Italian Celebrities Born In March

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Michelangelo
(Regarded as the Most Accomplished Artist of His Era (High Renaissance))
Michelangelo
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: March 6, 1475
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Caprese Michelangelo, Italy
Died: February 18, 1564

Italian sculptor, painter, architect, and poet Michelangelo was a prominent figure of the High Renaissance. He is credited to have influenced the Western art in unprecedented ways. He is widely regarded as the greatest artist of his age and one of the greatest artists of all time. He was equally revered and respected as an architect.

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Khabane Lame
(Italian TikTok Star: Named to Forbes '30 Under 30')
Khabane Lame
76
Birthdate: March 9, 2000
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ziguinchor, Senegal

Senegalese-Italian TikTok star Khabane Lame, a former factor worker, was laid off during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic and began posting comedy videos on TikTok. In 2022, he became the world’s most-followed TikToker. He was named to Forbes 30 Under 30 and also sealed partnerships with Hugo Boss and Binance.

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Amerigo Vespucci
(Discoverer of South America)
Amerigo Vespucci
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 9, 1454
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Florence
Died: February 22, 1512

Amerigo Vespucci was a merchant, navigator, and explorer. Credited with participating in two major voyages of the Age of Discovery, Vespucci's claim that the New World represented a new continent inspired cartographers to associate the name America (a Latinized form of his first name) to the newly discovered continents.

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Guccio Gucci
(Italian Businessman)
Guccio Gucci
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: March 26, 1881
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Florence
Died: January 2, 1953
Son of an Italian leather-goods maker, Guccio Gucci was initially reluctant to join his family business and worked in hotels instead. Changing his mind later, he opened the first Gucci shop in Florence in 1921. The year of his death, 1953, saw the opening of the first Gucci store abroad.
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Antonio Lucio Vivaldi
(Baroque Composer & Virtuoso Violinist Known for His Violin Concertos 'The Four Seasons')
Antonio Lucio Vivaldi
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 4, 1678
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: July 28, 1741

Italian Baroque composer, virtuoso violinist, and teacher, Antonio Lucio Vivaldi, is regarded as one of the greatest Baroque composers. He was extremely popular during his lifetime and composed many instrumental concertos and operas. He was also a Roman Catholic priest and worked at a home for abandoned children. Even though he died in 1741, his music continues to be popular.

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Ovid
(Poet)
Ovid
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 20, 0043
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sulmo, Italy, Roman Republic
Died: 0017 AD

Roman poet Publius Ovidius Naso, better known as Ovid, lived during the rule of Augustus. He is held at par with Latin legends Virgil and Horace. Remembered for his mythological masterpiece the Metamorphoses, a 15-book Latin poem, he spent his final years exiled in a city on the Black Sea.

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Pier Paolo Pasolini
(Italian Filmmaker Known for His Radical Methods, Overtly Political and Often Scandalous Content)
Pier Paolo Pasolini
10
Birthdate: March 5, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: November 2, 1975

Noted film director and actor Pier Paolo Pasolini had already gained fame as a poet and author before stepping into the entertainment industry. The openly gay filmmaker was known for his usage of non-professional actors and themes of sexuality. His brutal murder remains to be a controversial topic.

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Bernardo Bertolucci
(The First Italian filmmaker to Win the Academy Award for Best Director)
Bernardo Bertolucci
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Birthdate: March 16, 1941
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Parma, Italy
Died: November 26, 2018

Born to a famous Italian poet and writer, Bernardo Bertolucci himself wrote and won many literary prizes in his younger days. He later established himself as one of Italian cinema’s best filmmakers and was the first filmmaker from his country to win an Academy Award, winning it for The Last Emperor.

 9 
Terence Hill
(Actor Known for His Roles in ‘Lo Chiamavano Trinità’ & ‘IL Mio Nome è Nessuno')
Terence Hill
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Birthdate: March 29, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Venice, Italy

Terence Hill escaped Allied bombings during World War II and was then discovered at a swimming meet, following which he bagged his first film at 12. A well-known child actor, he grew up to work in a lot of "Spaghetti Westerns" and also became famous for his action-comedy partnership with Bud Spencer.

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Sabrina Salerno
(Pop Singer Best Known for Her 1987 Single ‘Boys (Summertime Love)')
Sabrina Salerno
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 15, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Genoa, Italy

Once likened to pop icon Samantha Fox, Sabrina Salerno was a pop diva from the 1980s. She began her career winning a beauty contest and then became a known face on Italian TV, with shows such as Premiatissima. She later soared to fame with tracks such as Sexy Girl and Boys.

