Giuliano Urbani

Giuliano Urbani
Minister of Cultural Heritage
In office
10 June 2001  23 April 2005
Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi
Preceded by Giovanna Melandri
Succeeded by Rocco Buttiglione
State Minister for Public Administration and Regional Affairs
In office
11 May 1994  17 January 1995
Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi
Personal details
Born (1937-06-09) 9 June 1937
Nationality Italian
Political party Forza Italia

Giuliano Urbani (born 9 June 1937) is an Italian academic and politician. He was the minister of cultural heritage from 2001 to 2005.

Early life

Urbani was born in Perugia on 9 June 1937.[1]

Career and activities

Urbani is an academic. He taught political sciences at Bocconi University in Milan until 1994.[2] He was also collaborator of Fininvest.[3]

He is cofounder and a leading member of the Forza Italia led by Silvio Berlusconi.[2][4][5] He contributed to the development of the party's ideology.[4] From 11 May 1994 to 17 January 1995 he served as state minister for public administration and regional affairs in the first cabinet of Berlusconi.[6] He was appointed minister of cultural heritage to the cabinet headed by Prime Minister Berlusconi on 10 June 2001.[7][8] Urbani was in office until 23 April 2005 when he was replaced by Rocco Buttiglione in the post.[7][9]

In addition he served at the Italian Parliament for three successive terms from 1996 to 2005.[1] He was elected from Lombardia with the Forza Italia in all terms.[1]


  1. 1 2 3 "Giuliano Urbani". Italian Parliament. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
  2. 1 2 Sergiyevsky, Alexander (September 2004). "Interview with the Italian Minister for Culture and the Arts Giuliano Urbani" (PDF). Herald of Europe (1). Retrieved 1 September 2013.
  3. Ginsborg, Paul (1996). Explaining Italy's crisis. The New Italian Republic: From the Fall of the Berlin Wall to Berlusconi. New York: Routledge. p. 38. Retrieved 1 September 2013.   via Questia (subscription required)
  4. 1 2 John Hooper (20 August 2004). "Spectre of closure haunts the Uffizi". The Guardian. Rome. Retrieved 1 September 2013.
  5. Louise Hemmer Phil (14 August 2002). "Italian minister: The final decisions rest with the governments". EUobserver. Retrieved 1 September 2013.
  6. "Urbani, Giuliano". Italian Parliament. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
  7. 1 2 "Urbani, Giuliano". Italian Parliament. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
  8. "Berlusconi wins senate confidence". BBC. 20 June 2001. Retrieved 1 September 2013.
  9. "Italy: Berlusconi III Sworn In; Likely to Be Confirmed This Week". Wikileaks. 26 April 2005. Retrieved 1 September 2013.
Political offices
Preceded by
Giovanna Melandri
Italian Minister of Culture
2008 - 2011
Succeeded by
Rocco Buttiglione
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