List of Presidents of the Chamber of Deputies (Italy)

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President of the
Chamber of Deputies
Presidente della Camera dei deputati
Roberto Fico 2018.jpg
Incumbent
Roberto Fico

since 24 March 2018
Style President
Appointer Chamber of Deputies
Term length Length of the legislature
Inaugural holder Urbano Rattazzi
Formation 17 March 1861
Website www.camera.it

This is a list of the Presidents of the Italian Chamber of Deputies from the Kingdom of Sardinia to present. The President is the presiding officer of the Chamber of Deputies and also serves as presiding officer of joint sessions of the Italian Parliament, when the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate vote together.

The President is the speaker of the lower house of the Italian Parliament, the Chamber of Deputies. It is the third-highest ranking office of the Republic of Italy, after the President of the Republic and the President of the Senate. Since 24 March 2018, the role has been held by Roberto Fico, who was elected on the fourth vote with an absolute majority of the voting members.

Kingdom of Sardinia (1848–1860)[edit]

Parties

  Moderate   Independent

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Tenure
(Years and days)
Political Party Legislature
President of the Chamber of Deputies
Vincenzo Gioberti iii.jpg Vincenzo Gioberti
(1801–1852)
8 May 1848 30 December 1848 236 days Moderate Party I
(1848)
Lorenzo Pareto.jpg Lorenzo Pareto
(1800–1865)
1 February 1849 20 November 1849 261 days Independent II
(Jan 1849)
III
(Jul 1849)
Pier Dionigi Pinelli iii.jpg Dionigi Pinelli
(1805–1852)
20 December 1849 22 April 1852 2 years, 124 days Independent IV
(Dec 1849)
Urbano Rattazzi-lookingleft.jpg Urbano Rattazzi
(1805–1852)
11 May 1852 27 October 1853 1 year, 169 days Moderate Party
Carlo Bon Compagni.jpg Carlo Bon Compagni
di Mobello

(1804–1880)
16 November 1853 16 June 1856 2 years, 213 days Moderate Party V
(1853)
Carlo Cadorna iii.jpg Carlo Cadorna
(1809–1891)
7 January 1857 16 July 1857 190 days Moderate Party
Carlo Bon Compagni.jpg Carlo Bon Compagni
di Mombello

(1804–1880)
14 December 1857 14 July 1858 212 days Moderate Party VI
(1857)
Urbano Rattazzi-lookingleft.jpg Urbano Rattazzi
(1805–1852)
20 January 1859 21 January 1860 1 year, 1 day Moderate Party
Giovanni Lanza iii.jpg Giovanni Lanza
(1810–1882)
2 April 1860 17 December 1860 259 days Moderate Party VII
(1860)

Kingdom of Italy (1861–1946)[edit]

Parties
  • 1861–1912:

  Historical Right   Historical Left

  • 1912–1922:

  Radical Party   Democratic Liberal Party   Liberal Party

  • 1922–1943:

  National Fascist Party (sole legal party)

  • 1943–1946:

  Liberal Party   Republican Party

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Tenure
(Years and days)
Political Party Legislature
President of the Chamber of Deputies
Urbano Rattazzi-lookingleft.jpg Urbano Rattazzi
(1805–1852)
18 February 1861 3 March 1862 1 year, 44 days Historical Left VIII
(1861)
Sebastiano Tecchio.gif Sebastiano Tecchio
(1807–1886)
22 March 1862 21 May 1863 1 year, 60 days Historical Left
Giovanni Battista Cassinis iii.jpg Giovanni Battista Cassinis
(1806–1866)
21 May 1863 7 September 1865 2 years, 109 days Historical Right
Adriano Mari.jpg Adriano Mari
(1813–1887)
18 November 1865 27 October 1867 1 year, 343 days Historical Right IX
(1865)
Giovanni Lanza iii.jpg Giovanni Lanza
(1810–1882)
16 December 1867 8 August 1868 236 days Historical Right X
(1867)
Adriano Mari.jpg Adriano Mari
(1813–1887)
25 November 1868 14 August 1869 262 days Historical Right
Giovanni Lanza iii.jpg Giovanni Lanza
(1810–1882)
18 November 1869 15 December 1869 27 days Historical Right
Giuseppe Biancheri iii.jpg Giuseppe Biancheri
(1821–1908)
12 March 1870 3 October 1876 6 years, 205 days Historical Right XI
(1870)
XII
(1874)
Francesco Crispi.jpg Francesco Crispi
(1818–1901)
26 November 1876 26 December 1877 1 year, 30 days Historical Left XIII
(1876)
Benedetto Cairoli iii.jpg Benedetto Cairoli
(1825–1889)
7 March 1880 24 March 1880 17 days Historical Left
Domenico Farini.jpg Domenico Farini
(1834–1900)
27 March 1878 19 March 1880 2 years, 2 days Historical Left
Coppino giovane.jpg Michele Coppino
(1822–1901)
13 April 1880 2 May 1880 19 days Historical Left
Domenico Farini.jpg Domenico Farini
(1834–1900)
26 May 1880 12 March 1884 3 years, 291 days Historical Left XIV
(1880)
XV
(1882)
Coppino giovane.jpg Michele Coppino
(1822–1901)
19 March 1884 3 April 1884 15 days Historical Left
Giuseppe Biancheri iii.jpg Giuseppe Biancheri
(1821–1908)
7 April 1884 27 September 1892 8 years, 173 days Historical Right XVI
(1886)
XVII
(1890)
Giuseppe Zanardelli iii.jpg Giuseppe Zanardelli
(1826–1908)
23 November 1892 20 February 1894 1 year, 59 days Historical Left XVIII
(1892)
Giuseppe Biancheri iii.jpg Giuseppe Biancheri
(1821–1908)
22 February 1894 13 January 1895 325 days Historical Right
Tommaso Villa 2.jpg Tommaso Villa
(1832–1915)
10 June 1895 2 March 1897 325 days Historical Left XIX
(1895)
Giuseppe Zanardelli iii.jpg Giuseppe Zanardelli
(1826–1908)
5 April 1897 14 December 1897 253 days Historical Left XX
(1897)
Giuseppe Biancheri iii.jpg Giuseppe Biancheri
(1821–1908)
26 January 1898 15 July 1898 170 days Historical Right
Giuseppe Zanardelli iii.jpg Giuseppe Zanardelli
(1826–1908)
16 November 1898 25 May 1899 190 days Historical Left
Luigi Chinaglia.jpg Luigi Chinaglia
(1841–1906)
30 May 1899 25 June 1899 26 days Historical Left
Giuseppe Colombo.jpg Giuseppe Colombo
(1836–1921)
14 November 1899 17 May 1900 184 days Historical Left
Nicolò gallo.jpg Nicolò Gallo
(1849–1907)
16 June 1900 25 June 1900 10 days Historical Left XXI
(1900)
Tommaso Villa 2.jpg Tommaso Villa
(1832–1915)
28 June 1900 22 February 1902 1 year, 239 days Historical Left
Giuseppe Biancheri iii.jpg Giuseppe Biancheri
(1821–1908)
10 March 1902 18 October 1904 2 years, 222 days Historical Right
Giuseppe Marcora 2.jpg Giuseppe Marcora
(1841–1927)
30 November 1904 10 March 1906 1 year, 131 days Radical Party XXII
(1904)
Giuseppe Biancheri iii.jpg Giuseppe Biancheri
(1821–1908)
10 March 1906 30 January 1907 326 days Historical Right
Giuseppe Marcora 2.jpg Giuseppe Marcora
(1841–1927)
2 February 1907 29 September 1919 12 years, 231 days Radical Party XXIII
(1909)
XXIV
(1913)
Vittorio Emanuele Orlando.jpeg Vittorio Emanuele Orlando
(1860–1952)
1 December 1919 25 June 1920 207 days Democratic Liberal Party XXV
(1919)
Enrico De Nicola.jpg Enrico De Nicola
(1877–1959)
26 June 1920 25 January 1924 3 years, 213 days Italian Liberal Party XXVI
(1921)
Alfredo Rocco.gif Alfredo Rocco
(1875–1935)
24 May 1924 5 January 1925 226 days National Fascist Party XXVII
(1924)
Giuseppe Casertano.jpg Antonio Casertano
(1863–1938)
13 January 1925 25 January 1929 4 years, 12 days National Fascist Party
GiovanniGiurati.jpg Giovanni Giuriati
(1876–1970)
20 April 1929 19 January 1934 4 years, 274 days National Fascist Party XXVIII
(1929)
Costanzo Ciano iii.jpg Costanzo Ciano
(1876–1939)
28 April 1934 2 March 1939 4 years, 308 days National Fascist Party XXIX
(1934)
President of the Chamber of Fasci and Corporations
Costanzo Ciano iii.jpg Costanzo Ciano
(1876–1939)
23 March 1939 26 June 1939 95 days National Fascist Party XXX
(no election)
Dino Grandi.jpg Dino Grandi
(1895–1988)
30 November 1939 2 August 1943 3 years, 245 days National Fascist Party
President of the Chamber of Deputies
Vittorio Emanuele Orlando.jpeg Vittorio Emanuele Orlando
(1860–1952)
2 August 1943 25 September 1945 2 years, 54 days Italian Liberal Party Abolished Parliament
President of the National Council
Carlo Sforza 1921.jpg Carlo Sforza
(1872–1952)
25 September 1945 1 June 1946 103 days Italian Republican Party National Council

