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List of famous people from Venice, 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 Venice, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Venice 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 Venice, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

List below includes Giancarlo del Monaco, Ace Norton and more people.

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

Gary Collins is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Venice
Gary Collins Died at 74 (1938-2012) - Gary Ennis Collins was an American film and television actor and award-winning talk show host.

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Giacomo Casanova is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Venice
Giacomo Casanova Died at 73 (1725-1798) - Giacomo Girolamo Casanova was an Italian adventurer and author from the Republic of Venice. His autobiography, Histoire de ma vie, is regarded as one of the most authentic sources of the customs ...more

Marietta Robusti is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Venice
Marietta Robusti Died at 30 (1560-1590) - Marietta Robusti was a female Venetian painter of the Renaissance period. She is one of very few known female artists of this period, a group that included Sofonisba Anguissola, Lucia ...more

Giuseppe Sinopoli is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Venice
Giuseppe Sinopoli Died at 55 (1946-2001) - Giuseppe Sinopoli was an Italian conductor and composer.

Bruno Rossi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Venice
Bruno Rossi Died at 88 (1905-1993) - Bruno Benedetto Rossi was an Italian experimental physicist. He made major contributions to particle physics and the study of cosmic rays. A 1927 graduate of the University of Bologna, he became ...more

Alessandro Marcello is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Venice
Alessandro Marcello Died at 74 (1673-1747) - Alessandro Ignazio Marcello was an Italian nobleman and musician.

James Rado is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Venice
James Rado age 85 - James Rado is an American actor, writer and composer, best known as the co-author, along with Gerome Ragni, of 1967's groundbreaking American tribal love-rock musical Hair. He and Ragni were ...more

Gian Francesco Malipiero is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Venice
Gian Francesco Malipiero Died at 91 (1882-1973) - Gian Francesco Malipiero was an Italian composer, musicologist, music teacher and editor.

Luigi Scaccianoce is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Venice
Luigi Scaccianoce Died at 67 (1914-1981) - Luigi Scaccianoce was an Italian production designer, art director and set decorator. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Art Direction for his work in The Gospel According to St.

Francesco da Mosto is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Venice
Francesco da Mosto age 55 - Francesco da Mosto is an Italian architect, author, historian, film maker and television presenter. He presented the three BBC 2 series Francesco's Venice and Francesco's Italy: Top to Toe where ...more

Steven Okazaki is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Venice
Steven Okazaki age 63 - Steven Okazaki is an American filmmaker. He is Sansei Japanese American and is based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has received a Peabody Award and been nominated for four Academy Awards, ...more

Benedetto Marcello is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Venice
Benedetto Marcello Died at 53 (1686-1739) - Benedetto Giacomo Marcello was an Italian composer, writer, advocate, magistrate, and teacher.

Andrea Gabrieli is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Venice
Andrea Gabrieli Died at 53 (1532-1585) - Andrea Gabrieli was an Italian composer and organist of the late Renaissance. The uncle of the somewhat more famous Giovanni Gabrieli, he was the first internationally renowned member of the ...more

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Venice
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo Died at 74 (1696-1770) - Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, also known as Gianbattista or Giambattista Tiepolo, was an Italian painter and printmaker from the Republic of Venice. He was prolific, and worked not only in Italy, ...more

Giovanni Bellini is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Venice
Giovanni Bellini Died at 86 (1430-1516) - Giovanni Bellini was an Italian Renaissance painter, probably the best known of the Bellini family of Venetian painters. His father was Jacopo Bellini, his brother was Gentile Bellini, and his ...more

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Catterino Cavos is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Venice
Catterino Cavos Died at 65 (1775-1840) - Catterino Albertovich Cavos, born Catarino Camillo Cavos, was an Italian composer, organist and conductor settled in Russia. He played an important role in the history of Russian opera and was ...more

Massimo Cacciari is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Venice
Massimo Cacciari age 72 - Massimo Cacciari is an Italian philosopher and politician.

Giovanni Gabrieli is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Venice
Giovanni Gabrieli Died at 58 (1554-1612) - Giovanni Gabrieli was an Italian composer and organist. He was one of the most influential musicians of his time, and represents the culmination of the style of the Venetian School, at the time ...more

Gentile Bellini is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Venice
Gentile Bellini Died at 78 (1429-1507) - Gentile Bellini was an Italian painter. From 1474 he was the official portrait artist for the Doges of Venice.

Alberto Bressan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Venice
Alberto Bressan age 60 - Alberto Bressan is an Italian mathematician at Penn State University. His primary field of research is mathematical analysis including hyperbolic systems of conservation laws, impulsive control ...more

Paolo Costa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Venice
Paolo Costa age 72 - Paolo Costa is the President of the Venice Port Authority. He was elected as an Italian Member of the European Parliament in 1999 and 2004, and since 2003 he was the Chair of the Committee on ...more

Mario Ambrosino is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Venice
Mario Ambrosino age 81 - Mario Ambrosino is a costume designer, actor, production designer, set decorator and film art director.

Michael Sabatino is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Venice
Michael Sabatino age 60 - Michael Sabatino is an actor.

Ambrogio Contarini is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Venice
Ambrogio Contarini Died at 70 (1429-1499) - In February 1474, Contarini was sent to Uzun Hasan, the ruler of Western Iran (Persia), with a proposal to start a war against Turkey in alliance with Venice. On his return trip Contarini ...more

Guy Zanette is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Venice
Guy Zanette Died at 57 (1905-1962) - Guy Zanette was an actor.

