Carlo Azeglio Ciampi

Carlo Azeglio Ciampi (Italian pronunciation: [ˈkarlo adˈdzeʎʎo ˈtʃampi] (listen); 9 December 1920[2] – 16 September 2016[3]) was an Italian politician and banker who was the 49th prime minister of Italy from 1993 to 1994 and the tenth president of Italy from 1999 to 2006.


Carlo Azeglio Ciampi
Official portrait, 1999
President of Italy
In office
18 May 1999  15 May 2006
Prime MinisterMassimo D'Alema
Giuliano Amato
Silvio Berlusconi
Preceded byOscar Luigi Scalfaro
Succeeded byGiorgio Napolitano
Prime Minister of Italy
In office
28 April 1993  10 May 1994
PresidentOscar Luigi Scalfaro
Preceded byGiuliano Amato
Succeeded bySilvio Berlusconi
Minister of Treasury, Budget and
Economic Programming
In office
17 July 1996  13 May 1999
Prime MinisterRomano Prodi
Massimo D'Alema
Preceded byLamberto Dini (Treasury)
Mario Arcelli (Budget)
Succeeded byGiuliano Amato
Minister of the Interior
In office
19 April 1994  10 May 1994
GovernmentCiampi
Preceded byNicola Mancino
Succeeded byRoberto Maroni
Minister of Tourism and Entertainment
In office
28 April 1993  10 May 1994
GovernmentCiampi
Preceded byMargherita Boniver
Succeeded byDomenico Fisichella
Governor of the Bank of Italy
In office
8 October 1979  29 April 1993
Preceded byPaolo Baffi
Succeeded byAntonio Fazio
Director General of the Bank of Italy
In office
28 June 1978  8 October 1979
Preceded byMario Ercolani
Succeeded byLamberto Dini
Member of the Senate
In office
15 May 2006  16 September 2016
Personal details
Born(1920-12-09)9 December 1920
Livorno, Tuscany, Kingdom of Italy
Died16 September 2016(2016-09-16) (aged 95)
Rome, Lazio, Italy
NationalityItalian
Political partyPdA (1943–1947)
Independent (1947–2016)[1]
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Spouse(s)
(m. 1946)
Children2
Alma materScuola Normale of Pisa
Profession
  • Economist
  • civil servant
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