Italian Celebrities Born In August

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Mario Balotelli
(Italian Football Player Who Plays as a Striker)
Mario Balotelli
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 12, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Palermo, Italy
The talented but crazy Italian striker Mario Balotelli is one of the most intriguing and exciting footballers around. Love him or hate him, TIME Magazine in 2013 called him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
 2 
Giada De Laurentiis
(Chef and Host of 'Giada at Home')
Giada De Laurentiis
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 22, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Giada De Laurentiis is an Italian-American chef, restaurateur, television personality, and writer. She won the Gracie Award under the Best Television Host category for hosting Giada at Home. The founder of a catering business called GDL Foods, Giada De Laurentiis has been an influential figure in the American culinary business over the last few years.

 3 
Dylan Sprouse
(Known for His Role as ‘Zack Martin’ on the TV Sitcom ‘The Suite Life of Zack & Cody’)
Dylan Sprouse
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Birthdate: August 4, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: rezzo, Italy

One half of the popular Sprouse twin, Dylan Sprouse is an actor and entrepreneur. Identifying himself as a Heathen, Dylan Sprouse co-founded All-Wise Meadery, the name of which is an allusion to Heathenry. Also a comic book enthusiast, the first issue of his comic book named Sun Eater would be released by DiGa Studios and Heavy Metal.

 4 
Maria Montessori
(Italian Educator and Founder of the 'Montessori Method of Education')
Maria Montessori
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 1, 1870
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chiaravalle, Italy
Died: April 30, 1952

Maria Montessori was an Italian educator and physician best known for developing the Montessori method of education, a student-friendly method, which is being used in several public and private schools around the world. In 2020, she was nominated by Time magazine as one of their Top 100 Women of the year.

 5 
Antonio Salieri
(Italian Classical Composer, Conductor, and Teacher)
Antonio Salieri
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 18, 1750
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Legnago, Italy
Died: May 7, 1825

Antonio Salieri was an Italian classical composer, conductor, and teacher considered a key figure in the development of late 18th-century opera. He was a protégé of eminent composer Christoph Willibald Gluck. For several years, he served as the director of the Italian opera by the Habsburg court. His works were performed widely across Europe during his lifetime. 

 6 
Filippo Inzaghi
(Italian Professional Football Manager and Former Football Striker)
Filippo Inzaghi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 9, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Piacenza, Italy
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Dino De Laurentiis
(Film producer)
Dino De Laurentiis
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Birthdate: August 8, 1919
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Torre Annunziata, Italy
Died: November 10, 2010
 8 
Amedeo Avogadro
(Chemist and Physicist)
Amedeo Avogadro
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 9, 1776
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: July 9, 1856

Son of a reputed senator and lawyer in Italy, Amedeo Avogadro was himself a qualified lawyer. However, he later delved into research as a mathematical physicist and is best remembered for laying down the Avogadro’s law, contributing to the molecular theory of gases. The Avogadro constant is named after him.

 9 
Carly Pope
(Actress)
Carly Pope
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Birthdate: August 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
 10 
Domenico Berardi
(Italian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward)
Domenico Berardi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 1, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cariati, Italy
 11 
Domenico Dolce
(One of the World's Most Influential Fashion Designers and an Industry Icon)
Domenico Dolce
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 13, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Polizzi Generosa, Italy

Domenico Dolce, part of the world-renowned fashion designer duo Dolce & Gabbana, was born into a family of Italian tailors. Dolce dropped out of fashion school to venture into independent work. He and his partner, Stefano Gabbana, whom he had met at a nightclub, were previously in an open relationship.

 12 
Danilo Gallinari
(Basketball player)
Danilo Gallinari
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 8, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sant'Angelo Lodigiano, Italy
 13 
Franco Columbu
(Italian Bodybuilder and Actor)
Franco Columbu
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Birthdate: August 7, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ollolai, Italy
Died: August 30, 2019
 14 
Giancarlo Giannini
(Actor & Film Director Known for His Wide-Range of Starring Roles Across Italian and International Cinema)
Giancarlo Giannini
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Birthdate: August 1, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: La Spezia, Italy

Apart from winning an award at the Cannes Film Festival for Love and Anarchy, Giancarlo Giannini has also been nominated for an Academy Award for Seven Beauties. He also boasts of an electronics degree. His flair for languages has helped him work as an Italian dubber for actors such as Al Pacino.

