Indro Montanelli
Indro Montanelli was an Italian journalist and historian, known for his new approach to writing history
History is the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about past events. History can also mean the period of time after writing was invented. Scholars who write about history are called historians...

 in books such as History of the Greeks and History of Rome.

Unanimously considered one of the greatest Italian journalists of the 20th century, he was among the “50 press freedom heroes of the past 50 years” in the list compiled by the International Press Institute
International Press Institute
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 in 2000.
Indro Montanelli Bassi was born at Fucecchio
Fucecchio is a town and comune of the province of Firenze in the Italian region of Tuscany. The main economical resources of the city are the leather industries, shoes industry and other manufacturing activities, although in the recent years their number has been decreasing because of a slight...

, near Florence
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Throughout his career he retained an idiosyncratic and particularly undiplomatic style, even when this made him very unpopular among his peers and employers.