Famous Italian Playwrights

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 1 Paolo Sorrentino

Paolo Sorrentino
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Famous As: Film director, Screenwriter, Actor, Playwright
Birthdate: May 31, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Italian

 2 Gabriele D'Annunzio

Gabriele D'Annunzio
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: March 12, 1863
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Italian
Died: March 1, 1938
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 3 Luigi Pirandello

Luigi Pirandello
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: June 28, 1867
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Italian
Died: December 10, 1936

Luigi Pirandello was an Italian novelist, short story writer, poet, and dramatist. Best remembered for his plays, Pirandello was honored with the prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature in 1934. An Italian nationalist, Pirandello supported Fascism; he asked the Fascist government to melt down his Nobel Prize medal for the Abyssinia Campaign.

 4 Plautus

Plautus
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Famous As: Playwright
Birthdate: 0254 BC
Nationality: Italian, Ancient Roman
Died: 0184 BC

 5 Dario Fo

Dario Fo
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Famous As: Playwright
Birthdate: March 24, 1926
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Italian

 6 Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti
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Famous As: Poet, Writer, Playwright, Composer, Science fiction writer
Birthdate: December 22, 1876
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Italian
Died: December 2, 1944

 7 Torquato Tasso

Torquato Tasso
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Famous As: Poet, Writer, Playwright, Poet lawyer
Birthdate: March 11, 1544
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Italian
Died: April 25, 1595
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 8 Pietro Aretino

Pietro Aretino
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Famous As: Poet, Writer, Playwright, Journalist
Birthdate: April 19, 1492
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Italian
Died: October 21, 1556

 9 Giambattista della Porta

Giambattista della Porta
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Famous As: Scholar, Polymath
Birthdate: November 1, 1535
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Italian
Died: February 4, 1615

 10 Carlo Goldoni

Carlo Goldoni
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Famous As: Playwright, Writer, Librettist, Screenwriter, Translator, Poet lawyer
Birthdate: February 25, 1707
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Italian
Died: February 7, 1793

 11 Curzio Malaparte

Curzio Malaparte
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Famous As: Film director, Screenwriter, Journalist, Diplomat, Writer, Reporter, Novelist, Essayist, Playwright
Birthdate: June 9, 1898
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Italian
Died: July 19, 1957

 12 Italo Svevo

Italo Svevo
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Famous As: Writer, Playwright, Translator, Businessperson, Novelist
Birthdate: December 19, 1861
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Italian
Died: September 13, 1928

 13 Natalia Ginzburg

Natalia Ginzburg
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: July 14, 1916
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Italian
Died: October 7, 1991

 14 Alessandro Baricco

Alessandro Baricco
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Famous As: Writer, Journalist, Television presenter, Playwright, Musicologist, Novelist, Screenwriter, Literary critic
Birthdate: January 25, 1958
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Italian

 15 Dino Buzzati

Dino Buzzati
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: October 16, 1906
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Italian
Died: January 28, 1972

 16 Leonardo Sciascia

Leonardo Sciascia
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: January 8, 1921
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Italian
Died: November 20, 1989

 17 Vittorio Alfieri

Vittorio Alfieri
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Famous As: Dramatist
Birthdate: January 16, 1749
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Italian
Died: October 8, 1803

 18 Eduardo De Filippo

Eduardo De Filippo
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Famous As: Film director, Actor, Poet, Screenwriter, Politician, Writer, Playwright
Birthdate: May 24, 1900
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Italian
Died: October 31, 1984

 19 Carlo Gozzi

Carlo Gozzi
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Famous As: Playwright
Birthdate: December 13, 1720
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Italian
Died: April 4, 1806

 20 Franca Rame

Franca Rame
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 18, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Italian
Died: May 29, 2013

 21 Ennio Flaiano

Ennio Flaiano
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Famous As: Screenwriter
Birthdate: March 5, 1910
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Italian
Died: November 20, 1972

