Italian Minister of Defence

This Italian Ministers of Defence (Italian: Ministro della Difesa) is a senior member of the Italian Cabinet who leads the Ministry of Defence. The minister is responsible for military and civil defence matters and managing the Italian Armed Forces.

Minister of Defence
Ministro della Difesa
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Incumbent
Lorenzo Guerini

since 5 September 2019
Ministry of Defence
Member ofCouncil of Ministers
High Council of Defence
Reports toThe Prime Minister
SeatRome
AppointerThe President
Term lengthNo fixed term
PrecursorMinister of War
Minister of the Navy
Minister of the Air Force
Formation4 February 1947; 74 years ago (1947-02-04)
First holderLuigi Gasparotto
Websitewww.difesa.it

The first Minister of War was Manfredo Fanti, a General of the Royal Italian Army, while the first Minister of Defence was Luigi Gasparotto, member of the Labour Democratic Party; the current office holder is Lorenzo Guerini, of the Democratic Party, who has been acting as Defence Minister since September 5, 2019.[1]

List of Ministers of DefenceEdit

Parties
  • 1947–1994:
Governments:
N. Portrait Name
(Born–Died)
Term of office Party Government Ref.
Took office Left office Time in office
1   Luigi Gasparotto
(1873–1954)
4 February 1947 31 May 1947 116 days Labour Democratic Party De Gasperi III [2]
2   Mario Cingolani
(1883–1971)
31 May 1947 15 December 1947 198 days Christian Democracy De Gasperi IV [3]
3   Cipriano Facchinetti
(1889–1952)
15 December 1947 23 May 1948 160 days Italian Republican Party [3]
4   Randolfo Pacciardi
(1899–1991)
23 May 1948 16 July 1953 5 years, 54 days Italian Republican Party De Gasperi V·VI·VII [4][5]
[6]
5   Giuseppe Codacci Pisanelli
(1913–1999)
16 July 1953 17 August 1953 32 days Christian Democracy De Gasperi VIII [7]
6   Paolo Emilio Taviani
(1912–2001)
17 August 1953 1 July 1958 4 years, 318 days Christian Democracy Pella
Fanfani I
Scelba
Segni I
Zoli
[8][9]
[10][11]
[12]
7   Antonio Segni
(1891–1972)
1 July 1958 15 February 1959 229 days Christian Democracy Fanfani II [13]
8   Giulio Andreotti
(1919–2013)
15 February 1959 23 February 1966 7 years, 8 days Christian Democracy Segni II
Tambroni
Fanfani III·IV
Leone I
[14][15]
[16][17]
[18][19]
[20]
Moro I·II
9   Roberto Tremelloni
(1900–1987)
23 February 1966 24 June 1968 2 years, 122 days Italian Democratic Socialist Party Moro III [21]
10   Luigi Gui
(1914–2010)
24 June 1968 27 March 1970 1 year, 276 days Christian Democracy Leone II [22][23]
[24]
Rumor I
Rumor II
11   Mario Tanassi
(1918–2007)
27 March 1970 17 February 1972 1 year, 327 days Italian Democratic Socialist Party Rumor III
Colombo
[25][26]
12   Franco Restivo
(1911–1976)
17 February 1972 26 June 1972 130 days Christian Democracy Andreotti I [27]
(11)   Mario Tanassi
(1918–2007)
26 June 1972 14 March 1974 1 year, 261 days Italian Democratic Socialist Party Andreotti II [28][29]
Rumor IV
(8)   Giulio Andreotti
(1919–2013)
14 March 1974 23 November 1974 254 days Christian Democracy Rumor V [30]
13   Arnaldo Forlani
(born 1925)
23 November 1974 29 July 1976 1 year, 249 days Christian Democracy Moro IV·V [31][32]
14   Vittorio Lattanzio
(1926–2010)
29 July 1976 18 September 1977 1 year, 51 days Christian Democracy Andreotti III [33]
15   Attilio Ruffini
(1925–2011)
