100 Notable alumni of
University of Pisa

The University of Pisa is 263rd in the world, 88th in Europe, and 8th in Italy by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from the University of Pisa sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff. 2 individuals affiliated with the University of Pisa won Nobel Prizes in Physics and Literature.

  1. Galileo Galilei

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    Galileo Galilei
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1564-1642 (aged 78)
    Enrolled in the University of Pisa
    1581-1585 studied medicine and mathematics
    Occupations
    astronomerphilosophermathematicianphysicistinventor
    Biography

    Galileo di Vincenzo Bonaiuti de' Galilei was an Italian astronomer, physicist and engineer, sometimes described as a polymath, from Pisa. Galileo has been called the "father of observational astronomy", the "father of modern physics", the "father of the scientific method", and the "father of modern science".

  2. Andrea Bocelli

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    Andrea Bocelli
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    opera singersaxophonistcomposerpianistlawyer
    Biography

    Andrea Bocelli is an Italian opera tenor and multi-instrumentalist. He was diagnosed with congenital glaucoma at 5 months old, and became completely blind at age 12, following a football accident. After performing evenings in piano bars and competing in local singing contests, Bocelli signed his first recording contract with the Sugar Music label. He rose to fame in 1994, winning the preliminary round of the 44th Sanremo Music Festival performing "Miserere", with the highest marks ever recorded in the newcomers section.

  3. Cesare Borgia

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    Cesare Borgia
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1475-1507 (aged 32)
    Occupations
    condottieroclericCatholic priestcatholic deacon
    Biography

    Cesare Borgia was an Italian cardinal and condottiero (mercenary leader) of Aragonese (Spanish) origin, whose fight for power was a major inspiration for The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli. He was an illegitimate son of Pope Alexander VI and member of the Spanish-Aragonese House of Borgia.

  4. Enrico Fermi

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    Enrico Fermi
    Awards
    Nobel Prize in Physics in 1938
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1901-1954 (aged 53)
    Occupations
    physicistinventortheoretical physicistnuclear physicistprofessor
    Biography

    Enrico Fermi was an Italian (later naturalized American) physicist and the creator of the world's first nuclear reactor, the Chicago Pile-1. He has been called the "architect of the nuclear age" and the "architect of the atomic bomb". He was one of very few physicists to excel in both theoretical physics and experimental physics. Fermi was awarded the 1938 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on induced radioactivity by neutron bombardment and for the discovery of transuranium elements. With his colleagues, Fermi filed several patents related to the use of nuclear power, all of which were taken over by the US government. He made significant contributions to the development of statistical mechanics, quantum theory, and nuclear and particle physics.

  5. Leo X

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    Leo X
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1475-1521 (aged 46)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
    Biography

    Pope Leo X was head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 9 March 1513 to his death in 1521.

  6. Paul III

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    Paul III
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1468-1549 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
    Biography

    Pope Paul III, born Alessandro Farnese, was head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 13 October 1534 to his death in 1549.

  7. Lucia Azzolina

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    Lucia Azzolina
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    politicianteacher
    Biography

    Lucia Azzolina is an Italian politician and teacher. She was the Minister of Public Education during the Conte II Cabinet.

  8. Francesco Redi

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    Francesco Redi
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1626-1697 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    physicianbiologistpoetwriterpainter
    Biography

    Francesco Redi was an Italian physician, naturalist, biologist and poet. He is referred to as the "founder of experimental biology", and as the "father of modern parasitology". He was the first person to challenge the theory of spontaneous generation by demonstrating that maggots come from eggs of flies.

  9. Carlo Azeglio Ciampi

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    Carlo Azeglio Ciampi
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1920-2016 (aged 96)
    Occupations
    economistpoliticianbanker
    Biography

    Carlo Azeglio Ciampi was an Italian politician and banker who was the 49th prime minister of Italy from 1993 to 1994 and the tenth president of Italy from 1999 to 2006.

