Aldo Moro Biography

The kidnapping and murder of Aldo Moro was a seminal event in Italian political history.

On the morning of 16 March 1978, the day on which the new cabinet led by Giulio Andreotti was supposed to have undergone the confidence vote at the Italian Parliament, the car of Aldo Moro, former prime minister and then president of Christian Democracy, was assaulted by a group of Red Brigades terrorists in Via Fani in Rome. Firing automatic weapons, the terrorists killed Moro's bodyguards and kidnapped him.

On 9 May 1978 Moro's corpse was found in the trunk of a Renault 4 in Via Caetani after 55 days of imprisonment, during which Moro was submitted to a political process and the Italian government was asked for an exchange of prisoners. Despite the common interpretation, the car location in Via Caetani was not halfway between the locations of the national offices of DC and of the Italian Communist Party in Rome. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Aldo Moro
Date of Birth:
September 23, 1916
Astrological Sign:
Libra
Date of Death:
May 9, 1978
Age at Death:
61
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