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  • Famous Italians

    An ever growing list of resources devoted to Italian actors.

    This is your guide to the many beautiful women who have delighted us for years.

    Architects & Sculptors
    Italy has been blessed with many great architects and sculptors. There is Brunelleschi, Donatello, Michelangelo, da Vinci, and Palladio to name a few. Learn more about the great masters and their works with this helpful guide.

    Many Italians have had success in various sports. Here is a list of some of the great athletes from our heritage.

    Italy has been blessed with many great authors throughout the centuries. They include the likes of Dante, Machiavelli, Petrarca and Boccaccio to name a few.

    Baseball Players
    Throughout history there have been many baseball players of Italian heritage.

    Basketball Players
    In Italy the sport is called pallacanestro and it is one that is growing in popularity. Here is a list of players with Italian heritage that have played the sport.

    Bodybuilders/Fitness Instructors
    From professional competitors to fitness instructors there are a number of Italians who have impacted this sport and way of life.

    We have laughed at many of their jokes and humorous movies for decades.

    You have seen many of their films, now you can learn more about the various Italian directors.

    Italians have made significant contributions throughout history. Here is a list of discoveries founded by those of Italian ancestry.

    Italians have navigated the world for centuries discovering new territories throughout their many journeys.

    Joe Fiorentino
    Joe is a martial arts fighter and county sheriff. He has won numerous awards and he is inducted in the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame.

    Football Players
    Throughout history there have been many American football players of Italian heritage.

    The origins of this sport vary. One theory suggests it is derived from the Roman game of paganica. Here is a list of golfers, who are of Italian descent.

    Guido of Arezzo
    He was a music theorist during the Medieval era and he is considered the inventor of modern musical notation.

    Heisman Trophy Winners
    Each year one collegiate football player is selected by a panel of voters as the nation's most outstanding college football player and the recipient of the Heisman Trophy. Since its inception in 1935 seven Italian-Americans have won this prestigious award.

    Hockey Players
    Hockey is a fast paced and physical sport played on ice. Here is a list of players with Italian heritage that have played the sport.

    Italians have made significant contributions throughout history. Here is a list of items that have been created by those of Italian ancestry.

    Italian American Governors
    Find an impressive list of Italian Americans past and present who have served as Governor in the United States. This includes the state they governed and the years they were in office.

    Italian National Soccer Team
    The Italians have won four World Cup titles. This guide shows all of the teams that participated in the World Cup Tournament. It lists all of the players, who scored, goalkeeper statistics, results of matches, coaches and awards won.

    Italian Nobel Prize Winners
    Since 1901 there have been a number of Italian and Italian Americans that have won this prestigious award, which is given annually to people for their achievements in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, peace and economics.

    Throughout history there have been many kings who have ruled various regions of Italy. It wasn't until Italy became a unified nation in 1861 that a king actually ruled the entire peninsula.

    Master Shi Yan Fan
    Venerable Master Shi Yan Fan (Italian-born Franco Testini) became the first Westerner and Caucasian to receive the ancient Jieba branding marks at the famous Shaolin Temple in China.

    From the greatest mathematician of the middle ages to the first woman to write a mathematics book Italians have contributed greatly to the field of mathematics.

    Olympic Medal Winners From Italy
    Since the first Olympics took place in Athens, Greece in 1896 the country of Italy has won over 600 medals, which ranks them sixth out of all of the countries that compete in both the Summer and Winter games.

    Italy has been blessed with many great painters like Botticelli, Giotto, da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael to name a few. These resources will help you learn more about the great painters of Italy and their many masterpieces.

    Patriots/War Heroes
    Wars have plagued us since the beginning of time. During hard times and conditions heroes emerged and forged a place in history.

    Presidents of Italy
    The President is the head of State of Italy. This list shows all of the presidents since Italy became a republic.

    Prime Ministers - Italian Republic
    The Prime Minister is officially called the President of the Council of Ministers. This list shows all of the Prime Ministers since Italy became a republic on June 2, 1946.

    Prime Ministers - Kingdom of Italy
    Between March 17, 1861 and June 2, 1946 Italy was ruled by a monarchy. This lists shows all of the Prime Ministers who served during this period.

    Here is a list of some of the saints that many of us so often pray too.

    Bruno Sammartino
    Bruno Sammartino remains an icon in the Italian-American community, though a forgotten one with the younger generations. In 2002, Bruno attended the National Italian American Foundation's 27th Anniversary Gala Awards Dinner to present a foundation scholarship in his name. As Thom Loverro of the Washington Times noted in an article, "Robert DeNiro, Sophia Loren and Chuck Mangione were among the heavyweights who were honored or attended the affair. There was only one true heavyweight on hand, though, Mr. Living Legend himself: the great Bruno Sammartino."

    Resources to many of the popular singers that have blessed us with their music.

    Tennis Players
    You might be surprised by the number of Italian tennis players. You will also find a list of titles won by various Italians throughout the history of this sport.

    Who Am I?
    Will you be able to identify who these great Italians are? Each segment will list the important contributions made by an Italian. Your job is to figure out if you know who I am talking about.


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