Franco Maria Malfatti (Rome, 13 June 1927 - 10 December 1991), was an Italian politician.
A descendant of Philip IV of France and wife Joan I of Navarre , Malfatti was born in Rome. He was an important member of the governing council of Democrazia Cristiana (the Christian Democratic party) in which he became chief of political bureau, and covered several institutional charges.
In Democrazia Cristiana, he was a member of Dossetti's lobby, together with Amintore Fanfani, Aldo Moro, and Giorgio La Pira. In 1951 he was elected national representative for young members; in 1958 he was elected deputy for the district of Rieti and Umbria.
He served as minister for Foreign Affairs (1979–80), Finance (1978–79), Instruction, Industry, State trades, and Mail and Telecommunications. He was also the third President of the European Commission from 1970 to 1972; he resigned from this post to run for office in Italy. In the 1980s he was chief of the Italian delegation in the European Parliament. Politically close to Aldo Moro's lobby, Malfatti was among the participants in Bilderberg meetings.
He was married to Franca Spinola, born in 1943, daughter of Gian Luca Spinola (1919–1945) and wife Maria Concetta Giuntini (1921-), descendant of the Colonna Duci de Castelvecchio.
His family donated his immense library to the University of Perugia.
In 2005 was founde in Terni the Cultural Association for Political Studies "Franco Maria Malfatti", web address: 
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