Famous People

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  1. Carlo says:

    Pier Paolo Pasolini
    Pasolini was a poet, writer, movie director, screenvriter, playwright. He was born in Bologna. Mostly he was a successfull writer : in 1955 he wrote “Ragazzi di vita” who spoke of male prostitution. The book was loved from the public but it wasn’t loved from critics. During the summer of the 1970 he wrote the tales of traits from “Decameron” and “The Cnterbury tales”. The Decameron is a film with 10 short stories in Naples: tragic and comic stories with many sexual scenes. In 1964 Pasolini directed “Il vangelo secondo Matteo” . It was a religious film about of the Jesus’s life. The movie was direct in Matera city and many actors were locals people. Pasolini dies in 1975: he was killed on the Ostia beach.

  2. Sergio says:

    Famous People.

    Pier Paolo Pasolini was born in Bologna in 1922 and died in Rome in 1975 was a famous writer, film director, poet, scenarist, dramatist and reporter, he’s considered the greatest artist and intellectual of 20th century in Italy. Pasolini’s mother was born in Friuli, district of north Italy, and his father was born in Bologna but Pasolini was very linked to the peasant roots of Friuli.
    Pasolini started to work with several publishers of newspapers ( Il Tempo, Corriere della Sera and others ) and his articles about the popular society was the principal questions of his literary works and he was famous for what he said and wrote.
    The best movie, I think , was ” I racconti di Canterbury “, inspired from Geoffrey Chaucer’s novell, from ‘ Trilogy of live ‘ that was censored in Italy.
    The best Pasolini’s literary work ‘ I think, was ‘ Scritti Corsari’ because the artist talks as the times are changing in customs and politic. I like Pasolini because I’m interested in true Italian neorealism.
    Yours Sergio.

  3. Serena says:

    Rita Levi Montalcini.
    This woman was a famous scientist.
    She was born in Turin in 1909 and she grew up in a jewish family with a victorian strong education about the relactionship between parents and children and man and woman roles.
    In fact her father was conviced that her career would have interfered with the duties of wife and mother.
    However she has continued her study in medicine. She wasn’t married and she has dedicated her life for science and social camp and improved them!
    She died in december in 2012 and she was 103 years!
    Her famous phrase was: “The body does that it want, I’m not the body, i’m the mind”
    She is the only italian to receive in 1986 the Nobel prize of Medicine and I really look up her contribution in science.
    Thank’s for your attention.
    Bye for now.

    1. mikiroma says:

      Many thanks Serena! A very nice article. Here are some corrections:
      “she grew up in a Jewish family with a strong Victorian upbringing
      “she was 103 years old!”
      “She is the only Italian to receive, in 1986, a Nobel prize in Medicine”

      I hope these help.
      Michael (Editor)

  4. luana rinà says:

    Renato Gottuso was a famous painter , he was born in Sicily to Bagheria in 1911 and dead 1987 to Rome, he was a new realism painter. His best work was VUCCIRIA, he painted this painting in the 1974, It’s cosidered the most famous work of Gottuso.
    He was married to Mimise Dotti but olso he loved Marta Marzotto, she was his model and lover and today there are many works portray her.
    Gottuso’s works are exsposed in the Catholic Villa Museum to Bagheria.
    I remember his famous phrase <>

    1. mikiroma says:

      Many thanks for this piece, Luana!
      A few corrections:
      “he was born in Bagheria, Sicily
      “and died in Rome in 1987
      “It’s cosidered the most famous work of Gottuso” => “It’s regarded as Guttuso’s most famous work”

      I hope these help!
      Michael (Editor)

  5. Artur says:

    He lived in the 19th century. He was born in Poland in 1810, lived 39 years and died in Paris. He was a famous composer of classical music and pianist. He was called “a piano poet”. He died of emigration in Paris due to tuberculosis and depression. After death his heart was secretly transported to Poland and placed in the Church of the Holy Cross in Warsaw (Poland). In his honor Italian singer Paulo Mazzolini has performed the song, which in 1983 was a hit throughout Europe. Who is he?

    1. mikiroma says:

      A nice contribution Artur! I’m guess, but will leave it for others to write the person’s name in a Comment.

      A small correction: “He died in exile in Paris…”

      Many thanks!
      The Editor

  6. Antonella says:

    He was born in 1920 in Rome and he has always lived in Rome.
    He was a famous register and actor.
    He had no children and never married.
    He participated in numorouse television broadcasts and his last movie was “Incontri proibiti”.
    He died in 2003. Who is he?

  7. valentina says:

    She was born in 1593 in Rome and died in 1653 in Naples.
    Was one of the first famous woman painters in the history of art.
    she was treined bay her father, he is a famouse artist.
    Last sandey an exhibition dedicated to her was finished in Rome.
    who is she?

