Aldo Moro

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Moro, Aldo


Born Sept. 23, 1916, in Maglie. Italian statesman and political figure.

Moro, a lawyer, has been a professor of criminal law and is the author of works on various aspects of jurisprudence. He began his political career in Catholic youth organizations. After the proclamation of the Italian Republic in 1946, he became a member of the commission to draw up a new constitution. He was elected to parliament in 1948.

From 1948 to 1958, Moro was deputy minister of foreign affairs; he also served as minister of justice and minister of education. From 1959 to 1963, he was political secretary of the Christian Democratic Party; during this period he headed the party’s left wing and advocated a number of social and economic reforms.

From 1963 to 1968, Moro was prime minister of a “left of center” coalition government. He served as minister of foreign affairs from 1969 to 1974. From 1974 to 1976 he was once again prime minister.

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1978: The body of former Italian prime minister Aldo Moro was found in the boot of a in central Rome, a victim of the Red Brigade.
1978: The body of former Italian prime minister Aldo Moro was found in the boot of a car in central Rome, a victim of the Red Brigade.
THE RESULTS of the study by Rockwood and colleagues confirm the strong links between frailty and Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, said Francesco Panza, MD, PhD, of the University of Bari (Italy) Aldo Moro, and his colleagues in an accompanying editorial.
iD Artor Niccoli Asabella, iD Alessandra Cimino, iD Corinna Altini, iD Valentina Lavelli, iD Giuseppe Rubini Bari University Aldo Moro, Unit of Nuclear Medicine, Bari, Italy
1978: Former Italian premier Aldo Moro is kidnapped at gunpoint in Rome by a gang believed to be from the Red Brigade.
"These findings from the Italian Longitudinal Study on Ageing suggested that cognitively normal older individuals who never or rarely consumed coffee and those who increased their coffee consumption habits had a higher risk of developing MCI," said one of the researchers Francesco Panza from the University of Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy.
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Ruth Glynn and Giancarlo Lombardi (eds) Remembering Aldo Moro: The Cultural Legacy of the 1978 Kidnapping and Murder, Legenda: London, 2012; 191 pp.: 9781907975271, $89.50 (pbk)