Amintore Fanfani (Italian pronunciation: [a'mintore fa?'fa?ni]; 6 February 1908 – 20 November 1999) was an Italian politician and the Prime Minister of Italy for five separate terms.
He was one of the best-known Italian politicians after the Second World War, and a historical figure of the left-wing section of the Christian Democracy party; he is also considered to have been one of the founders of the Italian centre-left.Fanfani and the long-time liberal leader Giovanni Giolitti still hold the record as the only statesmen to have served as Prime Minister of Italy in five non-consecutive periods of office.
Fanfani was one of the dominant figures of the Italian Christian Democrats for over three decades and he is widely considered one of the most important and influential politicians in Italian history.
Fanfani was sometimes nicknamed "Cavallo di Razza" ("Purebred Horse"), thanks to his innate political ability; however his detractors simply called him "Pony", due to his small size.