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Bossi, Umberto

Born: 1941 AD
Currently alive, at 74 years of age.
Nationality: Italian
Categories: Politician

1941 – Born in Cassano Magnago on the 19th of September.

1979 – While at the University of Pavia, in February, he met Bruno Salvadori, leader of the Valdotanian Union, who introduced him to autonomism.

1980 – Bossi began focusing more on Lombardy.

1982 – Founder and leader of Northern League.

1987 – Bossi began his institutional career as the only senator of the Lega Nord, of which he was the leader.

1992 – Bossi rode the wave, presenting himself as the new man in politics, set out to sweep away corruption and incompetence.

1994 – He was instrumental in the unexpected victory of Silvio Berlusconi’s coalition.

1998 – Bossi received a one-year suspended prison sentence for the incitement of violence after he uttered the following sentence at a Lega Nord meeting.

2001 – Italian reform and devolution minister.

2004 – He quit on the 19th of July to take up a seat as a member of the European Parliament.