Susanna Agnelli


Susanna Agnelli
Susanna Agnelli
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
January 17, 1995 – May 17, 1996
Prime Minister Lamberto Dini
Preceded by Antonio Martino
Succeeded by Lamberto Dini
Personal details
Born April 24, 1922(1922-04-24)
Turin, Italy
Died May 15, 2009(2009-05-15) (aged 87)
Rome, Italy
Nationality Italian
Political party Italian Republican Party
Spouse(s) Count Urbano Rattazzi, Jr. (1945-1975)
Children 6 children
Religion Roman Catholic

Susanna Agnelli, Contessa Rattazzi, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI[1] (April 24, 1922 - May 15, 2009) was an Italian politician, businesswoman and writer. She was the only woman to have been Minister of Foreign Affairs in Italy.

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Biography

Born in Turin, she was the daughter of Edoardo Agnelli and Donna Virginia Bourbon del Monte, a daughter of the Prince di San Faustino and his Kentucky-born wife Jane Campbell. Her brother, Gianni Agnelli, was the head of Fiat until 1996; the Agnelli family is still the controlling shareholders of the company as of 2009. The family also held investments which represented the largest percentage of the Italian stock market.

Political offices

She was elected to the Italian Parliament in 1976 for the Italian Republican Party (PRI), becoming a senator in 1983. Also for PRI, she was a member of the European Parliament in 1979-1981. She also served as mayor of Porto Santo Stefano.[2]

Personal life

In 1945 she married Count Urbano Rattazzi (born 1918) with whom she had six children, the youngest of whom is photographer Priscilla Rattazzi. The marriage was dissolved in 1975. She divided her time between New York City and Italy and she was long a loyal fan of Robert Denning, of Denning & Fourcade, who designed over 15 homes for her in Manhattan, South America and Italy. [3]

Autobiography

Her autobiography Vestivamo alla marinara ("We always wore sailor suits", 1983) was a bestseller in Italy.

Works

  • Vestivamo alla marinara (1975)
  • Gente alla deriva (1980)
  • Ricordati Gualeguaychu (1982)
  • Addio, addio mio ultimo amore (1985)

References

  1. ^ quirinale.it[dead link]
  2. ^ Vincent Fourcade, 58, Decorator Known for His Ornate Interiors by Carol Vogel, December 25, 1992, The New York Times online version retrieved October 17, 2007obituary
  3. ^ "Editorial Statement — Brushing Up Jason Epstein's Downtown Loft", by Judith Thurman, Architectural Digest March 1995, v. 52 #3, pp. 186-200
Political offices
Preceded by
Antonio Martino
Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs
1995–1996
Succeeded by
Lamberto Dini
Italian Chamber of Deputies
Preceded by
Title jointly held
Member of Parliament for Como
Legislatures: VII, VIII

1976 – 1983
Succeeded by
Title jointly held
Italian Senate
Preceded by
Title jointly held
Italian Senator
Legislatures: IX, X

1983 – 1992
Succeeded by
Title jointly held
European Parliament
New parliament Member of European Parliament for Northwest Italy
Legislature: I

1979 – 1981
Succeeded by
Title jointly held




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