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Enrico Berlinguer
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General Secretary of the
Italian Communist Party
In office
17 March 1972 – 11 June 1984
Preceded by Luigi Longo
Succeeded by Alessandro Natta
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
5 June 1968 – 11 June 1984
Constituency Latium - XV
Personal details
Born 15 May 1922
Sassari, Italy
Died 11 June 1984(1984-06-11) (aged 62)
Padova, Italy
Nationality Italian
Political party Italian Communist Party
Spouse(s) Letizia Laurenti

Enrico Berlinguer (1922 - 1984) was an Italian politician. He was national secretary of the Italian Communist Party (PCI) from 1972 until his death.

Berlinguer was considered the most popular leader of the PCI. He is known for lessening the influence of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in Italy.

Berlinguer was an atheist.

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