Top 100 most important and famous people from Italy

This is my opinion about the 100 most famous and important Italian from the birth of the concept of Italian nation in the Middle Ages to our days.
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Last updated: January 16, 2023
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The most important painter of the Italian Middle Ages, author of the decoration of the Scrovegni Chapel
Architect of Florence Cathedral
Filippo Brunelleschi
Painter of Primavera and The Birth of Venus
Sandro Botticelli
Sculptor considered one of the fathers of Renaissance
Painter of The School of Athens and others Vatican Rooms
Raffaello Sanzio/Raffaello/Raphael
Scientist, inventor and painter of Mona Lisa and Last Supper
Leonardo da Vinci/Leonardo
Sculptor of David and La Pietà and painter
Michelangelo Buonarroti/Michelangelo
Painter of Equestrian Portrait of Charles V and Venus of Urbino
Tiziano Vecellio/Tiziano
Painter of Medusa and Conversion on the Way to Damascus
Architect of Saint Peter's Square and Quirinal Palace
Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Sculptor of Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss and Pauline Bonaparte as Venus Victrix
Antonio Canova
The most important poet of the Italian literature, author of Divine Comedy
Dante Alighieri/Dante
Poet of the Middle Ages, author of Il Canzoniere
Francesco Petrarca
Poet of the Middle Ages, author of The Decameron
Giovanni Boccaccio
Philosopher and writer considered the father of political science
Niccolò Machiavelli
Poet of Reinassence, author of Orlando Furioso
Ludovico Ariosto
One of the most important poets of Neoclassicismo, born in Zante
Ugo Foscolo
Poet of XIX century, author of L'Infinito and A Silvia
Giacomo Leopardi
Writer and poet, author of I Promessi Sposi(The Betrothed)
Alessandro Manzoni
First italian poet to win the Nobel Prize in literature in 1906
Giosue Carducci
Poet of XX century, nicknamed Vate, symbol of the Italian patriotism
Gabriele D'Annunzio
Poet famous for his poems about World War One
Giuseppe Ungaretti
Poet of XX century, winner of the Nobel Prize in 1975, author of Ossi di seppia
Eugenio Montale
Playwright of XX century, winner of the Nobel Prize in 1934, author of The Late Mattia Pascal
Luigi Pirandello
Writer of XX century, author of The Name of the Rose
Umberto Eco
Lord of Florence and one of the most important figure of Reinassence
Lorenzo de Medici
Composer and violinist, author of The Four Seasons
Antonio Vivaldi
Composer of XIX century, author of The Barber of Seville
Gioacchino Rossini
Composer of XIX century, author of Tosca
Giacomo Puccini
Composer of XIX century, author of Aida
Giuseppe Verdi
Composer of many soundtracks for Hollywood movie, died in 2020
Ennio Morricone
One of the most famous tenor, died in 2007
Luciano Pavarotti
Tenor and singer, became blind at the age of 12
Andrea Bocelli
Singer and actress, dominant figure in Italian music 1960s and 1970s
Singer four time winners of Sanremo Festival, author of Nel blu dipinto di blu
Domenico Modugno
Pope who announced the Second Vatican Council
Giovanni XXIII/John XXIII
Friar and mystic of XII/XIII century, one of the most venerated saints of Catholic Church
San Francesco d'Assisi/Saint Francis
Woman, mystic of XIV century, saint of Catholic Church
Santa Caterina da Siena/Saint Catherine
Friar and philosopher of scholasticism of XIII, saint of Catholic Church
San Tommaso d'Aquino/Saint Thomas
Priest and mystic of XX century, saint of Catholic Church
Padre Pio/San Pio/Saint Pius
First King of Italy
Vittorio Emanuele II/Victor Emmanuel II
First Italian Prime Minister
Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour
Third King of Italy reigned from 1900 to 1946
Vittorio Emanuele III/Victor Emmanuel III
General and patriot, contributed to Italian Unification
Giuseppe Garibaldi
One of the most important politician and journalist for the unification of Italy, founder of the political movement Young Italy
Giuseppe Mazzini
Marxist Philosopher and politician death in prison in 1937
Antonio Gramsci
Founder of Fascism and Duce of Italy from 1922 to 1945
Benito Mussolini
Politician of Christian Democracy, prime minister from 1945 to 1953
