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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

    BirthplaceFlorence, Italy

    Rose Arianna McGowan (born September 5, 1973) is an American actress, activist, writer, and...  more

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  • Florence Nightingale

    Florence Nightingale

    Dec. at 90 (1820-1910)

    BirthplaceFlorence, Italy

    Florence Nightingale, (; 12 May 1820 – 13 August 1910) was an English social reformer and...  more

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  • Dylan Sprouse

    BirthplaceArezzo, Italy

    Dylan Thomas Sprouse (born August 4, 1992) is an American actor and entrepreneur. He is the...  more

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  • Cole Sprouse

    BirthplaceArezzo, Italy

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  • Jean-Baptiste Lully

    Jean-Baptiste Lully

    Dec. at 55 (1632-1687)

    BirthplaceFlorence, Italy

    Jean-Baptiste Lully (UK: , US: ; French: [ʒɑ̃ baˈtist lyˈli]; born Giovanni Battista Lulli,...  more

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  • Ferruccio Busoni

    Ferruccio Busoni

    Dec. at 58 (1866-1924)

    BirthplaceEmpoli, Italy

    Ferruccio Busoni (1 April 1866 – 27 July 1924) was an Italian composer, pianist, conductor,...  more
  • Stefania Sandrelli

    BirthplaceViareggio, Italy

    Stefania Sandrelli (born 5 June 1946 in Viareggio, Province of Lucca) is an Italian actress,...  more
  • Sandro Botticelli

    Sandro Botticelli

    Dec. at 65 (1445-1510)

    BirthplaceFlorence, Italy

    Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi (c. 1445 – May 17, 1510), known as Sandro Botticelli...  more

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  • Francesca Piccinini

    Francesca Piccinini

    Age: 41

    BirthplaceMassa, Italy

    Francesca Piccinini (born 10 January 1979 in Massa) is an Italian volleyball player who has...  more
  • Franco Zeffirelli

    BirthplaceEurope, Eurasia, Italy, Florence, Southern Europe

    Gian Franco Corsi "Franco" Zeffirelli (Italian: [fraŋko ddzeffiˈrɛlli]; 12 February 1923 – 15...  more
  • Gianluigi Buffon

    BirthplaceCarrara, Italy

    Gianluigi Buffon, (Italian pronunciation: [dʒanluˈiːdʒi bufˈfɔn, -ˈfon]; born 28 January...  more

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  • Pietro Aretino

    Pietro Aretino

    Dec. at 64 (1492-1556)

    BirthplaceArezzo, Italy

    Pietro Aretino (US: , Italian: [ˈpjɛːtro areˈtiːno]; 19 or 20 April 1492 – 21 October 1556)...  more
  • Roberto Cavalli

    BirthplaceFlorence, Italy

    Roberto Cavalli (Italian pronunciation: [roˈbɛrto kaˈvalli]; born 15 November 1940) is an...  more

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  • Amedeo Modigliani

    Amedeo Modigliani

    Dec. at 36 (1884-1920)

    BirthplaceLivorno, Italy

    Amedeo Clemente Modigliani (Italian pronunciation: [ameˈdɛːo modiʎˈʎaːni]; 12 July 1884 – 24...  more
  • Giovanni Papini

    Giovanni Papini

    Dec. at 75 (1881-1956)

    BirthplaceEurope, Eurasia, Italy, Florence, Southern Europe

    Giovanni Papini (January 9, 1881 – ibid. July 8, 1956) was an Italian journalist, essayist,...  more
  • Carlo Azeglio Ciampi

    BirthplaceLivorno, Italy

    Carlo Azeglio Ciampi (Italian pronunciation: [ˈkarlo adˈdzɛʎʎo ˈtʃampi] (listen); 9 December...  more
  • Laura Valenti
    Laura Valenti (born 6 February 1984 in Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy) was the winner of the Miss...  more
  • Roberto Benigni

    BirthplaceEurope, Manciano, Eurasia, Italy, Province of Grosseto

    Roberto Remigio Benigni (Italian pronunciation: [roˈbɛrto beˈniɲɲi]; born 27 October 1952) is...  more
  • Yves Montand

    Yves Montand

    Dec. at 70 (1921-1991)

    BirthplaceMonsummano Terme, Italy

    Ivo Livi, better known as Yves Montand (French pronunciation: ​[iv mɔ̃tɑ̃]; 13 October 1921 –...  more

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  • Alfredo Catalani

    Alfredo Catalani

    Dec. at 39 (1854-1893)

    BirthplaceLucca, Italy

    Alfredo Catalani (19 June 1854 – 7 August 1893) was an Italian operatic composer. He is best...  more
  • John Singer Sargent

    John Singer Sargent

    Dec. at 69 (1856-1925)

    BirthplaceFlorence, Italy

    John Singer Sargent (; January 12, 1856 – April 14, 1925) was an American expatriate artist,...  more
  • Flavio Mogherini

    Dec. at 72 (1922-1994)

    BirthplaceArezzo, Italy

    Flavio Mogherini (25 March 1922 – 23 April 1994) was an Italian production designer, art...  more
  • Curzio Malaparte

    Curzio Malaparte

    Dec. at 59 (1898-1957)

    BirthplacePrato, Italy

    Curzio Malaparte (Italian pronunciation: [ˈkurtsjo malaˈparte]; 9 June 1898 – 19 July 1957),...  more
  • Andrea Cesalpino

    Andrea Cesalpino

    Dec. at 84 (1519-1603)

    BirthplaceArezzo, Italy

    Andrea Cesalpino (Latinized as Andreas Cæsalpinus) (6 June 1519 – 23 February 1603) was an...  more
  • Giulio Racah

    Giulio Racah

    Dec. at 56 (1909-1965)

    BirthplaceFlorence, Italy

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