Verona - Notable People

Notable People

  • Arnoldo Mondadori, editor
  • Aleardo Aleardi, a poet
  • Paolo Bellasio, composer of the Renaissance; member of the Roman School
  • Damiano Cunego, former world number 1 cyclist and former Giro d'Italia winner
  • Girolamo Fracastoro, also known as Fracastorius, renowned scholar, physician and poet
  • Giovanni Francesco Caroto, painter
  • Catullus, Latin poet
  • Franco Donatoni, composer
  • Giovanni Giocondo, architect and scholar
  • Romano Guardini, theologian
  • Marc' Antonio Ingegneri, composer, teacher of Claudio Monteverdi
  • Cesare Lombroso, criminologist
  • Scipione Maffei, writer and historian
  • Marcantonio Negri, Baroque composer, associate of Monteverdi
  • St. Peter Martyr, Dominican preacher and Saint.
  • Ippolito Pindemonte, poet
  • Ratherius, Medieval bishop and writer
  • Vincenzo Ruffo, composer of the Renaissance
  • Emilio Salgari, novelist
  • Antonio Salieri, composer
  • Michele Sammicheli, architect
  • Bartolomeo Tromboncino, composer of the Renaissance period
  • Girolamo dai Libri, illuminator of manuscripts and painter
  • Paolo Caliari, well known as "Veronese" painter
  • Carlo Pedrotti, 19th-century composer, conductor, voice teacher and opera administrator
  • Mario Capecchi, Nobel prize in Medicine, 2007
  • Massimo Bubola, singer-songwriter born in Terrazzo
  • Gigliola Cinquetti, singer who brought Italy its first Eurovision Song Contest in 1964
  • Walter Chiari, actor
  • Sara Simeoni, former world high jump primatist and Olympic gold medalist
  • Matteo Manassero, British amateur golf champion, 2009
  • Stefano Bernardi, baroque composer
  • Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet, fictional characters from the Shakespearian play Romeo and Juliet

Verona was the birthplace of Catullus, and the town that Julius Caesar chose for relaxing stays. In its history many important names passed and events happened that were relevant for the European history, like Theodoric the Great, king of Ostrogoths, Alboin and Rosamund, the Lombard Dukes, Charlemagne and Pippin of Italy, Berengar I, Dante. Conclaves were held here, as were important congresses. Verona was in the travel diaries of Goethe, Stendhal and Paul Valéry.

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