Famous Italian Military Leaders

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 1 Giuseppe Garibaldi

Giuseppe Garibaldi.
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Famous As: Italian Nationalist
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.

 2 Scipio Africanus

Scipio Africanus.
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Famous As: Roman General
Birthdate: 0236 BC
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 0183 BC
Roman general and consul Scipio Africanus is remembered for his exploits during the Second Punic War. He gained the title Africanus by defeating Hannibal at the Battle of Zama. He was later dragged into a trial for accepting bribes and eventually left Rome to live in his villa in Liternum.
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 3 Pompey

Pompey.
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Famous As: Military Leader
Birthdate: September 29, 0106
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Picenum
Died: September 28, 0048

Considered ruthless by his opponents, Pompey was an ancient Roman general who was a veteran of many wars and played a key role in changing Rome from a republic to an empire. Pompey was first an ally of his more illustrious compatriot Julius Caesar whose daughter he married, and then became his enemy. He was assassinated in Egypt, an end not uncommon in history.

 4 Germanicus

Germanicus.
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Famous As: Roman General
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.

 5 Gaius Cassius Longinus

Gaius Cassius Longinus.
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Famous As: Roman General
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.

 6 Vitellius

Vitellius
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Famous As: Emperor
Birthdate: September 24, 0015
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: December 22, 0069

 7 Piero the Unfortunate

Piero the Unfortunate
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 15, 1472
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: December 28, 1503
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 8 Flavius Aëtius

Flavius Aëtius
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Famous As: General
Birthdate: 0391 AD
Birthplace: Silistra
Died: September 21, 0454

 9 Gannicus

Gannicus
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Famous As: Leader
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 0071 AD

 10 Pontius Pilatus

Pontius Pilatus
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Famous As: Official
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Abruzzo, Italy
Died: 0039 AD

 11 Marcus Aemilius Lepidus

Marcus Aemilius Lepidus
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Famous As: Roman military commander
Birthdate: 0088 BC
Birthplace: Rome
Died: 0013 BC

 12 Rodolfo Graziani

Rodolfo Graziani
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Famous As: Military officer
Birthdate: August 11, 1882
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Filettino, Italy
Died: January 11, 1955

 13 Italo Balbo

Italo Balbo
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Famous As: politician, military personnel
Birthdate: June 6, 1896
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ferrara
Died: June 28, 1940

 14 Giovanni Giustiniani

Giovanni Giustiniani
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Famous As: Captain
Birthdate: 1418 AD
Birthplace: Genoa, Italy
Died: June 1, 1453

 15 Matilda of Tuscany

Matilda of Tuscany
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Famous As: Countess of Tuscany
Birthdate: 1046 AD
Birthplace: Lucca, Italy
Died: July 24, 1115

 16 Luigi Cadorna

Luigi Cadorna
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Famous As: General
Birthdate: September 4, 1850
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Verbania, Italy
Died: December 21, 1928

 17 Francesco I Sforza

Francesco I Sforza
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Famous As: Military leader
Birthdate: July 23, 1401
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Miniato, Italy
Died: March 8, 1466

 18 Ricimer

Ricimer
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Famous As: General
Birthdate: 0405 AD
Died: August 18, 0472

 19 Quintus Sertorius

Quintus Sertorius
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Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: 0126 BC
Birthplace: Norcia
Died: 0072 BC

 20 Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta

Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta
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Famous As: Prince
Birthdate: March 9, 1900
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: January 29, 1948

 21 Narses

Narses
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Famous As: General
Birthdate: 0478 AD
Birthplace: Armenia
Died: 0573 AD

 22 Prince Amedeo, Duke of Aosta

Prince Amedeo, Duke of Aosta
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Famous As: Prince
Birthdate: October 21, 1898
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: March 3, 1942

 23 Totila

Totila
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Famous As: Military leader
Birthdate: 0516 AD
Birthplace: Treviso
Died: July 1, 0552

 24 Prince Xavier of Bourbon-Parma

Prince Xavier of Bourbon-Parma
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Famous As: Military personnel
Birthdate: May 25, 1889
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lucca, Italy
Died: May 7, 1977

 25 Armando Diaz

Armando Diaz
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Famous As: General
Birthdate: December 5, 1861
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: February 28, 1928