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Benedict of Nursia
(Italian Christian Monk, Writer, Theologian and Founder of Western Christian Monasticism)
Benedict of Nursia
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 3, 0480
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Norcia, Italy
Died: March 21, 0547
The only valid mention of Saint Benedict is found in the Dialogues of St. Gregory I. Of the many legends about him is the one in which he rolled himself against bushes to inflict wounds, just to escape the Devil who showed the image of a beautiful woman to him.
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Alessandro Nesta
(Italian Professional Football Manager and Former Football Defender)
Alessandro Nesta
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 19, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
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Nico Mannion
(Basketball player)
Nico Mannion
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 14, 2001
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Siena, Tuscany, Italy
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Anna Magnani
(Italian Actress Who was Known for Her Explosive Acting and Earthy, Realistic Portrayals of Characters)
Anna Magnani
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Birthdate: March 7, 1908
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: September 26, 1973

Anna Magnani was an Italian actress best remembered for her real-life portrayals of characters and explosive acting. In 1956, Magnani became the first Italian ever to receive an Academy Award when she won the award for her portrayal of Serafina Delle Rose in the 1955 film, The Rose Tattoo. She had also won other prestigious awards like the Silver Bear.

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Rosabell Laurenti Sellers
(Actress, famous for her title role in the Italian fantasy series Mia and Me)
Rosabell Laurenti Sellers
6
Birthdate: March 27, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
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Arturo Toscanini
(Conductor)
Arturo Toscanini
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 25, 1867
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Parma, Italy
Died: January 16, 1957
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Lorenzo Musetti
(Italian Professional Tennis Player)
Lorenzo Musetti
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 3, 2002
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Carrara, Tuscany, Italy
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Gianni Agnelli
(Industrialist and principal shareholder of Fiat)
Gianni Agnelli
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 12, 1921
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: January 24, 2003
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Eva Herzigová
(Czech-Italian Supermodel and Actress)
Eva Herzigová
3
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: March 10, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Litvínov, Czechia

Czech supermodel-actor Eva Herzigová was quite a sports lover in her younger days. She deviated to modeling after winning a pageant at 16. Known for her iconic Guess and Wonderbra campaigns, Herzigová, who is now a mother of three, has won hearts with her classic smile and blue-green eyes.

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Ornella Muti
(Actress)
Ornella Muti
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Birthdate: March 9, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
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Dario Fo
(Winner of 1997 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Dario Fo
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 24, 1926
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sangiano, Italy
Died: October 13, 2016

Nobel Prize-winning Italian playwright Dario Fo, best remembered for the play Mistero Buffo, donned many hats and made his presence felt as an actor, stage director and designer, and painter. He and his wife, actor Franca Rame, did everything from writing sketches for the show Canzonissima to founding theater companies.

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Nicole Trunfio
(Model)
Nicole Trunfio
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: March 16, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Merredin
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Cesare Beccaria
(One of the Greatest Thinkers of the Age of Enlightenment Known for His Treatise 'On Crimes and Punishments')
Cesare Beccaria
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Birthdate: March 15, 1738
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: November 28, 1794

Cesare Beccaria was an 18th-century Italian criminologist, philosopher, jurist, and politician. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest thinkers of the Age of Enlightenment. He is still remembered for his treatise On Crimes and Punishments (1764), a pioneering work in the field of penology. He is considered the father of modern criminal law. 

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Beatrice Vio
(Italian Wheelchair Fencer and Paralympic Gold Medalist)
Beatrice Vio
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 4, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
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Lucio Dalla
(Former singer-songwriter who is best known for his original composition)
Lucio Dalla
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 4, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: March 1, 2012
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Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
(Painter, Printmaker)
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
1
Birthdate: March 5, 1696
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: March 27, 1770

Eighteenth-century Italian painter Giovanni Battista Tiepolo was a significant figure of the Rococo movement. Son of a shipping merchant, Tiepolo gained fame with his iconic creations such as The Sacrifice of Isaac. He was determined he wouldn’t leave Venice and often sent his paintings abroad instead of traveling to paint.

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Franco Battiato
(Singer-songwriter)
Franco Battiato
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 23, 1945
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Giarre-Riposto
Died: May 18, 2021
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Matteo Salvini
(Deputy Prime Minister of Italy from 2018 to 2019)
Matteo Salvini
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 9, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Matteo Salvini, or The Captain, is known for his staunch right-wing ideology. The former deputy prime minister of Italy is against illegal immigration and believes in the motto “Prima gli italiani,” or “Italians first.” Part of Lega, a rebranded version of Umberto Bossi’s Lega Nord, Salvini is a prominent Eurosceptic.
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Victor Emmanuel II of Italy
(King of Italy (1861 - 1878))
Victor Emmanuel II of Italy
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Birthdate: March 14, 1820
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Palazzo Carignano, Turin, Italy
Died: January 9, 1878

Victor Emmanuel II of Italy reigned as the king of Sardinia from 1849 to 1861. He then became the first king of a united Italy in 1861 and reigned as its king until his death in 1878. Since he played a major role in the Second Italian War of Independence, Italians started referring to him as Father of the Fatherland.

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Gabriele D'Annunzio
(Former Member of Italian Chamber of Deputies (1897-1900))
Gabriele D'Annunzio
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 12, 1863
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pescara, Italy
Died: March 1, 1938

Known for literary works like Il Piacere and La Gioconda, Italian journalist, poet and playwright Gabriele D'Annunzio dominated the second period of Italian Decadentism. He became a national war hero during the First World War. His political endeavours include establishing and leading the short-lived Italian Regency of Carnaro in Fiume. He is often described as the forerunner of Italian fascism.  

