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Emilio Colombo
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Prime Minister of Italy
In office
6 August 1970 – 17 February 1972
PresidentGiuseppe Saragat
Giovanni Leone
Preceded byMariano Rumor
Succeeded byGiulio Andreotti
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
1 August 1992 – 28 April 1993
Prime MinisterGiuliano Amato
Preceded byVincenzo Scotti
Succeeded byBeniamino Andreatta
In office
4 April 1980 – 4 August 1983
Prime MinisterArnaldo Forlani
Giovanni Spadolini
Amintore Fanfani
Preceded byAttilio Ruffini
Succeeded byGiulio Andreotti
Lifetime Senator
In office
4 February 2003 – 24 June 2013
by President Ciampi
Personal details
Born(1920-04-11)11 April 1920
Died24 June 2013(2013-06-24) (aged 93)
Rome, Italy
Political partyChristian Democracy
independent (2003-2008)
UDC-independence (2008-current)

Emilio Colombo (11 April 1920 – 24 June 2013) was an Italian politician who was Prime Minister of Italy from 1970 to 1972. In 2003 he was appointed to be an Italian senator-for-life, a seat which he held until his death. In the first five years as senator, he was an independent. During the 16th term of the Senate in 2008-2013, he opted to join the parliamentary group UDC-independence.

Colombo was born on 11 April 1920 in Potenza, Basilicata, Italy. In November 2003, he admitted to have used cocaine (for "therapeutic purposes") over a 12- to 18-month period, and to be a homosexual.[1][2] Colombo died on 24 June 2013 from natural causes in Rome, Italy, aged 93.[3]