Enrico Mattei

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Person.png Enrico Mattei  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
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Born29 April 1906
Died27 October 1962 (Age 56)
Cause of death
air crash
NationalityItalian
Victim ofassassination
Chairman of ENI, the Italian state oil company which had challenged the oligopoly of the Seven Sisters. He died in a suspicious plane crash in 1962.

Enrico Mattei was head of ENI, the Italian state oil company which had challenged the oligopoly of the Seven Sisters. He died in a suspicious plane crash in 1962.

Assassination

Mattei died in a plane crash in 1962, likely caused by a bomb in the plane. The death of Mattei was the subject of an award-winning film The Mattei Affair by Francesco Rosi in 1972.

Mattei was one of the founders of the Italian stay-behind Gladio network. Also the ones who guarded his corpse after the plane crash were part of Gladio.[1]


Investigation

A journalist, Mauro de Mauro, who was investigating the case, disappeared without trace in 1970.


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References

  1. Francesco Cossiga, La Versione di K (2009), page 44


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