Bettino Craxi

Italian politician

Benedetto "Bettino" Craxi (Italian: [betˈtiːno ˈkraksi]; 24 February 1934 – 19 January 2000) was an Italian politician. He was Prime Minister of Italy from 1983 to 1987.

Bettino Craxi
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45th Prime Minister of Italy
In office
4 August 1983 – 17 April 1987
PresidentSandro Pertini
Francesco Cossiga
DeputyArnaldo Forlani
Preceded byAmintore Fanfani
Succeeded byAmintore Fanfani
Secretary of the Italian Socialist Party
In office
15 July 1976 – 11 February 1993
Preceded byFrancesco De Martino
Succeeded byGiorgio Benvenuto
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
5 June 1968 – 15 April 1994
ConstituencyMilan (1968–83; 1992–94)
Naples (1983–92)
Member of the European Parliament
In office
18 June 1989 – 30 February 1992
ConstituencyNorth-West Italy
In office
10 June 1979 – 4 August 1983
ConstituencyNorth-West Italy
Personal details
Benedetto Craxi

(1934-02-24)24 February 1934
Milan, Lombardy, Kingdom of Italy
Died19 January 2000(2000-01-19) (aged 65)
Hammamet, Tunisia
Political partyItalian Socialist Party
Anna Maria Moncini
(m. 1959; died 2000)
ChildrenBobo Craxi
Stefania Craxi
Alma materUniversity of Milan

Early lifeEdit

Craxi was born in Milan on 24 February 1934.[1] His father was a Sicilian lawyer.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Jessup, John E. (1998). An Encyclopedic Dictionary of Conflict and Conflict Resolution, 1945-1996. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. p. 140.  – via Questia (subscription required)

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Political offices
Preceded by
Amintore Fanfani
Prime Minister of Italy
Succeeded by
Amintore Fanfani
Assembly seats
Preceded by
Title jointly held
Member of Parliament for Milan (1968–1983)
and for Naples (1983–1992).
Legislatures: V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI

Succeeded by
Title jointly held
European Parliament
Preceded by
None, Parliament established
Member of European Parliament for Northwest Italy
Legislatures: I, III

1979 – 1983
1989 – 1992
Succeeded by
Title jointly held
Preceded by
Yasuhiro Nakasone
Chair of the G7
Succeeded by
Amintore Fanfani