  8. Alessandro says:

    He was born in 1958, in America.
    He was a famous singer and a famous dancer.
    His album was the best selling in the world.
    He was called the King of the pop!
    He died in 2009.

    1. Artur says:

      Alessandro, I think this is Michael Jackson. I remember my great emotions when I bought his great album “History” in Poland. I have it and I listen it to today. He had a very difficult life. It is a big pity that he died when he was only 50 years old…

  9. Andrea Pepe says:

    A famous dead Person:

    He was born in 1519, in a small village near Firenze.
    He was considered as a great militar engineer.
    He designed many war machines and some fortresses.
    But he is more famous as painter. He was Verrocchio’s Student in Firenze.
    Not many years ago Dan Brown wrote a novel about his paint.
    who is he?

    1. mikiroma says:

      Thanks very much for this Andrea! A couple of small corrections:
      “He was considered as a great military engineer.”
      “He was Verrocchio’s Student in Florence.”
      Note: “Firenze” = “Florence”. Do you know the English names for other famous Italian cities?
      Many thanks once again.

    2. Artur says:

      Andrea, you wrote about Leonardo da Vinci. However, I have to make a correction. He was born in 1452 and he died in 1519. Is this true?

  10. giovanna says:

    Famous people who alive is ….was born in Torino 1955, he is a famous italian composer and pianist, he is a famous for his music and soundtracks,he plays the contemporany music a mix of new age, minimalist and classial music.His grand father was president of the Republic from 1948 to 1955 and his father is Giulio E. editor.

  11. Ciro says:

    He was a major Italian poet of the Late Middle Age.
    He is famous because he wrote the Divine Comedy. The Divine Comedy is considered the greatest literary work in the Italian language, and is considered a masterpiece of world literature.
    He was born in Florence ( Republic of Florence) around the year 1265, the date of his birth is unknown.
    He was a politician. He was a white Guelph. He was accused of corruption by Blacks Guelph.
    He was condemned to perpetual exile.
    He died in Ravenna.

    1. mikiroma says:

      Hi Ciro, thanks very much for this. I’ve time for one correction:
      “He was a major Italian poet of the Late Middle Ages.”

      I hope this helps.

  12. Topazia says:


    He is an American novelist
    He has won the Pulitzer Prize
    He taugh at the University of Iowa, Princeton University and University of Pennsylvania
    Some novels have become film to movie theaters
    Today lives in his farmhouse in Connecticut

  13. Maria Cuccia says:


    He was born in Los Angeles in 1974.
    He is an actor made famous. Thank’s to the film “Titanic”.
    He recently won an oscar for “The Revenant” and he is a really good friend of Kate Winslet’s.


  14. Moreno says:

    He was born in Italy on fifth of January,1932, and he died on nineteenth of Febrary,2016.
    He was the most famous writer and poet. He did work for a main Italian newspaper. He received major international awards for literature.
    He graduated in Philosofy, but during life he has received many honorary degree. He won the ” Strega” prize with his book ” the name of the rose”

  15. Domenico says:

    He was born in 1896, in small city near Savona.
    He was an journalist, but above all a politician.
    He was considered one of the most important Italian politicians of the 20th century.
    He was a partisian during World War II.
    He was President of Italian Republic from 1978 to 1985.
    He died in 1990, in Rome.

    1. mikiroma says:

      Many thanks Domenico! One correction:
      “He was a journalist”

      Keep calm … and carry on writing!
      The Editor

  16. angelo orsillo says:


    he was born in Naples and he died a few years ago. He was a famous Italian singer-songwriter and also the most famous song is “Napulè”. He collaborated with famous Italian artists like: Franco Battiato, Lucio Dalla,Francesco De Gregori and many other.

    He was born in United States of America. He was a great actor, he was loved by women for he his beauty and charm. His most famous film is the Good Fhater part 1. As well as on actor he was a director . He is considered one of the biggest stars in Hollywood.

  17. mikiroma says:

    Angelo Writes:


    Giuseppe Garibaldi was born in Nice (Nizza) in 1807. He was a General, patriot and leader.
    He is famous for his historic military feats in Italy and Europe.
    He is considered the first among Italian national heroes
    His most famous military feat was “La spedizione dei Mille” (The Expedition of the Thousand) during the unification of Italy, which destroyed “il Regno delle due Sicilie”, (the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies) and signalled the end of Regno dei Borboni. (the Bourbon Kingdom)
    As well as being a leader he was an Italian writer who loved the sea.
    He married Anita (Ana Maria the Jusus Ribero) in 1842. He died in Caprera (Sardegna) on 2 June 1882.

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