Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, Former US First Lady Rosalynn Carter and Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf

Updated December 8th, 2023 at 19:00 IST

Photos/ Kissinger, Musharraf, Berlusconi & more: Political figures who died in 2023

From Wagner Chief Yevgeny Prigozhin to former US First Lady Rosalynn Carter, here's a look at prominent political figures who passed away in the year 2023.

Reported by: Bhagyasree Sengupta

1/11: Constantine, the former and the last King of Greece passed away on January 10 at age 82. The Greek won an Olympic gold medal in sailing and spent decades in exile. / Image: AP

2/11: Pervez Musharraf, the Pakistani general who seized power in a bloodless coup passed away on February 5 at age 79./ Image: AP

3/11: Former Prime Minister of Palestine, Ahmed Qureia passed away on February 22 at age 85. Qureia was one of the architects of several interim peace deals./ Image: AP

4/11: The first female speaker of Britain’s House of Commons, Betty Boothroyd passed away on February 26 at age 93. The British House of Commons did not see any other female speaker after Boothroyd. / Image: AP

5/11: Silvio Berlusconi, the former Prime Minister of Italy passed away on June 12 at age 86. Berlusconi still holds the record of being the longest-serving Italian premier. / Image: AP

6/11: The first former Communist to rise to Italy’s presidency, Giorgio Napolitano, passed away on September 22 at age 98. He was the first person to be elected as the Italian president twice. / Image: AP

7/11: Democratic Senator from California Diane Feinstein passed away on September 28 at age 90. She was first elected to the US Senate in 1992. / Image: AP

8/11: Li Keqiang, the former premier of China was touted as the country's top economic official. Li was an ardent advocate of bringing liberalisation and privatisation in the Chinese economy. / Image: AP

9/11: Rosalynn Carter, the former US First Lady passed away on November 19 at age 96. Rosalynn was touted as one of the closest advisers to her husband, former US President Jimmy Carter. / Image: AP

10/11: The former Secretary of State under the Nixon and Gerald Ford presidencies Henry Kissinger passed away on November 29 at age 100. The American diplomat was known for his problematic policies. / Image: AP

11/11: Sandra Day O’Connor, The first woman to be the US Supreme Court Justice passed away at age 93. She was the unwavering voice of moderate conservatism at America's highest court./ Image: AP

Published December 8th, 2023 at 19:00 IST