Domenico Corcione

Domenico Corcione (20 April 1929 – 3 January 2020) was an Italian military staff and defence minister of Italy.

Domenico Corcione
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Minister of Defence
In office
17 January 1995 – 17 May 1996
Prime MinisterLamberto Dini
Personal details
Born(1929-04-20)20 April 1929
Turin, Piedmont, Italy
Died3 January 2020(2020-01-03) (aged 90)
Turin, Piedmont, Italy
Political partyIndependent
Alma materModena Military Academy

Early life and educationEdit

Corcione was born in Turin on 20 April 1929.[1] He entered Modena Military Academy in Modena in 1950 and graduated in 1952.[1]


Corcione was a general and served as the chief of the defence staff.[2] Then he was appointed defence minister, being the first military figure to hold the post in the history of the Italian Republic.[2][3] He was appointed to the post on 17 January 1995 and served in the cabinet led by the then prime minister Lamberto Dini until 17 May 1996.[1][4][5]


On 3 January 2020, Corcione died in Turin at age 90.[6]


  1. ^ a b c "Generale C.A. Domenico Corcione". Ministry of Defense. Retrieved 2 June 2013.
  2. ^ a b Labanca, Nicola (January 2011). "Defense policy in the Republic of Italy: Frames and issues" (PDF). UNISCI Discussion Papers (25). Retrieved 2 June 2013.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Kington, Tom (21 November 2011). "Finmeccanica, Italy Work To Shed Debt". Defense News. Retrieved 2 June 2013.
  4. ^ Wakin, Daniel J. (17 January 1995). "Dini presents cabinet". AP. Rome. Retrieved 2 June 2013.
  5. ^ Mario Caciagli; David I. Kertser (1996). Italian Politics: The Stalled Transition. Bouldor, CO: Westview Press. Retrieved 1 September 2013.  – via Questia (subscription required)
  6. ^ "Generale ed ex Ministro della difesa, è morto Domenico Corcione". Nuova Periferia. 4 January 2020. Retrieved 4 January 2020.