• Born date: 1928-07-26
  • Born in: Kingdom of italy
  • Death date: 2010-08-17
  • Death in: Kingdom of italy
Francesco Cossiga

Francesco Cossiga (Italian pronunciation: [franˈtʃesko kosˈsiɡa]; 26 July 1928 – 17 August 2010) was an Italian politician of the Christian Democracy party. He was the 43rd Prime Minister of Italy from 1979 to 1980 and the eighth President of Italy from 1985 to 1992. He was also a professor of constitutional law at the University of Sassari.Cossiga was born in Sassari in the north of Sardinia. He started his political career during World War II.