18 September 1977 14 January 1980 2 years, 118 days Christian Democracy Andreotti III·IV·V
Cossiga I
[33][34]
[35][36]
16   Adolfo Sarti
(1928–1992)
14 January 1980 4 April 1980 81 days Christian Democracy Cossiga II [37]
17   Lelio Lagorio
(1925–2017)
4 April 1980 4 August 1983 3 years, 122 days Italian Socialist Party Cossiga II
Forlani
[37][38]
[39][40]
[41]
Spadolini I·II
Fanfani V
18   Giovanni Spadolini
(1925–1994)
4 August 1983 18 April 1987 3 years, 257 days Italian Republican Party Craxi I·II [42][43]
19   Remo Gaspari
(1921–2011)
18 April 1987 29 July 1987 101 days Christian Democracy Fanfani IV [44]
20   Valerio Zanone
(1936–2016)
29 July 1987 22 July 1989 1 year, 358 days Italian Liberal Party Goria
De Mita
[45][46]
21   Mino Martinazzoli
(1931–2011)
22 July 1989 27 July 1990 1 year, 5 days Christian Democracy Andreotti VI [47]
22   Virginio Rognoni
(born 1924)
27 July 1990 28 June 1992 1 year, 337 days Christian Democracy Andreotti VI·VII [47][48]
23   Salvo Andò
(born 1945)
28 June 1992 28 April 1993 304 days Italian Socialist Party Amato I [49]
24   Fabio Fabbri
(born 1933)
28 April 1993 10 May 1994 1 year, 12 days Italian Socialist Party Ciampi [50]
25   Cesare Previti
(born 1934)
10 May 1994 17 January 1995 252 days Forza Italia Berlusconi I [51]
26   Domenico Corcione
(1929–2020)
17 January 1995 17 May 1996 1 year, 121 days Independent Dini [52]
27   Beniamino Andreatta
(1928–2007)
17 May 1996 21 October 1998 2 years, 157 days Italian People's Party Prodi I [53]
28   Carlo Scognamiglio Pasini
(born 1944)
21 October 1998 22 December 1999 1 year, 62 days Democratic Union for the Republic D'Alema I [54]
29   Sergio Mattarella
(born 1941)
22 December 1999 11 June 2001 1 year, 171 days Italian People's Party D'Alema II
Amato II
[55][56]
30   Antonio Martino
(born 1942)
11 June 2001 17 May 2006 4 years, 340 days Forza Italia Berlusconi II·III [57][58]
31   Arturo Parisi
(born 1940)
17 May 2006 8 May 2008 1 year, 357 days The Daisy /
Democratic Party
Prodi II [59]
32   Ignazio La Russa
(born 1947)
8 May 2008 16 November 2011 3 years, 192 days The People of Freedom Berlusconi IV [60]
33   Giampaolo Di Paola
(born 1944)
16 November 2011 28 April 2013 1 year, 163 days Independent Monti [61]
34   Mario Mauro
(born 1961)
28 April 2013 22 February 2014 300 days Civic Choice /
Populars for Italy
Letta [62]
35   Roberta Pinotti
(born 1961)
22 February 2014 1 June 2018 4 years, 99 days Democratic Party Renzi
Gentiloni
[63][64]
36   Elisabetta Trenta
(born 1967)
1 June 2018 5 September 2019 1 year, 96 days Five Star Movement Conte I [65]
37   Lorenzo Guerini
(born 1966)
5 September 2019 Incumbent 2 years, 87 days Democratic Party Conte II
Draghi
[66]

TimelineEdit

Lorenzo GueriniElisabetta TrentaRoberta PinottiMario MauroGiampaolo Di PaolaIgnazio La RussaArturo ParisiAntonio MartinoSergio MattarellaCarlo Scognamiglio PasiniBeniamino AndreattaDomenico CorcioneCesare PrevitiFabio FabbriSalvo AndòVirginio RognoniMino MartinazzoliValerio ZanoneRemo GaspariGiovanni SpadoliniLelio LagorioAdolfo SartiAttilio RuffiniVittorio LattanzioArnaldo ForlaniFranco RestivoMario TanassiLuigi GuiRoberto TremelloniGiulio AndreottiAntonio SegniPaolo Emilio TavianiGiuseppe Codacci PisanelliRandolfo PacciardiCipriano FacchinettiMario CingolaniLuigi Gasparotto

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

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