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De Agostini S.p.A.
Company typePrivate, S.p.A.
IndustryHolding company
FounderGiovanni De Agostini
Area served
Key people
Marco Drago (president)

De Agostini S.p.A. is an Italian holding company that coordinates the strategic operating companies De Agostini Editore, De Agostini Communications, IGT, and DeA Capital, and makes financial investments, among which the main investment is a minority stake in Assicurazioni Generali. It is active worldwide in 4 sectors: publishing, media and communication, games and services, finance. It was founded in 1901 by geographer Giovanni De Agostini in Rome, and later moved to Novara.[1]



The geographer Giovanni De Agostini,[3] brother of the Salesian explorer Alberto Maria de Agostini, founded the De Agostini Geographical Institute in Rome in June 1901 and published a school atlas, that same year the first shop was inaugurated. In 1904, he started the publication of the Atlante de Agostini Calendar, a small volume with geographical news combined with the annual calendar.

See also


  1. ^ "De Agostini Editore nell'Enciclopedia Treccani". (in Italian). Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Atlanti. Carte geografiche astronomiche - Libreria Geografica". Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  3. ^ "De Agostini Editore nell'Enciclopedia Treccani". (in Italian). Retrieved 8 June 2023.