  10. Giosuè Carducci

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    Giosuè Carducci
    Awards
    Nobel Prize in Literature in 1906
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1835-1907 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    writerpoetjournalistpoliticianteacher
    Biography

    Giosuè Alessandro Giuseppe Carducci was an Italian poet, writer, literary critic and teacher. He was very influential and was regarded as the official national poet of modern Italy. In 1906 he became the first Italian to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature "not only in consideration of his deep learning and critical research, but above all as a tribute to the creative energy, freshness of style, and lyrical force which characterize his poetic masterpieces".

  11. Mario Monicelli

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    Mario Monicelli
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1915-2010 (aged 95)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriteractor
    Biography

    Mario Monicelli was an Italian film director and screenwriter and one of the masters of the Commedia all'Italiana (Comedy Italian style). He was nominated six times for an Oscar, and was awarded the Golden Lion for his career.

  12. Massimo D'Alema

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    Massimo D'Alema
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1949-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomatjournalist
    Biography

    Massimo D'Alema is an Italian politician who was the 53rd Prime Minister from 1998 to 2000. Later he was Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2006 to 2008. He is also a journalist and served for a time as national secretary of the Democratic Party of the Left (PDS). Sometimes media refers to him as Leader Maximo, due to his first name Massimo, but also for his dominant position in the left-wing coalitions during the Second Republic. Earlier in his career he was a member of the Italian Communist Party, and he was the first former communist to become prime minister of a NATO country and yet the only former communist prime minister of Italy.

  13. Enrico Letta

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    Enrico Letta
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Enrolled in the University of Pisa
    Studied in 1994
    Occupations
    politicianacademicnon-fiction writer
    Biography

    Enrico Letta is an Italian politician who served as Prime Minister of Italy from April 2013 to February 2014, leading a grand coalition of centre-left and centre-right parties. Since March 2021, Letta has been Secretary of the Democratic Party (PD).

  14. Urban VIII

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    Urban VIII
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1568-1644 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    diplomatclericCatholic priestpatron of the artswriter
    Biography

    Pope Urban VIII, born Maffeo Barberini, was head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 6 August 1623 to his death in 1644. As pope, he expanded the papal territory by force of arms and advantageous politicking, and was also a prominent patron of the arts and a reformer of Church missions.

  15. Marsilio Ficino

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    Marsilio Ficino
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1433-1499 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    philosophertranslatorclericastrologerpoet
    Biography

    Marsilio Ficino was an Italian scholar and Catholic priest who was one of the most influential humanist philosophers of the early Italian Renaissance. He was an astrologer, a reviver of Neoplatonism in touch with the major academics of his day and the first translator of Plato's complete extant works into Latin. His Florentine Academy, an attempt to revive Plato's Academy, influenced the direction and tenor of the Italian Renaissance and the development of European philosophy.

  16. Umberto Saba

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    Umberto Saba
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1883-1957 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    poetwriteressayistjournalist
    Biography

    Umberto Saba was an Italian poet and novelist, born Umberto Poli in the cosmopolitan Mediterranean port of Trieste when it was the fourth largest city of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Poli assumed the nom de plume "Saba" in 1910, and his name was officially changed to Umberto Saba in 1928. From 1919 he was the proprietor of an antiquarian bookshop in Trieste. He suffered from depression for all of his adult life.

  17. Alfonso Bonafede

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    Alfonso Bonafede
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1976-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Alfonso Bonafede is an Italian lawyer and politician who has served as the Italian Minister of Justice since 1 June 2018. A lawyer by profession, Bonafede has also served as a member of the Chamber of Deputies since 15 March 2013.

  18. Giuliano Amato

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    Giuliano Amato
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1938-.. (age 83)
    Occupations
    politicianjuristjudgeuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Giuliano Amato is an Italian politician who twice served as Prime Minister of Italy, first from 1992 to 1993 and again from 2000 to 2001.

  19. Carlo Rubbia

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    Carlo Rubbia
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1934-.. (age 87)
    Occupations
    physicistpolitician
    Biography

    Carlo Rubbia, is an Italian particle physicist and inventor who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1984 with Simon van der Meer for work leading to the discovery of the W and Z particles at CERN.

