Italian agnostics

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  1. Monica Bellucci

    Monica Bellucci


    Monica Anna Maria Bellucci (born 30 September 1964) is an Italian actress and fashion model. Bellucci began her career as a model and made a transition to Italian films. She is known in Hollywood films as Persephone in the 2003 science fiction films The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, and as Mary Magdalene in the 2004 biblical drama The Passion of the Christ. Bellucci will portray a Bond girl in the upcoming James Bond film Spectre, making her the oldest Bond girl in the franchise.

  2. Giuseppe Verdi

    Giuseppe Verdi


    Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (9 or 10 October 1813 – 27 January 1901) was an Italian Romantic composer primarily known for his operas.

  3. Umberto Eco

    Umberto Eco


    Umberto Eco, (born 5 January 1932) is an Italian semiotician, essayist, philosopher, literary critic, and novelist. He is best known for his groundbreaking 1980 historical mystery novel Il nome della rosa (The Name of the Rose), an intellectual mystery combining semiotics in fiction, biblical analysis, medieval studies and literary theory. He has since written further novels, including Il pendolo di Foucault (Foucault's Pendulum) and L'isola del giorno prima (The Island of the Day Before). His most recent novel Il cimitero di Praga (The Prague Cemetery), released in 2010, was a best-seller.

  4. Giuseppe Tornatore

    Giuseppe Tornatore


    Giuseppe Tornatore (born 27 May 1956) is an Italian film director and screenwriter.

  5. Nanni Moretti

    Nanni Moretti


    Giovanni "Nanni" Moretti (born 19 August 1953) is an Italian film director, producer, screenwriter and actor. The Palme d'Or winner in 2001, in 2012 he was the President of the Jury at the Cannes Film Festival.

  6. Enrico Fermi

    Enrico Fermi


    Enrico Fermi (29 September 1901 – 28 November 1954) was an Italian physicist, best known for having built the Chicago Pile-1 (the first nuclear reactor), and for his contributions to the development of quantum theory, nuclear and particle physics, and statistical mechanics. He is one of the men referred to as the "father of the atomic bomb". Fermi held several patents related to the use of nuclear power, and was awarded the 1938 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on induced radioactivity by neutron bombardment and the discovery of transuranic elements. He was widely regarded as one of the very few physicists to excel both theoretically and experimentally.

  7. Rita Levi-Montalcini

    Rita Levi-Montalcini


    Rita Levi-Montalcini (22 April 1909 – 30 December 2012) was an Italian Nobel Laureate honored for her work in neurobiology. She was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly with colleague Stanley Cohen for the discovery of nerve growth factor (NGF). From 2001 until her death, she also served in the Italian Senate as a Senator for Life.

  8. Benedetto Croce

    Benedetto Croce


    Benedetto Croce (25 February 1866 – 20 November 1952) was an Italian idealist philosopher, historian and occasionally also politician. He wrote on numerous topics, including philosophy, history, historiography and aesthetics. He was a liberal, although he opposed laissez-faire free trade, and had considerable influence on other Italian intellectuals including both Marxist Antonio Gramsci and fascist Giovanni Gentile. He was President of PEN International, the worldwide writers' association, from 1949 until 1952.

  9. Margherita Hack

    Margherita Hack


    Margherita Hack, (12 June 1922 – 29 June 2013) was an Italian astrophysicist and popular science writer. The asteroid 8558 Hack, discovered in 1995, was named in her honour.

  10. Piero Sraffa

    Piero Sraffa


    Piero Sraffa (/ˈsræfə/; 5 August 1898 – 3 September 1983) was an influential Italian economist, who served as lecturer of economics at the University of Cambridge. His book Production of Commodities by Means of Commodities is taken as founding the neo-Ricardian school of Economics.

  11. Walter Veltroni

    Walter Veltroni


    Walter Veltroni OMRI (born 3 July 1955) is an Italian writer, journalist and politician, who served as the first leader of the Democratic Party within the centre-left opposition, until his resignation on 17 February 2009. He served as Mayor of Rome from 2001-08.

  12. Giuseppe Mazzini

    Giuseppe Mazzini


    Giuseppe Mazzini (22 June 1805 – 10 March 1872), was an Italian politician, journalist and activist for the unification of Italy. His efforts helped bring about the independent and unified Italy in place of the several separate states, many dominated by foreign powers, that existed until the 19th century. He also helped define the modern European movement for popular democracy in a republican state.

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