 26 Lucius Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus

Lucius Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus
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Famous As: General
Birthdate: 0229 AD
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 0160 AD

 27 Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Castro

Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Castro
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Famous As: Military personnel
Birthdate: May 28, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Podzamcze, Poland
Died: March 20, 2008

 28 Roger de Flor

Roger de Flor
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Famous As: Adventurer
Birthdate: 1267 AD
Birthplace: Brindisi, Italy
Died: April 30, 1305

 29 Bartolomeo Colleoni

Bartolomeo Colleoni
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Famous As: Condottiere
Birthdate: 1400 AD
Birthplace: Solza, Italy
Died: November 2, 1475

 30 Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta

Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta
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Famous As: Nobleman
Birthdate: June 19, 1417
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brescia, Italy
Died: October 7, 1468

 31 Raimondo Montecuccoli

Raimondo Montecuccoli
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Famous As: Soldier
Birthdate: February 21, 1609
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pavullo Nel Frignano, Italy
Died: October 16, 1680

Seventeenth-century soldier Raimondo Montecuccoli, who served the Habsburg Monarchy, is remembered for redefining the art of warfare with his techniques of fortification and siege. He made a significant contribution to the Thirty Years’ War and penned Dell’arte militare, or The Military Art, which remains his most important work.

 32 Thomas Francis, Prince of Carignano

Thomas Francis, Prince of Carignano
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Famous As: Military Commander
Birthdate: December 21, 1596
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: January 22, 1656

 33 Andrea Gritti

Andrea Gritti
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Famous As: Military personnel
Birthdate: April 17, 1455
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bardolino, Italy
Died: December 28, 1538

 34 Francesco Morosini

Francesco Morosini
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 26, 1619
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: January 16, 1694

 35 Bohemond II

Bohemond II
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Famous As: prince of Antioch
Birthdate: 1107 AD
Birthplace: Bari, Italy
Died: January 31, 1130

 36 Farinata degli Uberti

Farinata degli Uberti
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Famous As: Noble
Birthdate: 1212 AD
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: November 11, 1264

 37 Oreste Baratieri

Oreste Baratieri
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Famous As: General
Birthdate: November 13, 1841
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Condino, Italy
Died: April 8, 1901

 38 Ambrogio Spinola, 1st Marquess of Los Balbases

Ambrogio Spinola, 1st Marquess of Los Balbases
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Famous As: General
Birthdate: 1569 AD
Birthplace: Genoa, Italy
Died: September 25, 1630

 39 Gaius Flaminius

Gaius Flaminius
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 0275 AD
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: June 24, 0217

 40 Quintus Caecilius Metellus Pius

Quintus Caecilius Metellus Pius
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 0129 AD
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 0063 AD

 41 Alfonso Ferrero La Marmora

Alfonso Ferrero La Marmora
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Famous As: General
Birthdate: November 18, 1804
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: January 5, 1878

 42 Alessandro Pirzio Biroli

Alessandro Pirzio Biroli
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Famous As: Fencer
Birthdate: July 23, 1877
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bologna, Kingdom of Italy
Died: May 20, 1962

 43 Ruggiero di Lauria

Ruggiero di Lauria
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Famous As: Navy Admiral
Birthdate: January 17, 1245
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lauria, Italy
Died: January 17, 1305

 44 Castruccio Castracani

Castruccio Castracani
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Famous As: Condottiero
Birthdate: 1281 AD
Birthplace: Lucca, Italy
Died: September 3, 1328

 45 Hermocrates

Hermocrates
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Famous As: General
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Syracuse, Italy
Died: 0407 AD

 46 Ottavio Piccolomini

Ottavio Piccolomini
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Famous As: Austrian general
Birthdate: November 11, 1599
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: August 11, 1656

 47 Lambert of Italy

Lambert of Italy
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Famous As: Emperor
Birthdate: 0880 AD
Birthplace: Italy
Died: October 15, 0898

 48 Lucius Afranius

Lucius Afranius
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Famous As: Roman general
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Cossignano, Italy
Died: 0046 AD

 49 Luigi Pelloux

Luigi Pelloux
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 1, 1839
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: La Roche, France
Died: October 26, 1924

 50 Francesco Ferruccio

Francesco Ferruccio
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Famous As: Captain
Birthdate: August 14, 1489
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: August 3, 1530