  20. Clement XII

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    Clement XII
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1652-1740 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    clericCatholic priest
    Biography

    Pope Clement XII, born Lorenzo Corsini, was head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 12 July 1730 to his death in 1740.

  21. Piero Calamandrei

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    Piero Calamandrei
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1889-1956 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    writerpoliticianlawyerjournalist
    Biography

    Piero Calamandrei was an Italian author, jurist, soldier, university professor and politician. He was one of Italy's leading authorities on the law of civil procedure.

  22. Antonio Tabucchi

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    Antonio Tabucchi
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1943-2012 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    writerjournalisttranslatorprofessorauthor
    Biography

    Antonio Tabucchi was an Italian writer and academic who taught Portuguese language and literature at the University of Siena, Italy.

  23. Carlo Ginzburg

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    Carlo Ginzburg
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1939-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    art historianwritermedievalisthistorian of the modern agehistorian
    Biography

    Carlo Ginzburg is a noted Italian historian and proponent of the field of microhistory. He is best known for Il formaggio e i vermi (1976, English title: The Cheese and the Worms), which examined the beliefs of an Italian heretic, Menocchio, from Montereale Valcellina.

  24. Adriano Sofri

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    Adriano Sofri
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1942-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    journalistwriterpolitician
    Biography

    Adriano Sofri is an Italian intellectual, a journalist and a writer. The former leader of the autonomist movement Lotta Continua ("Continuous Struggle") in the 1960s, he was arrested in 1988 and sentenced to 22 years of prison, having been found guilty of instigating the murder of police officer Luigi Calabresi. Sofri, and the others comrades convicted with him, have always proclaimed their innocence. The charges against them rested on the testimony of a pentito ("collaborator of justice"), Leonardo Marino. While in prison, Sofri wrote for various newspapers, such as Il Foglio, La Repubblica, and Panorama.

  25. Giovanni Gronchi

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    Giovanni Gronchi
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1887-1978 (aged 91)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Giovanni Gronchi, was an Italian Christian Democratic politician who served as the third president of Italy from 1955 to 1962 and was marked by a controversial and failed attempt to bring about an "opening to the left" in Italian politics. He was reputed the real holder of the executive power in Italy from 1955 to 1962, backward the various Prime Ministers of this time.

  26. Clement IX

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    Clement IX
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1600-1669 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    diplomatclericlibrettistCatholic priest
    Biography

    Pope Clement IX, born Giulio Rospigliosi, was head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 20 June 1667 to his death in 1669.

  27. Marco Malvaldi

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    Marco Malvaldi
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Marco Malvaldi is an Italian crime writer.

  28. Sidney Sonnino

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    Sidney Sonnino
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1847-1922 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    Sidney Costantino, Baron Sonnino was an Italian statesman, 19th Prime Minister of Italy and twice served briefly as one, in 1906 and again from 1909 to 1910. He also was the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs during the First World War, representing Italy at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference. He was the third Italian Prime Minister to be of Jewish descent, after Alessandro Fortis and Luigi Luzzatti.

  29. Alessio Figalli

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    Alessio Figalli
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1984-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    mathematicianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Alessio Figalli is an Italian mathematician working primarily on calculus of variations and partial differential equations.

  30. Nicola Fratoianni

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    Nicola Fratoianni
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    politicianblogger
    Biography

    Nicola Fratoianni is an Italian politician, member of the Chamber of Deputies and Secretary of Italian Left from 2017 to 2019 and again since 2021.

  31. Franco Gabrielli

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    Franco Gabrielli
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Franco Gabrielli is an Italian policeman. He has been director of SISDE (the civil intelligence service) and prefect of L'Aquila. In November 2010, he was named chief of the Italian Protezione Civile, an office he held until 2015. In 2016, Gabrielli was named chief of the State Police.

  32. Bruno Pontecorvo

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    Bruno Pontecorvo
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1913-1993 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    physicistnuclear physicist
    Biography

    Bruno Pontecorvo was an Italian and Soviet nuclear physicist, an early assistant of Enrico Fermi and the author of numerous studies in high energy physics, especially on neutrinos. A convinced communist, he defected to the Soviet Union in 1950, where he continued his research on the decay of the muon and on neutrinos. The prestigious Pontecorvo Prize was instituted in his memory in 1995.

