Famous Citizens

Francisco Accorso Accursius (c. 1182–c. 1260), jurist and professor, compiled Glossa Magna on Roman law.

Alfieri (1749–1803), poet.

Saint Ambrose (340–397), patron saint.

Fra Angelico (1387–1455), renaissance painter.

Saint Anthony of Padua (1195–1231), Franciscan preacher, who holds the record for being canonized in the shortest period of time after his death, less than one year.

Saint Augustine (354–430), bishop whom scholars call the greatest thinker in the Latin language.

Augustus Caesar (63 B.C.A.D. 14), the first and perhaps greatest Roman emperor.

Dario Bellezza (1944–95), poet and novelist.

Saint Benedict (c. 480–c. 547), founder of the Benedictine monastic order, patron saint of engineers.

Filippo Brunelleschi (1377–1446), architect and sculptor.

Enrico Caruso (1873–1921), tenor.

Saint Clare of Assisi (1198–1253), revered female of the early Franciscan Order.

Dante (1265–1321), poet and founder of modern Italian literature with his The Divine Comedy.

Federico Fellini (1920–93), film director.

Saint Francis of Assisi (1182–1223), religious figure, founder of the Franciscan Order (1209).

Augustus William Hare (1792–1824), author of guidebooks and travelogues of Italy and the Mediterranean.

Pope John Paul I (Albino Luciani, 1912–1978), Catholic Pope.

Julius Caesar (c. 100–44 B.C. ), assassinated a month after being named imperial Roman dictator for life.

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469–1527), author.

Angelo Mariani (1821–73), music director, collaborator of Verdi.

Saint Mark (d. 68), patron saint of Venice.

Giulietta Masina (1920–94), actress, wife of Federico Fellini.

Marcello Mastroianni (1924–96), actor, discovered by Fellini.

Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564), painter, sculptor and architect, who rejected the restrictions of classical design theory and generated an imaginative approach to architectural composition.

Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643), composer.

Niccolo Paganini (d. 1840), violin virtuoso.

Pope Paul VI (Giovanni Montini, 1897–1978), Catholic pope.

Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924), composer.

Raphael (1483–1520), artist.

Gioacchino Rossini (1792–1868), composer.

Tintoretto (1518–1594), Venetian painter.

Arturo Toscanini (1867–1957), conductor.

Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901), composer.

Gianni Versace (1946–97), fashion designer.

Virgil (70–19 B.C. ), Rome's champion epic poet, wrote literary masterpiece the Aeneid.