Gerardo Broggini

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Born16 November 1926
Died29. October 2018 (Age 91)
Alma materUniversity of Fribourg, Heidelberg University
Swiss law professor and one of the pioneers of European legal integration. Attended Bilderberg/1965

Gerardo Broggini was a Swiss lawyer and Romanist[1]. He was a professor of Roman law and private law at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) and Heidelberg and at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan. He attended the 1965 Bilderberg meeting. From 1968 he was also a lawyer in Milan.


Broggini studied law and habilitated in 1956 at the University of Heidelberg with a thesis on Roman law.


He was then a full professor at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) from 1956 to 1961 and at the Heidelberg University from 1961 to 1968 for Roman law, comparative private law and private international law. One of his assistants in Heidelberg was the Romanist Walter Selb.

In 1964 Broggini founded the Association for the Exchange of Ideas between German and Italian lawyers, with the then President of the German Federal Court of Justice, Bruno Heusinger. (since June 2001 "German-Italian Lawyers' Association)[2].

From 1968 to 1990 he taught Roman law at the Catholic University of Milan and private international law until November 1999. He lectured on arbitration until June 2002.

Due to his legal knowledge of German, French, Italian and Austrian law, he is considered one of the pioneers of European legal integration.[3]


Event Participated in

Bilderberg/19652 April 19654 April 1965Italy
Villa d'Este
The 14th Bilderberg meeting, held in Italy
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