  33. Tomaso Montanari

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    Tomaso Montanari
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    bloggerjournalistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Tomaso Montanari is an Italian art historian, academic and essayist.

  34. Sabino Cassese

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    Sabino Cassese
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1935-.. (age 86)
    Occupations
    juristjudgepolitician
    Biography

    Sabino Cassese is an Italian Professor of Administrative Law and a former judge of the Constitutional Court of Italy.

  35. Stefania Giannini

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    Stefania Giannini
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politicianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Stefania Giannini is an Italian politician and linguist. She served as Minister of Education, Universities and Research from 2014 until 2016.

  36. Enrico Rossi

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    Enrico Rossi
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Enrico Rossi is an Italian politician and former President of Tuscany.

  37. Bonaventura Cavalieri

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    Bonaventura Cavalieri
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1598-1647 (aged 49)
    Occupations
    mathematicianastronomer
    Biography

    Bonaventura Francesco Cavalieri was an Italian mathematician and a Jesuate. He is known for his work on the problems of optics and motion, work on indivisibles, the precursors of infinitesimal calculus, and the introduction of logarithms to Italy. Cavalieri's principle in geometry partially anticipated integral calculus.

  38. Vito Volterra

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    Vito Volterra
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1860-1940 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    mathematicianphysicistuniversity teacherpolitician
    Biography

    Professor Vito Volterra was an Italian mathematician and physicist, known for his contributions to mathematical biology and integral equations, being one of the founders of functional analysis.

  39. Ioannis Kolettis

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    Ioannis Kolettis
    Born in
    Greece Flag Greece
    Years
    1773-1847 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomatmilitary personnel
    Biography

    Ioannis Kolettis was a Greek politician who played a significant role in Greek affairs from the Greek War of Independence through the early years of the Greek Kingdom, including as Minister to France and serving twice as Prime Minister.

  40. Andrea Romano

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    Andrea Romano
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    politicianhistorianjournalist
    Biography

    Andrea Romano is an Italian politician.

  41. Philippe Buonarroti

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    Philippe Buonarroti
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1761-1837 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    journalistpolitician
    Biography

    Filippo Giuseppe Maria Ludovico Buonarroti, more usually referred to under the French version Philippe Buonarroti, was an Italian utopian socialist, writer, agitator, freemason, and conspirator; he was active in Corsica, France, and Geneva. His History of Babeuf’s 'Conspiracy of Equals' (1828) became a quintessential text for revolutionaries, inspiring such leftists as Blanqui and Marx. He proposed a mutualist strategy that would revolutionize society by stages, starting from monarchy to liberalism, then to radicalism, and finally to communism.

  42. Sandro Bondi

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    Sandro Bondi
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    politicianjournalist
    Biography

    Sandro Bondi is an Italian politician. He served as Minister of Culture from 2008 to 2011, in the Berlusconi IV Cabinet.

  43. Carlo Sforza

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    Carlo Sforza
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1872-1952 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    diplomatpolitician
    Biography

    Count Carlo Sforza was an Italian diplomat and anti-fascist politician.

  44. Alessandro Natta

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    Alessandro Natta
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1918-2001 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    politicianjournalist
    Biography

    Alessandro Natta, was an Italian politician and secretary of the Italian Communist Party (PCI) from 1984 to 1988.

  45. Raffaele Riario

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    Raffaele Riario
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1461-1521 (aged 60)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
    Biography

    Raffaele Sansoni Galeoti Riario was an Italian Cardinal of the Renaissance, mainly known as the constructor of the Palazzo della Cancelleria and the person who invited Michelangelo to Rome. He was a patron of the arts. He was also the first adolescent to be elevated in the College of Cardinals in the history of the Holy See.

  46. Vincenzo Viviani

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    Vincenzo Viviani
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1622-1703 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    mathematicianphysicistastronomer
    Biography

    Vincenzo Viviani was an Italian mathematician and scientist. He was a pupil of Torricelli and a disciple of Galileo.

