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Sophia Loren
(One of the Greatest Female Stars of Classical Hollywood Cinema)
Sophia Loren
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Birthdate: September 20, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo

Known as the quintessential “femme fatale” of the "Golden Age of Hollywood," Sophia Loren rose from participating in a beauty pageant as a teenager, to being the first actor to win the Academy Award for a foreign-language movie. The Italian bombshell is also known for her affair with Cary Grant.

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Marcus Aurelius
(Philosopher)
Marcus Aurelius
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Birthdate: April 26, 0121
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: March 17, 0180

Marcus Aurelius played an important role in the Roman Empire. A Stoic philosopher, Marcus was part of the Five Good Emperors and the last emperor of the Pax Romana—a 200-year-long period of relative peace in the Roman Empire. Also a writer, his work Meditations is regarded by many as one of the greatest works of philosophy.

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Francesco Totti
(Italian Former Professional Football Player Who Played as an Attacking Midfielder and as a Forward)
Francesco Totti
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra

Italian footballer Francesco Totti is known for his 25-year stint with Roma. Nicknamed “The Golden Boy” and “The Gladiator,” he led Roma to win the Serie A and the Coppa Italia. He was also part of the 2006 FIFA World Cup-winning Italian team. He was named to Pele’s FIFA 100

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Ennio Morricone
(One of the Greatest Film Composers of All Time)
Ennio Morricone
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 10, 1928
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: July 6, 2020

Regarded as one of the world’s greatest film composers, Ennio Morricone was an Italian composer, orchestrator and conductor who scored music for over 500 films in his career spanning seven decades. Morricone covered a wide range of music styles and is best known for scores in the Dollar Trilogy and Once Upon a Time in the West.

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Sergio Leone
(Italian Filmmaker Best Known for Creating the 'Spaghetti Western' Genre)
Sergio Leone
8
Birthdate: January 3, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: April 30, 1989

Best known as a pioneer of the Spaghetti Western genre, Sergio Leone was born to legendary Italian actors Vincenzo Leone and Edvige Valcarenghi. He dropped out of law to focus on films and created masterpieces such as Once upon a Time in America and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

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Enrico Fermi
(Italian Physicist, Nobel Laureate and Creator of the World's First Nuclear Reactor)
Enrico Fermi
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 29, 1901
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: November 28, 1954
Italian physicist Enrico Fermi created the Chicago Pile-1, the world's first nuclear reactor. Known widely as the "architect of the atomic bomb," he was equally proficient in theoretical and experimental physics, and won the 1938 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on radioactivity and for discovering transuranium elements.
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Isabella Rossellini
(Actress, Author and Philanthropist Known for Her Roles in Films: ‘Blue Velvet’ and ‘Death Becomes Her’)
Isabella Rossellini
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Birthdate: June 18, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini

Italian-American actress Isabella Rossellini has made an important contribution to the American and Italian film industry. She has also appeared on stage, including an Off-Broadway production of The Stendhal Syndrome.  Also known for her involvement in conservation efforts, Rossellini serves as the director and president of the Howard Gilman Foundation, which focuses on the preservation of arts, photography, and wildlife.

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Scipio Africanus
(One of the Best Military Commanders and Strategists of All Time)
Scipio Africanus
9
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0236 BC
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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Tiberius
(Roman Emperor from 14 CE to 37 CE)
Tiberius
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Birthdate: November 16, 0042
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: March 16, 0037
Tiberius, the second Roman emperor, ruled from AD 14 to 37. Though his conquests strengthened the Roman empire, he lacked the will to rule. Following his son Drusus Julius Caesar’s death, Tiberius became aloof. He later gave away his administrative powers to his prefects Sejanus and Naevius Sutorius Macro.
 10 
Joel McHale
(Best Known for His Role as 'Jeff Winger' on the NBC sitcom 'Community')
Joel McHale
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Birthdate: November 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Actor, comedian, and producer Joel McHale is best known for hosting the television series The Soup. He was interested in sports as a young boy but shifted his focus to acting while in college and earned his master's degree in acting. Even though he is more popular as a television actor, he has appeared in many films too.

