Massimo Bray

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Massimo Bray
Minister of Culture
Assumed office
28 April 2013
Prime Minister Enrico Letta
Personal details
Born (1959-04-11) 11 April 1959 (age 55)
Nationality Italian
Political party Democratic Party

Massimo Bray (born 11 April 1959) is an Italian intellectual and politician, who has been serving as the minister of culture since 28 April 2013.

Early life and education[edit]

Bray was born in Lecce on 11 April 1959.[1][2] He studied philosophy and literature in various cities, including Florence, Naples, Venice, Paris and Simancas.[1][3]


Bray is an academic publisher and a magazine editor.[4] He was on the editorial board of the Italian Institute of Human Sciences until 1994.[2] He is the cofounder of Taranto Nights, which is among the most popular music festivals in Europe.[3] He launched a blog on the Italian-language version of the Huffington Post.[4]

Bray is a member of the Democratic Party.[3] He was appointed minister of culture to the cabinet led by the prime minister Enrico Letta on 28 April 2013.[5][6]


  1. ^ a b "Intellectual for the Italian ministry of culture". The Art Newspaper. 30 April 2013. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Chi è il ministro Massimo Bray". L'Unione Sarda. 27 April 2013. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Roe, Alex (29 April 2013). "Who Are Italy’s New Ministers? Mini-profiles here". Italy Chronicles. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Lyman, Eric J. (1 May 2013). "Entertainment sector representatives weigh in on what they think should be the top priorities for Massimo Bray". Hollywood Reporter (Rome). Retrieved 12 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Letta hails strong cabinet with 'record' women presence". ANSA. 27 April 2013. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Italy's new cabinet lineup". Xinhua (Rome). 28 April 2013. Retrieved 13 September 2013.