Paolo Emilio Taviani (November 6, 1912 - June 18, 2001) was an Italian political leader, economist and historian of the career of Christopher Columbus.
He was a partisan leader in Liguria, a Gold Medal of the Resistance, then a member of the Consulta (National Assembly gathered to direct the transformation of the monarchy into a Republic) and the Constituent Council, later of the Italian Parliament from 1948 until his death. Several times minister in the Republic’s governments. He was author of studies on economics and important works on Christopher Columbus, University professor and journalist.
“Eminent political and government figure who for decades continued to bear witness to the diversity of ideals that inspired the Resistance” (Giorgio Napolitano, President of the Republic of Italy).
Read more about Paolo Emilio Taviani: Biography, Early Years (1912-1943), Resistance (1943-1945), From The Post-war Years To Government (1945-1975), Social Christianity, Support For NATO and Opening Up To The Left, Senator For Life (1976-2001), Economist, Historian of Christopher Columbus, Private Life and Last Years, Bibliography
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