio
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Birthdate: September 28, 1871
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Grazzano Badoglio, Italy
Died: November 1, 1956

Initially an artillery officer, Pietro Badoglio served as a general during the two World Wars. He eventually signed an armistice with the Allies to withdraw Italian forces from World War II. He eventually served as the prime minister of Italy and was also the 1st Duke of Addis Abeba.

 6 
Mario Monti
(Prime minister of Italy (2011–13))

Mario Monti
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Birthdate: March 19, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Varese, Italy

Born to a banker, it was no surprise that Mario Monti would choose economics and management as his university majors. The Yale alumnus later gained fame as an academic and an economist and also became the prime minister of Italy, leading his nation through the Italian debt crisis.

 7 
Romano Prodi
(Economist, Politician, University teacher)

Romano Prodi
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Birthdate: August 9, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Scandiano

Former Italian prime minister Romano Prodi is also known as “The Professor,” having served as an economics professor at the University of Bologna. The Olive Tree Coalition leader has also previously worked with Goldman Sachs. He has also led the European Commission of the EU.

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 8 
Benito Mussolini
(Dictator of Italy and Principal Founder of Fascism Who Was Prime Minister of Italy from 1922 to 1943.)

Benito Mussolini
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Birthdate: July 29, 1883
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Predappio, Italy
Died: April 28, 1945

The dictator of Italy from 1925 to 1945, Benito Mussolini founded the Fascist Party in 1919. It opposed class discrimination and supported nationalism. But when in power, Mussolini crushed rival political parties, trade unions, free press and free speech. He was overthrown by his former colleagues in the Fascist government in July 1943 and ultimately shot dead in April 1945.

 9 
Bettino Craxi
(Politician)

Bettino Craxi
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Birthdate: February 24, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Milan
Died: January 19, 2000

Italy’s first Socialist prime minister, Bettino Craxi was born to an anti-fascist lawyer who was persecuted by Benito Mussolini’s regime. He later deviated from the traditional socialism and even changed the symbol of his party from the hammer-and-sickle to a red carnation. He was nicknamed The Big Boar due to his size.

 10 
Giulio Andreotti
(Writer, Journalist, Politician, Diplomat, Reporter)

Giulio Andreotti
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Birthdate: January 14, 1919
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rome
Died: May 6, 2013

Giulio Andreotti was an Italian politician who served as the prime minister of Italy on three occasions between 1972 and 1992. Widely regarded as the most important and powerful politician of the First Republic, Andreotti was the second longest-serving Italian prime minister after Silvio Berlusconi in the post-war era. Giulio Andreotti also served in several ministerial positions throughout his career.

 11 
Carlo Azeglio Ciampi
(Economist, Politician, Banker)

Carlo Azeglio Ciampi
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Birthdate: December 9, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Livorno
Died: September 16, 2016

Former Italian president and prime minister Carlo Azeglio Ciampi had a major role in introducing Italy to the euro. He had been the governor of the Bank of Italy for 14 years and had held several portfolios, including the ministry of treasury. He was also a World War II veteran.

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Alcide De Gasperi
(Politician)

Alcide De Gasperi
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Birthdate: April 3, 1881
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pieve Tesino, Italy
Died: August 19, 1954

The man who co-founded the Italian Popular Party, or the Christian Democracy party, Alcide De Gasperi had also been the Italian prime minister. He was actively involved in the resistance movement during World War II and also helped develop the European Coal and Steel Community, which later became the EU.

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Vittorio Emanuele Orlando
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Birthdate: May 19, 1860
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Palermo, Italy
Died: December 1, 1952

Prime Minister of Italy from 1917 to 1919, Vittorio Emanuele Orlando resigned from his position when he failed to secure concession at the Versailles Peace Conference. However, he remained active in politics, initially supporting the new Fascist Party of Benito Mussolini. Later he opposed fascism, remaining in retirement until the end of WWII and was nominated Senator for Life shortly thereafter.

 14 
Enrico Letta
(Politician, Academic, Non-fiction writer)

Enrico Letta
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Birthdate: August 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pisa

Former prime minister of Italy, Enrico Letta was the son of a math professor and followed in his father’s footsteps to become a professor, too, teaching at universities such as HEC Paris. Later, he stepped into politics with the Christian Democracy party. He also has a doctorate degree in European Union Law.

 15 
Giovanni Giolitti
(Politician)

Giovanni Giolitti
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Birthdate: October 27, 1842
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mondovì
Died: July 17, 1928

Five-time prime minister of Italy, Giovanni Giolitti was a trained lawyer and had also served the civil services. Though he helped his country prosper significantly, he was often criticized for his ways and means, especially for giolittismo, a technique associated with violence during elections, which he resorted to.

 16 
Amintore Fanfani
(Politician, Diplomat, Economist, University teacher)

Amintore Fanfani
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Birthdate: February 6, 1908
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tuscany
Died: November 20, 1999

Five-time Italian prime minister Amintore Fanfani had also served as the acting president of his country. Initially a Catholic Action leader, he later became a professor of economic history and eventually stepped into politics. His short stature had earned him the nickname Pony, though his admirers called him Purebred Horse.

 17 
Francesco Cossiga
(Politician)

Francesco Cossiga
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Birthdate: July 26, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sassari
Died: August 17, 2010

Known widely as the pickaxe-wielder president for his sarcastic comments against both the leftists and the rightists, Francesco Cossiga was a qualified lawyer. Apart from serving as both the president and prime minister of Italy, he had also taught constitutional law at the University of Sassari.

