Montanelli, Indro

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Montanelli, Indro Gender: M
born on 22 April 1909 at 20:00 (= 8:00 PM )
Place Fucecchio, Italy, 43n44, 10e48
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
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Italian journalist and author of more than 60 books; the recipient of numerous awards including the World Press Review’s International Editor of the Year, 1994, and Spain’s Prince of Asturias Award, 1996. Montanelli believed in journalism without constraint and was the founder of two newspapers. He attended the University of Florence where he studied law and political science. He became a freelance reporter for Paris Soir and the United Press but eventually joined the Milan daily, "Il Corriere della Sera," in 1939. He was a member of the ruling National Fascist Party and served in the Italian campaign in Abyssinia. He served as a war correspondent in Spain, Finland, Albania, Greece and Norway.

His outspoken nature and objective reporting style first got him into trouble in 1937 during the Spanish Civil War when he was expelled from the journalists’ union and forced into exile. He returned to Italy two years later, but in 1943, he was arrested by the Nazis and sentenced to death for an article he had written about Benito Mussolini and his lover, Clara Petacci. After ten months in prison, he escaped and headed for Switzerland. After the war ended, he returned to the newspaper and became one of the most respected journalists in Italy. He left the paper in 1973 to found his own conservative daily, "Il Giornale."

On 6/02/1977, while walking to his Milan office, Montanelli was shot four times in the legs. The attack, by members of the extreme leftist Red Brigades movement, prompted him to launch a campaign against terrorism.

Montanelli died at age 92, 7/22/2001, 17:30 MEDT, Milano, Italy.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Lose social status 1937 (Expelled from union, forced into exile)
  • Work : New Career 1939 (Writer for Milan newspaper)
  • Crime : Arrest 1943 (Arrested by Nazi's)
  • Work : Start Business 1973 (Started newspaper)
  • Crime : Assault/ Battery Victimization 2 June 1977 (Shot four times in legs)
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  • Work : Prize 1994 (World Press Review's Intn'l Editor of the Year)
  • Work : Prize 1996 (Prince of Asturias Award, Spain)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 22 July 2001 at 5:30 PM in Milan, Italy (Age 92)
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Source Notes

Bordoni quotes B.C. by email 7/2001


  • Traits : Personality : Ambitious
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Legs (Shot)
  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Concentration camp (Escaped after 10 months)
  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Terrorism victim (Shot four times)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 92)
  • Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (National Fascist Party)
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist (Noted journalist, war correspondent)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Over 60 books)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Numerous awards)