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Cesare Lombroso
(Criminologist, Phrenologist, Physician)
Cesare Lombroso
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: November 6, 1835
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: October 19, 1909

Cesare Lombroso was an Italian criminologist, phrenologist, and physician. He founded the Italian School of Positivist Criminology at the end of the 19th century. Initially an army surgeon, he later became a professor of forensic medicine and hygiene. His works drew from the concepts of physiognomy, degeneration theory, and psychiatry. Later in life, be became interested in spirituality.

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Catullus
(Latin poet of the Late Roman Republic)
Catullus
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 0084 BC
Died: 0054 BC
Catullus was a Latin poet who was active in the Roman Republic. His extant works are read widely even today and they continue to influence not only poetry but also other forms of art. His poems have had a significant influence on other popular poets like Virgil and Ovid. Among Catullus' most famous works is his fifth poem. 
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Carlo Rovelli
(Italian Theoretical Physicist and Writer)
Carlo Rovelli
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 3, 1956
Sun Sign: Taurus

Carlo Rovelli is an Italian theoretical physicist and writer. He is active mainly in the field of quantum gravity and is a founder of loop quantum gravity theory. He also has experience working in the history and philosophy of science. His popular science book, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, has sold over a million copies worldwide. 

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Paolo Veronese
(Italian Painter Who Became Famous for His Extremely Large Paintings of Mythology and Religion)
Paolo Veronese
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Birthdate: 1528 AD
Died: April 19, 1588

Paolo Veronese was an Italian painter best remembered for his extremely large history paintings of mythology and religion, such as The Feast in the House of Levi and The Wedding at Cana. The leading Venetian painter of ceilings during his time, Paolo Veronese has always been appreciated for the splendor of his brushwork and the chromatic brilliance of his palette.

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Gigliola Cinquetti
(Italian Singer, Songwriter and Television Presenter)
Gigliola Cinquetti
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 20, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Gigliola Cinquetti is an Italian actress, singer, songwriter, and television presenter. After winning the Sanremo Music Festival at the age of 16, Cinquetti went on to represent her country in the Eurovision Song Contest 1964. She became the youngest winner when she gave Italy its first victory in the event. Cinquetti returned to the contest in 1974 and finished second. 

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Destiny Udogie
(Football player - Defender)
Destiny Udogie
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 28, 2002
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Girolamo Fracastoro
(Italian Physician, Poet and Scholar in Mathematics, Geography and Astronomy)
Girolamo Fracastoro
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 1478 AD
Died: August 6, 1553

Girolamo Fracastoro was an Italian poet, physician, and scholar in astronomy, geography and mathematics. He is credited with authoring a theory, which is regarded as a precursor to germ theory; his theory was influential for almost three centuries. He is also credited with inventing terms, such as syphilis. 

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Francesca Rettondini
(Actress)
Francesca Rettondini
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Birthdate: March 7, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Alexander of Battenberg
(Former Prince of Bulgaria (1879 - 1886))
Alexander of Battenberg
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 5, 1857
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: November 17, 1893

Alexander Joseph or Alexander of Battenberg was a prince of Bulgaria from 29 April 1879 to 7 September 1886. He was forced to abdicate in 1886 by pro-Russian Bulgarian Army officers during a coup d'état. After abdicating, Alexander went on to serve in the Austrian Army as a general.

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Valentina Belle
(Actress)
Valentina Belle
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Birthdate: April 16, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Mario Capecchi
(Nobel-Prize Winning Italian-American Molecular Geneticist)
Mario Capecchi
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 6, 1937
Sun Sign: Libra

Mario Capecchi is a molecular geneticist who received the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine along with Oliver Smithies and Martin Evans. They received the prize for discovering a method to create a knockout mouse, a genetically modified mouse in which a certain gene is turned off for experimental purposes. In 2001, Capecchi received the National Medal of Science.

