Prime Minister of Italy
|In office |
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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