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List of notable or famous diplomats from Italy, with bios and photos, including the top diplomats born in Italy and even some popular diplomats who immigrated to Italy. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Italian diplomats then this list is the perfect resource for you. These diplomats are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known diplomat from Italy is included when available.

Examples of people on this list include Pope Pius XI and Vespasiano I Gonzaga.

This historic diplomats from Italy list can help answer the questions "Who are some Italian diplomats of note?" and "Who are the most famous diplomats from Italy?" These prominent diplomats of Italy may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Italian diplomats.

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Agostino Casaroli was an Italian Catholic priest and diplomat for the Holy See, who became Cardinal Secretary of State. He was the most important figure behind the Vatican's efforts to deal with the persecution of the Church in the nations of the Soviet bloc after the Second Vatican Council. Cardinal Casaroli was portrayed by veteran character actor Ben Gazzara in the 2005 miniseries, Pope John Paul II. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 84 (1914-1998)

Birthplace: Castel San Giovanni, Italy

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Agostino Steffani is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Diplomats from Italy
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Agostino Steffani was an Italian ecclesiastic, diplomat and composer. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 74 (1654-1728)

Birthplace: Castelfranco Veneto, Italy

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Alessandro Striggio is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Diplomats from Italy
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Alessandro Striggio was an Italian composer, instrumentalist and diplomat of the Renaissance. He composed numerous madrigals as well as dramatic music, and by combining the two, became the inventor of madrigal comedy. His son, also named Alessandro Striggio, wrote the libretto for Monteverdi's Orfeo. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 52 (1540-1592)

Birthplace: Mantua, Italy

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Alessandro Striggio the Younger was an Italian librettist, the son of the composer Alessandro Striggio. The younger Striggio is most famous for his association with the composer Claudio Monteverdi. He wrote the libretto for Monteverdi's first opera Orfeo, a landmark in the history of the genre, as well as the ballo Tirsi e Clori. Striggio worked at the court of Mantua and died of the plague while on a diplomatic mission to Venice. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 57 (1573-1630)

Birthplace: Mantua, Italy

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