Enrico Berlinguer

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Enrico Berlinguer
Enrico Berlinguer.jpg
General Secretary of the
Italian Communist Party
In office
17 March 1972 – 11 June 1984
Preceded by Luigi Longo
Succeeded by Alessandro Natta
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
5 June 1968 – 11 June 1984
Constituency Latium - XV
Personal details
Born 15 May 1922
Sassari, Italy
Died 11 June 1984(1984-06-11) (aged 62)
Padova, Italy
Nationality Italian
Political party Italian Communist Party
Spouse(s) Letizia Laurenti
Website Official website

Enrico Berlinguer (1922 - 1984) was an Italian politician. He was national secretary of the Italian Communist Party (PCI) from 1972 until his death.

Berlinguer was considered the most popular leader of the PCI.[1] He is known for lessening the influence of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in Italy.

Berlinguer was an atheist.

References[change | change source]

  1. Moss, David (2000). "Berlinguer, Enrico". In Moliterno, Gino. Encyclopedia of Contemporary Italian Culture. London and New York: Routledge. p. 86. ISBN 0-203-44025-0. Retrieved 26 July 2016.