Antonio Martino

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Antonio Martino
Antonio Martino daticamera 2008.jpg
Minister of Defence
In office
11 June 2001 – 17 May 2006
Prime MinisterSilvio Berlusconi
Preceded bySergio Mattarella
Succeeded byArturo Parisi
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
10 May 1994 – 17 January 1995
Prime MinisterSilvio Berlusconi
Preceded byLeopoldo Elia
Succeeded bySusanna Agnelli
Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies
In office
10 April 1994 – 22 March 2018
ConstituencySicily
Personal details
Born(1942-12-22)22 December 1942
Messina, Italy
Died5 March 2022(2022-03-05) (aged 79)
Rome, Italy
NationalityItalian
Political partyItalian Liberal Party
(1968–1994)
Forza Italia
(1994–2009)
The People of Freedom
(2009–2013)
Forza Italia
(2013–2022)
Spouse(s)Carol Erickson
Alma materUniversity of Messina,
University of Chicago
ProfessionTeacher, economist

Antonio Martino (22 December 1942 – 5 March 2022) was an Italian politician. He was the minister of foreign affairs in 1994 and minister of defense from 2001 to 2006 during the Silvio Berlusconi governments.[1] He was a founding member of Forza Italia.

Martino died on 5 March 2022 in Rome, aged 79.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Unger, Craig (July 2006). "The War They Wanted, The Lies They Needed: The Bush administration invaded Iraq claiming Saddam Hussein had tried to buy yellowcake uranium in Niger. As much of Washington knew, and the world soon learned, the charge was false. Worse, it appears to have been the cornerstone of a highly successful "black propaganda" campaign with links to the White House. (page 7)". Vanity Fair. Archived from the original on March 6, 2008. Retrieved September 2, 2021.
  2. Morto l'ex ministro e fondatore di Forza Italia Antonio Martino (in Italian)