Bettino Craxi

1934 - 2000

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Benedetto "Bettino" Craxi (UK: KRAK-see, Italian: [betˈtiːno ˈkraksi], Sicilian: [ˈkɾaʃʃɪ]; 24 February 1934 – 19 January 2000) was an Italian politician, leader of the Italian Socialist Party from 1976 to 1993 and the 45th prime minister of Italy from 1983 to 1987. He was the first Italian Socialist Party member to become prime minister and the third from a socialist party to hold the office. He led the third-longest government in the Italian Republic and he is considered one of the most powerful and prominent politicians of the so-called First Republic.Craxi was involved in investigations conducted by Mani Pulite judges in Milan, eventually being convicted for corruption and illicit financing of the PSI. He always rejected the charges of corruption while admitting to the illegal funding which permitted costly political activity, the PSI being less financially powerful than the two larger parties, Christian Democracy and the Communists. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bettino Craxi has received more than 491,778 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Bettino Craxi is the 3,584th most popular politician (down from 3,325th in 2019), the 1,116th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,092nd in 2019) and the 249th most popular Politician.

Bettino Craxi was the Prime Minister of Italy from 1983 to 1987 and from 1989 to 1992. He is most famous for his corruption.

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Among politicians, Bettino Craxi ranks 3,584 out of 15,577Before him are Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, Emperor Wenzong of Tang, Onjo of Baekje, Aristagoras, Mundzuk, and Claudia Felicitas of Austria. After him are Abu'l-Khayr Khan, William III of Sicily, Hetepheres II, Baldwin II, Latin Emperor, Sancho VII of Navarre, and Princess Mafalda of Savoy.

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Among people born in 1934, Bettino Craxi ranks 61Before him are Princess Margaretha, Mrs. Ambler, Eduard Khil, David J. Thouless, Marshall Rosenberg, Fujiko Fujio, and Giovanni Battista Re. After him are Brian Epstein, Tassos Papadopoulos, Joan Didion, Udo Jürgens, Rudolf Schuster, and Hans Hollein. Among people deceased in 2000, Bettino Craxi ranks 35Before him are Arkan, Lila Kedrova, Anatoly Sobchak, Gino Bartali, Ofra Haza, and John Gielgud. After him are Merton Miller, Princess María de las Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Saburō Sakai, Leonid Rogozov, John Harsanyi, and Rudolf Kirchschläger.

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Among people born in Italy, Bettino Craxi ranks 1,116 out of 4,668Before him are Drusus Julius Caesar (-13), Gaspar de Guzmán, Count-Duke of Olivares (1587), Bianca Cappello (1548), Giovanni Battista Re (1934), Mary of Modena (1658), and Hiero I of Syracuse (-600). After him are William III of Sicily (1185), Federico Barocci (1535), Princess Mafalda of Savoy (1902), Giovanni Battista Viotti (1755), Tarpeia (-800), and Carlo Ginzburg (1939).


Among politicians born in Italy, Bettino Craxi ranks 249Before him are Sebastiano Venier (1496), Frederick Francis IV, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1882), Drusus Julius Caesar (-13), Gaspar de Guzmán, Count-Duke of Olivares (1587), Bianca Cappello (1548), and Hiero I of Syracuse (-600). After him are William III of Sicily (1185), Princess Mafalda of Savoy (1902), Tarpeia (-800), Princess Henriette Adelaide of Savoy (1636), Milonia Caesonia (7), and Marcomer (400).