Famous People From Italy

Suave, sensual, and sophisticated, Italian men are considered to be among the most romantic ones in the world. Due to this very image they have women from all over the world swooning over them and vying for their attention! But being romantic is not the only thing Italian men are good at. Since time immemorial Italians have contributed a lot to the world, especially in the areas of science, astronomy, philosophy, and fine arts. The astronomer who accurately described heliocentric solar system, Galileo Galilei, was an Italian man as was the histologist Camillo Golgi  who discovered the Golgi apparatus. Italy has a rich cultural heritage and Italians are known for possessing an innate sense of beauty and aesthetics—this should come as no surprise as Italy had produced some of the world’s most renowned artists in the form of Michelangelo, Giovanni Lanfranco and Giovanni Paolo Panini.

Emiliano SalaEmiliano Sala

31 October 1990

Leonardo da VinciLeonardo da Vinci
(Painter, Sculptor, Architect, Engineer, Scientist)

15 April 1452

Andrea BocelliAndrea Bocelli

22 September 1958

Christopher ColumbusChristopher Columbus

31 October 1451

Benito MussoliniBenito Mussolini
(Former Duce)

29 July 1883

Galileo GalileiGalileo Galilei
(Astronomer, Mathematician, Philosopher, Rebel Scientist, Physicist)

15 February 1564


06 March 1475

Mauro IcardiMauro Icardi

19 February 1993

Marco PoloMarco Polo

1254 AD

Mario BalotelliMario Balotelli

12 August 1990

Paulo DybalaPaulo Dybala
(Football Player)

15 November 1993

Niccolò MachiavelliNiccolò Machiavelli
(Political Philosopher)

03 May 1469

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Matteo BocelliMatteo Bocelli
(Andrea Bocelli’s Son)

08 October 1997

James GandolfiniJames Gandolfini

18 September 1961

Gianluigi BuffonGianluigi Buffon

28 January 1978

Charles V, Holy Roman EmperorCharles V, Holy Roman Emperor
(Former Holy Roman Emperor)

24 February 1500

Thomas AquinasThomas Aquinas
(Philosophers, Theologian)

28 January 1225

(Philosopher, Political Theorist)

03 January 0106

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Dante AlighieriDante Alighieri

30 April 1265

Luciano PavarottiLuciano Pavarotti

12 October 1935


1483 AD

Valentino RossiValentino Rossi
(Italian motorcycle road racer)

16 February 1979

Ennio MorriconeEnnio Morricone

10 November 1928

Santo VersaceSanto Versace

16 December 1944

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Amerigo VespucciAmerigo Vespucci
(Discoverer of South America)

09 March 1454

Enrico FermiEnrico Fermi
(Nobel Laureate in Physics)

29 September 1901

(Roman Emperor)

24 January 0076

Carlo AncelottiCarlo Ancelotti

10 June 1959


29 September 1571

Bruno TonioliBruno Tonioli

25 November 1955

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Pope Alexander VIPope Alexander VI
(Religious Leader)

01 January 1431

Joel McHaleJoel McHale
(Comedian, Actor)

20 November 1971

Lorenzo de' MediciLorenzo de' Medici

01 January 1449

(Military Leader)

29 September 0106

Silvio BerlusconiSilvio Berlusconi
(Former Prime Minister of Italy)

29 September 1936

Andrea PirloAndrea Pirlo
(Italian footballer)

19 May 1979

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John CabotJohn Cabot

1450 AD

Franco NeroFranco Nero

23 November 1941

Giuseppe VerdiGiuseppe Verdi

10 October 1813

Giacomo CasanovaGiacomo Casanova

02 April 1725

Cesare BorgiaCesare Borgia
(Duke of Valentinois)

13 September 1475

Frank CapraFrank Capra
(Film Director)

18 May 1897

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Giorgio ArmaniGiorgio Armani

11 July 1934

Francesco TottiFrancesco Totti
(Italian Footballer)

27 September 1976

Sandro BotticelliSandro Botticelli

1445 AD

Gennaro GattusoGennaro Gattuso

09 January 1978

Enzo FerrariEnzo Ferrari
(Italian racing driver)

18 February 1898

Giuseppe GaribaldiGiuseppe Garibaldi
(Italian Nationalist)

04 July 1807

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Roberto BaggioRoberto Baggio
(Football Player)

18 February 1967

Giorgio MoroderGiorgio Moroder

26 April 1940

Guglielmo MarconiGuglielmo Marconi

25 April 1874

Giacomo PucciniGiacomo Puccini

22 December 1858

Federico FelliniFederico Fellini
(Film Director and Scriptwriter)

20 January 1920

(Historian, Scholar)

0037 AD

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Pope John Paul IPope John Paul I
(Pope of Roman Catholic Church)

17 October 1912

(Poet & Philosopher)

20 July 1304


1386 AD

Pope Pius XIIPope Pius XII
(Pope of Roman Catholic Church)

02 March 1876


20 March 0043


1488 AD

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Umberto EcoUmberto Eco
(Italian Semiotician, Philosopher)

05 January 1932

Pope Paul VIPope Paul VI

26 September 1897

Ludovico EinaudiLudovico Einaudi
(Pianist, Composer)

23 November 1955

Pope John XXIIIPope John XXIII

25 November 1881

Guccio GucciGuccio Gucci
(Italian Businessman)

26 March 1881

Marcello Mastroianni Marcello Mastroianni

28 September 1924

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Amedeo ModiglianiAmedeo Modigliani
(Painter & Sculptor)

12 July 1884

John FranzeseJohn Franzese
(Crime Boss)

06 February 1917

Frederick II, Holy Roman EmperorFrederick II, Holy Roman Emperor
(Holy Roman Emperor)

26 December 1194

Gioachino RossiniGioachino Rossini

01 March 1792

Mario AndrettiMario Andretti

28 February 1940

Primo LeviPrimo Levi
(Writer, Chemist)

31 July 1919

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George SantayanaGeorge Santayana
(Philosopher, Essayist, Poet, & Novelist)

16 December 1863

Claudio MonteverdiClaudio Monteverdi

15 May 1567

Luigi Di MaioLuigi Di Maio
(Party leader of the Five Star Movement)

06 July 1986

Amos BocelliAmos Bocelli
(Andrea Bocelli’s Son)

22 February 1995

Joe MasseriaJoe Masseria
(Mafia Boss)

17 January 1887

Pietro BoselliPietro Boselli
(Model, Engineer, Fitness Athlete)

03 December 1998

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Giovanni da VerrazzanoGiovanni da Verrazzano

1485 AD

Michelangelo AntonioniMichelangelo Antonioni
(Film Director, Screenwriter, Editor)

29 September 1912

Pliny the YoungerPliny the Younger
(Author, Lawyer)

0061 AD