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List of Senators for life in Italy

The President of the Italian Republic has the right to appoint senators for life "for outstanding patriotic merits in the social, scientific, artistic or literary field". Former Presidents are ex officio senators with life tenure.

Current senators are in bold.

Senator Known for Date of appointment Appointed by Ceased to be a senator
Enrico De Nicola President (1946–1948) 12 May 1948 ex officio 1 October 1959 (died)
Guido Castelnuovo Mathematician 5 December 1949 Luigi Einaudi 27 April 1952 (died)
Arturo Toscanini Conductor 5 December 1949 Luigi Einaudi 7 December 1949 (resigned)
Pietro Canonica Sculptor, painter and conductor 1 December 1950 Luigi Einaudi 8 June 1959 (died)
Gaetano De Sanctis Historian 1 December 1950 Luigi Einaudi 9 April 1957 (died)
Pasquale Jannaccone Economist 1 December 1950 Luigi Einaudi 22 December 1959 (died)
Carlo Salustri Poet 1 December 1950 Luigi Einaudi 21 December 1950 (died)
Luigi Sturzo Priest 17 September 1952 Luigi Einaudi 8 August 1959 (died)
Umberto Zanotti Bianco Archeologist 17 September 1952 Luigi Einaudi 28 August 1963 (died)
Luigi Einaudi President (1948–1955) 11 May 1955 ex officio 30 October 1961 (died)
Giuseppe Paratore Politician and attorney 9 November 1957 Giovanni Gronchi 26 February 1967 (died)
Giovanni Gronchi President (1955–1962) 11 May 1962 ex officio 17 October 1978 (died)
Cesare Merzagora Politician 2 March 1963 Antonio Segni 1 May 1991 (died)
Ferruccio Parri Prime Minister (1945) 2 March 1963 Antonio Segni 8 December 1981 (died)
Meuccio Ruini Politician 2 March 1963 Antonio Segni 6 March 1970 (died)
Antonio Segni President (1962–1964) 6 December 1964 ex officio 1 December 1972 (died)
Vittorio Valletta Industrialist 28 November 1966 Giuseppe Saragat 10 August 1967 (died)
Eugenio Montale Poet and prose writer 13 June 1967 Giuseppe Saragat 12 September 1981 (died)
Giovanni Leone Prime Minister (1963, 1968)
President (1971–1978)
27 August 1967
15 June 1978
Giuseppe Saragat
ex officio
23 December 1971 (elected for President)
9 November 2001 (died)
Pietro Nenni Politician 25 November 1970 Giuseppe Saragat 1 January 1980 (died)
Giuseppe Saragat President (1964–1971) 29 December 1971 ex officio 11 June 1988 (died)
Amintore Fanfani Prime Minister (1954, 1958–1959, 1960–1963, 1982–1983, 1987) 10 March 1972 Giovanni Leone 20 November 1999 (died)
Leo Valiani Historian, politician and journalist 12 January 1980 Sandro Pertini 18 September 1999 (died)
Eduardo De Filippo Actor 28 September 1981 Sandro Pertini 31 October 1984 (died)
Camilla Ravera Politician 8 January 1982 Sandro Pertini 14 April 1988 (died)
Carlo Bo Poet 18 July 1984 Sandro Pertini 21 July 2001 (died)
Norberto Bobbio Philosopher 18 July 1984 Sandro Pertini 9 January 2004 (died)
Sandro Pertini President (1978–1985) 29 June 1985 ex officio 24 February 1990 (died)
Giovanni Spadolini Prime Minister (1981–1982) 2 May 1991 Francesco Cossiga 4 August 1994 (died)
Giovanni Agnelli Industrialist 1 June 1991 Francesco Cossiga 24 January 2003 (died)
Giulio Andreotti Prime Minister (1972–1973, 1976–1979, 1989–1992) 1 June 1991 Francesco Cossiga 6 May 2013 (died)
Francesco De Martino Politician 1 June 1991 Francesco Cossiga 18 November 2002 (died)
Paolo Emilio Taviani Politician 1 June 1991 Francesco Cossiga 18 June 2001 (died)
Francesco Cossiga President (1985–1992) 28 April 1992 ex officio 17 August 2010 (died)
Oscar Luigi Scalfaro President (1992–1999) 16 May 1999 ex officio 29 January 2012 (died)
Rita Levi-Montalcini Neurologist 1 August 2001 Carlo Azeglio Ciampi 30 December 2012 (died)
Emilio Colombo Prime Minister (1970–1972) 14 January 2003 Carlo Azeglio Ciampi 24 June 2013 (died)
Mario Luzi Poet 14 October 2004 Carlo Azeglio Ciampi 28 February 2005 (died)
Giorgio Napolitano Politician
President (2006–2015)
23 September 2005
14 January 2015
Carlo Azeglio Ciampi
ex officio
15 May 2006 (elected for President)
currently serving
Sergio Pininfarina Designer and politician 23 September 2005 Carlo Azeglio Ciampi 3 July 2012 (died)
Carlo Azeglio Ciampi President (1999–2006) 16 May 2006 ex officio currently serving
Mario Monti Economist and politician (PM 2011–2013) 9 November 2011 Giorgio Napolitano currently serving
Claudio Abbado Conductor 30 August 2013 Giorgio Napolitano 20 January 2014 (died)
Elena Cattaneo Scientist 30 August 2013 Giorgio Napolitano currently serving
Renzo Piano Architect 30 August 2013 Giorgio Napolitano currently serving
Carlo Rubbia Physicist 30 August 2013 Giorgio Napolitano currently serving

External links

  • Senato.it: Senatori a vita (Italian)
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