politician, born in 1916. Was an important political figure
: helped draft Italy's constitution
World War 2
; held several cabinet post
s and was secretary
of the Christian Democrats
. Although that party
, he helped give the Communist
party in Italy
a greater voice, and was overcoming the
of his party to working with the Communists.
He was captured by the Red Brigade in May of 1978, and
was killed by them two months later.
There is still much controversy surrounding his capture
and death, the inability of the government to find and
free him, and the possibility that both the Italian and American governments orchestrated the affair.