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Paolo Maldini
(Italian Former Football Player Who Played as a Defender)
Paolo Maldini
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 26, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer

Paolo Maldini is an Italian former professional footballer widely regarded as one of the greatest ever defenders. He played primarily as a left-back and central defender and was affiliated with Milan and the Italian national team. Currently, he is serving as the technical director for Milan. He is also the co-owner of the USL Championship club Miami FC.  

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Caravaggio
(One of the Most Prominent Italian Painters of His Generation)
Caravaggio
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Birthdate: September 29, 1571
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: July 18, 1610
Italian painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio is best remembered for his influence on the Baroque style of painting. He pioneered a tactic known as tenebrism, and combined light and darkness to create his masterpieces. He was known for his erratic and aggressive nature and died under mysterious circumstances.
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Greta Scacchi
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Nola Johns’ in the TV Miniseries ‘Broken Trail’)
Greta Scacchi
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Birthdate: February 18, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Greta Scacchi is best known for her Emmy-winning role in Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny. She also earned a BAFTA nomination for her role in Heat and Dust and an Emmy nomination for Broken Trail. She is also a seasoned theater actor and has worked toward prevention of overfishing.
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Allegra Versace
(Italian Heiress, Director of ‘Gianni Versace S.p.A.’ and Daughter of Fashion Designer Donatella Versace )
Allegra Versace
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 30, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Italian-American socialite Allegra Versace is the heiress of the international fashion line Versace. Daughter of designer Donatella Versace and model Paul Beck, Allegra has previously worked as a theatrical dresser and is the director of Gianni Versace S.p.A. She has had a long battle with anorexia.
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Fabio Lanzoni
(American Actor and Model)
Fabio Lanzoni
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: March 15, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces

Fabio Lanzoni is a fashion model and actor. He began modeling in his early 20s and was featured prominently as a romance novel cover model. Born in Italy, he moved to USA for better career prospects. He found work in TV series and went on to publish a few romance novels. He is a spokesman for the American Cancer Society.  

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Silvio Berlusconi
(Former Prime Minister of Italy)
Silvio Berlusconi
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 29, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: June 12, 2023
Media mogul Silvio Berlusconi served as the Italian prime minister for 9 years. Owner of the media groups Mediaset and Fininvest, and former owner of A.C. Milan, he also launched the first Italian private TV channel, Telemilano. Despite a conviction for tax fraud, he became a European Parliament MP later.
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Frankie Dettori
(Jockey)
Frankie Dettori
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 15, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Adriano Celentano
(Italian Musician, Singer, Composer, Actor, and Filmmaker)
Adriano Celentano
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 6, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Hailed as one of the pillars of Italian music, Adriano Celentano is a celebrated singer-songwriter, whose numerous songs and albums have gained both commercial as well as critical success. Also credited with introducing rock n roll to Italy, he has been dubbed as the flexible one for his powerful dancing. A successful actor, he has appeared in around forty films.

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Matilda Lutz
(Model)
Matilda Lutz
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Birthdate: January 28, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Born to a fashion photographer father and a fashion PR mother, who were both models previously, Matilda Lutz began modeling quite early in life. She moved to Los Angeles after dropping out of university and initially worked in an Italian eatery to sustain herself. She later appeared in movies such as Rings.

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Alberto Ascari
(Italian Racing Driver and a Two-Time Formula One World Champion)
Alberto Ascari
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 13, 1918
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: May 26, 1955

A multitalented racing driver and twice Formula One World Champion, Alberto Ascari began his racing career with motorcycles, eventually shifting to automobiles, making his debut at Mille Miglia. Later, he started participating in other events, winning a total of thirteen races, including 1951 German Grand Prix and 1953 Swiss Grand Prix before passing away at the age of 36 while testing a car.  

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Claudio Abbado
(Conductor Who Was One of the leading conductors of his Generation)
Claudio Abbado
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 26, 1933
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: January 20, 2014
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Julia Fox
(Actress)
Julia Fox
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Birthdate: April 30, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Matteo Salvini
(Deputy Prime Minister of Italy from 2018 to 2019)
Matteo Salvini
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 9, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Matteo Salvini, or The Captain, is known for his staunch right-wing ideology. The former deputy prime minister of Italy is against illegal immigration and believes in the motto “Prima gli italiani,” or “Italians first.” Part of Lega, a rebranded version of Umberto Bossi’s Lega Nord, Salvini is a prominent Eurosceptic.
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Luchino Visconti
(Italian Filmmaker, Director and Screenwriter)
Luchino Visconti
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Birthdate: November 2, 1906
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: March 17, 1976

Born to Duke Modrone, Luchino Visconti belonged to one of the most affluent families of Italy. He was also one of the pioneers of neo-realism and created masterpieces such as Senso and Rocco and His Brothers. A chain smoker, he was rumored to have had 120 cigarettes per day.