  47. Antonio Pacinotti

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    Antonio Pacinotti
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1841-1912 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    physicistastronomerinventorprofessorpolitician
    Biography

    Antonio Pacinotti was an Italian physicist, who was Professor of Physics at the University of Pisa.

  48. Luciano Bianciardi

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    Luciano Bianciardi
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1922-1971 (aged 49)
    Occupations
    linguistjournalistwritertranslatorlibrarian
    Biography

    Luciano Bianciardi was an Italian journalist, translator and writer of short stories and novels.

  49. Salvatore Settis

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    Salvatore Settis
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1941-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    art historianarchaeologist
    Biography

    Salvatore Settis is an Italian archaeologist and art historian. From 1994 to 1999 he was director of the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities in Los Angeles and from 1999 to 2010 of the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa.

  50. Marcello Pera

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    Marcello Pera
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1943-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    philosopherpoliticianjournalistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Marcello Pera is an Italian philosopher and politician. He was the President of the Italian Senate from 2001 to 2006.

  51. Remo Bodei

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    Remo Bodei
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1938-2019 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    philosopheruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Remo Bodei was an Italian philosopher. He was a Professor of the history of philosophy at the UCLA University, Los Angeles California, and also had taught at the University of Pisa and Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa.

  52. Antonio Maccanico

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    Antonio Maccanico
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1924-2013 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    politiciancivil servant
    Biography

    Antonio Maccanico was an Italian constitutional specialist and social liberal politician, who served in various capacities in the parliament and federal administrations of Italy.

  53. Paolo Emilio Taviani

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    Paolo Emilio Taviani
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1912-2001 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    politicianeconomisthistorian
    Biography

    Paolo Emilio Taviani was an Italian political leader, economist and historian of the career of Christopher Columbus.

  54. Guido Buffarini Guidi

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    Guido Buffarini Guidi
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1895-1945 (aged 50)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Guido Buffarini Guidi was an Italian army officer and politician, executed for war crimes in 1945.

  55. Andrea Cesalpino

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    Andrea Cesalpino
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1520-1603 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    philosopherbotanistuniversity teacherphysician
    Biography

    Andrea Cesalpino was an Italian physician, philosopher and botanist.

  56. Filippo Nogarin

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    Filippo Nogarin
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    politicianengineer
    Biography

    Filippo Nogarin is an Italian politician.

  57. Pietro Gori

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    Pietro Gori
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1865-1911 (aged 46)
    Occupations
    poetjournalistwritercomposercriminologist
    Biography

    Pietro Gori was an Italian lawyer, journalist, intellectual and anarchist poet. He is known for his political activities, and as author of some of the most famous anarchist songs of the late 19th century, including Addio a Lugano ("Farewell to Lugano"), Stornelli d'esilio ("Exile Songs"), Ballata per Sante Caserio ("Ballad for Sante Geronimo Caserio"), Inno del Primo Maggio ("May, 1 Anthem").

  58. Benedetto Castelli

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    Benedetto Castelli
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    Died in 1643
    Occupations
    mathematicianphysicistuniversity teacherastronomermonk
    Biography

    Benedetto Castelli, born Antonio Castelli, was an Italian mathematician. Benedetto was his name in religion on entering the Benedictine Order in 1595.

  59. Roan Johnson

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    Roan Johnson
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    writerscreenwriterfilm director
    Biography

    Roan Occam Anthony Johnson is an Italian director and screenwriter.

  60. Pellegrino Rossi

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    Pellegrino Rossi
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1787-1848 (aged 61)
    Occupations
    politicianeconomistprofessordiplomatjurist
    Biography

    Pellegrino Rossi was an Italian economist, politician and jurist. He was an important figure of the July Monarchy in France, and the minister of justice in the government of the Papal States, under Pope Pius IX.

  61. Maria Chiara Carrozza

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    Maria Chiara Carrozza
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    engineerphysicistpoliticianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Maria Chiara Carrozza is an Italian physicist, engineer and politician. She was Minister of Education, University and Research between April 2013 and February 2014 in the Letta Cabinet. She has been president of the National Research Council of Italy since April 2021.