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Artemisia Gentileschi
(One of the Most Progressive and Expressive Painters of Her Generation)
Artemisia Gentileschi
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Birthdate: July 8, 1593
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: 1652 AD
Italian Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi was a prominent artist of the 17th century. She was the first female member of the Accademia di Arte del Disegno and was known for her depiction of the female form. She was raped by painter Agostino Tassi and participated in a 7-month trial.
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Giada De Laurentiis
(Chef and Host of 'Giada at Home')
Giada De Laurentiis
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 22, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo

Giada De Laurentiis is an Italian-American chef, restaurateur, television personality, and writer. She won the Gracie Award under the Best Television Host category for hosting Giada at Home. The founder of a catering business called GDL Foods, Giada De Laurentiis has been an influential figure in the American culinary business over the last few years.

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Michael Collins
(NASA Astronaut, Command Module Pilot for Apollo 11 (the spaceflight that landed the first humans on the Moon))
Michael Collins
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 31, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: April 28, 2021

Michael Collins is an American astronaut who became the fourth person to perform a spacewalk. He is also the second person to orbit the Moon alone. Collins is best known for flying the Apollo 11 command module Columbia while Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong landed on the Moon. In 1969, Michael Collins was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Claudio Ranieri
(Football Manager)
Claudio Ranieri
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 20, 1951
Sun Sign: Libra

Claudio Ranieri is an Italian football manager and the current head coach of Sampdoria, a football club which competes in Serie A. As a manager, Ranieri has won several honors, such as the 2016 LMA Manager of the Year and the Best FIFA Men's Coach. A former player, Ranieri was inducted into the Italian Football Hall of Fame in 2016.

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Titus
(Roman Emperor)
Titus
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Birthdate: December 30, 0039
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: September 13, 0081

Titus was the ruler of the Roman Empire from 79 to 81 CE. Before ascending the throne, he played a crucial role as a military commander, working alongside his father Vespasian during the First Jewish-Roman War. After becoming the emperor, Titus oversaw the completion of the Colosseum. His life and work are depicted in literature, paintings, and visual arts.

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Victoria De Angelis
(Bassist best known as a member of the Italian pop-rock band Måneskin)
Victoria De Angelis
9
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 28, 2000
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Domitian
(Roman Emperor)
Domitian
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Birthdate: October 24, 0051
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: September 18, 0096
Domitian, son of Vespasian, reigned as the Roman emperor from 81 to 96. He was the last ruler of the Flavian dynasty and was assassinated by his own court officials. His authoritarian regime witnessed the reduction of the Senate’s powers and the strengthening of the defenses and the Roman economy.
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Alessandro Nesta
(Italian Professional Football Manager and Former Football Defender)
Alessandro Nesta
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 19, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Danny Huston
(Actor Best Known for His Films 'The Aviator', 'Children of Men' and '21 Grams')
Danny Huston
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Birthdate: May 14, 1962
Sun Sign: Taurus
Danny Huston, son of director John Huston and actor Zoe Sallis, is best known for his Independent Spirit Award-nominated performance in the film Ivans Xtc. He has also starred in films such as The Aviator and Marie Antoinette, and been part of two seasons of American Horror Story
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Daniele De Rossi
(Former Italian Professional Football Player Who Played as a Defensive Midfielder)
Daniele De Rossi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 24, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo

Daniele De Rossi is an Italian football coach and former player. He is currently serving as the national football team's assistant coach. A defensive midfielder during his playing career, Daniele helped his team win the 2006 FIFA World Cup. He is the highest-scoring midfielder for Italy post-World War II.

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Elsa Schiaparelli
(Italian Fashion Designer Famous for Her Surrealist Fashions of the 1930s and for Her Witty Accessories)
Elsa Schiaparelli
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: September 10, 1890
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: November 13, 1973

Elsa Schiaparelli was an Italian fashion designer who designed the wardrobes for many films like Topaze and Moulin Rouge. Widely regarded as one of the most important figures in the world of fashion, Schiaparelli was considered the greatest rival of Coco Chanel.

