Italian Celebrities Born In February

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Galileo Galilei
(Known as “Father” of Observational Astronomy who Invented the ‘Thermoscope’ and Various Military Compasses)
Galileo Galilei
94
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 15, 1564
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pisa, Italy
Died: January 8, 1642

An Italian astronomer, engineer, and physicist, Galileo Galilei is widely regarded as the father of observational astronomy, the father of the scientific method, the father of modern physics, and the father of modern science. He is credited with popularizing the telescope, which changed the course of history.

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Valentino Rossi
(Italian Former Professional Motorcycle Road Racer and Nine-time Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing World Champion)
Valentino Rossi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 16, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Urbino, Italy

Valentino Rossi is an Italian motorcycle road racer. Having won nine Grand Prix World Championships, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest motorcycle racers ever. Apart from being a famous racer, Valentino Rossi also owns the Sky Racing Team VR46, which competes in the Moto3 and Moto2 classes.

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Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor
(Former Holy Roman Emperor)
Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor
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Birthdate: February 24, 1500
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ghent
Died: September 21, 1558

Charles V served as the Holy Roman Emperor, King of Italy, and King of Germany from 1519 to 1556. From 1516 to 1556, he ruled as the King of Spain. His personal union of the American and European territories was the first collection of kingdoms that were described the empire on which the Sun never sets.

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Enzo Ferrari
(Italian racing driver)
Enzo Ferrari
7
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 18, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Turin
Died: August 14, 1988
Italian race-car driver Enzo Ferrari, also known as "il Commendatore" and "il Drake,” founded the motor-racing team Scuderia Ferrari Grand Prix. He had also been part of the Italian army during World War I. He was posthumously inducted into the International Motorsports and the Automotive halls of fame.
 5 
Gianluigi Donnarumma
(Italian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Gianluigi Donnarumma
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 25, 1999
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Castellammare di Stabia, Italy
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Roberto Baggio
(Italian Former Professional Football Player Who Played as an Attacking Midfielder or as a Forward)
Roberto Baggio
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 18, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Caldogno, Italy
Italian former footballer Roberto Baggio is the only Italian to score goals in three World Cups, in 1990, 1994, and 1998. He was the FIFA World Player of the Year in 1993. Nicknamed “The Divine Ponytail" for his peculiar hairstyle, he also became the Goodwill Ambassador of the UN’s FAO.
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Count Alessandro Volta
(Physicist, Chemist)
Count Alessandro Volta
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 18, 1745
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Como, Duchy of Milan, Italy
Died: March 5, 1827
While Alessandro Volta was a count by birth and was supposed to become a lawyer or a priest, he became a scientist instead. His invention of the battery led to the SI unit of electric potential being named volt. He was also the first to isolate methane gas.
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Gioachino Rossini
(Italian composer Best Known for His Operas: ‘The Barber of Seville’, ‘La Cenerentola’ and ‘Semiramide’)
Gioachino Rossini
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 29, 1792
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pesaro, Italy
Died: November 13, 1868

Gioachino Rossini was an Italian composer best remembered for composing 39 operas before retiring at the peak of his popularity when he was still in his 30s. Such is his influence on modern-day virtuosi that many of them have created piano fantasies or transcriptions based on Gioachino Rossini's melodies.  

 9 
Ciro Immobile
(Italian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward)
Ciro Immobile
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 20, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Torre Annunziata, Campania, Italy

Ciro Immobile is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a striker. He is currently affiliated with Serie A club Lazio and the Italian national team. He began playing football as a young boy and made his professional debut in his late teens. He has played with several teams, including Juventus, Genoa, Torino, and Sevilla in the past. 

 10 
Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor
(Holy Roman Emperor from 1792 to 1806)
Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor
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Birthdate: February 12, 1768
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: March 2, 1835
Francis II reigned as the last Holy Roman Emperor, from 1792 to 1806, and as the Emperor of Austria (as Francis I), from 1804 to 1835. Francis II fought against Napoleonic France in the Napoleonic Wars and lost at Austerlitz. Eventually, his daughter Marie Louise was married off to Napoleon.
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Greta Scacchi
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Nola Johns’ in the TV Miniseries ‘Broken Trail’)
Greta Scacchi
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Birthdate: February 18, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Greta Scacchi is best known for her Emmy-winning role in Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny. She also earned a BAFTA nomination for her role in Heat and Dust and an Emmy nomination for Broken Trail. She is also a seasoned theater actor and has worked toward prevention of overfishing.
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Lidia Bastianich
(Italian-American Celebrity Chef and Restaurateur Known for Her Cooking Shows)
Lidia Bastianich
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Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: February 21, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pula, Croatia

