Mario Cervi, Italian essayist and journalist, Died at 94


Mario Cervi was born on March 25, 1921, and died on November 17, 2015.

He was an Italian essayist and journalist.

Born in Crema, Lombardy, Mario started his career as a journalist in 1945 collaborating with the newspaper Corriere della Sera as a foreign reporter.

In 1965, Mario debuted as an essayist with Storia della guerra di Grecia (“History of the War of Greece”), with references to his experience as an infantry officer in Greece during the Second World War.

After about thirty years of collaboration, in 1974 he left the Corriere della Sera to co-found, with Indro Montanelli, the newspaper Il Giornale, in which he was columnist and then also deputy director.

With Montanelli Mario also co-wrote 13 volumes of Storia d’Italia and the historical essay Milano ventesimo secolo.

After following Montanelli in the short-lived newspaper La Voce in 1994, in 1997 Mario became editor in chief of Il Giornale, succeeding to Vittorio Feltri.

Mario left the direction of the newspaper in 2001, still continuing to collaborate as a columnist.

He also continued his activity as an essayist, and his last work was the book Sprecopoli, Mario co-wrote with Nicola Porro in 2007.

Mario passed away at age 94 in November 2015.