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Francesco Cossiga

Born: 26-Jul-1928
Birthplace: Sassari, Sardinia
Died: 17-Aug-2010
Location of death: Rome, Italy
Cause of death: Heart Failure

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Head of State

Nationality: Italy
Executive summary: President of Italy, 1985-92

Resigned as Interior Minister after the kidnap and murder of Aldo Moro.

Wife: Giuseppa Sigurani (m. 1960, div. 1998, annulled 2007, one son, one daughter)
Son: Giuseppe Cossiga (Italian undersecretary of defense)
Daughter: Anna Maria Cossiga (novelist)

    Law School: LLB, University of Sassari (1948)
    Professor: Constitutional Law, University of Sassari

    Italian Senate Senator for Life (1992-2010)
    President of Italy (1985-92)
    Prime Minister of Italy (1979-80)
    Italian Minister Interior (1976-78, resigned)
    Italian Member of Parliament (1958-79)
    Democratic Union of the Republic Party (Italy) (1998-99)
    Christian Democracy Party (Italy) (1945-92)
    Italian Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Depression

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