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List of famous people from Tuscany, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Tuscany, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Tuscany you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Tuscany, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

List features people like Stefano Davanzati, Archduke Johann Salvator of Austria.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Tuscany?" or "Which celebrities were born in Tuscany?" then this list is a great resource for you.

Rose McGowan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Rose McGowan age 43 - Rose Arianna McGowan is an American actress and singer. She has played Paige Matthews in The WB supernatural drama series Charmed, and Ann-Margret alongside Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Elvis Presley ...more

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Florence Nightingale is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Florence Nightingale Died at 90 (1820-1910) - Florence Nightingale, OM, RRC was a celebrated English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing. She came to prominence while serving as a manager of nurses trained by ...more

Dylan Sprouse is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Dylan Sprouse age 24 - Dylan Sprouse is an actor.

Cole Sprouse is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Cole Sprouse age 24 - Cole Sprouse is an actor.

Jean-Baptiste Lully is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Jean-Baptiste Lully Died at 55 (1632-1687) - Jean-Baptiste Lully was an Italian-born French composer, instrumentalist, and dancer who spent most of his life working in the court of Louis XIV of France. He is considered the chief master of ...more

Ferruccio Busoni is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Ferruccio Busoni Died at 58 (1866-1924) - Ferruccio Dante Michelangelo Benvenuto Busoni was an Italian composer, pianist, conductor, editor, writer, and piano teacher.

Stefania Sandrelli is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Stefania Sandrelli age 70 - Stefania Sandrelli is an Italian actress, famous for her many roles in the commedia all'Italiana, starting from 1960s. She was 15 years old when she starred in Divorce, Italian Style, as ...more

Sandro Botticelli is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Sandro Botticelli Died at 65 (1445-1510) - Sandro Botticelli was one of the most famous painters of the Renaissance period, and he was one of five painters chosen by Pope Sixtus IV in 1481 to adorn the Sistine Chapel with a series of ...more

Francesca Piccinini is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Francesca Piccinini age 36 - Francesca Piccinini is a female volleyball player who has represented Italy four times at the Summer Olympics. She was a member of the Women's National Team that won the gold medal at the 2002 ...more

Franco Zeffirelli is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Franco Zeffirelli age 94 - Franco Zeffirelli, KBE is an Italian director and producer of films and television. He is also a director and designer of operas and a former senator for the Italian centre-right Forza Italia ...more

Gianluigi Buffon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Gianluigi Buffon age 39 - Gianluigi "Gigi" Buffon, Ufficiale OMRI, is an Italian goalkeeper who plays for and captains both Serie A club Juventus and the Italy national team. Buffon is the record holder for ...more

Pietro Aretino is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Pietro Aretino Died at 64 (1492-1556) - Pietro Aretino was an Italian author, playwright, poet, satirist, and blackmailer, who wielded immense influence on contemporary art and politics and invented modern literate pornography.

Roberto Cavalli is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Roberto Cavalli age 75 - Roberto Cavalli is an Italian fashion designer from Florence. He is known for exotic prints and for creating the sand-blasted look for jeans. He is the father of fashion designer Daniele

Amedeo Modigliani is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Amedeo Modigliani Died at 36 (1884-1920) - Amedeo Clemente Modigliani was a Italian painter and sculptor who worked mainly in France. He is known for portraits and nudes in a modern style characterized by elongation of faces and figures, ...more

Giovanni Papini is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Giovanni Papini Died at 75 (1881-1956) - Giovanni Papini was an Italian journalist, essayist, literary critic, poet, and novelist.

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Carlo Azeglio Ciampi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Carlo Azeglio Ciampi age 96 - Carlo Azeglio Ciampi is an Italian politician and banker. He was the 49th Prime Minister of Italy from 1993 to 1994 and was the tenth President of the Italian Republic from 1999 to 2006. He is ...more

Laura Valenti is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Laura Valenti Laura Valenti was the winner of the Miss Universo Italia 2009 pageant that was held at the Palariccione in Riccione, Emilia-Romagna on May 24, 2009. She represented Italy at the Miss Universe ...more

Roberto Benigni is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Roberto Benigni age 64 - Roberto Remigio Benigni, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI is an Italian actor, comedian, screenwriter and director. He co-wrote, directed and acted in the 1997 film, Life Is Beautiful, which ...more

Yves Montand is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Yves Montand Died at 70 (1921-1991) - Yves Montand was an Italian actor and singer who became a French citizen.

Alfredo Catalani is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Alfredo Catalani Died at 39 (1854-1893) - Alfredo Catalani was an Italian operatic composer. He is best remembered for his operas Loreley and La Wally. La Wally was composed to a libretto by Luigi Illica, and features Catalani's most ...more

John Singer Sargent is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
John Singer Sargent Died at 69 (1856-1925) - John Singer Sargent was an American artist, considered the "leading portrait painter of his generation" for his evocations of Edwardian era luxury. During his career, he created ...more

Flavio Mogherini is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Flavio Mogherini Died at 72 (1922-1994) - Flavio Mogherini was an Italian production designer, art director and film director. His career spanned from 1947 to 1994. His daughter is the Italian politician Federica Mogherini.

Curzio Malaparte is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Curzio Malaparte Died at 59 (1898-1957) - Curzio Malaparte, born Kurt Erich Suckert, was an Italian journalist, dramatist, short-story writer, novelist and diplomat. His chosen surname, which he used from 1925, means "evil/wrong ...more

Andrea Cesalpino is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Andrea Cesalpino Died at 84 (1519-1603) - Andrea Cesalpino was an Italian physician, philosopher and botanist. In his works he classified plants according to their fruits and seeds, rather than alphabetically or by medicinal properties. ...more

Giulio Racah is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Giulio Racah Died at 56 (1909-1965) - Giulio Racah was an Italian–Israeli physicist and mathematician.

