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Famous People From Tuscany

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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
Age: 45

Birthplace: Florence, Italy

Rose Arianna McGowan (born September 5, 1973) is an American actress, activist, writer, and model. After her film debut in a brief role in the comedy Encino Man (1992), McGowan achieved wider ...more

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Florence Nightingale is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Dec. at 90 (1820-1910)

Birthplace: Florence, Italy

Florence Nightingale, (; 12 May 1820 – 13 August 1910) was an English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing. Nightingale came to prominence while serving as a ...more
Dylan Sprouse is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Cole Sprouse is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Jean-Baptiste Lully is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Dec. at 55 (1632-1687)

Birthplace: Florence, Italy

Jean-Baptiste Lully (UK: , US: ; French: [ʒɑ̃ baˈtist lyˈli]; born Giovanni Battista Lulli, Italian: [ˈlulli]; 28 November [O.S. 18 November] 1632– 22 March 1687) was an Italian-born French ...more

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Ferruccio Busoni is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Dec. at 58 (1866-1924)

Birthplace: Europe, Eurasia, Italy, Empoli, Southern Europe, + more

Ferruccio Busoni (1 April 1866 – 27 July 1924) was an Italian composer, pianist, conductor, editor, writer, and teacher. His international career and reputation led him to work closely with many ...more

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Stefania Sandrelli is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Age: 72

Birthplace: Viareggio, Italy

Stefania Sandrelli (born 5 June 1946 in Viareggio, Province of Lucca) is an Italian actress, famous for her many roles in the commedia all'Italiana, starting from the 1960s. She was 14 years old ...more
Sandro Botticelli is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Dec. at 65 (1445-1510)

Birthplace: Florence, Italy

Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi (c. 1445 – May 17, 1510), known as Sandro Botticelli (, Italian: [ˈsandro bottiˈtʃɛlli]), was an Italian painter of the Early Renaissance. He belonged to ...more

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Francesca Piccinini is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Francesca Piccinini Age: 40

Birthplace: Massa, Italy

Francesca Piccinini (born 10 January 1979 in Massa) is an Italian volleyball player who has represented Italy four times (2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012) at the Summer Olympics. She was a member of ...more
Franco Zeffirelli is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Age: 96

Birthplace: Europe, Eurasia, Italy, Florence, Southern Europe, + more

Gian Franco Corsi "Franco" Zeffirelli (Italian: [fraŋko ddzeffiˈrɛlli]; 12 February 1923 – 15 June 2019) was an Italian director and producer of operas, films and television. He was ...more
Gianluigi Buffon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Age: 41

Birthplace: Carrara, Italy

Gianluigi Buffon, (Italian pronunciation: [dʒanluˈiːdʒi bufˈfɔn, -ˈfon]; born 28 January 1978) commonly shortened to Gigi Buffon, is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper ...more

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Pietro Aretino is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Dec. at 64 (1492-1556)

Birthplace: Arezzo, Italy

Pietro Aretino (US: , Italian: [ˈpjɛːtro areˈtiːno]; 19 or 20 April 1492 – 21 October 1556) was an Italian author, playwright, poet, satirist and blackmailer, who wielded influence on ...more
Roberto Cavalli is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Age: 78

Birthplace: Florence, Italy

Roberto Cavalli (Italian pronunciation: [roˈbɛrto kaˈvalli]; born 15 November 1940) is an Italian fashion designer and inventor. He is known for exotic prints and for creating the sand-blasted ...more

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Amedeo Modigliani is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Dec. at 36 (1884-1920)

Birthplace: Livorno, Italy

Amedeo Clemente Modigliani (Italian pronunciation: [ameˈdɛːo modiʎˈʎaːni]; 12 July 1884 – 24 January 1920) was an Italian Jewish painter and sculptor who worked mainly in France. He is known for ...more
Giovanni Papini is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Dec. at 75 (1881-1956)

Birthplace: Europe, Eurasia, Italy, Florence, Southern Europe, + more

Giovanni Papini (January 9, 1881 – ibid. July 8, 1956) was an Italian journalist, essayist, literary critic, poet, philosopher and writer.
Carlo Azeglio Ciampi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Age: 98

Birthplace: Livorno, Italy

Carlo Azeglio Ciampi (Italian pronunciation: [ˈkarlo adˈdzɛʎʎo ˈtʃampi] (listen); 9 December 1920 – 16 September 2016) was an Italian politician and banker. He was the 49th Prime Minister of ...more
Laura Valenti is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Tuscany

Birthplace: Arezzo, Italy

Laura Valenti (born 6 February 1984 in Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy) was the winner of the Miss Universo Italia 2009 pageant that was held at the Palariccione in Riccione, Emilia-Romagna on 24 May ...more
Roberto Benigni is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Age: 66

Birthplace: Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy

Roberto Remigio Benigni (Italian pronunciation: [roˈbɛrto beˈniɲɲi]; born 27 October 1952) is an Italian actor, comedian, screenwriter and director. Internationally, he is best known for ...more

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Yves Montand is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Dec. at 70 (1921-1991)

Birthplace: Monsummano Terme, Italy

Ivo Livi, better known as Yves Montand (French pronunciation: ​[iv mɔ̃tɑ̃]; 13 October 1921 – 9 November 1991), was an Italian-French actor and singer.

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Alfredo Catalani is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Dec. at 39 (1854-1893)

Birthplace: Lucca, Italy

Alfredo Catalani (19 June 1854 – 7 August 1893) was an Italian operatic composer. He is best remembered for his operas Loreley (1890) and La Wally (1892). La Wally was composed to a libretto by ...more
John Singer Sargent is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Dec. at 69 (1856-1925)

Birthplace: Florence, Italy

John Singer Sargent (; January 12, 1856 – April 14, 1925) was an American expatriate artist, considered the "leading portrait painter of his generation" for his evocations of ...more
Flavio Mogherini is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Dec. at 72 (1922-1994)

Birthplace: Arezzo, Italy

Flavio Mogherini (25 March 1922 – 23 April 1994) was an Italian production designer, art director and film director. His career spanned from 1947 to 1994. His daughter is Federica Mogherini, the ...more
Curzio Malaparte is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Dec. at 59 (1898-1957)

Birthplace: Prato, Italy

Curzio Malaparte (Italian pronunciation: [ˈkurtsjo malaˈparte]; 9 June 1898 – 19 July 1957), born Kurt Erich Suckert, was an Italian writer, film-maker, war correspondent and diplomat. Malaparte ...more
Andrea Cesalpino is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Dec. at 84 (1519-1603)

Birthplace: Arezzo, Italy

Andrea Cesalpino (Latinized as Andreas Cæsalpinus) (6 June 1519 – 23 February 1603) was an Italian physician, philosopher and botanist.In his works he classified plants according to their ...more
Giulio Racah is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Tuscany
Dec. at 56 (1909-1965)

Birthplace: Florence, Italy

Giulio (Yoel) Racah (Hebrew: ג'וליו (יואל) רקח‎; February 9, 1909 – August 28, 1965) was an Italian–Israeli physicist and mathematician.