Alfredo Biondi

Alfredo Biondi (29 June 1928 – 24 June 2020) was an Italian politician and lawyer. In 1994 he served as Minister of Justice of the Italian Republic during the first cabinet chaired by Silvio Berlusconi.[2]

Alfredo Biondi
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Minister of Justice
In office
10 May 1994 – 17 January 1995
Prime MinisterSilvio Berlusconi
Preceded byGiovanni Conso
Succeeded byFilippo Mancuso
Minister of the Environment
In office
4 August 1983 – 30 July 1984
Prime MinisterBettino Craxi
Preceded byEnstablished office
Succeeded byValerio Zanone
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
5 June 1968 – 24 May 1972
In office
20 June 1979 – 27 April 2006
Member of the Senate
In office
27 April 2006 – 28 April 2008
Personal details
Born(1928-06-29)29 June 1928[1]
Pisa, Italy
Died24 June 2020(2020-06-24) (aged 91)
Genoa, Italy
Political partyPLI (before 1994)
FI (1994–2009)
PdL (2009–2011)
PLI (2011–2014)
The Liberals (from 2014)


Born in Pisa, Biondi was Secretary of the Italian Liberal Party (PLI) from 1985 to 1986, and later its president. He was a member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies from June 1968 to May 1972, and then from June 1983 to April 2006. He was a Senator from April 2006 to April 2008.

In 1993, together with the last PLI leader, Raffaele Costa, Biondi founded the Union of the Centre, a small faction of the new Forza Italia (FI) party. He served as Minister of Justice for a period of eight months (having previously served also as Ecology Minister in the 1980s).[3] Biondi was appointed President of Forza Italia's National Council in 2004.[3]

Following the dissolution of Forza Italia in 2009, Biondi remained in its successor organisation, the People of Freedom (PdL), for a further two years before leaving to join the refounded Italian Liberal Party. In 2014, Biondi was among a group of disaffected members who broke from that party to form The Liberals (I Liberali).[citation needed]


  1. ^ Alfredo Biondi's profile at the Italian Senate (in Italian)
  2. ^ Gumbel, Andrew (4 February 1995). "Ex-minister falls foul of TV trick". London: Independent. Archived from the original on 6 November 2012. Retrieved 11 February 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Hon. Alfredo Biondi turned 80". Pro-Deo State University. Retrieved 11 February 2010.

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