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Hugh O'Connor
(Actor)
Hugh O'Connor
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Birthdate: April 7, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: March 28, 1995
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Simonetta Stefanelli
(Best Known for Her Role of 'Apollonia Vitelli-Corleone' in the Film 'The Godfather')
Simonetta Stefanelli
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: November 30, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Simonetta Stefanelli is an Italian fashion designer, entrepreneur, and former actress. She is best known for her portrayal of Apollonia Vitelli-Corleone in the popular crime film, The Godfather. After retiring from acting in 1992, Simonetta Stefanelli became an entrepreneur. She owns a fashion store called Simo Bloom, where she designs shoes and purses.

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Matteo Berrettini
(Italian Professional Tennis Player)
Matteo Berrettini
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 12, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries

Matteo Berrettini is an Italian tennis player who is currently the best-ranked Italian according to the ATP Rankings. Matteo Berrettini created history in 2021 when he became the first Italian to reach a Wimbledon Championship final where he lost against the two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic. An aggressive player, Matteo Berrettini is known for his forehand, strong serve, and speed.

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Carolina Marin
(Badminton player)
Carolina Marin
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 15, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Juan Carlos I
(King of Spain (1975-2014))
Juan Carlos I
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Birthdate: January 5, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Guillaume Apollinaire
(Known for His Poems Without Punctuation)
Guillaume Apollinaire
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 26, 1880
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: November 9, 1918

French poet Guillaume Apollinaire was a significant figure of the avant-garde movement. It is believed he had coined the terms Cubism, Surrealism, and Orphism. Known for his iconic poem Chanson du mal-aimé, written after being rejected by a lover, he also developed the typography-based concrete poetry in the collection Calligrammes.

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Germanicus
(Roman General)
Germanicus
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 24, 0015
Sun Sign: Gemini
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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Roberto Rossellini
(Film director, Actor, Film producer, Playwright, Screenwriter, Racecar driver)
Roberto Rossellini
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Birthdate: May 8, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: June 3, 1977

One of the pioneers of neo-realism, Italian filmmaker Roberto Rossellini was part of the French nouvelle vague movement. Born to the man who had set up Italy’s first cinema, Rossellini later grew up to make films such as Rome, Open City. He was also known for his scandalous affair with Ingrid Bergman.

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Giancarlo Fisichella
(Italian Professional Racing Driver)
Giancarlo Fisichella
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 14, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Giancarlo Fisichella, also known as Giano, has three Formula One World Championship wins in his kitty. The popular racing driver also captains the Nazionale Piloti football team. Throughout his career, he has raced for teams such as Renault, Force India, and Ferrari. He is related to a Sicilian noble family.

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Allison Miller
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Birthdate: September 2, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo

Allison Miller is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Michelle Benjamin in the serial drama TV series, Kings. Miller was passionate about acting, so much so that she dropped out of college in 2006 to pursue acting. A multi-talented personality, Miller has trained in modern, jazz, and tap dance. She also plays the guitar and the piano.

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Vitellius
(Roman emperor)
Vitellius
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Birthdate: September 24, 0015
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: December 20, 0069
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Gaius Cassius Longinus
(Roman General)
Gaius Cassius Longinus
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 3, 0085
Sun Sign: Libra
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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Lou Albano
(Italian-American Professional Wrestler)
Lou Albano
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 29, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: October 14, 2009
 35 
Marcus Junius Brutus
(Former Politician most famous of the assassins of Julius Caesar)
Marcus Junius Brutus
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0085 AD
Died: October 23, 0042
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Alessandro Michele
(Fashion Designer)
Alessandro Michele
4
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: November 25, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Alessandro Michele grew up in Rome and picked up elements of European street style, which he later included in his designs. The award-winning fashion designer worked with Les Copains and Fendi before joining Gucci, where he is now the creative director. He is known for his signature Christ-like appearance.

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Daniela Bianchi
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Tatiana Romanova’ in the James Bond Film ‘From Russia with Love’)
Daniela Bianchi
5
Birthdate: January 31, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Daniela Bianchi is an Italian actress known for her portrayal of Bond girl Tatiana Romanova in the popular spy film, From Russia with Love. After appearing in the second James Bond film, Bianchi landed roles in a number of Italian and French movies. Apart from acting, Daniela Bianchi also studied ballet and worked as a fashion model.

