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Name: Roberto Calvi.                                                               
Born: Milan, 13 April 1920                                                         
Died: 17 June 1982                                                                 
Roberto Calvi (Milan, 13 April 1920 - London, 17 June 1982) was an Italian         
banker dubbed by the press as "God's Banker", due to his close association with   
the Vatican. A native of Milan, Calvi was the chairman of Banco Ambrosiano which   
collapsed in one of modern Italy's biggest political scandals, and his death in   
London in June 1982 has been the source of enduring controversy. Calvi's death     
was ruled as murder after two coroner's inquests and an independent               
investigation, and in June 2007 five people were acquitted of his murder after a   
trial in Rome.                                                                     
Claims have been made that Calvi's death involved the Vatican Bank (Banco         
Ambrosiano's main shareholder), the Mafia (which may have used Banco Ambrosiano   
for money laundering), and the Propaganda Due or P2 masonic lodge.