Bettino Craxi

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Birthday
24, 1934
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Jan 19, 2000 (65)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
24, 1934
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Jan 19, 2000 (65)

About

Italian Socialist politician who served as Prime Minister of Italy during the mid-1980s. From the late 1970s through the early 1990s, he also headed the Italian Socialist Party.

Before Fame

After being elected to the Italian Socialist Party in 1976, he worked to distance the party from its association with the Italian Communist Party.

Trivia

Members of his administration were convicted of taking bribes in 1992, and he, too, was eventually investigated and convicted, although he fled the country to avoid jail time.

Family Life

His children, Bobo and Stefania Craxi, both had political careers.

Associated With

He and Silvio Berlusconi led the two longest-lasting Italian governments of the republican era.