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Genoa, Italy

LOCATION

Population:
650,000

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
University of Genoa
1481

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
UniCredit
1473

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Leon Battista Alberti
Architect
14-Feb-1404 25-Apr-1472 Ten Books on Architecture
John Cabot
Explorer
c. 1450 1499 Discovered North America
Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione
Painter
23-Mar-1609 5-May-1664 Italian pastoral painter
Christopher Columbus
Explorer
1451 20-May-1506 Rediscovered the New World
Vittorio Gassman
Actor
1-Sep-1922 29-Jun-2000 The Great War
Riccardo Giacconi
Astronomer
6-Oct-1931   Discovered cosmic X-ray sources
Pope Innocent VIII
Religion
1432 25-Jul-1492 Roman Catholic Pope, 1484-92
Pope Innocent IV
Religion
? 7-Dec-1254 Roman Catholic Pope, 1243-54
Fabio Luisi
Conductor
17-Jan-1959   Principal Conductor, Vienna Symphony
Giuseppe Mazzini
Activist
22-Jun-1805 10-Mar-1872 Italian patriot, agitator
Eugenio Montale
Poet
12-Oct-1896 12-Sep-1981 Ossi di seppia
Niccolo Paganini
Violinist
27-Oct-1782 27-May-1840 Italian violinist and composer
Renzo Piano
Architect
14-Sep-1937   Designed the Pompidou Center rehab
Moana Pozzi
Pornstar
27-Apr-1961 15-Sep-1994 Backdoor Summer 2
Paolo Villaggio
Actor
31-Dec-1932   White Collar Blues

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Andrea Doria
Military
30-Nov-1466 25-Nov-1560 Genoese condottiere admiral
Karl August von Hardenberg
Diplomat
31-May-1750 26-Nov-1822 Prussian statesman
Daniel O'Connell
Politician
6-Aug-1775 15-May-1847 Irish hero, called The Liberator
James Smithson
Chemist
1765 27-Jun-1829 Chemist, funded the Smithsonian Institution
Alessandro Stradella
Composer
1642 28-Feb-1682 S. Giovanni Battista
Jacobus de Voragine
Author
1228 13-Jul-1298 Golden Legend



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