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1 Christopher Columbus (1451–1506), explorer for Spain. Sailed in 1492 and discovered the "New World" of the Americas 68364
2 Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519), polymath, him as supreme example of Renaissance genius. Its machines (designed first parachute, hang gliding, helicopter, bicycle, automobile, excavator, air conditioner, oil lamp, alarm clock, printing press, odometer, machine gun, tanks, scuba outfits and life preserver among others) reveal one aspect of the multi-faceted ingenuity of Leonardo. 37684
3 Galileo Galilei (1564–1642), astronomer, accurately described heliocentric solar system; founder of modern science. He also discovered the properties of the pendulum, invented the thermometer (1593), hydrostatic balance (1596), and formulated the laws that govern the motion of falling bodies. In astronomy, Galileo was the first to use the telescope to make observations of the moon, sun, planets, and stars. 22868
4 Marco Polo (c. 1254–1324), explorer and merchant, famous for his travels in central Asia and China 9899
5 Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225–1274), philosopher and theologian in the scholastic tradition; his most influential work is the Summa Theologica (1265–1274) which consists of three parts 9640
6 Monica Bellucci 9079
7 Francis of Assisi (1181/1182–1226), founder of the Franciscan orders of the Friars Minor; his beloved hymn, Canticle of the Sun, is one of the greatest songs of Christendom 8937
8 Dante Alighieri (1265–1321), poet; his greatest work, the epic poem The Divine Comedy, is considered the greatest literary statement produced in medieval Europe 7959
9 Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741), composer 6993
10 Cicero (106 BC–43 BC), Roman statesman, scholar and writer. The greatest orator of his time, and one of the greatest in history 6961
11 John Cabot (c. 1450 – c. 1499), explorer for England. In the summer of 1497, he crossed the Atlantic and discovered the mainland of North America 6863
12 Gianluigi Buffon (born 1978), footballer 5639
13 Sophia Loren (born 1934), actress 5022
14 Andrea Bocelli (born 1958), singer and tenor 5013
15 Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901), composer, opera composer 5003
16 Virgil (70 BC–19 BC), Roman poet, best known for his national epic, the Aeneid. One of Rome's greatest poets 4789
17 Pinocchio 4313
18 Giacomo Casanova (1725–1798), memoirist, adventurer and womanizer 4213
19 Luciano Pavarotti (1935–2007), tenor 4130
20 Isabella Rossellini 4011
21 Paolo Veronese (1528–1588), painter 3773
22 Vincenzo Bellini (1801–1835), composer 3731
23 Sonia Gandhi (born 1946), Italian-born Indian politician 3602
24 Donatello (c. 1386–1466), artist and sculptor 3259
25 Petrarch (1304–1374), scholar and poet, most famous for having invented the sonnet; his Il Canzoniere had enormous influence on the poets of the 15th and 16th centuries 3243
26 Ovid (43 BC–17 AD), Roman poet noted especially for his Ars amatoria and Metamorphoses 3205
27 Titian (c. 1488/1490–1576), painter 3203
28 Pliny the Elder (23–79), Roman savant and author of the celebrated Natural History 3126
29 Giotto (c. 1267–1337), painter 3108
30 Ennio Morricone (born 1928), Academy Award winning composer 2941
31 Valentino Rossi (born 1979), motorcycle world champion 2930
32 Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598–1680), architect, sculptor and painter 2923
33 Alessandro Del Piero (born 1974), footballer 2827
34 Francesco Totti (born 1976), footballer 2780
35 Enrico Fermi (1901–1954), physicist, constructed the world's first nuclear reactor (1942), initiated the atomic age; father of atom bomb 2748
36 Guglielmo Marconi (1874–1937), engineer, developer of wireless telegraphy (1896) 2727
37 Federico Fellini (1920–1993), film director 2709
38 Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924), composer 2574
39 Umberto Eco (born 1932), novelist; internationally known for his novel The Name of the Rose (1980) 2390
40 Lorenzo de' Medici (1449–1492), leader of Florence during the Golden Age of the Renaissance; patron of arts and letters, the most brilliant of the Medici 2384
41 Catherine de' Medici (1519–1589), Queen of France 2355
42 Andrea Pirlo (born 1979), footballer 2265
43 Filippo Brunelleschi (1377–1446), architect 2236
44 Fabio Lanzoni 2232
45 Asia Argento (born 1975), actress and director 2231
46 Horace (65 BC–8 BC), Roman poet, outstanding Latin lyric poet and satirist under the emperor Augustus 2217
47 Pope Gregory I (c. 540–604), "founder" of the medieval papacy, which exercised both secular and spiritual power; he is considered one of the great Latin Fathers of the Church 2197