 22 Lucius Accius

Lucius Accius
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Famous As: Roman poet
Birthdate: 0170 AD
Nationality: Italian
Died: 0086 AD

 23 Gian Giorgio Trissino

Gian Giorgio Trissino
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: July 8, 1478
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Italian
Died: December 8, 1550

 24 Silvio Pellico

Silvio Pellico
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Famous As: Italian author
Birthdate: June 24, 1789
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Italian
Died: January 31, 1854

 25 Tullio Pinelli

Tullio Pinelli
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Famous As: Screenwriter
Birthdate: June 24, 1908
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Italian
Died: March 7, 2009

 26 Giuseppe Giacosa

Giuseppe Giacosa
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: October 21, 1847
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Italian
Died: September 1, 1906

 27 Mario Soldati

Mario Soldati
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Famous As: Author and director
Birthdate: November 17, 1906
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Italian
Died: June 19, 1999

 28 Massimo Bontempelli

Massimo Bontempelli
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: May 12, 1878
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Italian
Died: July 21, 1960

 29 Giovanni Battista Guarini

Giovanni Battista Guarini
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: December 10, 1538
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Italian
Died: October 7, 1612

 30 Albertino Mussato

Albertino Mussato
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Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: 1261 AD
Nationality: Italian
Died: May 31, 1329

 31 Corrado Alvaro

Corrado Alvaro
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: April 15, 1895
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Italian
Died: June 11, 1956

 32 Federico Della Valle

Federico Della Valle
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Famous As: Playwright
Birthdate: 1560 AD
Nationality: Italian
Died: 1628 AD

 33 Philemon

Philemon
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 0362 AD
Nationality: Italian
Died: 0262 AD

 34 Ugo Betti

Ugo Betti
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Famous As: Poet, Writer, Playwright, Judge
Birthdate: February 4, 1892
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Italian
Died: June 9, 1953

 35 Felice Cavallotti

Felice Cavallotti
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 6, 1842
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Italian
Died: March 6, 1898

 36 Ettore Petrolini

Ettore Petrolini
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 13, 1884
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Italian
Died: June 29, 1936

 37 Riccardo Bacchelli

Riccardo Bacchelli
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 19, 1891
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Italian
Died: October 8, 1985

 38 Scipione Maffei

Scipione Maffei
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: June 1, 1675
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Italian
Died: February 11, 1755

 39 Vincenzo Monti

Vincenzo Monti
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: February 19, 1754
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Italian
Died: October 13, 1828

 40 George Colman the Elder

George Colman the Elder
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Famous As: Dramatist
Birthdate: March 31, 1732
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Italian
Died: August 14, 1794

 41 Leone de' Sommi

Leone de' Sommi
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: 1525 AD
Nationality: Italian
Died: 1590 AD

 42 Giovanni Battista Casti

Giovanni Battista Casti
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: August 29, 1724
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Italian
Died: February 5, 1803

 43 Gasparo Gozzi

Gasparo Gozzi
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Famous As: Critic
Birthdate: December 4, 1713
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Italian
Died: December 26, 1786

 44 Pietro Garinei

Pietro Garinei
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Famous As: Playwright
Birthdate: February 1, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Italian
Died: May 9, 2006

 45 Giambattista Andreini

Giambattista Andreini
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 9, 1576
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Italian
Died: June 7, 1654

 46 Paolo Rolli

Paolo Rolli
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Famous As: Librettist
Birthdate: June 13, 1687
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Italian
Died: March 20, 1765

 47 Diego Fabbri

Diego Fabbri
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Famous As: Playwright
Birthdate: July 2, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Italian
Died: August 14, 1980

 48 Camillo Federici

Camillo Federici
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Famous As: Dramatist
Birthdate: April 9, 1749
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Italian
Died: December 23, 1802

 49 Roberto Rossellini

Roberto Rossellini
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Famous As: Film director, Actor, Film producer, Playwright, Screenwriter, Racecar driver
Birthdate: May 8, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Italian
Died: June 3, 1977