Lidia Bastianich is an Italian-American television host, celebrity chef, restaurateur, and author. She owns many restaurants in the US, including one in Manhattan. Bastianich is the recipient of several awards and honors, including a couple of Lifetime Achievement Awards. Also a philanthropist, Lidia Bastianich supports various non-profit organizations, such as the Columbus Citizens Foundation, which aims at promoting Italian-American heritage.

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Pierluigi Collina
(Italian Former Football Referee)
Pierluigi Collina
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 13, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy

Named "Best Referee of the Year" by FIFA for six consecutive times, Pierluigi Collina has a degree in economics from University of Bologne. His aptitude for the job was discovered when at seventeen he took up a course in refereeing and shortly began officiating in numerous high profile matches. Although retired, he is still involved with football in various capacities.

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Franco Zeffirelli
(Film Director, Producer)
Franco Zeffirelli
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Birthdate: February 12, 1923
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: June 15, 2019

Franco Zeffirelli went from being a budding architect to a director after watching Laurence Olivier’s Henry V. Starting as a costume/set designer, he gradually deviated to making Shakespearean adaptations, earning an Academy Award nomination with Romeo and Juliet. The openly gay filmmaker was later accused of sexual assaulting two actors.

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Gianluca Zambrotta
(Italian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Right-Back)
Gianluca Zambrotta
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 19, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Como, Italy
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Arcangelo Corelli
(Italian Violinist and Composer of Baroque Era Known for His Sonata and Concerto Compositions)
Arcangelo Corelli
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 17, 1653
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fusignano, Italy
Died: January 8, 1713

Italian composer and violinist Arcangelo Corelli is regarded as a pioneer of the concerto grosso and the sonata. Named after his father who died 5 months before his birth, Corelli rose to be a major figure of Baroque music and became a favorite of priests and the royalty.

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Alessandra Mastronardi
(Actress known for her roles in the film To Rome with Love and the television series Master of None)
Alessandra Mastronardi
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Birthdate: February 18, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
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Leon Battista Alberti
(Architect and Principal Initiator of Renaissance Art Theory)
Leon Battista Alberti
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Birthdate: February 14, 1404
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Genoa, Italy
Died: April 25, 1472
Born into an affluent banker family of Florence, Leon Battista Alberti was rumored to be an illegitimate son of his father and a Bolognese widow. The ideal Renaissance man, he later applied mathematical precision to his paintings and architectural work. His written work on art remains invaluable.
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Antonio Sabato Jr.
(Model, Actor)
Antonio Sabato Jr.
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Birthdate: February 29, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Italian-American actor Antonio Sabàto Jr. was once a Calvin Klein model. He soared to fame with the role of Jagger Cates in the soap General Hospital and has also part of the reality show But Can They Sing? In the 2018 U.S. elections, he contested as a Republican candidate.
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Piero the Unfortunate
(Ruler of Florence Known for His Bad Decisions that Led to His Downfall)
Piero the Unfortunate
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Birthdate: February 15, 1472
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: December 28, 1503

A 15th-century lord of Florence, Piero the Unfortunate was the eldest son of Italian statesman Lorenzo de' Medici. Throughout his 2-year rule, he made foolish errors such as making an agreement accepting all the demands of French king Charles VIII, leading to a revolt in his kingdom.

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Giulietta Masina
(Former Actress best known for her performances of Gelsomina in La Strada (1954) and Cabiria in Nights of Cabiria (1957))
Giulietta Masina
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Birthdate: February 22, 1921
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Giorgio di Piano, Italy
Died: March 23, 1994
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Luigi Boccherini
(Italian Composer and Cellist of the Classical Era)
Luigi Boccherini
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 19, 1743
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lucca, Italy
Died: May 28, 1805

Italian-Spanish composer and cellist Luigi Boccherini of Classical era is noted for his influence in developing string quartet as a musical genre. Two of his best-known works include String Quintet in E major, Op. 11, No. 5 (G 275) that became famous for its minuet third movement; and Cello Concerto, No. 9 in B-flat Major, G. 482.

