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Giuseppe Garibaldi
(Italian General Who Contributed to Italian Unification and the Creation of the Kingdom of Italy)
Giuseppe Garibaldi
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Birthdate: July 4, 1807
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nice, France
Died: June 2, 1882

Italian general, patriot, and republican Giuseppe Garibaldi is remembered for the role he played in the Italian unification and the creation of the Kingdom of Italy. He is considered one of Italy's "fathers of the fatherland." A highly proficient military general, he also led the Expedition of the Thousand on behalf of Victor Emmanuel II. He died in 1882.

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Georg von Trapp
(Naval officer)
Georg von Trapp
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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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Germanicus
(Roman General)
Germanicus
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Birthdate: May 24, 0015
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: October 10, 0019
Germanicus Julius Caesar, son of Nero Claudius and Antonia the Younger, was a Roman general. He was known for his chiseled physique and his military prowess. He took over the provinces of Cappadocia and Commagene, and also proceeded to fight against the governor of Syria, before he died of poisoning.
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Flavius Aëtius
(Roman General during the Last Years of the Western Roman Empire)
Flavius Aëtius
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Birthdate: 0390 AD
Birthplace: Silistra, Bulgaria
Died: September 21, 0454

Roman general Flavius Aëtius, also known as the Last of the Romans, was a Roman general during the final years of the Western Roman Empire. He had a huge influence over Emperor Valentinian III. He resisted Attila’s invasion in the Battle of the Catalaunian Plains. He was eventually assassinated by Valentinian.

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Gannicus
(Celtic Slave and Gladiator Who Led a Slave Rebellion)
Gannicus
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Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 0071 AD

A 1st century BC Celtic slave, Gannicus led a slave rebellion during the Third Servile War. Known for his valiant fights as a gladiator, he took away a large chunk of slaves when he broke off from Thracian gladiator and fellow slave leader Spartacus. He was eventually defeated in the Battle of Cantenna.

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Pietro Badoglio
(Prime Minister of Italy from 1943 to 1944)
Pietro Badoglio
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Birthdate: September 28, 1871
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Grazzano Badoglio, Italy
Died: November 1, 1956

Initially an artillery officer, Pietro Badoglio served as a general during the two World Wars. He eventually signed an armistice with the Allies to withdraw Italian forces from World War II. He eventually served as the prime minister of Italy and was also the 1st Duke of Addis Abeba.

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Publius Quinctilius Varus
(Roman general)
Publius Quinctilius Varus
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Birthdate: 0046 BC
Birthplace: Cremona
Died: 0009 AD

Roman general Publius Quinctilius Varus had also been made the governor of Africa. Working under Roman emperor Augustus, he lost three Roman legions to the Germanic tribes of Arminius in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest and eventually committed suicide by falling upon his sword.

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Rodolfo Graziani
(Italian Military Officer & a Loyal Supporter of Benito Mussolini)
Rodolfo Graziani
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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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Gaius Cassius Longinus
(Roman General)
Gaius Cassius Longinus
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Birthdate: October 3, 0085
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: October 3, 0042
The last of the Romans, Gaius Cassius Longinus was the main conspirator in the plot to assassinate Julius Caesar. When Brutus was made the praetor urbanus by Caesar, Cassius was angered and thus plotted revenge. Following the murder, he left for Syria, but committed suicide after losing to Mark Antony.
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Italo Balbo
(Italian Fascist Politician Who Commanded the Country's Air Force and Served as Governor-General of Libya)
Italo Balbo
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Birthdate: June 6, 1896
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ferrara
Died: June 28, 1940

Italian fascist politician Italo Balbo commanded the country’s air force under the dictatorial rule of Benito Mussolini. He was previously a leader of the Blackshirt militia. However, his pro-British sentiments made Mussolini move him away from Italy to make him the Governor-General of Italian Libya. He was killed by accidental friendly fire.

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Giovanni Giustiniani
(Byzantine Soldier Who Tried to Defend Constantinople against the Turks)
Giovanni Giustiniani
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Birthdate: 1418 AD
Birthplace: Genoa, Italy
Died: June 1, 1453

A 15th-century Byzantine soldier, Giovanni Giustiniani, who belonged to one of the most powerful families of the Republic of Genoa, is remembered for his valiant campaign to defend Constantinople against the Turkish army of Sultan Mehmed II. He was eventually wounded and died, while the Ottomans took control of Constantinople.