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Caterina Sforza
(Italian Noblewoman, Lady of Imola and Countess of Forlì)
Caterina Sforza
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1463 AD
Died: May 28, 1509

Caterina Sforza was an Italian noblewoman who served as a regent for her son Ottaviano, the Lord of Imola and Forlì. Caterina is among the few women who caught the attention of Italian Renaissance writer Niccolò Machiavelli who discussed her at length. In 2010, she became the subject of a historical novel titled Scarlet Contessa.

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Giuseppe Arcimboldo
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Birthdate: 1527 AD
Died: July 11, 1593

Giuseppe Arcimboldo was an Italian painter best remembered for painting human figures, especially portrait heads, without using conventional facial features. His pictures of human heads were often made of objects like vegetables, fruits, flowers, books, and fish. Giuseppe Arcimboldo's works have influenced artists like Salvador Dalí, Shigeo Fukuda, Octavio Ocampo, István Orosz, Sandro del Prete, and Vic Muniz.

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Madusa
(American Professional Wrestler)
Madusa
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 9, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Nino Rota
(Composer)
Nino Rota
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 3, 1911
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: April 10, 1979
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Tamara Ecclestone
(Model)
Tamara Ecclestone
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: June 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Ettore Bugatti
(Automobile Designer, Founder and Proprietor of the Automobile Manufacturing Company ‘Automobiles E. Bugatti’)
Ettore Bugatti
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 15, 1881
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: August 21, 1947

Ettore Bugatti was an automobile designer and manufacturer. He is credited with founding the popular car manufacturer Automobiles E. Bugatti, which gained prominence as the maker of some of the fastest and technologically advanced cars of its day. In 2000, Ettore Bugatti was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame.

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Mahmood
(Singer-songwriter)
Mahmood
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 12, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Pippa Bacca
(Artist)
Pippa Bacca
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: December 9, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: March 31, 2008

Pippa Bacca made international headlines in March 2008, when she was found naked and strangled on the outskirts of Istanbul. The Italian feminist artist had apparently been raped and murdered in the middle of her hitch-hiking program Brides on Tour, which had her traveling from Milan dressed as a bride.

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Cesare Beccaria
(One of the Greatest Thinkers of the Age of Enlightenment Known for His Treatise 'On Crimes and Punishments')
Cesare Beccaria
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Birthdate: March 15, 1738
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: November 28, 1794

Cesare Beccaria was an 18th-century Italian criminologist, philosopher, jurist, and politician. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest thinkers of the Age of Enlightenment. He is still remembered for his treatise On Crimes and Punishments (1764), a pioneering work in the field of penology. He is considered the father of modern criminal law. 

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Carlo Cudicini
(Italian Footballer Who Played as a Goalkeeper)
Carlo Cudicini
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 6, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Cristina Scabbia
(Singer)
Cristina Scabbia
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 6, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Andrea Radrizzani
(Businessperson)
Andrea Radrizzani
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 10, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Giuseppe Bergomi
(One of the Greatest Italian Defenders of All Time)
Giuseppe Bergomi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 22, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Silvia Colloca
(Actress, Opera Singer, Cookbook Author & TV Cookery Show Personality)
Silvia Colloca
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Birthdate: July 23, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo

Silvia Colloca is an Italian-Australian actress, cookbook author, opera singer, and TV cookery show personality.  An opera-trained mezzo-soprano, she worked in musical theater before becoming an actress. She later created her own TV cookery shows that earned her much international prominence. She also runs a successful YouTube channel in collaboration with Marion Grasby.  

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Benny Benassi
(Italian Disc Jockey and Record producer)
Benny Benassi
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Mattia De Sciglio
(Italian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Right-Back)
Mattia De Sciglio
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 20, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Prince Henry of Battenberg
(Prince)
Prince Henry of Battenberg
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 5, 1858
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: January 20, 1896

Prince Henry of Battenberg was a morganatic descendant of the Grand Ducal House of Hesse. He was the son of Prince Alexander of Hesse and by the Rhine, and his wife, Countess Julia von Hauke. He married Queen Victoria's youngest child, Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, and became a member of the British Royal Family. 

