Angelo Rizzoli

  • Born: (Milan, Lombardy, Italy)
  • Died: (Milan, Lombardy, Italy) (age 80)

Angelo Rizzoli was an Italian film producer, publisher and entrepreneur.

In 1927 he founded A. Rizzoli & Co, which later became the Italian media company RCS MediaGroup. In 1927 he acquired the Italian women's magazine Novella from the Mondadori publishing house. In the following years he bought other magazines such as Annabella, Bertoldo, Candido, Omnibus and Oggi e L'Europeo. From 1949 he published books. In 1954 he acquired the company Cartiera die Lama die Reno. In 1960 he went to Milan as an entrepreneur, where he built up his professional center on Via Civitavecchia.

In addition to his professional work in the Italian press and book landscape, he was also active in Italian film production. In 1964 he opened the Rizzoli International Bookstore in New York's Fifth Avenue. Rizzoli married Anna Marzorati (1890-1976) and had two children.

In the Italian city of Lacco Ameno there is a museum about his life and work in the Villa Arbusto. In addition to several hotels such as "Villa Svizzera" and "Villa Manzi", Rizzoli also built the luxury hotel "Regina Isabella" in 1956 and donated the hospital "Anna Rizzoli" in Lacco Ameno.

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