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Leonardo da Vinci
(Italian Polymath & Artist Known for His Paintings: ‘Mona Lisa’, ‘The Last Supper’ and ‘Virgin of the Rocks’)
Leonardo da Vinci
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Birthdate: April 15, 1452
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Anchiano, Italy
Died: May 2, 1519

Widely regarded as one of the greatest painters ever, Leonardo da Vinci was an extremely talented polymath. While his work The Mona Lisa became the most famous portrait, his drawing The Vitruvian Man became a cultural icon. A man well ahead of his time, Leonardo is also known for his notes on science and invention.

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Marcus Aurelius
(Philosopher)
Marcus Aurelius
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Birthdate: April 26, 0121
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: March 17, 0180

Marcus Aurelius played an important role in the Roman Empire. A Stoic philosopher, Marcus was part of the Five Good Emperors and the last emperor of the Pax Romana—a 200-year-long period of relative peace in the Roman Empire. Also a writer, his work Meditations is regarded by many as one of the greatest works of philosophy.

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Raphael
(Italian Painter and Architect of the High Renaissance)
Raphael
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Birthdate: April 6, 1483
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Urbino, Italy
Died: April 6, 1520

Italian painter and architect Raphael, along with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, formed the great trio who ushered in the High Renaissance. He is mostly known for his frescoes of the Vatican Palace and The School of Athens. He also designed the Chigi Chapel, among other structures in Rome.

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Catherine de' Medici
(Queen Consort of France (1547 - 1559))
Catherine de' Medici
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Birthdate: April 13, 1519
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: January 5, 1589

Catherine de' Medici was an Italian noblewoman who played a key role in the political affairs of France during the rule of her sons, a period which came to be known as the age of Catherine de' Medici. Catherine is credited with saving the monarchy from deposition during the French Wars of Religion

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Guglielmo Marconi
(Inventor of 'Radio' and Winner of 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics)
Guglielmo Marconi
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Birthdate: April 25, 1874
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: July 20, 1937

Guglielmo Marconi was an Italian electrical engineer and inventor best remembered for his work on long-distance radio transmission. Marconi, who is credited with inventing the radio, was honored with the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work in the field of wireless telegraphy. Also a businessman, Marconi founded the Wireless Telegraph & Signal Company in 1897. 

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Ferruccio Lamborghini
(Founder of Automobili Lamborghini)
Ferruccio Lamborghini
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 28, 1916
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Renazzo di Cento, Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Died: February 20, 1993

Born to a farmer, Ferruccio Lamborghini started fiddling with his father’s tractors and was soon able to make full tractors out of scratch. He gradually created an auto empire named after him that is world-renowned for its luxury sports cars and SUVs. He retired to devote himself to winemaking later.

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Giacomo Casanova
(Italian Adventurer and Author)
Giacomo Casanova
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 2, 1725
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: June 4, 1798
Italian adventurer Giacomo Casanova is best remembered for his memoir, Histoire de ma vie, which serves as a mirror of 18th-century European lifestyle. His countless affairs made him synonymous with the word "womanizer." He also befriended the European royalty and church authorities, and was quite fond of gambling.
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Victoria De Angelis
(Bassist best known as a member of the Italian pop-rock band Måneskin)
Victoria De Angelis
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 28, 2000
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
 9 
Cosimo de' Medici
(He Established the Medici Family as Effective Rulers of Florence During Much of the Italian Renaissance)
Cosimo de' Medici
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 10, 1389
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: August 1, 1464

One of the main patriarchs of the famed Medici family that ruled Florence, Italian banker Cosimo de' Medici was one of the richest men of his time. Medici was also a great patron of art and architecture. He also arranged a search for ancient manuscripts and opened a public library.

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Giorgio Moroder
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 26, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Urtijëi, South Tyrol

Italian composer and record producer Giovanni Moroder, also known as the Father of Disco, produced Take My Breath Away, the Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning track by Berlin, which was part of the Top Gun soundtrack. His scores for Flashdance and Midnight Express, too, won Academy Awards.

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Claudia Cardinale
(Italian Actress Who Acted in Italian, French and English Films in the 1960s and 1970s)
Claudia Cardinale
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Birthdate: April 15, 1938
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: La Goulette, Tunisia

Claudia Cardinale is a Tunisian-born Italian actress who played important roles in some of the most popular Italian and French movies of the 1960s and 1970s. After achieving immense popularity as an actress in Italy, Cardinale starred in the 1963 American comedy film The Pink Panther, which increased her popularity. Claudia Cardinale was also renowned for her beauty.

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Hugh O'Connor
(Actor)
Hugh O'Connor
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Birthdate: April 7, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: March 28, 1995
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Georg von Trapp
(Naval officer)
Georg von Trapp
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 4, 1880
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Zadar, Croatia
Died: May 30, 1947

Georg von Trapp, or Captain von Trapp, was an Austrian naval officer who led the Trapp Family Singers, the family that inspired the play and the film The Sound of Music. An able military man, he had also been part of World War II and was knighted by the Austrian government.