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Scipio Aemilianus
(Roman General and Statesman)
Scipio Aemilianus
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Birthdate: 0185 BC
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 0129 BC
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Luigi Cadorna
(Italian Military General Known for His Failure during World War I)
Luigi Cadorna
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Birthdate: September 4, 1850
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Verbania, Italy
Died: December 21, 1928

Italian military general Luigi Cadorna served as the Chief of Staff of the Italian Army during World War I, though he is remembered for his inefficiency and bad decisions. He was later moved to the Allied military council at Versailles, and in spite of his failure, was eventually named a Field Marshal.

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Eugène de Beauharnais
(French Nobleman and Military Commander Who Was Napoleon Bonaparte's Stepson)
Eugène de Beauharnais
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Birthdate: September 3, 1781
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 21, 1824

French nobleman and military commander Eugène de Beauharnai is known for service at the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars. He had also been appointed the Viceroy of Italy under Napoleon I, who was also his stepfather though her mother Joséphine de Beauharnais’s second marriage.

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Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma
(Duke of Parma, Piacenza from 1586 to 1592)
Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma
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Birthdate: August 27, 1545
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: December 3, 1592

Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma was an Italian condottiero and noble. He is best remembered for his service as a general in the Spanish army. From 1578 to 1592, Alexander Farnese served as the Governor of the Spanish Netherlands. He was also the Duke of Parma and Piacenza from 15 September 1586 to 3 December 1592.

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Francesco I Sforza
(Duke of Milan from 1450 to 1466)
Francesco I Sforza
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Birthdate: July 23, 1401
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Miniato, Italy
Died: March 8, 1466

A 15th-century Italian captain, Francesco I Sforza reigned as the duke of Milan. He was one of the 7 illegitimate sons of Sforza dynasty founder, Muzio Attendolo Sforza. He later backed a Milan–Florence alliance, which led to the Peace of Lodi. He was also known as a patron of art and architecture.

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Ricimer
(Roman General Who Ruled Indirectly through Puppet Emperors)
Ricimer
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Birthdate: 0405 AD
Died: August 18, 0472

A 5th-century Roman general, Ricimer is remembered as a kingmaker of the Western Roman Empire. While he initially supported Emperor Majorian, he later deposed him in favor of Libius Severus. He later clashed with Emperor Anthemius and promoted Olybrius to the throne. He never ruled directly but showcased his influence through puppet rulers.

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Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta
(Italian Prince and Royal Italian Navy Officer)
Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta
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Birthdate: March 9, 1900
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: January 29, 1948

A member of the Italian House of Savoy, Prince Aimone, the Duke of Aosta, also served as a Royal Italian Navy officer. He was later made the king of Croatia by Italian king Emmanuel III but refused to accept his kingship as a mark of protest against the Italian occupation of the Dalmatia region.

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Quintus Sertorius
(Roman General Who Is Remembered for His Rebellion Against the Roman Senate)
Quintus Sertorius
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Birthdate: 0126 BC
Birthplace: Norcia, Italy
Died: 0073 BC

Roman statesman and general Quintus Sertorius not only went against the Roman Senate, leading a rebellion, but also ruled most of Spain independently for 8 years. He was part of major campaigns, such as the Cimbric War, the Social War, and the Sertorian War. He was eventually stabbed by Perperna and his co-conspirators.

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Narses
(A Powerful Byzantine General Under Emperor Justinian I)
Narses
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Birthdate: 0478 AD
Birthplace: Armenia
Died: 0573 AD

Narses was one of the most powerful Byzantine generals who served Emperor Justinian I. He is remembered for his occupation of the Ostrogothic kingdom in Italy. A eunuch, he initially led imperial bodyguard of eunuchs and later saved Justinian’s throne by his efficient military action.

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Prince Xavier of Bourbon-Parma
(Head of the 'House of Bourbon-Parma')
Prince Xavier of Bourbon-Parma
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Birthdate: May 25, 1889
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lucca, Italy
Died: May 7, 1977

Prince Xavier of Bourbon-Parma was the Head of the House of Bourbon-Parma from 1974 until his death in 1977. He was also a Carlist claimant to the Spanish throne. He joined the Belgian army during World War I and fought with distinction. He also played important roles in the Spanish Civil War and World War II during his military career.

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Totila
(Ostrogoth Ruler Who Recovered Large Areas from the Romans)
Totila
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Birthdate: 0516 AD
Birthplace: Treviso
Died: July 1, 0552

The penultimate Ostrogoth king, Totila is remembered for his exploits in the Gothic War. He recovered almost all of the territories of central and southern Italy that had been occupied by the Eastern Roman Empire since 540. He eventually died in the Battle of Taginae, which the Goths lost.

