Alessandro Cutolo

Aldo Alessandro Cutolo (28 March 1899 - 14 March 1995) was an Italian academic, television presenter, actor and historian.

Alessandro Cutolo
Born(1899-03-28)28 March 1899
Naples, Italy
Died14 March 1995(1995-03-14) (aged 95)
Milan, Italy

Born in Naples, after studying under Benedetto Croce and teaching medieval history at the University of Rome, in 1928 Cutolo was commissioned to "provide to the direction, the system and the enhancement of the Historical Archive of City of Naples."[1] In 1935 he moved to Milan where he became professor of Bibliography and Library Science at the University of Milan.[2]

Between 1954 and 1968 he got large popularity as presenter of Una risposta per voi, one of the earliest cultural programs broadcast on Italian television.[2] Author of several books and essays and director of the magazine Historia, Cutolo was also active as a character actor, often alongside Alberto Sordi.[2][3]


  1. "I più eminenti riordinatori dell'Archivio Storico Municipale". Comune di Napoli. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  2. Provvedini Claudia; Nascimbeni Giulio; Grassi Giovanna (16 March 1995). "Addio Cutolo, professore d' ironia in tv". Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  3. Mariella Tanzarella (16 March 1995). "Cutolo professore della tv". La Repubblica. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
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