Becky Cloonan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Becky Cloonan age 35 - Becky Cloonan is an American comic book creator, known for work published by Tokyopop and Vertigo. In 2012 she became the first female artist to draw the main Batman title for DC Comics.

Niccolò Galli is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Niccolò Galli Died at 18 (1983-2001) - Niccolò Galli was a promising professional footballer who died in a road traffic accident aged 17. The son of former Italian international goalkeeper Giovanni Galli, he began with his ...more

Giorgio van Straten is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Giorgio van Straten age 62 - Giorgio van Straten is an Italian writer, editor, translator and manager of arts organizations. In 2000 he was awarded the Grand Official Order of Merit of the Italian Republic. That same year ...more

Arthur Gamgee is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Arthur Gamgee Died at 68 (1841-1909) - Arthur Gamgee FRS was a British biochemist.

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Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici Died at 69 (1360-1429) - Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici was an Italian banker, a member of Medici family of Florence, and the founder of the Medici Bank. While other family members, such as Chiarissimo di Giambuono de' ...more

Mario Chiari is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Mario Chiari Died at 80 (1909-1989) - Mario Chiari was an Italian production designer and art director. He was nominated for an Academy Award in the category Best Art Direction for the film Doctor Dolittle.

Mario Monicelli is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Mario Monicelli Died at 95 (1915-2010) - Mario Monicelli was a six times-Oscar nominated Italian director and screenwriter and one of the masters of the Commedia all'Italiana.

Fosco Maraini is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Fosco Maraini Died at 92 (1912-2004) - Fosco Maraini was an Italian photographer, anthropologist, ethnologist, writer, mountaineer and academic.

Anna Banti is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Anna Banti Died at 90 (1895-1985) - Anna Banti was an Italian writer, art historian, critic, and translator.

Philip Mazzei is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Philip Mazzei Died at 86 (1730-1816) - Philip Mazzei was an Italian physician. A close friend of Thomas Jefferson, Mazzei acted as an agent to purchase arms for Virginia during the American Revolutionary War.

George P. Cosmatos is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
George P. Cosmatos Died at 64 (1941-2005) - George Pan Cosmatos was a Greek/Italian film director.

Giovanni Battista Donati is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Giovanni Battista Donati Died at 47 (1826-1873) - Giovanni Battista Donati; 16 December 1826, Pisa, Italy – 20 September 1873, Florence, Italy was an Italian astronomer. Donati graduated from the university of his native city, Pisa, and ...more

Alessandro Galilei is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Alessandro Galilei Died at 46 (1691-1737) - Alessandro Maria Gaetano Galilei was a Florentine mathematician, architect and theorist, a member of the same patrician family as Galileo. He received architectural and engineering training from ...more

Filippo Brunelleschi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Filippo Brunelleschi Died at 69 (1377-1446) - Filippo Brunelleschi was one of the foremost architects and engineers of the Italian Renaissance. He is perhaps most famous for his development of linear perspective and for engineering the dome ...more

Francesco Barberini is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Francesco Barberini Died at 82 (1597-1679) - Francesco Barberini was an Italian Catholic Cardinal. The nephew of Pope Urban VIII, he benefited immensely from the nepotism practiced by his uncle. He was given various roles within the ...more

Marta Pagnini is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Marta Pagnini age 24 - Marta Pagnini is an Italian rhythmic gymnast.

Valentino Bucchi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Valentino Bucchi Died at 60 (1916-1976) - Valentino Bucchi was an Italian composer.

Giotto is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Giotto Giotto di Bondone, known as Giotto, was an Italian painter and architect from Florence in the late Middle Ages. He is generally considered the first in a line of great artists who contributed to ...more

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Francesco Giubbilini is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Francesco Giubbilini age 39 - Francesco Giubbilini è nato a Pisa il 17 Marzo 1976. Dopo studi scientifici e una laurea in Filosofia si occupa di grafica web e si appassiona a Flash e alla programmazione ActionScript. ...more

Francesco Guicciardini is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Francesco Guicciardini Died at 57 (1483-1540) - Francesco Guicciardini was an Italian historian and statesman. A friend and critic of Niccolò Machiavelli, he is considered one of the major political writers of the Italian Renaissance. ...more

Piero Umiliani is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Piero Umiliani Died at 75 (1926-2001) - Piero Umiliani was an Italian composer of film scores, and is most famous for his song "Mah Nà Mah Nà" and orchestra score "Arrivano I Marines".

Alessandro Pavolini is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Alessandro Pavolini Died at 42 (1903-1945) - Alessandro Pavolini was an Italian politician, journalist, and essayist, notable for his involvement in the Fascist government during World War II and also for his cruelty against the opponents ...more

Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany Died at 66 (1671-1737) - Gian Gastone de' Medici was the seventh and last Medicean Grand Duke of Tuscany. He was the second son of Grand Duke Cosimo III and Marguerite Louise d'Orléans. His sister, Electress ...more

Jacopo Melani is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Jacopo Melani Died at 53 (1623-1676) - Jacopo Melani was an Italian composer and violinist of the Baroque era. He was born and died in Pistoia, and was the brother of composer Alessandro Melani and singer Atto Melani.

Giovanni Giorgi is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Giovanni Giorgi Died at 79 (1871-1950) - Giovanni Giorgi was an Italian physicist and electrical engineer who proposed the Giorgi system of measurement, the precursor to the International System of Units.