Sergio Berlinguer

Sergio Berlinguer
Minister of State
In office
Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi
Personal details
Born (1934-05-06) 6 May 1934
Nationality Italian
Political party Democratic Italian Movement
Italian Renewal

Sergio Berlinguer (born 6 May 1934) is an Italian diplomat and he served as state minister in the first cabinet of Silvio Berlusconi.

Early life and education

Berlinguer was born in Sassari on 6 May 1934.[1] He holds a law degree.[2]


Berlinguer began his career at Italian ministry of foreign affairs in 1959.[1] He served as the head of the press office of the ministry.[3] He was the Italian ambassador to the United Kingdom from 1966 to 1983.[1] From 1983 to 1985 he served as the general manager of the emigration department of the foreign ministry.[2] In 1985, he was appointed diplomatic advisor to the Italian President Francesco Cossiga.[2] Then he became the secretary general and spokesman for the Italian presidency and served in the post until 1992.[2][4] He was appointed state minister to the first cabinet of Silvio Berlusconi in 1994 and was in office until 1995.[1] He was also the member of the council of state.[1] In 1996, Berlinguer's movement, Movimento Italiano Democratico (MID), joined Rinnovamento Italiano which in turn was part of the Ulivo coalition for the general elections.[5]



  1. 1 2 3 4 5 "Sergio Berlinguer". Corriere Della Sera. 5 October 2008. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  2. 1 2 3 4 "Sergio Berlinguer e' il ministro del nuovo dicastero degli Italiani nel mondo. un profilo". Corriere Della Sera. 11 May 1994. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  3. Richard N. Gardner (1 January 2005). Mission Italy: on the front lines of the Cold War. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 104. ISBN 978-0-7425-3998-3. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  4. "Goria Revives Italy's Coalition, Remains Premier". Los Angeles Times. Rome. AP. 19 November 1987. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  5. Roberto D'Alimonte (1997). Italian Politics: The Center-Left in Power (David Nelken ed.). Boulder, CO: Westview Press. p. 36. Retrieved 1 September 2013.   via Questia (subscription required)
  6. "The History of Papal Knighthoods". Association of Papal Orders in Great Britain. Retrieved 18 July 2013.
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