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Carla Bruni
(Singer, Supermodel & Spouse of the ex-French President 'Nicolas Sarkozy')
Carla Bruni
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Carla Bruni is an Italian-French fashion model and singer-songwriter. She gained international recognition after marrying the then president of France Nicolas Sarkozy in 2008. Also known for her political activities, philanthropy, and charity work, Bruni established the Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Foundation in 2009; the foundation helps promote access to knowledge for all. She also supports organizations, such as PETA.

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Enzo Ferrari
(Italian racing driver)
Enzo Ferrari
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 18, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: August 14, 1988
Italian race-car driver Enzo Ferrari, also known as "il Commendatore" and "il Drake,” founded the motor-racing team Scuderia Ferrari Grand Prix. He had also been part of the Italian army during World War I. He was posthumously inducted into the International Motorsports and the Automotive halls of fame.
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Amedeo Avogadro
(Chemist and Physicist)
Amedeo Avogadro
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 9, 1776
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: July 9, 1856

Son of a reputed senator and lawyer in Italy, Amedeo Avogadro was himself a qualified lawyer. However, he later delved into research as a mathematical physicist and is best remembered for laying down the Avogadro’s law, contributing to the molecular theory of gases. The Avogadro constant is named after him.

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Joseph Louis Lagrange
(Mathematician)
Joseph Louis Lagrange
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 25, 1736
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: April 10, 1813

Joseph Louis Lagrange was an Italian mathematician and astronomer who made significant contributions to the fields of number theory, analysis, and both classical and celestial mechanics. He served as the director of mathematics at the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin for over 20 years. He later moved to France and became a member of the French Academy of Sciences. 

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Ludovico Einaudi
(Italian Pianist and Composer Known for His Albums ‘I Giorni’, ‘Nightbook’ and ‘In a Time Lapse’)
Ludovico Einaudi
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 23, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Ludovico Einaudi is an Italian composer and pianist. Although he started his career as a classical musician, Einaudi began incorporating other genres like rock, folk, and pop later in his career. Apart from composing studio and live albums, Ludovico Einaudi also composes the scores for films and TV series. His work in the filn Acquario earned him the prestigious Grolla d'oro award.

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Gianni Agnelli
(Industrialist and principal shareholder of Fiat)
Gianni Agnelli
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 12, 1921
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: January 24, 2003
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Claudio Marchisio
(Italian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Midfielder)
Claudio Marchisio
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 19, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Giuseppe Farina
(Italian Racing Driver and First Official Formula One World Champion)
Giuseppe Farina
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 30, 1906
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: June 30, 1966

Giuseppe Farina, or Nino Farina, was not just a Formula One racer but also boasted of a doctorate degree in engineering. He became the first winner of the world driving championship as per the modern point system. He died in a car accident while on his way to watch a race.

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Victor Emmanuel II of Italy
(King of Italy (1861 - 1878))
Victor Emmanuel II of Italy
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Birthdate: March 14, 1820
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: January 9, 1878

Victor Emmanuel II of Italy reigned as the king of Sardinia from 1849 to 1861. He then became the first king of a united Italy in 1861 and reigned as its king until his death in 1878. Since he played a major role in the Second Italian War of Independence, Italians started referring to him as Father of the Fatherland.

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Andrea Agnelli
(Entrepreneur, Businessperson)
Andrea Agnelli
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 6, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Francesco Bagnaia
(Italian Motorcycle Racer)
Francesco Bagnaia
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 14, 1997
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 12 
Amadeo I of Spain
(King)
Amadeo I of Spain
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Birthdate: May 30, 1845
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: January 18, 1890
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Rita Levi-Montalcini
(Italian Neurologist Who Won the 1986 Nobel Prize in Medicine)
Rita Levi-Montalcini
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: April 22, 1909
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: December 30, 2012

Rita Levi-Montalcini was an Italian neurologist whose discovery of nerve growth factor earned her the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Throughout her life, Levi-Montalcini's work in neurobiology earned her several other honors and awards, including the Golden Plate Award from the American Academy of Achievement and the European Academy of Sciences' Leonardo da Vinci Award.

