Famous Italian Educators

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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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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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Antonio Salieri
(Italian Classical Composer, Conductor, and Teacher)
Antonio Salieri
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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. 

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Maria Montessori
(Italian Educator and Founder of the 'Montessori Method of Education')
Maria Montessori
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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.

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Giuseppe Conte
(Politician)
Giuseppe Conte
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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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John Bosco
(Italian Catholic Priest Known for Educating the Poor and Founded the Education System 'Salesian Preventive System')
John Bosco
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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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Ottorino Respighi
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Birthdate: June 9, 1879
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: April 18, 1936
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Quintilian
(Rhetorician)
Quintilian
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Birthdate: 0035 AD
Birthplace: Calahorra, Spain
Died: 0100 AD
Catherine of Bologna
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Birthdate: September 8, 1413
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: March 9, 1463
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Giacomo Balla
(Painter)
Giacomo Balla
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Birthdate: July 18, 1871
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: March 1, 1958
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Angela Merici
(Educator)
Angela Merici
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Birthdate: March 21, 1474
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Desenzano del Garda, Italy
Died: January 27, 1540
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Agnese Landini
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Birthdate: November 11, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
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Giulio Caccini
(Composer)
Giulio Caccini
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Birthdate: October 8, 1551
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lazio, Italy
Died: December 10, 1618
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Enzo Staiola
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Birthdate: November 15, 1939
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
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Gio Ponti
(Architect)
Gio Ponti
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Birthdate: November 18, 1891
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: September 16, 1979
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Silvio Micali
(Computer scientist, University teacher)
Silvio Micali
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Birthdate: October 13, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Palermo, Italy
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Nicola Porpora
(Composer)
Nicola Porpora
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Birthdate: August 17, 1686
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: March 3, 1768
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Agostino Carracci
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Birthdate: August 16, 1557
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: March 22, 1602
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Alberico Gentili
(Italian-British Jurist and a Tutor of 'Queen Elizabeth I')
Alberico Gentili
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Birthdate: January 14, 1552
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Ginesio, Macerata, Italy
Died: June 19, 1608

Regarded as the father of international law, Italian jurist Alberico Gentili was perhaps the first in western Europe to distinguish between secular law and canon law. He had also tutored Queen Elizabeth I, had served as a professor of law at Oxford, and specialized in Roman law.

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Novatian
(Scholar, Priest, and Theologian)
Novatian
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Birthdate: 0200 AD
Birthplace: Phrygia
Died: 0258 AD

Remembered as the second anti-pope, Novatian was also the first Roman theologian who wrote in Latin. Apart from developing Novatian Schism and studying apostasy, he also built his own church, despite immense opposition. He is believed to have been martyred after fleeing Rome during the persecution of Christians.

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Giacomo Carissimi
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Birthdate: April 18, 1605
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Marino, Italy
Died: January 12, 1674
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Gerard of Cremona
(Italian scholar)
Gerard of Cremona
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Birthdate: 1114 AD
Birthplace: Cremona, Italy
Died: 1187 AD

Considered as the most important translator among the Toledo School of Translators, Italian translator Gerard of Cremona translated many major scientific books from Arabic and Greek to Latin. Notable works of Cremona includes translating Aristotle's On the Heavens, Archimedes' On the Measurement of the Circle, al-Khwarizmi's On Algebra and Almucabala, Euclid's Elements of Geometry and most famously Ptolemy's Almagest.