48 Giovanni da Verrazzano (1485–1528), explorer for France. First European to sight New York and Narragansett bays 2153
49 Fabio Cannavaro (born 1973), footballer 2138
50 Giorgio Armani (born 1934), fashion designer 2136
51 Flavio Briatore (born 1950), entrepreneur 2128
52 Antonio Salieri (1750–1825), composer 2110
53 Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920), sculptor and painter 2096
54 Christian Vieri (born 1973), footballer 2025
55 Maria Montessori (1870–1952), physician, teacher, creator of the Montessori method (1907) 1997
56 Elisabetta Canalis 1979
57 Alessandro Volta (1745–1827), electricity pioneer, eponym of the volt, inventor of the electric battery (1800) 1934
58 Benedict of Nursia (c. 480 – c. 547), father of Western monasticism; the rule that he established became the norm for monastic living throughout Europe 1902
59 Paolo Maldini (born 1968), footballer 1892
60 Sergio Leone (1929–1989), film director, producer and screenwriter 1845
61 Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643), composer, opera composer 1810
62 Livy (59/64 BC–AD 17), one of the great Roman historians 1797
63 Dario Argento (born 1940), film director, producer and screenwriter 1734
64 Pope Leo X (Giovanni de' Medici) (1475–1521), a Cardinal-Deacon from the age of 13 1709
65 Giordano Bruno (1548–1600), philosopher, astronomer, mathematician and occultist 1705
66 Roberto Baggio (born 1967), footballer 1704
67 Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922–1975), film director and writer 1699
68 Giovanni Boccaccio (1313–1375), poet and scholar, author of a number of notable works, including De mulieribus claris, the Decameron and his poems in the vernacular 1622
69 Girolamo Savonarola (1452–1498), book-burning priest, ruler of Florence 1572
70 Bud Spencer (born 1929), actor, filmmaker and former swimmer 1548
71 Lina Cavalieri (1874–1944), glamorous opera singer 1497
72 Tinto Brass (born 1933), film director 1495
73 Giorgio Vasari (1511–1574), writer, architect and painter. He is best known for his entertaining biographies of artists, Le Vite de’ più eccellenti architetti, pittori, et scultori italiani (1550) 1470
74 Luca Toni (born 1978), footballer 1466
75 Cristina Scabbia (born 1972), lead female singer in the Italian goth/symphonic metal band Lacuna Coil 1456
76 Enrico Caruso (1873–1921), tenor 1430
77 Enzo Ferrari (1898–1988), founder of Scuderia Ferrari 1429
78 Arturo Toscanini (1867–1957), conductor 1410
79 Anselm of Canterbury (1033–1109), founder of Scholasticism; he was one of the most important Christian thinkers of the eleventh century 1363
80 Leon Battista Alberti (1404–1472), artist, architect and poet; invented the first mechanical anemometer (1450) 1361
81 Laura Pausini (born 1974), singer 1350
82 Frank Capra (1897–1991), film director 1345
83 Boethius (470/475–524), Roman scholar, Christian philosopher, and statesman, author of the celebrated De consolatione philosophiae 1341
84 Juliet Capulet 1326
85 Milo Manara 1318
86 Andrea Palladio (1508–1580), architect 1313
87 Giuseppe Ludovico Lagrangia (1736–1813), mathematician and astronomer, born in Turin of Italian parents, Lagrangia had French ancestors on his father's side. He is one of the most prolific and important mathematicians of all time 1300
88 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525/1526–1594), composer 1293
89 Bernardo Bertolucci (born 1940), film director and screenwriter 1290
90 Ludovico Einaudi (born 1955), composer and pianist 1280
91 Dario Fo (born 1926), satirist, playwright, theater director, actor, and composer. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1997 1240
92 Gina Lollobrigida (born 1927), actress and photojournalist 1237
93 Terence Hill (born 1939), actor and filmmaker 1228
94 Giorgio Moroder (born 1940), Academy Award winning record producer, songwriter and performer 1219
95 Catullus (c. 84 BC – c. 54 BC), Roman poet whose expressions of love and hatred are generally considered the finest lyric poetry of ancient Rome 1197
96 Artemisia Gentileschi (1593 – c. 1656), painter 1176
97 Cesare Beccaria (1738–1794), philosopher and politician; his best known work was his treatise Dei delitti e delle pene (1763-4) 1171
98 Antonio Stradivari 1170
99 Matteo Ricci (1552–1610), missionary to China, mathematician, linguist and published the first Chinese edition of Euclid's Elements 1159
100 Eros Ramazzotti (born 1963), singer 1154
101 Italo Calvino (1923–1985), novelist; his trilogy of historical fantasies The Cloven Viscount (1952), The Baron in the Trees (1957), and The Nonexistent Knight (1959) brought him international acclaim 1142
