Luigi Sturzo, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Luigi Sturzo

Italian politician

Date of Birth: 26-Nov-1871

Place of Birth: Caltagirone, Sicily, Italy

Date of Death: 08-Aug-1959

Profession: politician, Catholic priest

Nationality: Italy

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Luigi Sturzo

  • Luigi Sturzo (Italian pronunciation: [lu'i?d?i 'sturtso]; 26 November 1871 – 8 August 1959) was an Italian Roman Catholic priest and prominent politician.
  • He was known in his lifetime as a "clerical socialist" and is considered one of the fathers of the Christian democratic platform.
  • He was also the founder of the Luigi Sturzo Institute in 1951.
  • Sturzo was one of the founders of the Partito Popolare Italiano in 1919, but was forced into exile in 1924 with the rise of Italian fascism.
  • In exile in London (and later New York) he published over 400 articles (published after his death under the title Miscellanea Londinese) critical of fascism and later the post-war Christian Democrats.Sturzo's cause for canonization opened on 23 March 2002 and he is titled as a Servant of God.

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