Monday, September 9, 2013

Alcide De Gasperi

The tomb of Alcide De Gasperi by Giacomo Manzù, Saint Lawrence outside the Walls, Rome
The tomb of Alcide De Gasperi (1881–1954), politician and prime minister of Italy
By the sculptor Giacomo Manzù
Basilica of Saint Lawrence outside the Walls
Rome, April 2013

“Active in the resistance during World War II, he succeeded in reorganizing the PPI as the Christian Democratic Party. Upon the fall of the fascist regime (1943) he returned to the forefront of Italian politics. He became secretary of the Christian Democratic Party and was appointed minister without portfolio in Ivanoe Bonomi’s first cabinet (June 1944). Minister of foreign affairs in the two succeeding cabinets, De Gasperi formed his own cabinet on December 10, 1945. He was to remain in office for more than seven years.”
(Alcide De Gasperi, Encyclopædia Britannica)

1 comment:

cieldequimper said...

Very grand but not overbearing...