Italian Republic (1946–present)[edit]

Parties
  • 1946–1994:

  DC   PSI   PCI/PDS

  • Since 1994:

  PDS/DS   LN   CCD/UDC   PRC   PdL/FLI   SEL   M5S

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Tenure
(Years and days)
Political Party Legislature
President of the Constituent Assembly
Giuseppe Saragat.jpg Giuseppe Saragat
(1898–1988)
25 June 1946 6 February 1947 226 days Italian Socialist Party Constituent Assembly
(1946)
Umberto Terracini.jpg Umberto Terracini
(1895–1983)
8 February 1947 31 January 1948 357 days Italian Communist Party
President of the Chamber of Deputies
Giovanni Gronchi.jpg Giovanni Gronchi
(1887–1978)
8 May 1948 29 April 1955 6 years, 356 days Christian Democracy I
(1948)
II
(1953)
Giovanni Leone 1963.jpg Giovanni Leone
(1908–2001)
10 May 1955 21 June 1963 8 years, 42 days Christian Democracy II
(1953)
III
(1958)
Brunetto Bucciarelli Ducci.jpg Brunetto Bucciarelli-Ducci
(1914–1994)
26 June 1963 4 June 1968 4 years, 344 days Christian Democracy IV
(1963)
Pertini ritratto.jpg Sandro Pertini
(1896–1990)
5 June 1968 4 July 1976 8 years, 29 days Italian Socialist Party V
(1968)
VI
(1972)
PietroIngrao.jpg Pietro Ingrao
(1915–2015)
5 July 1976 19 June 1979 2 years, 349 days Italian Communist Party VII
(1976)
Nilde Iotti.png Nilde Iotti
(1920–1999)
29 June 1979 22 April 1992 12 years, 298 days Italian Communist Party VIII
(1979)
IX
(1983)
Democratic Party of the Left X
(1987)
8SCALFARO01gr.jpg Oscar Luigi Scalfaro
(1918–2012)
24 April 1992 25 May 1992 31 days Christian Democracy XI
(1992)
Giorgio Napolitano 1994.jpg Giorgio Napolitano
(1925– )
3 June 1992 14 April 1994 1 year, 315 days Democratic Party of the Left
Irene Pivetti daticamera.png Irene Pivetti
(1963– )
16 April 1994 8 May 1996 2 years, 22 days Lega Nord XII
(1994)
Luciano Violante daticamera.jpg Luciano Violante
(1941– )
10 May 1996 29 May 2001 5 years, 19 days Democratic Party of the Left /
Democrats of the Left
XIII
(1996)
Pierferdy Casini.jpg Pier Ferdinando Casini
(1955– )
31 May 2001 27 April 2006 4 years, 331 days Christian Democratic Centre /
Union of Christian and Centre Democrats
XIV
(2001)
Fausto Bertinotti 2001.jpg Fausto Bertinotti
(1940– )
29 April 2006 28 April 2008 1 year, 365 days Communist Refoundation Party XV
(2006)
Gianfranco Fini 2016.jpg Gianfranco Fini
(1952– )
30 April 2008 15 March 2013 4 years, 319 days The People of Freedom /
Future and Freedom
XVI
(2008)
Laura Boldrini daticamera.jpg Laura Boldrini
(1961– )
16 March 2013 23 March 2018 5 years, 7 days Left Ecology Freedom /
Free and Equal
XVII
(2013)
Roberto Fico daticamera 2018.jpg Roberto Fico
(1974– )
24 March 2018 Incumbent 151 days Five Star Movement XVIII
(2018)

Timeline[edit]

Kingdom of Italy (1861–1946)[edit]

Carlo SforzaVittorio Emanuele OrlandoDino GrandiGiacomo AcerboCostanzo CianoGiovanni GiuratiAntonio CasertanoAlfredo RoccoEnrico De NicolaVittorio Emanuele OrlandoGiuseppe ZanardelliGiuseppe ZanardelliGiuseppe ZanardelliMichele CoppinoDomenico FariniMichele CoppinoDomenico FariniFrancesco CrispiGiovanni LanzaGiovanni LanzaSebastiano TecchioUrbano Rattazzi

Italian Republic (1946–present)[edit]

Roberto FicoLaura BoldriniGianfranco FiniFausto BertinottiPier Ferdinando CasiniLuciano ViolanteIrene PivettiGiorgio NapolitanoOscar Luigi ScalfaroNilde IottiPietro IngraoSandro PrrtiniBrunetto Bucciarelli-DucciGiovanni LeoneGiovanni GronchiGiuseppe Saragat

See also[edit]