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Alberto Tarchiani (11 November 1885 – 30 November 1964) was an Italian journalist, politician, and diplomat.

Alberto Tarchiani
Born11 November 1885 (1885-11-11)
Rome, Italy
Died30 November 1964 (1964-12-01) (aged 79)
Rome, Italy

Born in Rome, Tarchiani studied at La Sapienza, at the University of Genoa and at the University of Florence, and started working as a journalist in 1903. In 1907 he moved to New York, where he directed the weekly magazine Il Cittadino. In 1915 he returned to Italy to serve as a voluntary in the Italian Army in World War I. In 1919 he was employed by Corriere della Sera, remaining there until 1925, when because of his opposition to Fascism he was forced to emigrate in France.[1][2]

In Paris, Tarchiani was among the founders of Giustizia e Libertà and collaborated to the newspaper La giovine Italia. Following the 1940 German invasion of France, he moved to New York where he was secretary of the Mazzini Society. With the fall of Fascism, Tarchiani served as Minister of Public Works in the Badoglio cabinet, as head the Office of National Reconstruction in the subsequent Bonomi cabinet, and as ambassador in the United States from 1945 to 1955.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b "Alberto Tarchiani of Italy Dies". The New York Times. 1 December 1964. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  2. ^ a b Aldo Garosci (1949). "Tarchiani, Alberto". Enciclopedia Italiana - II Appendice. Treccani.