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Elisabetta Gregoraci
(Italian Fashion Model and TV Personality)
Elisabetta Gregoraci
3
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: February 8, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Soverato Marina, Soverato, Italy

Known for her high-profile marriage to former Formula One manager Flavio Briatore, Elisabetta Gregoraci is a popular dancer and model in her own right. She gained a lot of flak for reportedly offering sex in exchanged for a job at RAI. She has also campaigned for Wonderbra and posed nude for Maxim.

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Giordano Bruno
(Philosopher & Mathematician Known For His Cosmological Theories)
Giordano Bruno
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 1548
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nola, Italy
Died: February 17, 1600

Giordano Bruno was an Italian philosopher, friar, mathematician, cosmological theorist, poet, and Hermetic occultist. Best remembered for his cosmological theories, Bruno insisted that the universe could have no center as it is infinite. In 2004, Herbert Steffen founded the Giordano Bruno Foundation in Bruno's honor.

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Franco Moschino
(Italian Fashion Designer Best Known as the Founder of the Italian Fashion House 'Moschino')
Franco Moschino
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 27, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Abbiategrasso, Italy
Died: September 18, 1994

Franco Moschino was an Italian fashion designer. Interested in fine arts from a young age, he became an illustrator for designer Gianni Versace and also worked as a freelance fashion illustrator. He later launched his own fashion house, Moschino, which specialized in leather accessories, shoes, and luggage. He also designed lingerie, casual wear, and evening wear. 

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Bettino Craxi
(Politician)
Bettino Craxi
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 24, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Milan
Died: January 19, 2000

Italy’s first Socialist prime minister, Bettino Craxi was born to an anti-fascist lawyer who was persecuted by Benito Mussolini’s regime. He later deviated from the traditional socialism and even changed the symbol of his party from the hammer-and-sickle to a red carnation. He was nicknamed The Big Boar due to his size.

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Alice Pagani
(Actress)
Alice Pagani
1
Birthdate: February 19, 1998
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ascoli Piceno, Italy
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Al Lettieri
(Actor)
Al Lettieri
1
Birthdate: February 24, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: October 18, 1975
 29 
Carolina Kostner
(Figure skater)
Carolina Kostner
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bolzano, Italy
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Bona Sforza
(Queen of Poland and Grand Duchess of Lithuania from 1518 to 1548)
Bona Sforza
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 2, 1494
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vigevano, Italy
Died: November 19, 1557

An ideal elite Renaissance woman, Bona Sforza was the queen of Poland and the wife of Sigismund I the Old. She is remembered for her fiery resistance to the Holy Roman Emperor, Maximilian I, when he suggested Bona be planted as a Habsburg spy to counter the Jagiellonian dynasty.

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Raf Vallone
(Best Known for His Role in Film 'A View from the Bridge' and His Association with 'Neorealist' Movement)
Raf Vallone
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 17, 1916
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tropea, Italy
Died: October 31, 2002

Raf Vallone was an Italian actor, journalist, and footballer. He was one of the biggest stars in Italy during the 1950s and 1960s. His performance in the drama film A View from the Bridge earned him the David di Donatello Award. As a footballer, Vallone helped his team win the Coppa Italia in the 1935–1936 season.

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Salvatore Esposito
(Actor)
Salvatore Esposito
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Birthdate: February 2, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
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Adelina Patti
(Italian Opera Singer Who is Considered One of the Most Popular Sopranos of All Time)
Adelina Patti
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 19, 1843
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: September 27, 1919

Adelina Patti was an Italian opera singer who achieved immense poularity in the USA and Europe. One of the finest singers of her generation, Patti was also among the highest-paid at the peak of her career. Along with her near contemporaries Thérèse Tietjens and Jenny Lind, Adelina Patti is considered one of the most popular sopranos of all time.