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Moana Pozzi
(Actress)
Moana Pozzi
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 27, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Genoa, Italy
Died: September 15, 1994
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Antonio Meucci
(Inventor of voice-communication apparatus)
Antonio Meucci
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Birthdate: April 13, 1808
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Florence
Died: October 18, 1889
Italian inventor Antonio Meucci was born into poverty and had to work part-time as a gate-keeper to support his studies. While working as a stage technician, he invented a pipe telephone. He later invented an electromagnetic telephone-like device, credited by many as the world’s first telephone. 
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Luca Guadagnino
(Director & Producer Best Known for His Film 'Call Me by Your Name')
Luca Guadagnino
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Birthdate: April 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Palermo, Sicily, Italy

Luca Guadagnino is an Italian filmmaker best known for producing and directing the 2017 coming-of-age film Call Me by Your Name, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture. Also known for his contribution to the fashion industry, Guadagnino is credited with creating Frenesy, a production company that produces fashion films.

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Rita Levi-Montalcini
(Italian Neurologist Who Won the 1986 Nobel Prize in Medicine)
Rita Levi-Montalcini
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: April 22, 1909
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: December 30, 2012

Rita Levi-Montalcini was an Italian neurologist whose discovery of nerve growth factor earned her the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Throughout her life, Levi-Montalcini's work in neurobiology earned her several other honors and awards, including the Golden Plate Award from the American Academy of Achievement and the European Academy of Sciences' Leonardo da Vinci Award.

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Antonio Carluccio
(Chef)
Antonio Carluccio
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Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: April 19, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vietri sul Mare, Salerno, Campania, Italy
Died: November 18, 2017
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Lucrezia Borgia
(Duchess Consort of Ferrara, Modena and Reggio (1505 - 1519))
Lucrezia Borgia
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 18, 1480
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Subiaco, Italy
Died: June 24, 1519
Spanish-Italian noblewoman Lucrezia Borgia, daughter of Pope Alexander VI, ruled as the governor of Spoleto. She was part of many politically motivated marriages. She has been portrayed as the femme fatale in many movies and novels. Dosso Dossi’s Portrait of a Youth is the only credible portrait of Lucrezia.
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Matteo Berrettini
(Italian Professional Tennis Player)
Matteo Berrettini
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 12, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Matteo Berrettini is an Italian tennis player who is currently the best-ranked Italian according to the ATP Rankings. Matteo Berrettini created history in 2021 when he became the first Italian to reach a Wimbledon Championship final where he lost against the two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic. An aggressive player, Matteo Berrettini is known for his forehand, strong serve, and speed.

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Mitch Pileggi
(Actor)
Mitch Pileggi
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Birthdate: April 5, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, USA
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Miriam Leone
(Actress)
Miriam Leone
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Birthdate: April 14, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Catania, Italy
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Rachele Mussolini
(Italian Politician Who Is Second Wife of Benito Mussolini)
Rachele Mussolini
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 11, 1890
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Predappio, Italy
Died: October 30, 1979
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Giuseppe Tartini
(Italian Composer of the Baroque Era Known for His Violin Sonata in G Minor)
Giuseppe Tartini
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 8, 1692
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Piran, Slovenia
Died: February 26, 1770

Italian violinist Giuseppe Tartini initially studied and also established himself as a skilled fencer. Arrested for marrying an acquaintance of the archbishop of Padua, he fled to a monastery in Assisi, where he got addicted to music, later inventing the difference tone and a theory of harmony.

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Joe Gallo
(Mobster)
Joe Gallo
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: April 7, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: April 7, 1972

Italian-American gangster Joe Gallo, nicknamed "Crazy Joe,” was part of New York’s Colombo crime family. Initially an associate of the Profaci crime family, Gallo was later involved in the First Colombo War. He was suspected of launching an attack on Joseph Colombo and was shot dead on his 43rd birthday.

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Silvana Mangano
(Actress)
Silvana Mangano
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Birthdate: April 21, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: December 16, 1989
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Dajana Roncione
(Actress)
Dajana Roncione
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Birthdate: April 15, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Palermo, Italy
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Antonino Rocca
(Italian Argentine Professional Wrestler)
Antonino Rocca
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 13, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Treviso, Veneto, Italy
Died: March 15, 1977
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John Elkann
(Italian-American Industrialist & Chairman of Ferrari)
John Elkann
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 1, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Heir to the Agnelli auto empire, John Elkann is also the CEO of Ferrari and the chairman of Stellantis, formed by the merger of Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot. A polyglot, he speaks four languages. A yacht enthusiast, too, he has aced races such as the Transpac Race and the Cape2Rio.
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Ruggero Leoncavallo
(Italian Opera Composer and Librettist)
Ruggero Leoncavallo
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 23, 1857
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: August 9, 1919

Best known for his iconic opera Pagliacci, Ruggero Leoncavallo was one of the greatest opera composers of Italy. He was his own librettist in most of his operas. Mattinata, the song which he wrote for the Gramophone Company, or HMV, is another of his notable works.

