Luigi Rossi di Montelera

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Luigi Rossi di Montelera (14 May 1946 – 15 November 2018) was an Italian company manager and politician. He was a member of the Christian Democracy. Rossi di Montelera was born in Turin, Italy.[1] He was a member of the Member of the Chamber of Deputies from 1976 to 1992.

He was also a businessman who managed Martini & Rossi, while between 1995 and 2008 he was president of the Bacardi-Martini company.[2]

Rossi di Montelera was kidnapped by a group of bandits of the Corleonesi Mafia clan, led by Luciano Leggio, and held as a prisoner in the bunker of a farmhouse in Treviglio, near Bergamo.[3] He was freed by the agents of the Guardia di Finanza on 14 March 1974.

Rossi di Montelera died of a heart attack on 15 November 2018, at the age of 72, while he was in Aosta, Italy.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Malore durante la caccia, muore il nobile Luigi Rossi di Montelera: 45 anni fa venne rapito". Corriere della Sera. 16 November 2018. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  2. "Luigi Rossi Di Montelera, Martini E Rossi Spa: Profile & Biography". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  3. "«Quei giorni da sequestrato 40 anni fa nel bunker di Treviglio»". Eco di Bergamo. 10 June 2013. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  4. "Malore mentre è a caccia in montagna: muore Luigi Rossi di Montelera, dirigente e politico. Fu rapito dai corleonesi". La Repubblica. 16 November 2018. Retrieved 16 November 2018.