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Enrico Caruso
(Operatic Tenor of the Early 20th Century & One of the First Musicians to Document His Voice on Recordings)
Enrico Caruso
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 25, 1873
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: August 2, 1921

Enrico Caruso was an operatic tenor who performed at prominent opera houses in the Americas and Europe. His commercially released recordings made him an international star in the early-1900s. Thanks to his illustrious career that spanned 25 years, Caruso became one of the most popular entertainers of his generation. In 1987, he was honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Alessandro Gassmann
(Actor)
Alessandro Gassmann
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Birthdate: February 24, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
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Albert Anastasia
(One of the Founders of the Modern American Mafia and Co-founder of 'Murder, Inc' Crime Group)
Albert Anastasia
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: February 26, 1902
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Parghelia, Italy
Died: October 25, 1957
Italian-American mobster Umberto "Albert" Anastasia, or Anastasio, co-founded the American Mafia and later co-established Murder, Inc. Nicknamed The One-Man Army, he later became the boss of the Gambino crime family and also began controlling the New York waterfront. He was killed on the orders of Carlo Gambino and Vito Genovese.
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Flavia Pennetta
(The First Italian Tennis Player to Be Ranked World No. 1 in Doubles)
Flavia Pennetta
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brindisi, Italy
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Samuele Vignato
(Football player - Attacking midfielder)
Samuele Vignato
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 24, 2004
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Negrar, Italy
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Angelica Bella
(Hungarian Pornographic Actress)
Angelica Bella
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 15, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tiszalök, Hungary
Died: May 7, 2021

Hungarian brunette beauty Angelica Bella began her career in the porn industry as Gabriella Dari. Initially a favorite of German producers, she later became a huge name in Italy. Known for her hardcore porn films that included anal sex, she has  now retired and runs an online sex shop.

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Renata Tebaldi
(Italian Lirico-Spinto Soprano Who was One of the 20th Century's Greatest Opera Singers)
Renata Tebaldi
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 1, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pesaro, Italy
Died: December 19, 2004

Renata Tebaldi was an Italian lirico-spinto soprano. Regarded as one of the 20th century's greatest opera singers, Tebaldi is best remembered for her performances at popular opera houses like San Carlo, La Scala, and the Metropolitan Opera. Renata Tebaldi was the recipient of several prestigious awards, including a Grammy Award and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

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Claudia Mori
(Producer)
Claudia Mori
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Birthdate: February 12, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
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Carlo Goldoni
(Italian Librettist and Playwright Credited with Producing Some of Italy's Best-Loved and Most Famous Plays)
Carlo Goldoni
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 25, 1707
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: February 6, 1793

Carlo Goldoni was an Italian librettist and playwright from the Republic of Venice. He is credited with producing some of Italy's best-loved and most famous plays. His plays are often admired for their ingenious mix of honesty and wit. One of his most famous works, Servant of Two Masters, has been translated into many languages.

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Baby K
(Singer-songwriter)
Baby K
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 5, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Singapore
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Guercino
(Italian Baroque Draftsman and Painter)
Guercino
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Birthdate: February 8, 1591
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cento, Italy
Died: December 22, 1666
Guercino was an Italian Baroque draftsman and painter who was active in Bologna and Rome. Many of his drawings are well known for their luminosity and lively style. Born into a family of peasant farmers, Guercino went on to become one of the most prominent painters of his generation. Among his pupils were Giuseppe Bonati, Giulio Coralli, and Sebastiano Bombelli.
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Andreas Seppi
(Italian Former Professional Tennis Player)
Andreas Seppi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 21, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bolzano, Italy
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Antonio Candreva
(Italian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Right Midfielder or Right Winger)
Antonio Candreva
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 28, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
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Dino Zoff
(Italian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Goalkeeper)
Dino Zoff
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 28, 1942
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mariano del Friuli, Italy
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Lucrezia de' Medici, Duchess of Ferrara
(Duchess)
Lucrezia de' Medici, Duchess of Ferrara
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 14, 1545
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: April 21, 1561
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Vito Rizzuto
(Italian-Canadian Crime Boss)
Vito Rizzuto
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: February 21, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cattolica Eraclea, Italy
Died: December 23, 2013
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Francesco Cavalli
(Italian Composer, Organist and Singer Known for His Operas: ‘Ormindo’, ‘Giasone’ and ‘la Calisto’)
Francesco Cavalli
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 14, 1602
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Crema, Italy
Died: January 14, 1676

Seventeenth-century Italian composer Francesco Cavalli had taken up the surname of his Venetian patron Federico Cavalli. He was initially a soprano at the St. Mark's Basilica. While he mainly composed for operas, he also developed the early recitative-aria technique. Two of his most notable works were Erismena and L’Ormindo.