January 26, 2007

Leopoldo Pirelli dies at 81

Rome, Georgia – Leopoldo Pirelli, the honorary president of Pirelli SpA, died at his home in Portofino, Italy on January 23. He was 81.

Pirelli was born in 1925 in Velate Varesino and graduated in mechanical engineering when he was 25; he immediately entered the business founded in 1872 by his grandfather Giovanni Battista Pirelli.

Leopoldo Pirelli leaves his son Alberto and daughter Cecilia.

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