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Piccarda Bueri
(Noblewoman)
Piccarda Bueri
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1368 AD
Died: 1433 AD
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Peter of Verona
(Preacher)
Peter of Verona
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1205 AD
Died: April 6, 1252
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Achille Lauro
(Rapper)
Achille Lauro
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 11, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Emilio Salgari
(Writer of action adventure swashbucklers and a pioneer of science fiction)
Emilio Salgari
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 21, 1862
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: April 25, 1911
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Beatrice Macola
(Actress)
Beatrice Macola
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Birthdate: December 2, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 13, 2001
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Walter Chiari
(Actor)
Walter Chiari
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Birthdate: March 8, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: December 20, 1991
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Bruno Ruffo
(Italian Motorcycle Racer)
Bruno Ruffo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 9, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 10, 2007
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Giuseppe Cipriani
(Chef as Founder of Harry's Bar in Venice, Italy)
Giuseppe Cipriani
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Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: 1900 AD
Died: 1980 AD
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Rosanna Carteri
(Italian Soprano Who Was Icon in the 1950s and 1960s)
Rosanna Carteri
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 14, 1930
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: October 25, 2020

Italian soprano who soared to fame in the 1950s and 1960s with her performances at Milan’s iconic La Scala. She was 12 when she began her concert performances and later soared to fame with her appearances at venues such as Paris Opera and Covent Garden. She retired at 36 to focus on her family.

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Romano Guardini
(German Catholic Priest)
Romano Guardini
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 17, 1885
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: October 1, 1968

Though he initially studied both chemistry and economics, Romano Guardini later became a priest. He later also served the University of Berlin as its chair of philosophy in religion but was forced to resign by the Nazis. He later also taught at the University of Munich.

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Giovanni Morelli
(Italian Art Critic Whose Methods of Direct Study Established the Foundation of Subsequent Art Criticism)
Giovanni Morelli
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Birthdate: February 25, 1816
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: February 28, 1891

Born to Swiss parents in Italy, Giovanni Morelli later studied medicine in Switzerland and Germany, but never practiced. A connoisseur of arts, he established himself as an art historian and collector. He also dabbled in politics and passed an act forbidding the sale of artwork from public or religious institutions.

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Sara Simeoni
(Italian Former High Jumper and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Sara Simeoni
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 19, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Giovanni Francesco Caroto
(Painter)
Giovanni Francesco Caroto
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Birthdate: 1480 AD
Died: April 29, 1555
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Fra Giovanni Giocondo
(Architect)
Fra Giovanni Giocondo
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: 1433 AD
Died: 1515 AD
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Giuseppe Torelli
(Violinist)
Giuseppe Torelli
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 22, 1658
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: February 8, 1709
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Guarino da Verona
(Scholar)
Guarino da Verona
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1374 AD
Died: December 4, 1460
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Alessandro Turchi
(Italian Painter of the Early Baroque)
Alessandro Turchi
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Birthdate: 1578 AD
Died: January 22, 1649
Alessandro Turchi was an Italian painter whose style has been described as Caravaggesque and soft at the same time. He is credited with teaching fellow painters like Giovanni Battista Rossi and Giovanni Ceschini. Among his most famous works are David with the Head of Goliath, Christ and Adulterous Woman, and Mystical Marriage of St Catherine.
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Leone Leoni
(Composer)
Leone Leoni
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 1560 AD
Died: June 24, 1627
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Giovanni Maria Falconetto
(Architect)
Giovanni Maria Falconetto
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: 1468 AD
Died: 1535 AD
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Scipione Maffei
(Writer)
Scipione Maffei
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Birthdate: June 1, 1675
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: February 11, 1755
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Ippolito Pindemonte
(Writer)
Ippolito Pindemonte
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 13, 1753
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: November 18, 1828
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Aleardo Aleardi
(Poet)
Aleardo Aleardi
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 14, 1812
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: July 17, 1878
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Matteo de' Pasti
(Sculptor)
Matteo de' Pasti
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Birthdate: 1420 AD
Died: 1467 AD

Matteo de' Pasti was an Italian medalist and sculptor. He is credited with designing the Tempio Malatestiano in Rimini, which he constructed with the help of Leone Battista Alberti. An important and popular sculptor of his generation, De' Pasti worked on several royal commissions. He also worked for prominent personalities like Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta and Lionello d'Este.

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Liberale da Verona
(Painter)
Liberale da Verona
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Birthdate: 1441 AD
Died: 1526 AD
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Hillel ben Samuel
(Physician)
Hillel ben Samuel
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Birthdate: 1220 AD
Died: 1295 AD
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Paolo Farinati
(Artist)
Paolo Farinati
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Birthdate: 1524 AD
Died: 1606 AD
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Count Richard von Bienerth-Schmerling
(Statesman)
Count Richard von Bienerth-Schmerling
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 2, 1863
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: June 3, 1918
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Antipope Honorius II
(Antipope)
Antipope Honorius II
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1010 AD
Died: 1072 AD