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Giovanni Agnelli
(Italian Businessman and Founder of 'Fiat')
Giovanni Agnelli
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 13, 1866
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Villar Perosa
Died: December 16, 1945
 16 
Beatrice Borromeo
(Italian Journalist and Fashion Model)
Beatrice Borromeo
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: August 18, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Innichen, South Tyrol, Italy

Beatrice Borromeo is an Italian fashion model and journalist. She has worked for major publications like Newsweek. She has also walked for luxury fashion brands like Trussardi, Valentino, and Chanel. In 2021, Beatrice Borromeo was made the ambassador for Dior.

 17 
Alessandro Matri
(Association football player)
Alessandro Matri
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 19, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sant'Angelo Lodigiano
 18 
Giorgetto Giugiaro
(Automobile Designer)
Giorgetto Giugiaro
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 7, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Garessio, Piedmont, Italy
 19 
Carlo Gambino
(Italian-American Crime Boss of the Gambino Crime Family)
Carlo Gambino
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: August 24, 1902
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Palermo, Italy
Died: October 15, 1976

Carlo Gambino was an Italian-American kingpin of the famous Gambino crime family. He took over the Commission of the Mafia after the incarceration of Vito Genovese in 1959. Although he was involved in organized crime for more than five decades, he was imprisoned for only 22 months for a tax evasion charge. Carlo Gambino is often portrayed in crime films.

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Sylva Koscina
(Yugoslav-born Italian Actress Best Known for Her Portrayal of 'Iole' in the Movies 'Hercules' and 'Hercules Unchained')
Sylva Koscina
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Birthdate: August 22, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Zagreb, Croatia
Died: December 26, 1994

Sylva Koscina was a Yugoslav-born Italian actress best remembered for her portrayal of Iole in the movies Hercules and Hercules Unchained in the late 1950s. She was also seen playing an important role opposite Paul Newman in the 1968 American comedy war film The Secret War of Harry Frigg. Sylva Koscina is also remembered for posing for the Playboy magazine.

 21 
Pierfrancesco Favino
(Actor)
Pierfrancesco Favino
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Birthdate: August 24, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
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Stefano Okaka
(Italian Footballer Who Plays as a Forward)
Stefano Okaka
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 9, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Castiglione del Lago, Italy
 23 
Ettore Majorana
(Physicist)
Ettore Majorana
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 5, 1906
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Catania

Ettore Majorana was immensely talented in math and grew up to be a theoretical physics professor. He also worked on neutrino masses but abruptly disappeared while on a ship from Palermo to Naples. People have come up with theories such as suicide and murder to explain his disappearance.

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Luca Cordero di Montezemolo
(Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Lawyer, Racecar driver)
Luca Cordero di Montezemolo
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Birthdate: August 31, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bologna

Italian business magnate and former chairman of Ferrari and Fiat, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo was born into a Piedmontese aristocratic family. A Columbia law-degree holder, he had initially been a racing car driver for Fiat 500 in Italy. He has also chaired a committee for the Rome 2024 Olympic bid.

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Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri
(Luthier)
Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 21, 1698
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cremona, Italy
Died: October 17, 1744
 26 
Fabio Testi
(Actor)
Fabio Testi
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Birthdate: August 2, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Peschiera del Garda, Italy
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Rita Pavone
(Singer)
Rita Pavone
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 23, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
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Rodolfo Graziani
(Italian Military Officer & a Loyal Supporter of Benito Mussolini)
Rodolfo Graziani
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 11, 1882
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Filettino, Italy
Died: January 11, 1955

Italian military officer Rodolfo Graziani commanded Italy’s Regio Esercito, or Royal Army. He was a fascist figure who held significant political posts under the monarchy of Victor Emmanuel III and then under the leadership of Benito Mussolini. Known for his campaigns in Africa during World War II, he escaped imprisonment for his war crimes.

