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Giulio Einaudi

Giulio Einaudi (Italian pronunciation: ) (2 January 1912 – 5 April 1999) was an Italian book publisher. The eponymous company that he founded in 1933 became "a European wellspring of fine literature, intellectual thought and political theory"[1] and was once considered the most prestigious publishing house in Italy.[2] He was also the author of books on literature, history, philosophy, art and science.[1]


Giulio Einaudi was born in Dogliani (Province of Cuneo), the son of Luigi Einaudi, future 2nd president of the Italian Republic,[3] and his wife Ida.

He attended the Massimo d'Azeglio liceo classico, and became a student of anti-fascist Augusto Monti.

On 15 November 1933 he founded the publishing house Giulio Einaudi Editore, located on the third floor of Via Arcivescovado 7 in Turin (the same building that had hosted Antonio Gramsci's Ordine Nuovo).

In 1994, Einaudi's company was taken over by Mondadori, a publishing conglomerate controlled by former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi.[3] After working 64 years in the publishing business, Einaudi retired on 4 September 1997, aged 85, and died in Rome at the age of 87.

His son is the pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi.


  1. ^ a b Wolfgang Saxon. "Giulio Einaudi, Italian Author And Publisher, Is Dead at 87", The New York Times (Archives), April 7, 1999.
  2. ^ Robert Lumley, "Einaudi", in Gino Moliterno (ed.), Encyclopedia of Contemporary Italian Culture, Routledge, 2002, p. 276.
  3. ^ a b Anne Hanley, "Obituary: Giulio Einaudi", The Independent, April 19, 1999.
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