Francesco Cossiga

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Francesco Cossiga
Cossiga in 1990
8th President of Italy
In office
3 July 1985 – 28 April 1992
Prime MinisterBettino Craxi
Amintore Fanfani
Giovanni Goria
Ciriaco De Mita
Giulio Andreotti
Preceded bySandro Pertini
Succeeded byOscar Luigi Scalfaro
42nd Prime Minister of Italy
In office
4 August 1979 – 18 October 1980
PresidentAlessandro Pertini
Preceded byGiulio Andreotti
Succeeded byArnaldo Forlani
President of the Italian Senate
In office
12 July 1983 – 3 July 1985
Preceded byVittorino Colombo
Succeeded byAmintore Fanfani
Personal details
Born(1928-07-26)26 July 1928
Sassari, Sardinia, Kingdom of Italy
Died17 August 2010(2010-08-17) (aged 82)
Agostino Gemelli University Polyclinic, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Political partyDC (1945–1992)
UDR (1998–1999)
UpR (1999–2001)
Independent (2001–2010)
Giuseppa Sigurani
(m. 1960; div. 1998)
Children2, including Giuseppe
Alma materUniversity of Sassari

Francesco Cossiga (26 July 1928 – 17 August 2010) was an Italian politician. He was the 8th President of Italy, serving from July 1985 to April 1992. He was the 42nd Prime Minister of Italy, serving from August 1979 to 1980.

Cossiga was born in Sassari, Sardinia. He died on 17 August 2010 in Rome, Italy from a respiratory infection, aged 82.[1]

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