Famous Italians

Famous Italians Who Have Gained Mastery in Their Field of Work

The Italians are well-known for their love of arts and culture and there are many famous Italians in all spheres of life. In this article, we are going to take a look at some world-famous Italians who are the masters of their chosen field of work.
Monument Of Aleardo Aleardi In Verona City
Italy is a country which is known for its famous fashion designers, great artists and sculptors. The Italian people are eloquent and beautiful and have made an impact on the big screen as well. Italian actors and actresses are some of the finest in the world and there are many famous Italians in all spheres of life. No country has had made a greater contribution in the field of art than Italy. During the Renaissance in Italy, cities like Rome and Florence were in the forefront in the world of art and literature. Some of the most famous painters, sculptors and inventors like Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael were Italians. It is a country which is rich in culture, history, arts and architecture.

Famous Italian Artists

There are many famous Italian painters and sculptors who have created some great art works. Here is a list of famous Italian artists dating from the Renaissance period to the modern one.
  • Leonardo Da Vinci
  • Michelangelo Buonarroti
  • Tiziano Vecelli (Titan)
  • Giorgio Barbarelli
  • Raffaelo Sanzio (Raphael)
  • Gian Lorenzo Bernini
  • Sandro Boticelli
  • Gentile Bellini
  • Fra Angelico
  • Pietro Annigoni
  • Carpaccio
  • Enrico Donati
  • Rosso Fiorentino
  • Andrea da Firenze
  • Ambrogio Lorenzetti
  • Simone Martini
  • Lelio Orsi
  • Guido Marzulli
  • Parmigianino
  • Ferdinando Partini
  • Tommaso Reni
  • Sassetta
  • Salvator Rosa
  • Tintoretto
  • Paolo Veronese
  • Jacopo Vignali
  • Umberto Boccioni
  • Rembrandt Bugatti
  • Pietro Bernini
  • Amedeo Modigliani
  • Giorgio Vasari
  • Santi Buglioni
Famous Italian in Entertainment

There are many actors and actresses in Hollywood who are of Italian descent. Here is a list of famous Italian singers, actors, directors and Italian actresses in showbiz. These great entertainers have contributed much to the world of cinema.
  • Al Pacino
  • Monica Bellucci
  • Robert De Niro
  • Sophia Loren
  • Isabella Rossellini
  • Sergio Leone
  • Francis Ford Coppola
  • Luigi Pirandello
  • Quentin Tarantino
  • Martin Scorsese
  • Tea Leoni
  • Joseph Barbera
  • Jon Bon Jovi
  • Nicholas Cage
  • Frank Sinatra
  • Danny de Vito
  • John Travolta
  • Rudolph Valentino
  • Dean Martin
  • Lou Castello
  • Sylvester Stallone
  • Anne Bancroft
  • Ashley Judd
  • Rene Russo
  • Brooke Shields
  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Liv Tyler
Famous Italian Designers

In the world of fashion, Italian designers are among the top fashion designers and they are very successful and well-known. They are the masters of the field and Italian designs are much sought after. Milan in Italy is considered to be the fashion mecca and the world of fashion would be incomplete without these famous Italian designers. Here is a list of most famous Italian fashion designers.
  • Salvatore Ferragamo
  • Roberto Cavalli
  • Missoni
  • Alberta Ferretti
  • Emilio Pucci
  • Domenico Dolce
  • Stefano Gabbana
  • Miuccia Prada
  • Valentino Garavanni
  • Donatella Versace
  • Giorgio Armani
  • Gianni Versace
  • Roberta di Camerino
  • Roberto Capucci
  • Franco Moschino
  • Giambattista Valli
  • Gianfranco Ferre
  • Sergio Tacchini
  • Guccio Gucci
World Famous Italians

Besides the above names, there are other some other famous Italians who have left a mark on society in some way. There are many Italian scientists, explorers, politicians and academics who are visionaries in their field.
  • Enrici Fermi (Physicist, won Nobel Prize in 1938)
  • Leonardo Fibonacci (Mathematician)
  • Lazzaro Spallanzani (Scientist)
  • Ernesto Teodoro Moneta (Politician)
  • Benito Mussolini (Italian dictator)
  • Vilfredo Pareto (Economist)
  • Francesco Guicciardini (Historian)
  • Niccolo Machiavelli (Statesman)
  • Giovanni da Verrazano (Explorer)
  • Maria Gaetana Agnesi (Mathematician)
  • Eugenio Barsanti (Inventor)
  • Renato Biasutti (Geographer)
  • Galileo Galilei (Physicist and astronomer)
  • Riccardo Giacconi (Astrophysicist)
  • Cristoforo Colombo (Explorer)
  • Amerigo Vespucci (Explorer)
  • Giovanni da Verrazzano (Explorer)
  • Marco Polo (Explorer)
  • Luigi Einaudi (Politician)
  • Roberto Formigoni (Politician)
  • Antonio Negri (Philosopher)
  • Francesco Algarotti (Philosopher and art critic)
  • Giuseppe Gioachino Belli (Poet)
  • Stefano Benni (Novelist)
  • Dino Buzzati (Journalist)
  • Aldo Buzzi (Author of gastronomy and travel books)
  • Francesco de Sanctis (Critic and writer)
  • Giancarlo Alessandrini (Cartoonist)
  • Carlo Ambrosini (Cartoonist)
  • Francesco Borromini (Architect)
  • Girolamo Rainaldi (Architect)
These were some world-famous Italians that have contributed a lot to the fields of art, architecture, politics and fashion. We can hardly think of the art world without famous masters like Leonardo da Vinci and Michaelangelo. Think about the world famous Sistine Chapel in Rome and how bare it would look without Michelangelo's painted ceiling. Even the world of fashion would be a little less scintillating without Italian designers with the haute couture and great design sensibilities.