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.