Famous Italian Activists

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Giuseppe Conte
(Politician)
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Birthdate: August 8, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Volturara Appula, Apulia, Italy

Former Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte is a qualified lawyer and teaches law at various universities. He was one of the few Italian prime ministers to have held office without any previous political experience. He was also the first Western leader to impose a national lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Giuseppe Mazzini
(Italian Politician, Activist and Champion of the Movement for Italian Unity)
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Birthdate: June 22, 1805
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Genoa, Italy
Died: March 10, 1872

Giuseppe Mazzini was an Italian journalist, politician, and activist. He played a major role in the Italian revolutionary movement and in the unification of Italy. His efforts gave rise to an independent and unified Italy, which replaced many separate states that were dominated by foreign powers. Mazzini is widely regarded as the most influential European revolutionary.

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Pippa Bacca
(Artist)
Pippa Bacca
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Birthdate: December 9, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: March 31, 2008

Pippa Bacca made international headlines in March 2008, when she was found naked and strangled on the outskirts of Istanbul. The Italian feminist artist had apparently been raped and murdered in the middle of her hitch-hiking program Brides on Tour, which had her traveling from Milan dressed as a bride.

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Mario Savio
(Activist)
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Birthdate: December 8, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: November 6, 1996

A leading member of the 1960s Berkeley Free Speech Movement, Mario Savio was a student free-speech activist. The son of a machinist, he showed his excellence in physics and later majored in philosophy. Suspended from Berkeley for his political activities, he worked odd jobs and later became an educator.

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Silvia Federici
(Activist)
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Birthdate: 1942 AD
Birthplace: Parma, Italy

Renowned feminist activist and political theorist Silvia Federici is chiefly known for co-founding the International Feminist Collective, which launched the Wages for Housework campaign worldwide. She had taught in Nigeria and is now a professor at the Hofstra University. She has also penned books such as Caliban and the Witch.

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Erika Eiffel
(American Competitive Archer and Advocate)
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Birthdate: June 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: United States

Initially a U.S. Air Force cadet, Erika Eiffel later established herself as an award-winning archer. She also established OS Internationale, an organization for objectum sexuals, or people who develop relationships with inanimate objects. She was featured in the documentary Married to the Eiffel Tower, which explored her attraction to the Eiffel Tower.

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Pier Giorgio Frassati
(Activist)
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Birthdate: April 6, 1901
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: July 4, 1925
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Kuki Gallmann
(Writer)
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Birthdate: June 1, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Treviso, Italy Treviso, Kingdom of Italy Italy

Born to Italian writer Cino Boccazzi, Kuki Gallmann later moved to Kenya with her husband and son, both of whom she lost in separate accidents. Taking up Kenyan citizenship, she focused on ecological conservation. He bestselling book I Dreamed Of Africa was later made into a movie.

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Vladimir Luxuria
(First openly transgender member of Parliament in Europe)
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Birthdate: June 24, 1965
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Foggia, Italy
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Giuseppe Impastato
(Political activist)
Giuseppe Impastato
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Birthdate: January 5, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cinisi, Italy
Died: May 9, 1978

Born into the mafia family of Luigi Impastato, Giuseppe Impastato, or Peppino, is remembered for breaking apart from his family and beginning anti-mafia activities. He launched the magazine L’Idea Socialista and the radio station Radio Aut. He ran for elections, too, but was later assassinated.

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Chiara Lubich
(Italian Teacher and Author Who Founded the Focolare Movement)
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Birthdate: January 22, 1920
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Trento, Italy
Died: March 14, 2008

The founder of the Focolare Movement (The Work of Mary), Chiara Lubich is regarded as one of the most influential spiritual leaders of the 20th century. During World War II, she and her followers attended to the wounded. She also taught elementary school and penned bestsellers such as Meditations.

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Elvira Banotti
(Founder of the Rivolta Femminile group in the early 1970s)
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Birthdate: July 17, 1933
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Asmara, Eritrea
Died: March 2, 2014
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Livia Giuggioli
(Film Producer)
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Birthdate: September 4, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rome

Livia Giuggioli, the former wife of Academy Award-winning actor Colin Firth, made headlines when she split with Firth, over her alleged affair with Marco Brancaccia. Livia apparently tried covering up the affair by claiming Brancaccia was a stalker. She had first met Giuggioli while working as a production assistant.