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Palmiro Togliatti
General Secretary of the
Italian Communist Party
In office
Preceded by Antonio Gramsci
Succeeded by Luigi Longo
Italian Minister of Justice
In office
21 June 1945 – 1 July 1946
Prime Minister Alcide De Gasperi
Preceded by Umberto Tupini
Succeeded by Fausto Gullo
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
8 May 1948 – 21 August 1964
Constituency Lazio - XV
Personal details
Born (1893-03-26)26 March 1893
Genoa, Italy
Died 21 August 1964(1964-08-21) (aged 71)
Yalta, Ukraine, Soviet Union
Nationality Italian
Political party Italian Socialist Party
Communist Party of Italy
Italian Communist Party
Residence Modena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Alma mater University of Turin
Profession Journalist

Palmiro Togliatti was an Italian politician. He was leader of the Italian Communist Party from 1927 until his death.

Togliatti began his political life in the Italian Socialist Party. After World War I he created the Communist Party of Italy with others. In 1926 Benito Mussolini outlawed the party. Togliatti became the leader in exile. In 1943, the name was changed to the Italian Communist Party. In 1944 Togliatti returned to Italy. He died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Ukraine.

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