Agnes Pockels is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Venice
Agnes Pockels Died at 73 (1862-1935) - Agnes Luise Wilhelmine Pockels, was a German pioneer in chemistry. Her work was fundamental in establishing the modern discipline known as surface science, which describes the properties of ...more

Giorgio Cavaglieri is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Venice
Giorgio Cavaglieri Died at 96 (1911-2007) - Giorgio Cavaglieri was an Italian American architectural preservationist and painter of gouaches. His best-known work is his 1960s restoration of the Jefferson Market Library in Greenwich ...more

Giovanni Giuriati is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Venice
Giovanni Giuriati Died at 94 (1876-1970) - Giovanni Giuriati was an Italian Fascist politician.

Jean-Antoine de Baïf is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Venice
Jean-Antoine de Baïf Died at 57 (1532-1589) - Jean Antoine de Baïf was a French poet and member of the Pléiade.

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Domiziano Arcangeli is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Venice
Domiziano Arcangeli age 47 - Domiziano Arcangeli is an Italian and American actor, producer, and writer.

Frank Yaconelli is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Venice
Frank Yaconelli Died at 67 (1898-1965) - Frank Yaconelli was an actor and film director.

Riccardo Calimani is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Venice
Riccardo Calimani age 69 - Riccardo Calimani is a writer and historian, specialising in Italian and European Judaism and Jewish history. A graduate of electronic engineering at the University of Padua and of Philosophy of ...more

Elia Millosevich is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Venice
Elia Millosevich Died at 71 (1848-1919) - Elia Filippo Francesco Giuseppe Maria Millosevich, was an Italian astronomer. He specialized in calculating the orbits of comets and asteroids, in particular 433 Eros. He first studied at the ...more

Canaletto is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Venice
Canaletto Died at 71 (1697-1768) - Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto, was an Italian painter of landscapes, or vedute, of Venice. He was also an important printmaker in etching.

Margherita Sarfatti is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Venice
Margherita Sarfatti Died at 81 (1880-1961) - Margherita Sarfatti was an Italian journalist, art critic, patron, collector, socialite, a prominent propaganda adviser of the National Fascist Party. She was Benito Mussolini's biographer as ...more

Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Venice
Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger Died at 71 (1580-1651) - Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger was a German-Italian virtuoso performer and composer of the early Baroque period. A prolific and highly original composer, Kapsberger is chiefly remembered today for ...more

Carl Ritter von Ghega is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Venice
Carl Ritter von Ghega Died at 58 (1802-1860) - Carl Ritter von Ghega or Karl von Ghega was the designer of the Semmering Railway from Gloggnitz to Mürzzuschlag. During his time, he was the most prominent of Austrian railway engineers ...more

Lewis Albanese is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Venice
Lewis Albanese Died at 20 (1946-1966) - Lewis Albanese was an Italian born United States Army Private First Class during the Vietnam War who posthumously received the Medal of Honor for his actions during a fire fight where he freed ...more

Francesco Morosini is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Venice
Francesco Morosini Died at 75 (1619-1694) - Francesco Morosini was the Doge of Venice from 1688 to 1694, at the height of the Great Turkish War. He was a member of a famous noble Venetian family which produced several Doges and generals. ...more

Pope Eugene IV is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Venice
Pope Eugene IV Died at 64 (1383-1447) - Pope Eugene IV, born Gabriele Condulmer, was Pope from 3 March 1431 to his death in 1447. He is the last pope to take the name "Eugene" upon his election.

Lucia Mirisola is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Venice
Lucia Mirisola age 88 - Lucia Mirisola is a film costume designer and production designer.

Pope Paul II is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Venice
Pope Paul II Died at 54 (1417-1471) - Pope Paul II, born Pietro Barbo, was Pope from 30 August 1464 to his death in 1471.

J. P. Losman is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Venice
J. P. Losman age 34 - Jonathan Paul Losman is a former American football quarterback. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills 22nd overall in the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at UCLA and Tulane. Losman also ...more

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Agostino Borgato is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Venice
Agostino Borgato Died at 68 (1871-1939) - Agostino Borgato was an actor and film director.

Sonia Montejano is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Venice
Sonia Montejano age 49 - Sonia Montejano is a co-host of the television program Judge Joe Brown.

Brenno Ambrosini is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Venice
Brenno Ambrosini Brenno Ambrosini is an Italian pianist, born in Venetia, who is active in Spain. In 1990 he began performing with Mark Lubotsky. After being prized in the leading Spanish piano competitions he ...more

Antonio Caldara is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Venice
Antonio Caldara Died at 66 (1670-1736) - Antonio Caldara was an Italian Baroque composer. Caldara was born in Venice, the son of a violinist. He became a chorister at St Mark's in Venice, where he learned several instruments, probably ...more

Bruno Mialich is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Venice
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Antonio Sartorio is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Venice
Antonio Sartorio Died at 50 (1630-1680) - Antonio Sartorio was an Italian composer active mainly in Italy and in Hanover, Germany. He was a leading composer of operas in his native Venice in the 1660s and 1670s and was also known for ...more

Carlo Gozzi is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Venice
Carlo Gozzi Died at 86 (1720-1806) - Carlo, Count Gozzi was an Italian playwright. Gozzi was born and died in Venice; he came from an old Venetian family from the Republic of Ragusa. His father's debts forced him to look for a ...more