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Francesco Molinari
(Golfer)
Francesco Molinari
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 8, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Sandro Mazzola
(Association football player)
Sandro Mazzola
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 8, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Prince Aly Khan
(Pakistani Diplomat and the Third Husband of Actress Rita Hayworth)
Prince Aly Khan
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 13, 1911
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: May 12, 1960

Son of All-India Muslim League president Aga Khan III, Aly Khan was known for his numerous affairs and his marriage to Hollywood star Rita Hayworth. The socialite and race-horse owner was stripped of his inheritance, as Aga Khan’s will mentioned Aly’s son Karim as his successor.

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Margherita of Savoy
(Queen)
Margherita of Savoy
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Birthdate: November 20, 1851
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: January 4, 1926

It is believed that the Margherita pizza that is a popular dish today was actually first made by a pizza maker in Naples to treat Margherita of Savoy, who had grown tired of the royal gourmet food. The wife of King Umberto I, Margherita was the queen of Italy.

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Sebastian Giovinco
(Italian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Forward)
Sebastian Giovinco
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 26, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Nicknamed the Atomic Ant due to his short stature, Sebastian Giovinco had begun his career with the Juventus youth team. Known for his dribbling skills and ball control tactics, he has been named one of the world’s 100 best footballers by publications such as The Guardian.

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Lorenzo Ostuni
(Italian YouTube Star Known for His Funny Videos)
Lorenzo Ostuni
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: April 7, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries

Better known online as Favij, Italian YouTuber Lorenzo Ostuni is known for his funny YouTube videos, such as the hit series Momenti Epici Nei Videogames! He initially posted on the collaborative channel TheSharedGaming. He has also penned the books Under the Headphones and The Cage series.

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Pier Giorgio Frassati
(Activist)
Pier Giorgio Frassati
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 6, 1901
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: July 4, 1925
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Rita Pavone
(Singer)
Rita Pavone
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 23, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
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Charles Albert of Sardinia
(King)
Charles Albert of Sardinia
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Birthdate: October 2, 1798
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: July 28, 1849
 23 
Marcel Bich
(Businessperson)
Marcel Bich
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 29, 1914
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: May 30, 1994
 24 
David Riccio
(Courtier)
David Riccio
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1533 AD
Died: March 9, 1566
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Gabriel Garko
(Actor and former fashion model)
Gabriel Garko
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: July 12, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Umberto I of Italy
(King of Italy (1878 - 1900))
Umberto I of Italy
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Birthdate: March 14, 1844
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: July 29, 1900

Umberto I of Italy reigned as the king of Italy from 1878 until his death in 1900. His reign witnessed an attempted colonial expansion by Italy into the Horn of Africa, successfully annexing Somalia and Eritrea. Loathed by anarchists because of his approval of the Bava Beccaris massacre, Umberto I of Italy was assassinated by an anarchist named Gaetano Bresci.

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Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta
(Italian Prince and Royal Italian Navy Officer)
Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 9, 1900
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: January 29, 1948

A member of the Italian House of Savoy, Prince Aimone, the Duke of Aosta, also served as a Royal Italian Navy officer. He was later made the king of Croatia by Italian king Emmanuel III but refused to accept his kingship as a mark of protest against the Italian occupation of the Dalmatia region.

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Ambra Gutierrez
(Model)
Ambra Gutierrez
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: May 15, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus

Italian-Filipina model Ambra Gutierrez made headlines when it came to light that she had been sexually assaulted by Harvey Weinstein back in 2015. Born to a ballerina mother, she had started her career as a beauty contest participant at 14 and had then taken to modeling at 19.

