De Agostini

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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]


  • De Agostini Editore S.p.A. is the sub-holding company active in the publishing sector in 30 countries with publications in 13 languages and organised into areas by product: De Agostini Publishing, DeA Planeta Libri, De Agostini Scuola and Digital De Agostini, as well as Spanish publisher Planeta DeAgostini (a joint venture with Grupo Planeta).
  • De Agostini Communications is the media and communication sector sub-holding comprising the Group's interests in content production, broadcasting and distribution of content for television, new media and cinema. DeAgostini owns a 36% stake in the LDH holding which in turns owns 66% of the content producer Banijay Group.
  • Shareholder of Atresmedia, the Spanish radio and television group, held in partnership with Spanish Planeta Corporation and listed on the Madrid Stock Exchange, is a co-leader in the Spanish television market. It operates in the following sectors: Atresmedia Televisión, Atresmedia Radio, Atresmedia Digital, Atresmedia Publicidad and Atresmedia Cine.
  • Geo4Map: deals with geography and cartography and is a company created in 2009 by geographic and cartographic employees of De Agostini. As of 1 January 2015, it acquired the entire cartographic and geographic business branch of De Agostini Editore. Geo4Map is the matrix of the Libreria Geografica brand.[2]


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.

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  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.

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