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Giovanni Schiaparelli
(Italian Astronomer and Science Historian)
Giovanni Schiaparelli
1
Birthdate: March 14, 1835
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Savigliano, Italy
Died: July 4, 1910

Giovanni Schiaparelli made headlines when he discovered the canals of Mars, suggesting the existence of intelligent life forms on the planet. He also discovered the asteroid named Hesperia and was associated with the Brera Observatory in Milan for more than 40 years. He had also been a senator of Italy.

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Ugo Tognazzi
(Actor)
Ugo Tognazzi
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Birthdate: March 23, 1922
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cremona, Italy
Died: October 27, 1990
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Cesare Danova
(Actor)
Cesare Danova
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Birthdate: March 1, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: March 19, 1992
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Pope Pius XII
(Pope (1939-1958))
Pope Pius XII
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Birthdate: March 2, 1876
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: October 9, 1958

Pope Pius XII served as the head of the Catholic Church and the sovereign of the Vatican City from 1939 till 1958. Of the many positions he had held, one was the secretaryship of the Department of Extraordinary Ecclesiastical Affairs. He is remembered for negotiating the treaty of Reichskonkordat.

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Franco Tongya
(Footballer midfielder position)
Franco Tongya
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 13, 2002
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
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Lucilla
(Ruler)
Lucilla
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Birthdate: March 7, 0150
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 0182 AD

The second-born daughter of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, Lucilla was married off to his father’s co-ruler, Lucius Verus, who was twice his age. After both Verus and Aurelius died, Commodus, Lucilla’s brother, came to power. Though Lucilla was politically conscious, she was eventually executed in her early 30s for plotting the murder of Commodus.

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Charles Ponzi
(Con Artist)
Charles Ponzi
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: March 3, 1882
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lugo, Italy
Died: January 18, 1949

Charles Ponzi was an Italian con artist and swindler who operated in Canada and the USA. He is best remembered for his money-making scheme in which he paid his earlier investors using the money given to him by later investors. Although this type of swindling investment scheme existed before Ponzi's time, it came to be known as a Ponzi scheme.

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Luciano Spalletti
(Italian Football Manager and a Former Football Midfielder)
Luciano Spalletti
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 7, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Certaldo, Italy
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Francesca Rettondini
(Actress)
Francesca Rettondini
1
Birthdate: March 7, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Verona, Italy
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Fabio Borini
(Italian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Winger)
Fabio Borini
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 29, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bentivoglio, Italy
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Alessandro Florenzi
(Italian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Full-Back)
Alessandro Florenzi
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 11, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
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Mario Cipollini
(Retired Italian Professional Road Cyclist)
Mario Cipollini
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 22, 1967
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lucca, Italy
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Veronica Franco
(16th Century Italian Poet and Courtesan)
Veronica Franco
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 25, 1546
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: July 22, 1591

A significant Venetian figure, Veronica Franco wasn’t an ordinary courtesan but was educated and a talented poet, too. She defended herself successfully against charges of witchcraft. Born to a courtesan, she was married to a doctor briefly and later became a sex worker to sustain herself and her children.

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Tomas Milian
(Actor)
Tomas Milian
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Birthdate: March 3, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Died: March 22, 2017

Tomas Milian was a Cuban-born singer and actor best remembered for starring in European genre films. He also played important roles in non-genre films like La Luna, which earned him the Nastro d'Argento under the Best Supporting Actor category. Tomas Milian is also remembered for appearing in many Spaghetti Western films in the late-1960s and early-1970s. 
 

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Roberto Bolle
(Ballet dancer)
Roberto Bolle
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: March 26, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Casale Monferrato, Italy
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Tony Croatto
(Singer)
Tony Croatto
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 2, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Italy
Died: April 3, 2005
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Sydne Rome
(Actress)
Sydne Rome
1
Birthdate: March 17, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States
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Princess Claire of Luxembourg
(Businessperson)
Princess Claire of Luxembourg
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Filderstadt, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Princess Claire of Luxembourg is the wife of Prince Félix of Luxembourg and a member of the popular Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg. An influential person, Claire is currently third in the line of succession to the crown of Luxembourg. Over the years, she has also been part of many humanitarian projects, visiting places like Tiruppur in India.

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Saint Francis of Paola
(Saint)
Saint Francis of Paola
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 27, 1416
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paola, Italy
Died: April 1, 1507
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Luke Mockridge
(Comedian)
Luke Mockridge
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Birthdate: March 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bonn, Germany

Luke Mockridge is a television presenter and comedian best known for presenting the popular German TV program NightWash. Mockridge has also appeared in other TV shows like TV total and Quatsch Comedy Club. In 2013, he launched his own show titled Occupy School. In the same year, Mockridge was honored with the Best Newcomer Award at the German Comedy Awards.