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Luigi Facta
(Former Prime Minister of Italy (February 1922 - October 1922))

Luigi Facta
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Birthdate: November 16, 1861
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pinerolo, Italy
Died: November 5, 1930

Luigi Facta was an Italian journalist and politician. He served as the prime minister of Italy from July 1922 to October 1922 before the dawn of Benito Mussolini's dictatorship. Before becoming the prime minister, Facta served as the finance minister of Italy from 1910 to 1914 and again from 1920 to 1921.

 19 
Ivanoe Bonomi
(Politician, Prime Minister)

Ivanoe Bonomi
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Birthdate: October 18, 1873
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mantua, Italy
Died: April 20, 1951

Former Italian prime minister Ivanoe Bonomi was once expelled from the Socialist Party fort being a moderate and for supporting the Libyan War. He had also held significant portfolios, such as the ministry of war, and is remembered for negotiating the Treaty of Rapallo with Yugoslavia.

 20 
Francesco Crispi
(Prime Minister, Statesman,Lawyer Journalist)

Francesco Crispi
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Birthdate: October 4, 1818
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ribera, Agrigento, Italy
Died: August 12, 1901

 21 
Giuliano Amato
(President of the Constitutional Court of Italy since 2022)

Giuliano Amato
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Birthdate: May 13, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Turin, Italy

 22 
Antonio Segni
(Politician)

Antonio Segni
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Birthdate: February 2, 1891
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sassari
Died: December 1, 1972

 23 
Ciriaco De Mita
(Politician)

Ciriaco De Mita
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Birthdate: February 2, 1928
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nusco, Italy

 24 
Sidney Sonnino
(Statesman)

Sidney Sonnino
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Birthdate: March 11, 1847
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pisa, Italy
Died: November 24, 1922

 25 
Lamberto Dini
(Politician, Prime Minister)

Lamberto Dini
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Birthdate: March 1, 1931
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Florence

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Antonio Salandra
(21st Prime Minister of Italy (1914 – 1916))

Antonio Salandra
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Birthdate: August 13, 1853
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Troia, Apulia, Italy
Died: December 9, 1931

Antonio Salandra had been the prime minister of Italy during the beginning of World War I. Initially a law professor, he later made Italy join the war as part of the Triple Entente, rejecting the Triple Alliance. He had also penned books such as Italy and the Great War.

 27 
Arnaldo Forlani
(Politician)

Arnaldo Forlani
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Birthdate: December 8, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pesaro, Italy

 28 
Francesco Saverio Nitti
(Prime Minister, Economist)

Francesco Saverio Nitti
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Birthdate: July 19, 1868
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Melfi, Italy
Died: February 20, 1953

 29 
Giovanni Goria
(Politician)

Giovanni Goria
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Birthdate: July 30, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Asti, Italy
Died: May 21, 1994

 30 
Giovanni Spadolini
(Politician, Prime Minister)

Giovanni Spadolini
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Birthdate: June 21, 1925
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: August 4, 1994

 31 
Emilio Colombo
(Politician)

Emilio Colombo
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Birthdate: April 14, 1920
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Potenza, Italy
Died: June 24, 2013

 32 

Agostino Depretis
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Birthdate: January 31, 1813
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mezzana Corti, Italy
Died: July 29, 1887

 33 
Paolo Boselli
(Politician)

Paolo Boselli
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Birthdate: June 8, 1838
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Savona, Italy
Died: March 10, 1932

 34 
Marco Minghetti
(Prime Minister, Politician, economist)

Marco Minghetti
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Birthdate: November 18, 1818
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: December 10, 1886

 35 
Luigi Luzzatti
(Political, Prime Minister)

Luigi Luzzatti
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Birthdate: March 11, 1841
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: March 29, 1927

 36 
Mariano Rumor
(Politician)

Mariano Rumor
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Birthdate: June 16, 1915
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vicenza, Italy
Died: January 22, 1990

 37 
Luigi Pelloux
(Politician)

Luigi Pelloux
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Birthdate: March 1, 1839
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: La Roche, France
Died: October 26, 1924

Antonio Starabba, Marchese di Rudinì
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Birthdate: April 16, 1839
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Palermo, Italy
Died: August 6, 1908

 39 
Giuseppe Zanardelli
(Political ,Prime Minister)

Giuseppe Zanardelli
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Birthdate: October 29, 1826
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brescia, Italy
Died: December 26, 1903

 40 
Benedetto Cairoli
(Politician)

Benedetto Cairoli
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Birthdate: January 28, 1825
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pavia, Italy
Died: August 8, 1889

 41 
Cesare Balbo
(Writer)

Cesare Balbo
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Birthdate: November 21, 1789
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: June 3, 1853

 42 
Mario Scelba
(Politician)

Mario Scelba
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Birthdate: September 5, 1901
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Caltagirone, Italy
Died: October 29, 1991

 43 
Giovanni Lanza
(Politician)

Giovanni Lanza
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Birthdate: February 15, 1810
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Casale Monferrato, Italy
Died: March 9, 1882

 44 
Alessandro Fortis
(Politician)

Alessandro Fortis
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Birthdate: September 16, 1842
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Forlì, Italy
Died: December 4, 1909

 45 
José Patiño
(Statesman)

José Patiño
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Birthdate: April 11, 1666
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: November 3, 1736