102 Primo Levi (1919–1987), writer and chemist; his first memoir, If This Is a Man has been described as one of the most important works of the twentieth century 1110
103 Pliny the Younger (61/62 – c. 113), Roman author and administrator 1109
104 Gianfranco Zola (born 1966), footballer 1066
105 Sabrina Salerno 1059
106 Renzo Piano (born 1937), architect 1053
107 Alessandro Nesta (born 1976), footballer 1050
108 Gaetano Donizetti (1797–1848), composer, opera composer 1043
109 John Bosco (1815–1888), Catholic priest 1041
110 Giovanni Battista Lulli (1632–1687), Italian-French composer 1041
111 Pope Clement VII (Giulio de’ Medici) (1478–1534), pope from 1523 to 1534; it was Pope Clement who excommunicated Henry VIII of England 1041
112 Reinhold Messner (born 1944), alpinist 1030
113 Michelangelo Antonioni (1912–2007), film director 1028
114 Adriano Celentano (born 1938), pop singer 1026
115 Gianluca Zambrotta (born 1977), footballer 1010
116 Suetonius (69 – after 122), Roman biographer and antiquarian whose writings include De viris illustribus and De vita Caesarum 1006
117 Domenico Scarlatti (1685–1757), composer 983
118 Lucretius (c. 99 BC – c. 55 BC), Roman poet and philosopher known for his single, long poem, De rerum natura 979
119 Pope Innocent III (1160–1216), during his reign, the papacy was at the height of its powers 976
120 Baldassare Castiglione (1478–1529), courtier, diplomat and writer, best known for his dialogue The Book of the Courtier ; one of the great books of its time 970
121 Cosimo de' Medici (1389–1464), founder of the Medici political dynasty 966
122 Pope Leo I (c. 400–461), pope from 440 to 461, master exponent of papal supremacy 951
123 Mario Andretti (born 1940), F1 driver 948
124 Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463–1494), scholar and Platonist philosopher 940
125 Tintoretto (1518–1594), painter 930
126 Marcello Mastroianni (1924–1996), actor 915
127 Marco Materazzi (born 1973), footballer 895
128 Pope Gregory VII (c. 1015/1028–1085), one of the great reforming popes; best known for the part he played in the Investiture Controversy 858
129 Cesare Lombroso (1835–1909), criminologist 843
130 Giovanni Falcone (1939–1992), judge 838
131 Arcangelo Corelli, (1653–1713), violinist and composer 834
132 Lisa del Giocondo (1479–1542/1551), namesake of the Mona Lisa 833
133 Anita Pallenberg 832
134 Sebastian Giovinco (born 1987), footballer 831
135 Muzio Clementi (1752–1832), composer 820
136 Marie de' Medici (1575–1642), Queen and Regent of France who was a harsh opponent of Protestantism in France 797
137 Lucio Fulci (1927–1996), film director, screenwriter and actor 794
138 Luigi Pirandello (1867–1936), writer and dramatist, winner of the 1934 Nobel Prize for Literature; known for a series of novels and the modernist play, Six Characters in Search of an Author 788
139 Lorenzo Ghiberti (1378–1455), sculptor 781
140 Francesco Redi (1626–1697), physician, naturalist, and poet 774
141 Roberto Rossellini (1906–1977), film director 774
142 Renato Carosone (1920–2001), pop musician and composer 766
143 Luigi Galvani (1737–1798), physician and physicist, eponym of galvanization 756
144 Vittorio De Sica (1901/1902–1974), film director and actor 754
145 Salvatore Ferragamo (1898–1960), shoemaker to the stars 754
146 Piero della Francesca (c. 1415–1492), painter and mathematician 734
147 Umberto Boccioni (1882–1916), painter and sculptor 725
148 Mina (born 1940), singer 714
149 Alberto Gilardino (born 1982), footballer 711
150 Evangelista Torricelli (1608–1647), early scientist, inventor of the barometer (1643) 691
151 Franco Zeffirelli (born 1923), film director 687
152 Andrea Bargnani (born 1985), basketball player 673
153 Luchino Visconti (1906–1976), film director 670
154 Zucchero (born 1955), singer-songwriter 669
155 Pierluigi Collina (born 1960), football referee 662
156 Rita Levi-Montalcini (born 1909), neurologist, famous for having discovered the nerve growth factor (NGF) 660
157 Vilfredo Pareto (1848–1923), sociologist, economist and philosopher, eponym of Pareto distribution, Pareto efficiency, Pareto index, Pareto principle 657
158 Andrea Mantegna (c.1431–1506), painter 650
159 Pope Boniface VIII (c. 1235–1303), issued in 1302, the famous bull Unam sanctam (pushing papal supremacy to its historical extreme) 645
160 Franco Baresi (born 1960), footballer 641
161 Giorgio Morandi (1890–1964), painter 636
162 Romeo Montague 633
163 Juvenal (55/60–127), most powerful of all Roman satiric poets 631
164 Nino Rota (1911–1979), composer, opera composer 626
165 Bonaventure (1221–1274), leading medieval theologian, philospher, minister general of the Franciscan order and cardinal bishop of Albano. He wrote several works on the spiritual life 624

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