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Name: Indro Montanelli  
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Date of Birth: 22nd April 1909
Place of Birth: Fucecchio, Italy
Profession: Writer
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Indro Montanelli (April 22, 1909- July 22, 2001) was an Italian journalist and historian, known for his new approach to writing history in his books History of the Greeks, History of the Romans, etc. Born in Fucecchio, near Florence, Montanelli made his career at the Corriere della Sera newspaper in Milan, famously authoring deeply sympathetic articles from Finland during the Russo-Finnish War (part of World War II), and from Hungary, during the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. In the 1970's, he founded and directed the Milan daily Il Giornale. After Silvio Berlusconi, publisher of Il Giornale, decided to enter politics, Montanelli, protesting his independence, founded a new daily, for which he resurrected the name La Voce (The Voice), which had belonged to an historical newspaper run by Giuseppe Prezzolini. La Voce, always an elitist paper, folded after about a year, and Montanelli returned to Corriere della Sera. From 1995 to 2001 he was the chief letters editor of Corriere della Sera, answering a letter a day on a page of the newspaper, known as La Stanza di Montanelli ("Montanelli's Room"). In spite of having been a renowned anti-Communist all his life, Montanelli spent his last years vigorously opposing his one-time publisher, Forza Italia leader Silvio Berlusconi. He died at La Madonnina clinic in Milan, where another legendary Corriere della Sera writer, Dino Buzzati, had passed away twenty-nine years earlier, on July 22, 2001. The following day, Corriere della Sera published a letter on its front page, Indro Montanelli's farewell to his readers.

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