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Prince Amedeo, Duke of Aosta
(Italian Prince Who Served as Italian East Africa's Viceroy During the Second World War)
Prince Amedeo, Duke of Aosta
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Birthdate: October 21, 1898
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: March 3, 1942

Prince Amedeo, Duke of Aosta was an Italian prince who served as Italian East Africa's Viceroy during the Second World War. The time that he spent in Italian Cyrenaica was portrayed in the 1981 epic historical war film, Lion of the Desert. Prince Amedeo was the third Duke of Aosta. 

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Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy
(Duke of Savoy Who Recovered Most of the Territories Previously Lost to Spain and France)
Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy
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Birthdate: July 8, 1528
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chambéry, France
Died: August 30, 1580

A 16th-century Duke of Savoy, Emmanuel Philibert, also known as Testa di ferro, was the only child of Charles III, Duke of Savoy. An able soldier, he is remembered for recovering most of the territories his father had lost to Spain and France. He also stressed on Italian as the official language.

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Ugolino della Gherardesca
(Italian Nobleman Who Was Accused of Treason)
Ugolino della Gherardesca
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Birthdate: 1220 AD
Birthplace: Pisa, Italy
Died: February 29, 1289

Italian nobleman Ugolino della Gherardesca, the Count of Donoratico, was a naval commander. Elected the mayor of Pisa, he was supposed to seal a peace treaty with Florence but ended up being accused of treason and imprisoned in a tower with his family, where they died of starvation. His story appears in Dante’s Inferno.

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Armando Diaz
(Italian General Who Played an Important Role During World War I)
Armando Diaz
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Birthdate: December 5, 1861
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: February 28, 1928

Armando Diaz was an Italian general who played an important role during World War I, serving as Chief of Staff of the Royal Italian Army. He is credited with leading the Italian forces to victories in important battles, including the Battle of Vittorio Veneto. Counted among the greatest generals of World War I, Diaz was honored with many prestigious awards.

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Prince Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi
(Italian Mountaineer, Explorer and Duke of the Abruzzi)
Prince Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi
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Birthdate: January 29, 1873
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: March 18, 1933

The son of Spanish king Amadeus, Prince Luigi Amedeo, also known as the Duke of the Abruzzia, was a passionate mountaineer and explorer, who scripted history by becoming the first to climb Mount St. Elias in Alaska. He also conquered the world’s second-highest peak, K2, and even explored parts of Africa.

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Lucius Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus
(Roman General and Consul of the Roman Republic)
Lucius Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus
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Birthdate: 0229 BC
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 0160 BC

Lucius Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus was a Roman general and consul of the Roman Republic. He is best remembered for conquering Macedon, thereby ending the Antigonid dynasty. Lucius Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus was elected consul for the second time in 168 BC after the advent of the Third Macedonian War in 171. As consul, he was expected to deal with the war.

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Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte II
(French-American Military Officer Who Served in the Army of Emperor Napoleon III)
Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte II
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Birthdate: November 5, 1830
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: September 3, 1893

Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte II was a French-American military officer who belonged to the American branch of the House of Bonaparte. He served in the US Army as well as in the French Army. Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte II is best remembered for serving in the army of Emperor Napoleon III, fighting in major wars, including the Crimean War and Franco-Prussian War. 

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Roger de Flor
(Italian Condottiere and Military Adventurer)
Roger de Flor
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Birthdate: 1267 AD
Birthplace: Brindisi, Italy
Died: April 30, 1305

Roger de Flor was an Italian condottiere and military adventurer who was active in Italy, Aragonese Sicily, and the Byzantine Empire. He is remembered for his service as the commander of the Catalan Company. The last days of his life inspired Spanish poet Mariano Capdepón to compose a play, which was later adapted into an opera titled Roger de Flor.

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Francesco Morosini
(Doge of Venice from 1688 to 1694)
Francesco Morosini
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Birthdate: February 26, 1619
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: January 16, 1694

Francesco Morosini served as the Doge of Venice between 1688 and 1694, when the Great Turkish War was at its peak. He also played an important role in the Morean War, during which he captured the Morea, Lefkada, and Athens. Francesco Morosini was responsible for destroying the Parthenon and looting sculptures from Athens, including the Piraeus Lion. 

