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Giovanni Guareschi (Giovannino Oliviero Giuseppe Guareschi)

Giovannino Guareschi was an Italian journalist. Was the founder of a monarchist satirical magazine, Candido. He criticized and satirized the Communists. He died in 1968 from a heart attack.


  • In 1926 his family went bankrupt, and he could not continue his studies at the University of Parma.


  • He worked at various minor jobs.In 1943 he was drafted into the army, which apparently helped him to avoid trouble with the fascist authorities. He ended up as an artillery officer.In 1957 he retired from the post of editor of Candido but remained a contributor.


  • La Scoperta di Milano
  • Il Destino si Chiama Clotilde
  • Il Marito in Collegio
  • La Favola di Natale


After Italy became a republic, he began to support Democrazia Cristiana. He criticized and satirized the Communists in his magazine, famously drawing a Communist as a man with an extra nostril. When the Communists were soundly defeated in the 1948 Italian elections, Guareschi did not put his pen down but criticized Democrazia Cristiana as well.

Party affiliation: Christian Democratic Party


  • Wife: Ennia Pallini
  • Son: Alberto
  • Daughter: Carlotta
Giovanni Guareschi
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Born May 1, 1908
Died July 22, 1968
(aged 60)
  • 1927
    University of Parma
  • 1927 - 1929
    Newspaper "Gazzetta di Parma"
    Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
  • 1929 - 1935
    editor, Magazine "Corriere Emiliano"
    Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
  • 1936 - 1943
    chief editor, Magazine "Bertoldo"
    Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
  • 1945
    founder, director, Magazine " Candido"


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