  62. Alfredo Biondi

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    Alfredo Biondi
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1928-2020 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Alfredo Biondi was an Italian politician and lawyer. In 1994 he served as Minister of Justice of the Italian Republic during the first cabinet chaired by Silvio Berlusconi.

  63. Ulisse Dini

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    Ulisse Dini
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1845-1918 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    mathematicianpoliticianprofessor
    Biography

    Ulisse Dini was an Italian mathematician and politician, born in Pisa. He is known for his contribution to real analysis, partly collected in his book "Fondamenti per la teorica delle funzioni di variabili reali".

  64. Elio Toaff

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    Elio Toaff
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1915-2015 (aged 100)
    Occupations
    rabbi
    Biography

    Elio Toaff was the Chief Rabbi of Rome from 1951 to 2002. He served as a rabbi in Venice from 1947, and in 1951 became the Chief Rabbi of Rome.

  65. Carlo Andrea Pozzo di Borgo

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    Carlo Andrea Pozzo di Borgo
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1764-1842 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    Count Carlo Andrea Pozzo di Borgo was a Corsican politician, who later became a Russian diplomat.

  66. Fabio Mussi

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    1948-.. (age 73)
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    politician
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    Fabio Mussi is an Italian politician, formerly Minister of University and Research in the Prodi II Cabinet. A former member of Italian Communist Party and then Democrats of the Left, he became a lead founding member of the Democratic Left. Currently Mussi is a member of Left Ecology Freedom, which the Democratic Left merged into in 2010.

  67. Franco Rasetti

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    1901-2001 (aged 100)
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    botanistphysicistpaleontologistnuclear physicistuniversity teacher
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    Franco Dino Rasetti was an Italian-born American physicist, paleontologist and botanist. Together with Enrico Fermi, he discovered key processes leading to nuclear fission. Rasetti refused to work on the Manhattan Project on moral grounds.

  68. Guido Tonelli

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    1950-.. (age 71)
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    physicistresearcher
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    Guido Tonelli is an Italian particle physicist. He is one of the main protagonists of the discovery of the Higgs boson at the LHC. He is a professor of General Physics at the University of Pisa (Italy) and a CERN visiting scientist.

  69. Francesco Barberini

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    1597-1679 (aged 82)
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    Catholic priestEastern Orthodox priest
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    Francesco Barberini was an Italian Catholic Cardinal. The nephew of Pope Urban VIII (reigned 1623–1644), he benefited immensely from the nepotism practiced by his uncle. He was given various roles within the Vatican administration but his personal cultural interests, particularly in literature and the arts, meant that he became a highly significant patron. His secretary was the antiquarian Cassiano dal Pozzo who was also a discerning patron of the arts. Francesco was the elder brother of Cardinal Antonio Barberini and Taddeo Barberini who became Prince of Palestrina.

  70. Giovanni Ceva

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    1647-1734 (aged 87)
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    mathematician
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    Giovanni Ceva was an Italian mathematician widely known for proving Ceva's theorem in elementary geometry. His brother, Tommaso Ceva was also a well-known poet and mathematician.

  71. Theophilos Kairis

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    1784-1853 (aged 69)
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    ministerphilosopherpoliticianwriterastronomer
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    Theophilos Kairis was a Greek priest, philosopher and revolutionary. He was born in Andros, Cyclades, Ottoman Greece, as a son of a distinguished family.

  72. Guglielmo Ferrero

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    1871-1942 (aged 71)
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    historianwriterjournalistuniversity teacherclassical scholar
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    Guglielmo Ferrero was an Italian historian, journalist and novelist, author of the Greatness and Decline of Rome (5 volumes, published after English translation 1907–1909). Ferrero devoted his writings to classical liberalism and he opposed any kind of dictatorship and unlimited government. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature twenty times in six years.

  73. Daniele Meucci

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    1985-.. (age 36)
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    long-distance runnerathletics competitor
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    Daniele Meucci is an Italian athlete who specialises in long-distance running, including track running, cross country and road running who won twenty medals at international level (seventeen at senior level and three at youth level).