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Pier Giorgio Frassati
(Activist)
Pier Giorgio Frassati
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 6, 1901
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: July 4, 1925
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Rafael Sabatini
(Writer)
Rafael Sabatini
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 29, 1875
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Iesi, Italy
Died: February 13, 1950

Rafael Sabatini was an Italian-English author who wrote romance and adventure novels. Sabatini is best remembered for his bestselling novels like The Sea Hawk, Captain Blood: His Odyssey, and Bellarion the Fortunate. Overall, Rafael Sabatini wrote 34 novels, six non-fiction books, eight short story collections, and several uncollected short stories.

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Gerard Majella
(Italian Saint)
Gerard Majella
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 9, 1726
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Muro Lucano, Italy
Died: October 16, 1755

Gerard Majella was an Italian lay brother who is honored by the Roman Catholic Church as a saint. His intercession is sought for unborn children, children, mothers, women in childbirth, expectant mothers, and motherhood. Many churches in New Zealand, England, and Sri Lanka are dedicated to him.

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Arrigo Sacchi
(Italian Former Professional Football Coach)
Arrigo Sacchi
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 1, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Fusignano, Italy
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Nino Benvenuti
(Italian Former Professional Boxer and Actor)
Nino Benvenuti
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 26, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Izola, Slovenia
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Catherine Spaak
(Actress)
Catherine Spaak
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Birthdate: April 3, 1945
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France
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Anna Falchi
(Model)
Anna Falchi
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: April 22, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tampere, Finland
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Giuseppe Zanotti
(Designer)
Giuseppe Zanotti
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Birthdate: April 17, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Mauro Pascoli
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Gaius Maecenas
(Political Advisor to Octavian, the First Roman Emperor)
Gaius Maecenas
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 15, 0068
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Arezzo, Italy
Died: 0008 AD
Gaius Maecenas was a political advisor to Octavian, the first Roman emperor. A patron for several important Augustan poets, including Virgil and Horace, Gaius Maecenas also served as a quasi-culture minister during the reign of his friend Octavian, who came to be known as Augustus after becoming the Roman emperor.
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Miriam Giovanelli
(Actress)
Miriam Giovanelli
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Birthdate: April 28, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
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Valentina Belle
(Actress)
Valentina Belle
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Birthdate: April 16, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Verona, Italy
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Franco Corelli
(Italian Tenor Who was Known for His Powerhouse Voice, Clear Timbre and Electrifying Top Notes)
Franco Corelli
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 8, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ancona, Italy
Died: October 29, 2003

Franco Corelli was an Italian tenor best remembered for his powerhouse voice, clear timbre, electrifying top notes, remarkable performances, and passionate singing. Nicknamed the prince of tenors, Franco Corelli had a long and successful association with the Metropolitan Opera where he performed between 1961 and 1975.

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Julia Fox
(Actress)
Julia Fox
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Birthdate: April 30, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
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Danny Quinn
(Actor)
Danny Quinn
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Birthdate: April 16, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
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Marcella Hazan
(Writer, Biologist)
Marcella Hazan
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 15, 1924
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cesenatico, Italy
Died: September 29, 2013
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Claudia Romani
(Italian American Model)
Claudia Romani
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: April 14, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: L'Aquila, Italy
Claudia Romani is an Italian American model who has appeared on covers of GQ, Maxim, and other popular magazines. She was voted one of the 100 Sexiest Women in the World in 2006. Her most famous works on the screen include TV seies Emigratis, docufilm Vacanze a Miami, and reality show Secret Story. Romani is also known for her work in commercials for Samsung, Toyota, and Ford. 
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Vincenzo Galilei
(Lutenist)
Vincenzo Galilei
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 3, 1520
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Santa Maria a Monte, Italy
Died: July 2, 1591
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Leonarda Cianciulli
(Italian Serial Killer)
Leonarda Cianciulli
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: April 18, 1894
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montella, Italy
Died: October 15, 1970

Leonarda Cianciulli was an Italian serial killer who murdered three women and turned their bodies into soaps and tea cakes. She is also known as the "Soap-Maker of Correggio." Between 1939 and 1940, she killed three of her neighbors--all of them middle-aged women--as part of human sacrifices. She was eventually found guilty of her crimes and sentenced to prison.  

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Walter Zenga
(Italian Football Manager and Former Football Goalkeeper)
Walter Zenga
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 28, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
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Giorgio Agamben
(Philosopher)
Giorgio Agamben
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Birthdate: April 22, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rome, Italy