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Cecilia Bartoli
(Italian Coloratura Mezzo-Soprano Opera Singer and Recitalist)
Cecilia Bartoli
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini

Cecilia Bartoli is an Italian opera singer and recitalist. A coloratura mezzo-soprano, Bartoli is renowned for her interpretations of the works of popular composers like Mozart, Bellini, Handel, and Vivaldi. Also known for her versatility, Cecilia Bartoli can sing both mezzo and soprano roles. She is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including Grammy Awards.

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Monica Vitti
(Actress best known for her starring roles in films directed by Michelangelo Antonioni during the early-to-mid 1960s.)
Monica Vitti
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Birthdate: November 3, 1931
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: February 2, 2022
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Asia Argento
(Actress and Director Known for Her Films: 'XXX', ‘'Marie Antoinette' and ‘Misunderstood’)
Asia Argento
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Birthdate: September 20, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Asia Argento, daughter of filmmaker Dario Argento, has starred in movies such as XXX, Traveling Companion, and Transylvania. She declared that Harvey Weinstein had sexually assaulted her in the 1990s, while she was herself accused of assaulting Jimmy Bennett. She was dating Anthony Bourdain at the time of his death.
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Mario Draghi
(Economist, Banker, University teacher)
Mario Draghi
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 3, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo

The son of a banker father, Italian economist Mario Draghi initially served as the president of the European Central Bank and the Bank of Italy governor, and is the current prime minister of Italy. The media named him Super Mario for efficiently handling the Eurozone debt crisis.

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Mark Getty
(Businessman who is the co-founder and chairman of Getty Images)
Mark Getty
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 9, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Violante Placido
(Actress most famous for her roles in films like the comic book adaptation Ghost Rider and its sequel, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance)
Violante Placido
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Birthdate: May 1, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Antonio Sabato Jr.
(Model, Actor)
Antonio Sabato Jr.
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Birthdate: February 29, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Italian-American actor Antonio Sabàto Jr. was once a Calvin Klein model. He soared to fame with the role of Jagger Cates in the soap General Hospital and has also part of the reality show But Can They Sing? In the 2018 U.S. elections, he contested as a Republican candidate.
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Claudia Gerini
(Actress)
Claudia Gerini
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Birthdate: December 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Max Biaggi
(Italian Former Professional Grand Prix Motorcycle Road Racer)
Max Biaggi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 26, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer

Max Biaggi is an Italian retired professional Grand Prix motorcycle road racer. He is a former racing world champion who won the 2010 and 2012 World Superbike Championship. He also won the 250cc World Championship four consecutive times. His brilliant racing career earned him the nicknames 'il Corsaro' ('the Corsair') and 'the Roman Emperor.' 

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Tiberius Gracchus
(Roman Politician and Soldier)
Tiberius Gracchus
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0163 BC
Died: 0133 BC

Tiberius Gracchus was a Roman politician best remembered for proposing the Lex Sempronia Agraria, a law aimed at improving the lives of the poor. The law suggested the transfer of land from wealthy landowners to poorer citizens. Unsurprisingly, Tiberius Gracchus was killed due to his populist program and his uncompromising behavior.

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Francesco Quinn
(Former Actor best known for his breakout role as Rhah in Oliver Stone’s Academy Award-winning Platoon (1986))
Francesco Quinn
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Birthdate: March 22, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: August 5, 2011
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Franco Amurri
(Director Best Known for His Films: ‘Da Grande’, ‘Monkey Trouble’ and ‘Flashback’)
Franco Amurri
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Birthdate: September 12, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo

Son of TV writer Antonio Amurri, Italian director Franco Amurri is best known for films such as Da grande and Monkey Trouble. He has previously also served in the Italian Army. He met actor Susan Sarandon on the sets of Tempest and later had a 4-year relationship with her.

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Ylenia Carrisi
(Former actress who disappeared under mysterious circumstances while visiting New Orleans, Louisiana, in January 1994)
Ylenia Carrisi
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Birthdate: November 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)