Francesco Saverio Nitti
Prime Minister of Italy
June 23, 1919 – June 15, 1920
Preceded by Vittorio Emanuele Orlando Succeeded by Giovanni Giolitti
Born July 19, 1868
Died February 20, 1953
Political party Radical Party
Francesco Saverio Vincenzo de Paola Nitti (born July 19, 1868 in Melfi; died February 20, 1953 in Rome) was an Italian economist and political figure. A Radical, he served as the prime minister of Italy between 1919 and 1920.
According to the Catholic Encyclopedia ("Theories of Overpopulation"), Nitti (Population and the Social System, 1894) was a staunch critic of English economist Thomas Robert Malthus and his Principle of Population.
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