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Thomas Francis, Prince of Carignano
(Italian Military Commander Who Founded the House of Savoy's Carignano Branch)
Thomas Francis, Prince of Carignano
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Birthdate: December 21, 1596
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: January 22, 1656

Italian military commander Thomas Francis, who was also the Prince of Carignano, is remembered as the founder of the House of Savoy’s Savoy-Carignano branch. He initially supported Spain against the French during the Piedmontese Civil War, but soon changed sides and began fighting for France against the Spanish forces.

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Bartolomeo Colleoni
(Italian Condottiero and Captain-General of the Republic of Venice)
Bartolomeo Colleoni
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Birthdate: 1400 AD
Birthplace: Solza, Italy
Died: November 2, 1475

Bartolomeo Colleoni was an Italian condottiero who served as the captain-general of the Venetian Republic. Colleoni went on to become the leading disciplinarian and tactician of the 15th century. Bartolomeo Colleoni is also credited with revamping the Roman baths in a town called Trescore Balneario.

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Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta
(Italian Nobleman and Condottiero Who Commanded the Venetian Forces Against the Ottoman Empire in the 1465 Campaign)
Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta
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Birthdate: June 19, 1417
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brescia, Italy
Died: October 7, 1468

Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta was an Italian nobleman and condottiero. He was regarded as one of the most dangerous and daring military leaders of his time. He is credited with commanding the Venetian forces against the Ottoman Empire in the 1465 campaign. Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta's life and career inspired Edward Hutton's 1906 historical novel, Sigismondo Malatesta.

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Andrea Gritti
(Doge of the Republic of Venice)
Andrea Gritti
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Birthdate: April 17, 1455
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bardolino, Italy
Died: December 28, 1538

Andrea Gritti was the Doge of the Republic of Venice from 20 May 1523 until his death on 28 December 1538. Prior to his service as a Doge, Gritti had a distinguished military and diplomatic career. Andrea Gritti played an important role in the War of the League of Cambrai, where he led the Venetian military troops. 

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Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Castro
(Head of the 'House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies')
Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Castro
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Birthdate: May 28, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Podzamcze, Poland
Died: March 20, 2008

Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Castro was the Head of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies from 13 January 1973 until his death on 20 March 2008, although his reign was disputed throughout. He also served in the French Armed Forces, becoming the first member from the Two Sicilian royal family to do so.

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Farinata degli Uberti
(Italian Aristocrat and Military Leader)
Farinata degli Uberti
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Birthdate: 1212 AD
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: November 11, 1264

Farinata degli Uberti was an Italian aristocrat who also served as the military leader in Florence, where he led the Ghibelline faction that supported the Holy Roman Emperor. During his lifetime, Farinata degli Uberti may have come across as being a heretic to his contemporaries, including Dante Alighieri.

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Bohemond II of Antioch
(Prince of Antioch and Taranto)
Bohemond II of Antioch
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Birthdate: 1107 AD
Birthplace: Bari, Italy
Died: January 31, 1130

A 12th-century prince of Antioch and Taranto, Bohemond II was the son of Bohemond of Taranto and Antioch and Constance of France. He married the daughter of Baldwin II, who served as the regent of Antioch, and joined him in a campaign in Damascus, eventually getting killed by Muslim forces in the process.

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Oreste Baratieri
(Italian Military Leader Who Served as the Governor of Italian Eritrea from 1892 to 1896)
Oreste Baratieri
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Birthdate: November 13, 1841
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Condino, Italy
Died: August 7, 1901

Oreste Baratieri was an Italian general who served as the governor of Italian Eritrea from 1892 to 1896. During his lifetime, Baratieri was part of many significant battles, such as the Battle of the Volturnus, the Battle of Custoza, and the Battle of Kassala. Oreste Baratieri also played an important role in the First Italo–Ethiopian War.

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Gaius Flaminius
(Prominent Roman Politician of the 3rd Century)
Gaius Flaminius
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Birthdate: 0275 BC
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 0217 BC

One of the most prominent Roman politicians of the 3rd century, Gaius Flaminius had been made a consul twice. One of the first to challenge senatorial aristocracy, he is also remembered for introducing the land reform Lex Flaminia and built the Circus Flaminius. He was killed by the army of Carthaginian general Hannibal.

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Giorgio Basta
(Italian Diplomat, General, and Writer)
Giorgio Basta
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Birthdate: 1550 AD
Birthplace: Roccaforzata, Italy
Died: 1607 AD

Giorgio Basta was an Italian diplomat, general, and writer. He was ordered to command Habsburg forces by Rudolf II in the Long War of 1591–1606. Basta is also remembered for his missionary work in Transylvania, where he was sent to restore Catholicism as the main religion. Giorgio Basta also authored several books on military leadership. 