Hieronymus Fabricius ab Aquapendente
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Birthdate: May 20, 1533
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Acquapendente, Italy
Died: May 21, 1619
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Giovanni Bononcini
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Birthdate: July 18, 1670
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Modena, Italy
Died: July 9, 1747
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Enrico Cecchetti
(Ballet Dancer)
Enrico Cecchetti
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Birthdate: June 21, 1850
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: November 13, 1928
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Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari
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Birthdate: January 12, 1876
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: January 21, 1948
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Julius Caesar Scaliger
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Birthdate: April 23, 1484
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Riva del Garda, Italy
Died: October 21, 1558
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Giuseppe Torelli
(Violinist)
Giuseppe Torelli
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Birthdate: April 22, 1658
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Verona, Italy
Died: February 8, 1709
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Realdo Colombo
(Professor)
Realdo Colombo
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Birthdate: 1515 AD
Birthplace: Cremona, Italy
Died: 1559 AD
Giovanni Battista Martini
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Birthdate: April 24, 1706
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: August 3, 1784
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Samuel David Luzzatto
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Birthdate: August 22, 1800
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Trieste, Italy
Died: September 30, 1865
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Gian Francesco Malipiero
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Birthdate: March 18, 1882
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: August 1, 1973
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Mario Praz
(Critic)
Mario Praz
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Birthdate: September 6, 1896
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: March 23, 1982
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Bettisia Gozzadini
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Birthdate: 1209 AD
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: November 2, 1261

Bettisia Gozzadini was an Italian jurist who served as a lecturer at the University of Bologna. She is widely believed to be the first woman to have served as a lecturer at a university. A renowned orator, Gozzadini gave a eulogy at the funeral of Enrico della Fratta on 31 May 1242. Bettisia Gozzadini was also renowned for her beauty. 

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Goffredo Petrassi
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Birthdate: July 16, 1904
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Zagarolo, Italy
Died: March 3, 2003
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Marie Josephine Gaudette
(Supercentenarian)
Marie Josephine Gaudette
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Birthdate: March 25, 1902
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
Died: July 13, 2017
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Arnaldo Momigliano
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Birthdate: September 5, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Caraglio, Italy
Died: September 1, 1987
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Vittorino da Feltre
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Birthdate: 1378 AD
Birthplace: Feltre, Italy
Died: February 2, 1446
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Giorgio Caproni
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Birthdate: January 7, 1912
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Livorno, Italy
Died: January 22, 1990
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Lodovico Antonio Muratori
(Italian Historian Known for His Discovery of the 'Muratorian Fragment')
Lodovico Antonio Muratori
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Birthdate: October 21, 1672
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vignola, Italy
Died: January 23, 1750

Best known for discovering the Muratorian Fragment, Lodovico Antonio Muratori was a pioneer of Italian historiography. He began his career as a priest and joined the Ambrosian library of Milan. He is remembered for his works such as Anecdota and Annali d’Italia. He was also against orthodox religious beliefs.

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Francesco De Sanctis
(Literary critic)
Francesco De Sanctis
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Birthdate: March 28, 1817
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Morra De Sanctis, Italy
Died: December 29, 1883
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Verrius Flaccus
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Birthdate: 0055 AD
Birthplace: Palestrina, Italy
Died: 0020 AD
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Guarino da Verona
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Birthdate: 1374 AD
Birthplace: Verona, Italy
Died: December 4, 1460
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Caelestius
(Theologian)
Caelestius
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Birthplace: Campania, Italy

Caelestius was an influential theologian in early Christianity. He was a devoted follower of the Christian teacher Pelagius and the Christian doctrine of Pelagianism. With his propaganda, he was successful in convincing many people to convert. Since their teachings were opposed to Augustine of Hippo, Caelestius and Pelagius were repeatedly condemned and called “heretics.” 

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Edoardo Sanguineti
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Birthdate: December 9, 1930
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Genoa, Italy
Died: May 18, 2010
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Julius Pomponius Laetus
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Birthdate: 1428 AD
Birthplace: Teggiano, Italy
Died: June 9, 1498
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Italo Montemezzi
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Birthdate: August 4, 1875
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vigasio, Italy
Died: May 15, 1952
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Mazzino Montinari
(Philologist, Politician)
Mazzino Montinari
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Birthdate: April 4, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lucca, Italy
Died: November 24, 1986
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Mario Luzi
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Birthdate: October 20, 1914
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Castello, Florence, Italy
Died: February 28, 2005
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Anna Morpurgo Davies
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Birthdate: June 21, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: September 27, 2014
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Giorgio Colli
(Philosopher)
Giorgio Colli
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Birthdate: 1917 AD
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: January 6, 1979