Giovanni Leone

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Giovanni Leone
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President of Italy
In office
29 December 1971 – 15 June 1978
Prime MinisterEmilio Colombo
Giulio Andreotti
Mariano Rumor
Aldo Moro
Giulio Andreotti
Preceded byGiuseppe Saragat
Succeeded bySandro Pertini
Prime Minister of Italy
In office
25 June 1968 – 13 December 1968
PresidentGiuseppe Saragat
Preceded byAldo Moro
Succeeded byMariano Rumor
In office
22 June 1963 – 5 December 1963
PresidentAntonio Segni
Preceded byAmintore Fanfani
Succeeded byAldo Moro
President of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
10 May 1955 – 21 June 1963
Preceded byGiovanni Gronchi
Succeeded byBrunetto Bucciarelli-Ducci
Member of Parliament
Member of the Senate
In office
15 June 1978 – 9 November 2001
In office
27 August 1967 – 29 December 1971
For life
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
8 May 1948 – 26 August 1967
ConstituencyNaples–Caserta
Member of the Constituent Assembly
In office
25 June 1946 – 31 January 1948
ConstituencyNaples–Caserta
Personal details
Born(1908-11-03)3 November 1908
Naples, Kingdom of Italy
Died9 November 2001(2001-11-09) (aged 93)
Rome, Italy
Political partyChristian Democracy
Spouse(s)
Vittoria Michitto (m. 1946)
Children4
Alma materUniversity of Naples
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Giovanni Leone (Italian pronunciation: [dʒoˈvanni leˈoːne]; 3 November 1908 – 9 November 2001) was an Italian politician, jurist and university professor.[1] He was a founding member of the Christian Democracy (DC). He was the president of Italy from December 1971 until June 1978.[2]

He also was prime minister from June to December 1963 and again from June to December 1968.[3] He was also President of the Chamber of Deputies from May 1955 until June 1963.[4]

Leone was the first Italian president to resign for a scandal. In 1978, he was accused of bribery and these allegations were proven false.[5]

Referemces[change | change source]

  1. Tito Lucrezio Rizzo (2012). Parla il Capo dello Stato: sessanta anni di vita repubblicana attraverso il Quirinale 1946–2006. Gangemi Editore spa. p. 123. ISBN 978-88-492-7460-8.
  2. Giovanni Leone, il sesto presidente della Repubblica, Archivio Luce
  3. I Governo Leone, Camera dei Deputati
  4. Giovanni Leone, Camera dei Deputati
  5. Giovanni Leone: travolto da accuse infondate, il 15 giugno 1978 si dimette il 6° Presidente della Repubblica, Periodico Daily