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Ambrogio Spinola, 1st Marquess of Los Balbases
(Italian Nobleman and Condottiero)
Ambrogio Spinola, 1st Marquess of Los Balbases
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Birthdate: 1569 AD
Birthplace: Genoa, Italy
Died: September 25, 1630

Ambrogio Spinola, 1st Marquess of Los Balbases was an Italian nobleman and condottiero. He is best remembered for his service as a Spanish general, leading his army and winning many important battles during his lifetime. Nicknamed Ambrosio, Ambrogio Spinola, 1st Marquess of Los Balbases is widely regarded as one of the greatest military leaders of his generation.

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Quintus Caecilius Metellus Pius
(Roman General and Politician Who Served as the Leader of the Optimates)
Quintus Caecilius Metellus Pius
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Birthdate: 0129 BC
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 0063 BC

Quintus Caecilius Metellus Pius was a Roman general and politician. He is best remembered for serving as the leader of the Optimates, the conservative faction. He played an important role during the civil wars between 88 and 80 BC, where he sided with Lucius Cornelius Sulla. Quintus Caecilius Metellus Pius is an important character in several historical novels.

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Alfonso Ferrero La Marmora
(Prime Minister of Italy from 1864 to 1866)
Alfonso Ferrero La Marmora
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Birthdate: November 18, 1804
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: January 5, 1878

Alfonso Ferrero La Marmora was an Italian statesman and general. He is remembered for his service as the Prime Minister of Italy from September 1864 to June 1866. He also served as the Prime Minister of Sardinia from July 1859 to January 1860. Alfonso Ferrero La Marmora played important roles in several wars, including the First Italian War of Independence

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Ruggiero di Lauria
(Neapolitan Admiral Who Commanded Fleets during the War of the Sicilian Vespers)
Ruggiero di Lauria
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Birthdate: January 17, 1245
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lauria, Italy
Died: January 17, 1305

Neapolitan admiral Ruggiero di Lauria, who served the fleets of Aragon and Sicily, is best known for his exploits in the War of the Sicilian Vespers. The son of Italian nobleman Richard of Lauria, he was one of the most successful naval commanders of his time.

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Alessandro Pirzio Biroli
(Italian Army General and Professional Fencer)
Alessandro Pirzio Biroli
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Birthdate: July 23, 1877
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: May 20, 1962

Alessandro Pirzio Biroli was an Italian army General and professional fencer. He is best remembered for winning a silver medal at the 1908 Olympic Games. As an army man, he played a prominent role in the First World War, where he fought in the Macedonian Front. Alessandro Pirzio Biroli is also remembered for his role in the Second Italo-Abyssinian War.    

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Ottavio Piccolomini
(Italian Nobleman and Military Leader)
Ottavio Piccolomini
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Birthdate: November 11, 1599
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: August 11, 1656

Ottavio Piccolomini was an Italian nobleman and military leader. He served as a Spanish general before assuming the role of a field marshal in the Holy Roman Empire. As an army-man, Ottavio Piccolomini played important roles in the Thirty Years' War and the Battle of White Mountain. He was also part of many other battles like the Battle of Wolfenbüttel.

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Castruccio Castracani
(Italian Condottiero and Aristocrat)
Castruccio Castracani
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Birthdate: 1281 AD
Birthplace: Lucca, Italy
Died: September 3, 1328

Castruccio Castracani was an Italian condottiero and aristocrat. He played important roles in several battles, including the Battle of Montecatini, where he led his men to victory against the Guelph League. His life and career inspired Niccolò Machiavelli's famous work, Life of Castruccio Castracani.

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Lambert of Italy
(King of Italy from 891 to 898)
Lambert of Italy
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Birthdate: 0880 AD
Birthplace: Italy
Died: October 15, 0898

Lambert of Italy reigned as the King of Italy from 891 to 898. He assumed the duties of his father after the latter's sudden demise in 894. For the most part of his reign, Lambert of Italy was preoccupied in foiling the efforts of Berengar of Friuli and Arnulf of Carinthia, who were trying to take Italy for themselves.

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Hermocrates
(Ancient Syracusan General)
Hermocrates
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Birthplace: Syracuse, Italy
Died: 0407 AD

Hermocrates was an ancient Syracusan general who played an important role in the Peloponnesian War. He also served as one of the most prominent advisers to Gylippus, a Spartan general who visited Sicily. Together with Gylippus, Hermocrates was able to defeat Athens during its siege of Syracuse.