Charlemagne Prize 2020
Who is awarded the Prize?
Charlemagne Youth Prize
Antonio Segni 1964
Charlemagne Prize Laureate 1964 Antonio Segni
Born on 2nd February 1891 in Sassari (Sardinien).
Studied Law at the University of Rome, was conferred a doctorate (LLD). In 1920 he was appointed as professor at the University of Perugia; later he was a professor at various universities (Cagliari, Pavia, Sassari, from 1954 Rome).
His academic career accompanied his political career.He ranks as one of the founders of Italy’s Christian Democratic Party (1944); after the end of the war a member of the Constituent Assembly. He was a member of parliament for more than three legislative periods and held several minister offices in various governments (1946–1951 Minister for Agriculture; 1951–1954 Minister for Education, 1960–1962 Foreign Minister). From 1955–1957 and 1959–1960 he was Prime Minister; during this period the Treaties of Rome were signed and the European Economic Community was established. He was a consequent advocate of the concept of European agreement.
From 1962 to 1964 he was President of the Italian Republic.
Died on 1st December 1972.
Laudation (extract) by Walter Hallstein
Speech (extract) by Antonio Segni
Photo Antonio Segni