Oscar Luigi Scalfaro

9th President of Italy (1918-2012)

Oscar Luigi Scalfaro (Italian pronunciation: [ˈɔskar luˈiːʤi ˈskalfaro]; 9 September 1918 – 29 January 2012)[1] was an Italian politician. He was the ninth President of the Italian Republic from 1992 to 1999, and later a senator for life.

Oscar Luigi Scalfaro
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9th President of Italy
In office
28 May 1992 – 15 May 1999
Prime MinisterGiuliano Amato
Carlo Azeglio Ciampi
Silvio Berlusconi
Lamberto Dini
Romano Prodi
Massimo D'Alema
Preceded byFrancesco Cossiga
Succeeded byCarlo Azeglio Ciampi
President of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
24 April 1992 – 25 May 1992
Preceded byLeonilde Iotti
Succeeded byGiorgio Napolitano
Minister of the Interior
In office
4 August 1983 – 28 July 1987
Prime MinisterBettino Craxi
Amintore Fanfani
Preceded byVirginio Rognoni
Succeeded byAmintore Fanfani
Minister of Education
In office
26 July 1972 – 7 July 1973
Prime MinisterGiulio Andreotti
Preceded byRiccardo Misasi
Succeeded byFranco Maria Malfatti
Personal details
Born(1918-09-09)9 September 1918
Novara, Italy
Died29 January 2012(2012-01-29) (aged 93)
Rome, Italy
Political partyChristian Democracy
Italian People's Party
The Daisy
Democratic Party
Spouse(s)Maria Inzitari
ChildrenMarianna Scalfaro


  1. Povoledo, Elisabetta (30 January 2012). "OBITUARY; Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, 93; Led Italy at Turbulent Time". The New York Times. p. 21.

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