Alcide de Gasperi
Politician and media tycoon, four time prime minister
Silvio Berlusconi
Partisan and politician who served as Italian President from 1978 to 1985
Sandro Pertini
Actress, winner of one Academy Award for best actress in 1956
Anna Magnani
Actress, winner of one Academy Award for best actress in 1962
Sophia Loren
Actor and director, winner of one Academy Award for best actor in 1997 for Life Is Beautiful
Roberto Benigni
Actor, with three nominations for Academy Award in 1963, 1977 and 1988
Marcello Mastroianni
Director of Bicycle Thieves and Shoeshine
Vittorio De Sica
Director of La Dolce Vita and Otto e Mezzo
Federico Fellini
The most popular Italian comedian, symbol of Neapolitan comedy
Poet and director of Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom and Accattone
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Director and pioneer of the Spaghetti Western genre
Sergio Leone
Actor, played as main character in Big Deal on Madonna Street
Vittorio Gassman
Actor and comedian, symbol of Roman comedy
Alberto Sordi
Astronomer and physicist of XVII century, father of modern science
Galileo Galilei
Physicist of XX century, creator of the first nuclear reactor
Enrico Fermi
Inventor and engineer, known for the creation of wireless telegraph system
Guglielmo Marconi
Neurobiologist, winner of the Nobel Prize in medicine in 1986
Rita Levi-Montalcini
Philosopher burned at the stake in 1600
Giordano Bruno
Founder of the most successful team in Formula 1 history
Enzo Ferrari
Physicist and chemist inventor of electric battery
Alessandro Volta
Architect of Pompidou Centre and The Shard
Renzo Piano
Former Italian Prime Minister and former president of European Central Bank
Mario Draghi
Explorer and navigator, term America is derived from his name
Amerigo Vespucci
Explorer, in 1492 discovered a new continent
Cristoforo Colombo/Columbus
Venetian explorer who travelled through Asia
Marco Polo
Prosecuting magistrates killed by Mafia in 1992 near Palermo
Giovanni Falcone/Paolo Borsellino
Violinist and composer, the most celebrated violin virtuoso of his time
Niccolò Paganini
Politician who served as Prime Minister seven times, leader of Christian Democracy
Giulio Andreotti
Navigator who explored the coast of North America
Giovanni Caboto/Cabot
Politician who served as Prime Minister five times from 1892 and 1928
Giovanni Giolitti
Author of the novel The Adventures of Pinocchio
Carlo Collodi
Idealist philosopher, liberal politician and historian of early XX century
Benedetto Croce
Pop singer famous in Europe and Spanish speaking world, winner of Sanremo Festival in 1986
Eros Ramazzotti
Director of Suspiria, known as Master of Horror
Dario Argento
Decadent poet, author of Il Fanciullino
Giovanni Pascoli
Actor and sex symbol of the 1920s dead at the age of 31
Rodolfo Valentino
Founder of one of the most important world fashion company
Giorgio Armani
Founder of one of the most important world fashion company, killed in Miami
Giovanni Versace
Fashion model and actress, sex symbol of 1990s and 2000s
Monica Bellucci
The greatest Italian cyclist, two times winner of Tour de France and five times winner of Giro d'Italia
Fausto Coppi
One of the greatest Italian footballer, winner of Ballon d'Or in 1993
Roberto Baggio
One of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, world champion in 2006
Gianluigi Buffon
Captain of AC Milan, five times Champions League winner
Paolo Maldini
Motorcycle racer seven times winner of MotoGP
Valentino Rossi
Sprinter, winners of gold medal in 100m in 2020 Olympic Games
Marcell Jacobs
Venetian playwright of XVIII author of The Mistress of the Inn
Carlo Goldoni
Writer and Holocaust survivor, author of If This Is a Man
Primo Levi
One of the greatest conductor of XX century
Arturo Toscanini
One of the greatest thinkers of the Age of Enlightenment, father of modern criminal law, who condemned death penalty and torture
Cesare Beccaria
One of the most important tenor of early XX century
Enrico Caruso
Female singer, her most famous album sold three million copies worldwide
Laura Pausini
Politician and leader of Italian Communist Party after World War Two
Palmiro Togliatti
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