  74. Giovanni Battista Guarini

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    1538-1612 (aged 74)
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    playwrightwriterpoetdiplomat
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    Giovanni Battista Guarini was an Italian poet, dramatist, and diplomat.

  75. Roberto Battiston

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    1956-.. (age 65)
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    physicist
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    Roberto Battiston is an Italian physicist, specialized in the field of fundamental physics and elementary particles, and leading experts in the physics of cosmic rays. He was the president of the Italian Space Agency from 2014 to 2018 and president of the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) Committee on Astroparticle Physics from 2009 to 2014.

  76. Luigi Ambrosio

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    1963-.. (age 58)
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    mathematicianuniversity teacher
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    Luigi Ambrosio is a professor at Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, Italy. His main fields of research are the calculus of variations and geometric measure theory.

  77. Federigo Enriques

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    Years
    1871-1946 (aged 75)
    Enrolled in the University of Pisa
    Studied in 1887-1891
    Occupations
    mathematicianhistorian of mathematicsphilosopheruniversity teachernon-fiction writer
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    Abramo Giulio Umberto Federigo Enriques was an Italian mathematician, now known principally as the first to give a classification of algebraic surfaces in birational geometry, and other contributions in algebraic geometry.

  78. Enrico Betti

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    1823-1892 (aged 69)
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    mathematiciantopologistprofessorpolitician
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    Enrico Betti Glaoui was an Italian mathematician, now remembered mostly for his 1871 paper on topology that led to the later naming after him of the Betti numbers. He worked also on the theory of equations, giving early expositions of Galois theory. He also discovered Betti's theorem, a result in the theory of elasticity.

  79. Lucio Barani

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    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Lucio Barani is an Italian politician and surgeon.

  80. Francesco Domenico Guerrazzi

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    1804-1873 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    politicianwriter
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    Francesco Domenico Guerrazzi was an Italian writer and politician involved in the Italian Risorgimento.

  81. Pasquale Villari

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    Years
    1827-1917 (aged 90)
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    politicianmedievalisthistorianuniversity teacher
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    Pasquale Villari was an Italian historian and politician.

  82. Ferruccio Fazio

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    1944-.. (age 77)
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    politicianradiologist
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    Ferruccio Fazio is an Italian politician and was the minister of health from 2009 to 2011 in the fourth cabinet of Silvio Berlusconi.

  83. Ali Mohammed Ghedi

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    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Ali Mohamed Gedi, popularly known as Ali Gedi, was the Prime Minister of the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) of Somalia from 2004 to 2007. He was relatively unknown in political circles upon his appointment as prime minister in November 2004. He is affiliated with the Abgaal subclan of Mogadishu's Hawiye clan, one of Somalia's four most powerful clan 'families'. He narrowly survived a suicide attack on his home that left at least seven people dead on June 3, 2007.

  84. Luigi Bianchi

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    1856-1928 (aged 72)
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    mathematicianprofessorpolitician
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    Luigi Bianchi was an Italian mathematician. He was born in Parma, Emilia-Romagna, and died in Pisa. He was a leading member of the vigorous geometric school which flourished in Italy during the later years of the 19th century and the early years of the twentieth century.

  85. Leopoldo Franchetti

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    1847-1917 (aged 70)
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    politicianeconomistwriter
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    Leopoldo Franchetti was an Italian publicist and politician. He was a deputy in the Italian Chamber of Deputies and later became a Senator. He was very active in promoting education and concrete solutions for economic, social and political problems in Italy.

  86. François Carlo Antommarchi

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    1789-1838 (aged 49)
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    physiciansurgeon
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    François Carlo Antommarchi was Napoleon's physician from 1818 to his death in 1821.

  87. Gioacchino Volpe

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    1876-1971 (aged 95)
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    historianpolitician
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    Gioacchino Volpe was an Italian historian and, during the years between the two world wars, a politician.

  88. Odoardo Beccari

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    1843-1920 (aged 77)
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    botanistentomologistnaturalist
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    Odoardo Beccari was an Italian naturalist who discovered the titan arum, the plant with the largest unbranched inflorescence in the world, in Sumatra in 1878. This botanist is denoted by the author abbreviation Becc. when citing a botanical name.

