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Architecture

Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472)

Giacomo Barozzi [da Vignola] (1507-1573)

Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680)

Filippo Brunelleschi (1377-1446)

Sebastiano Serlio (1475-1554)

Marcus Vitruvius [Pollio] (First Century)

 

Artists/Painters/Sculptors

Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510)

Antonio Canova (1757-1822)

Caravaggio (1573-1610)

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)

Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978) Surrealist painter who influenced Salvador Dalí.

Della Robbia family

Giotto (1267-1337)

Michelangelo [Buonarroti] (1475-1564)

Raphael [Raffaello Sanzio] (1483-1520)

 

Astronomy/Aviation

Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)

 

Education

Aloysius Gonzaga (1568-1591)

Schools of Reggio Emilia

 

Explorers

Cristoforo Colombo [Christopher Columbus] (1451-1506)

Antonio Pigafetta (1491-1534) Paid passage to travel with Magellan and was one of the few who returned (Magellan was killed in the Philippines). Kept a detailed account of the circumnavigation, which was used for later journeys.

Marco Polo (1254-1324)

 

Film/Directors/Actors

Federico Fellini (1920-1993)

 

Finance/Business

De Medici family

Bartolomeo Beretta (1490-c.1565)

 

Humanitarians

Aloysius Gonzaga (1568-1591)

Francesco Petrarca (1304-1374)

 

Literature/Writers

Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)

 

Medicine

Angelo Celli (1857-1914)

Giovanni Battista Grassi (1854–1925)

Ettore Marchiafava (1847-1935)

Pietro Andrea Mattioli (1501-1577)

 

Music/Composers/Conductors/Singers

Enrico Caruso (1873-1921)

Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655-1731) Invented the piano.

Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749-1838) Librettist for three of Mozart’s most popular operas – Le Nozze di Figaro (1786), Don Giovanni (1787), and Così fan tutte (1790).

Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)

Luciano Pavarotti (1935-2007)

Jacopo Peri (1561-1633)

Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)

Antonio Stradivari (1644-1737)

Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

 

Politics/Law

Cesare Beccaria (1738-1794) Wrote Crime and Punishment, which offered a humane approach to laws and justice, and inspired many countries to reform their criminal justice systems.  

Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882)

Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527)

 

Religion

St. Francis of Assisi (1182-1226)

St. Thomas Aquinas (c.1224-1274)

 

Science/Math

Ulisse Aldrovandi 1522-1605)

Girolamo Cardano (1501-1576)

Leonardo da Pisa [Fibonacci] (1170-1250) Introduced the decimal system and its advantages over the Roman numeral system to Western Europe.

Luigi Galvani (1737-1798)

Giuseppe Lodovico Lagrangia (1736-1813)

Evangelista Torricelli (1608-1647) Invented the barometer.

Alessandro Volta (1745-1827) Invented the first battery.

 

Sports

Aldo Nadi (1899-1965) Considered one of the greatest fencers of all time.

Nedo Nadi (1894-1940) Most versatile fencer. Won five gold medals for fencing in the 1920 Olympic Games.

Italo Santelli (1866-1945)

 

Technology/Inventors

Panfilo Castaldi (1398–1490) Said to have invented movable type before Gutenberg.

Gian Paolo Feminis (16??-c.1732) Developed a perfumed water that was the origin of eau de Cologne.

Guglielmo Marconi (1874-1937)

 

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