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Barbara Strozzi
(Composer and singer of the Baroque Period)
Barbara Strozzi
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 6, 1619
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: November 11, 1677
 30 
Julian Ocleppo
(Italian Tennis Player)
Julian Ocleppo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 1, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Monte Carlo, Monaco
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Timi Yuro
(Singer-Songwriter)
Timi Yuro
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 4, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: March 30, 2004
 32 
Simone Pepe
(Association football player)
Simone Pepe
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 30, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Albano Laziale
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Maurizio Costanzo
(Television host)
Maurizio Costanzo
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Birthdate: August 28, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Maurizio Costanzo is an Italian journalist, television host, film director, and screenwriter. He has also contributed as a managing editor for the popular weekly women's magazine Grazia. Over the course of his career, Costanzo has hosted popular TV shows, such as Bontà loro and The Maurizio Costanzo Show. As a screenwriter, he has contributed to the success of many films.

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Giuseppe Peano
(Italian Mathematician and Glottologist)
Giuseppe Peano
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 27, 1858
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cuneo, Italy
Died: April 20, 1932

Remembered as the founder of symbolic logic, Giuseppe Peano laid down the symbols of union and intersection of sets. He also worked on geometric calculus and taught at institutes such as the University of Turin. His works are written in a simplified version of Latin. He was knighted by Italy.

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Vitantonio Liuzzi
(Italian Professional Racing Driver Who Formerly Raced in Formula One for the Red Bull)
Vitantonio Liuzzi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 6, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Locorotondo, Italy

Italian professional racing driver, Vitantonio Liuzzi began his career with kart racing, eventually winning the 1993 Italian Karting Championship and 2001 Karting World Championship. Moving to cars with the 2001 German Formula Renault Championship, he finally became the last-ever Formula 3000 champion and later raced in Formula One for the Red Bull, Toro Rosso, Force India and HRT teams.

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Gianpaolo Pazzini
(Italian footballer)
Gianpaolo Pazzini
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 2, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pescia
 37 
Rossana Podestà
(Actress)
Rossana Podestà
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Birthdate: August 20, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tripoli, Libya
Died: December 10, 2013
 38 
Eduardo Ciannelli
(Actor)
Eduardo Ciannelli
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Birthdate: August 30, 1888
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ischia, Italy
Died: October 8, 1969
 39 
Annalisa
(Singer)
Annalisa
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 5, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Savona, Italy
 40 
Amilcare Ponchielli
(Opera composer)
Amilcare Ponchielli
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 31, 1834
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paderno Ponchielli, Italy
Died: January 16, 1886
 41 
Osmany Juantorena
(Italian Volleyball Player)
Osmany Juantorena
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 12, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
 42 
Federica Pellegrini
(Swimmer, gold medal winner at the 2008 Beijing Olympics)
Federica Pellegrini
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mirano, Italy
 43 
Francis I of the Two Sicilies
(King)
Francis I of the Two Sicilies
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Birthdate: August 19, 1777
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: November 8, 1830
 44 
Elisabetta Casellati
(Politician, Lawyer)
Elisabetta Casellati
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 12, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rovigo, Italy

The incumbent president of the Italian Senate, Elisabetta Casellati is the first female to have acquired this position. The Forza Italia member is a qualified matrimonial lawyer and has been a researcher at the University of Padua, too. A self-proclaimed conservative, she supports chemical castration of rapists and is against abortion.

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Gianfranco Ferré
(Italian Fashion designer)
Gianfranco Ferré
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: August 15, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Legnano, Italy
Died: June 17, 2007

Gianfranco Ferré was an Italian fashion designer often hailed as the architect of fashion. He studied architecture at the Polytechnic University of Milan and began his career by designing fashion accessories. He then began designing raincoats and went on to launch his own company. He received many prestigious awards, including the L'Occhio d'Oro, during his career. 

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Eleonora Brown
(Actress)
Eleonora Brown
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Birthdate: August 22, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Naples, Campania, Italy
 47 
John Bosco
(Italian Catholic Priest Known for Educating the Poor and Founded the Education System 'Salesian Preventive System')
John Bosco
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 16, 1815
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Castelnuovo Don Bosco, Italy
Died: January 31, 1888

The founder of the Salesian Order, John Bosco, also known as Don Bosco, started his life as a priest in Turin. He began teaching young boys who came to Turin for jobs and later branched out to form a similar institution for girls too, with St. Mary Mazzarello.

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Laura Morante
(Actress)
Laura Morante
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Birthdate: August 21, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Santa Fiora, Italy
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Letícia Román
(Actress)
Letícia Román
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Birthdate: August 12, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
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Nicoletta Machiavelli
(Actress)
Nicoletta Machiavelli
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Birthdate: August 1, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stuffione, Italy
Died: November 15, 2015