  89. Michelangelo Buonarroti

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    1568-1646 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    writerpoet
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    Michelangelo Buonarroti il Giovane was a Florentine poet, librettist and man of letters, known as "the Younger" to distinguish him from his granduncle.

  90. Spiro Koleka

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    1908-2001 (aged 93)
    Enrolled in the University of Pisa
    Studied in 1930-1934
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    politicianengineercivil engineer
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    Spiro Koleka was an important Albanian statesman, communist politician and a high-ranking military officer during World War II. He was a civil engineer by profession. Spiro Koleka served as a parliament member in all legislatures from 1944 until 1990. Koleka was a member of the Politburo of the Party of Labor of Albania during the years 1948 to 1981. As part of his political career he also served as Chairman of the State Planning Commission, Minister of Industry and Construction of Albania, as well as Deputy Prime Minister.

  91. Guglielmo Libri Carucci dalla Sommaja

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    Years
    1803-1869 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    mathematicianphysicisthistorian of mathematicsprofessor
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    Guglielmo Libri Carucci dalla Sommaja was an Italian count and mathematician, who became known for his love and subsequent theft of ancient and precious manuscripts.

  92. Cassiano dal Pozzo

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    1588-1657 (aged 69)
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    scientistclassical scholar
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    Cassiano dal Pozzo was an Italian scholar and patron of arts. The secretary of Cardinal Francesco Barberini, he was an antiquary in the classicizing circle of Rome, and a long-term friend and patron of Nicolas Poussin, whom he supported from his earliest arrival in Rome: Poussin in a letter declared that he was "a disciple of the house and the museum of cavaliere dal Pozzo." A doctor with interests in the proto-science of alchemy, a correspondent of major figures like Galileo, a collector of books and master drawings, dal Pozzo was a node in the network of European scientific figures.

  93. Vittore Branca

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    1913-2004 (aged 91)
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    philologistliterary criticuniversity teacher
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    Vittore Branca was a philologist, literary critic and Italian academic. Branca was a professor emeritus of Italian literature at the University of Padua until his death in 2004, as well as one of the most acclaimed contemporary scholars of Boccaccio.

  94. Michele Conti

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    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    politicianagronomist
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    Michele Conti is an Italian politician.

  95. Ippolito Rosellini

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    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1800-1843 (aged 43)
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    egyptologistarchaeologistanthropologistlibrarianexplorer
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    Niccola Francesco Ippolito Baldassarre Rosellini, known simply as Ippolito Rosellini was an Italian Egyptologist. A scholar and friend of Jean-François Champollion, he is regarded as the founder of Egyptology in Italy.

  96. Francesco Merloni

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    1925-.. (age 96)
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    politicianengineerbusinessperson
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    Francesco Merloni is an Italian industrialist, engineer and politician who was a member of the Christian Democrats. He served as the minister of public works from 1992 to 1994. He chaired Merloni Termosanitari until 2011.

  97. Giuseppe Vitali

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    1875-1932 (aged 57)
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    mathematicianuniversity teacher
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    Giuseppe Vitali was an Italian mathematician who worked in several branches of mathematical analysis. He gives his name to several entities in mathematics, most notably the Vitali set with which he was the first to give an example of a non-measurable subset of real numbers.

  98. Tommaso Salvadori

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    1835-1923 (aged 88)
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    ornithologistnaturalist
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    Count Adelardo Tommaso Salvadori Paleotti was an Italian zoologist and ornithologist.

  99. Alessandro Tambellini

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    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Alessandro Tambellini is an Italian politician and professor.

  100. Anna Grassellino

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    Anna Grassellino
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    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
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    electrical engineernuclear physicist
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    Anna Grassellino is an Italian electronic engineer, Senior Scientist and Deputy Head of the Applied Physics and Superconducting Technology Division at Fermilab. In 2017, she was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers by Barack Obama. In 2019 Grassellino became the Deputy Chief Technology Officer at Fermilab.