Aldo Moro

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Aldo Moro
A photo of Moro during his kidnapping from March through May 1978
38th
Prime Minister of Italy
In office
December 4, 1963 – June 24, 1968
President Antonio Segni
Giuseppe Saragat
Deputy Pietro Nenni
Preceded by Giovanni Leone
Succeeded by Giovanni Leone
In office
November 23, 1974 – July 29, 1976
President Giovanni Leone
Deputy Ugo La Malfa
Preceded by Mariano Rumor
Succeeded by Giulio Andreotti
Italian Minister of Justice
In office
July 6, 1955 – May 15, 1957
Prime Minister Antonio Segni
Preceded by Michele De Pietro
Succeeded by Guido Gonella
Italian Minister of Education
In office
May 19, 1957 – February 15, 1959
Prime Minister Adone Zoli
Amintore Fanfani
Preceded by Paolo Rossi
Succeeded by Giuseppe Medici
Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
December 28, 1964 – March 5, 1965
Prime Minister Himself
Preceded by Giuseppe Saragat
Succeeded by Amintore Fanfani
In office
May 5, 1969 – July 29, 1972
Prime Minister Mariano Rumor
Emilio Colombo
Giulio Andreotti
Preceded by Pietro Nenni
Succeeded by Giuseppe Medici
In office
July 7, 1973 – November 23, 1974
Prime Minister Mariano Rumor
Preceded by Giuseppe Medici
Succeeded by Mariano Rumor
Personal details
Born September 23, 1916(1916-09-23)
Maglie, Apulia, Italy
Died May 9, 1978(1978-05-09) (aged 61)
Rome, Latium, Italy
Nationality Italian
Political party Christian Democracy
Religion Roman Catholic

Aldo Moro (September 23, 1916 – May 9, 1978) was an Italian politician who was the 38th Prime Minister of Italy from December 4, 1963 through June 24, 1968. He was also the Italian Minister of Justice, the Italian Minister of Education, and the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs. His political career would last from 1963 from 1974. He was a Roman Catholic.

Moro was born on September 23, 1916 in Maglie, Apulia, Italy. He studied at the University of Bari and at Sapienza University of Rome. Moro was never married and had no children.

He was kidnapped on March 16, 1978 by the Red Brigades (BR), a Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization. On May 9, 1978, the Red Brigades said that Moro would go free so they sent him to a car. As he began to enter the car, he was shot and killed after 55 days of captivity, aged 61.[1] In fact, Pope Paul VI "offered himself in exchange … for Aldo Moro …".[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1978: Aldo Moro snatched at gunpoint, "On This Day", BBC
  2. Holmes, J. Derek, and Bernard W. Bickers. A Short History of the Catholic Church. London: Burns and Oates, 1983. 291.

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