1922 – Born on the 25th of May in Sassari, Italy. Italian politician and a leading spokesman for “national communism”, seeking independence from Moscow and favouring the adaptation of Marxism to local requirements.
1937 – Berlinguer had his first contacts with Sardinian anti-Fascists.
1943 – Entered in the Italian Communist Party.
– He devoted himself to making the Italian Communist Party a major force in Italian politics.
1944 – Appointed as the national secretariat of the Communist Organisation for Youth (FGCI).
1945 – Sent to Milan, and was appointed to the Central Committee as a member.
1949-1956 – He was named national secretary of the FGCI.
– President of the World Federation of Democratic Youth.
1957 – Abolished the obligatory visit to the Soviet Union.
1968 – Elected as deputy for the electoral district of Rome.
1969 – He was elected deputy national secretary of the party (the secretary being Luigi Longo).
– Attended international conference of the Communist parties in Moscow.
1970 – Berlinguer engaged in an unexpected opening towards the world of industry.
1972 – Elected secretary-general of Italian Communist Party.
1973 – Hospitalized after a car accident during a visit to Bulgaria.
1976 – Under his leadership, it won more than a third of the Chamber of Deputies’ seats, prompting him to propose the ‘historic compromise’: an alliance of the Catholics with the Communists.
– He was near to the premiership, but the murder of former prime minister Aldo Moro by Red Brigade guerrillas prompted a shift in popular support towards the socialists.
1977 – Meeting in Madrid with Santiago Carrillo of the Spanish Communist Party.
1980 – Berlinguer made an official visit to China.
1984 – Berlinguer suffered in a brain hemorrhage and died on 11th of June.