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Maurizio Pollini
(Pianist)
Maurizio Pollini
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 5, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Stefano Gabbana
(Fashion designer)
Stefano Gabbana
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: November 14, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Stefano Gabbana is an Italian fashion designer. He is credited with co-founding the popular luxury fashion house, Dolce & Gabbana, along with another important fashion designer Domenico Dolce. Over the years, Dolce and Gabbana have been honored with several awards for their contributions to fashion. In 1991, they were honored with the prestigious International Woolmark Prize.

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Federica Masolin
(Journalist)
Federica Masolin
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Birthdate: May 7, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus

Federica Masolin is an Italian television presenter and sports journalist. She currently works for Sky Sport where she is the main presenter of the network's coverage of Formula One racing. Masolin has also covered other important sporting events like the 2011 Copa América, Games of the XXX Olympiad, and the 2014 Winter Olympics.

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Vittorio Mussolini
(Screenwriter, Film producer, Film critic, Journalist, Racecar driver)
Vittorio Mussolini
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 27, 1916
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: June 12, 1997

Vittorio Mussolini was an Italian film producer and critic. He was also the first officially acknowledged son of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. In reality, Vittorio was the second son of Benito Mussolini; his older half-brother was never acknowledged by his father's fascist regime.

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Edward Ralph Dexter
(England International Cricketer)
Edward Ralph Dexter
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 15, 1935
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: August 25, 2021
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Walter Zenga
(Italian Football Manager and Former Football Goalkeeper)
Walter Zenga
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 28, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Riccardo Montolivo
(Italian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Midfielder)
Riccardo Montolivo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 18, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Daniel Maldini
(Italian Professional Footballer Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder)
Daniel Maldini
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 11, 2001
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Tinto Brass
(Italian Filmmaker Known for His Erotic Films: 'Caligula', 'Così Fan Tutte', 'Paprika, Monella', and 'Trasgredire')
Tinto Brass
1
Birthdate: March 26, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries

Giovanni Brass, also known as Tinto Brass, explored the avant-garde and erotic genres of films. The grandson of famous Italian artist Italico Brass, he created masterpieces such as The Scream, Caligula, and Salon Kitty. He has also bagged the Best Italian Film award at the Venice Film Festival for La Vacanza.

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Bettino Craxi
(Politician)
Bettino Craxi
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 24, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: January 19, 2000

Italy’s first Socialist prime minister, Bettino Craxi was born to an anti-fascist lawyer who was persecuted by Benito Mussolini’s regime. He later deviated from the traditional socialism and even changed the symbol of his party from the hammer-and-sickle to a red carnation. He was nicknamed The Big Boar due to his size.

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Roberto Calvi
(Former banker, dubbed "God's Banker")
Roberto Calvi
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 13, 1920
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: June 17, 1982
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Miuccia Prada
(Italian Billionaire Fashion Designer and Co-CEO and Head Designer of 'Prada')
Miuccia Prada
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: May 10, 1949
Sun Sign: Taurus

Miuccia Prada is an Italian businesswoman and fashion designer. The granddaughter of Mario Prada, Miuccia is the head designer of the popular luxury fashion house Prada, which was founded by Mario Prada. Miuccia Prada is credited with founding Prada's subsidiary, Miu Miu. In 2014, Miuccia Prada was ranked 75th in Forbes magazine's most powerful woman in the world list.

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Luisa Casati
(Socialite,Model)
Luisa Casati
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 23, 1881
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: June 1, 1957
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Fedez
(Rapper, Record producer)
Fedez
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 15, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra

Although best known as a popular rapper, singer and songwriter, Fedez is also an influential social media personality and an ardent activist, working especially for the rights of weaker section. Beginning his musical career in 2006, he now has six studio albums to his credit, four of which have peaked at No.1 position on the Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana charts.

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Elisabetta Dami
(Author)
Elisabetta Dami
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 1, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Maria Gaetana Agnesi
(First Woman to Write a Mathematics Handbook and the First Woman Appointed as a University Mathematics Professor)
Maria Gaetana Agnesi
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Birthdate: May 16, 1718
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: January 9, 1799

Italian mathematician Maria Gaetana Agnesi, daughter of an affluent silk trader, was well-versed in a number of languages as a child. Most of her work was regarding algebra, calculus, and the Witch of Agnesi. She was also the first female academic to write a math book and to teach math.

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Alessandra Ferri
(Ballet dancer)
Alessandra Ferri
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: May 6, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Josephine of Leuchtenberg
(Queen)
Josephine of Leuchtenberg
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Birthdate: March 14, 1807
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: June 7, 1876
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Valentina Cortese
(Actress)
Valentina Cortese
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Birthdate: January 1, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: July 10, 2019
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)