Giovanni Berlinguer

Italian University Professor, politician

Giovanni Berlinguer (Italian pronunciation: [berliŋˈɡwɛr]), Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI,[1] (9 July 1924 – 6 April 2015) was an Italian politician and Professor of Social Medicine. He was born in Sassari, Sardinia, the son of Mario Berlinguer.

Giovanni Berlinguer MEP
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Member of the European Parliament
In office
14 June 2004 – 2009
Personal details
Born(1924-07-09)9 July 1924
Sassari, Italy
Died6 April 2015(2015-04-06) (aged 90)
Rome, Italy
Political partyDemocratici di Sinistra
ProfessionUniversity Professor

He ran for the secretarship of the Democrats of the Left (DS) in 2001, being defeated by Piero Fassino 61.8% to 34.1%. From 2004 to 2009 he was a Member of the European Parliament representing the DS and sits with the Party of European Socialists group.

He died in Rome at the age of 90.[2]