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Lorenzo Sonego
(Italian Professional Tennis Player)
Lorenzo Sonego
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 11, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Marie Thérèse Louise of Savoy, Princesse de Lamballe
(Noblewoman)
Marie Thérèse Louise of Savoy, Princesse de Lamballe
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 8, 1749
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: September 3, 1792
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Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour
(Prime Minister of Italy from March 1861 to June 1861)
Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 10, 1810
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: June 6, 1861
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Edoardo Molinari
(Golfer)
Edoardo Molinari
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Franco Tongya
(Footballer midfielder position)
Franco Tongya
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 13, 2002
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Umberto Agnelli
(Former Senator of Italy)
Umberto Agnelli
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 1, 1934
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: May 27, 2004
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Ezio Bosso
(Composer)
Ezio Bosso
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 13, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: May 14, 2020
 36 
Gabry Ponte
(Club DJ)
Gabry Ponte
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 20, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Laura Huxley
(Motivational speaker, Writer, Violinist, Biographer)
Laura Huxley
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 2, 1911
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: December 13, 2007
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Victor Amadeus III of Sardinia
(King)
Victor Amadeus III of Sardinia
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Birthdate: June 26, 1726
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: October 16, 1796
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Clara Agnelli
(Socialite)
Clara Agnelli
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 24, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: July 19, 2016
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Paolo Soleri
(Italian-Born American Architect Who Established the Educational Cosanti Foundation and Arcosant)
Paolo Soleri
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: June 21, 1919
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: April 9, 2013

Paolo Soleri was an Italian architect and educator who taught at the Arizona State University's College of Architecture. He is credited with establishing the Cosanti Foundation and also introduced the concept of arcology, a synthesis of ecology and architecture. A respected architect, Paolo Soleri won several prestigious awards like the American National Design Award and AIA Gold Medal.

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Giacomo Balla
(Painter)
Giacomo Balla
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Birthdate: July 18, 1871
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: March 1, 1958
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Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia
(King)
Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia
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Birthdate: May 24, 1751
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: October 6, 1819
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Salvador Luria
(Microbiologist)
Salvador Luria
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 13, 1912
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: February 6, 1991

Nobel Prize-winning Italian microbiologist Salvador Luria is best remembered for his work on bacteriophages, or viruses that infect bacteria. He had also chaired Microbiology and later, the Center for Cancer Research at MIT. As a political activist, he was against nuclear weapon testing and was once banned from receiving funds.

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Victor Emmanuel I of Sardinia
(King)
Victor Emmanuel I of Sardinia
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Birthdate: July 24, 1759
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: January 10, 1824
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Marie Josephine of Savoy
(Princess)
Marie Josephine of Savoy
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Birthdate: September 2, 1753
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: November 13, 1810

Marie Josephine of Savoy became the countess of Provence through her marriage to future French king Louis XVIII. Disliked by her sister-in-law, Marie Antoinette, she became the target of rumors stating Louis avoided her in bed. Unfortunately, she died before her husband became the king, and thus couldn’t become the queen of France.

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Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia
(Duke)
Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia
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Birthdate: April 27, 1701
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: February 20, 1773
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Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy
(Victor Amadeus I)
Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy
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Birthdate: May 8, 1587
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: October 7, 1637
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Carlo Ginzburg
(Italian Historian and Writer)
Carlo Ginzburg
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Birthdate: April 15, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries

A microhistory expert, Italian historian Carlo Ginzburg has had teaching stints at the University of Bologna and UCLA. He is best known for his work The Cheese and the Worms and holds 16 honorary degrees from various universities. He also won the Balzan Prize for the History of Europe in 2010.

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Maria Pia of Savoy
(Consort)
Maria Pia of Savoy
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 16, 1847
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: July 5, 1911

Maria Pia of Savoy was an Italian princess who became the Queen of Portugal after marrying King Luís I of Portugal in 1862. She was the third queen to represent the House of Savoy. Maria Pia is best remembered for her compassion and charitable works. She was often referred to as the mother of the poor and angel of charity.

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Pietro Ferrero Jr.
(CEO)
Pietro Ferrero Jr.
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 11, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: April 18, 2011