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Who Is The Most Famous Giovanni In The World?

Updated February 11, 2021 607 votes 31 voters 6.5k views72 items

List RulesVote up all of the Giovannis you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Giovanni can you think of? The famous Giovannis below have many different professions, including notable actors named Giovanni, famous athletes named Giovanni, and even composers named Giovanni.

Giovanni Ribisi is certainly one of the most famous Giovannis on this list. One of the famous actors named Giovanni, he is best known for starring in Sneaky Pete. Saving Private Ryan, Avatar, Friends, and A Million Ways to Die in the West are among his notable projects.

Another of the famous people with the first name Giovanni is Giovanni da Verrazzano. He was an explorer. He was the first European to explore the Atlantic coast of North America.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Giovanni? Just add them to the list!

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    Giovanni Ribisi


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Alternative NameAntonino Giovanni Ribisi, Vonni Ribisi

    Antonino Giovanni Ribisi (Italian pronunciation: [antoˈniːno dʒoˈvanni riˈbiːzi]; born December 17, 1974) is an American film and television actor known for his roles in the TV series Sneaky Pete,...  more

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    Giovanni Morassutti (born March 15, 1980 in Padua) is an Italian actor, theatre director, and cultural entrepreneur. Morassutti is also the founder and artistic director of Art Aia - Creatives / In /...  more
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    BirthplaceMontagnana, Italy

    Giovanni Martinelli (October 22, 1885 – February 2, 1969) was an Italian operatic tenor. He was associated with the Italian lyric-dramatic repertory, although he performed French operatic roles to...  more

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    BirthplaceEurope, Greve in Chianti, Eurasia, Italy, Southern Europe

    Giovanni da Verrazzano (Italian: [dʒoˈvanni da verratˈtsaːno], sometimes also spelled Verrazano; 1485–1528) was an Italian explorer of North America, in the service of King Francis I of France. He is...  more
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    BirthplacePalermo, Italy

    Giovanni Sollima (born 24 October 1962 in Palermo, Sicily, Italy) is an Italian composer and cellist. He was born into a family of musicians and studied cello with Giovanni Perriera and composition...  more
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    Giovanni Fusco


    BirthplaceSant'Agata de' Goti, Italy

    Giovanni Fusco (10 October 1906, Sant'Agata dei Goti, Benevento – 31 May 1968, Rome) was an Italian composer, pianist and conductor, who has written numerous film scores since 1936, including those...  more
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    BirthplaceRome, Italy

    Giovanni Lombardo Radice (born 23 September 1954, Rome, Italy) is an Italian film actor, better known to audiences as John Morghen. Radice is best known for his villainous roles in Italian horror...  more
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    Giovanni Gozzi


    BirthplaceMilan, Italy

    Giovanni Gozzi (19 October 1902 – 11 August 1976) was an Italian Olympic champion in Greco-Roman wrestling. Gozzi competed at the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles where he won a gold medal in the...  more
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    BirthplaceSan Juan, Puerto Rico

    Giovanni Hidalgo a.k.a. "Mañenguito" (born November 22, 1963) is a Latin jazz percussionist....  more
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    BirthplacePalestrina, Italy

    Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c. 1525 – 2 February 1594) was an Italian Renaissance composer of sacred music and the best-known 16th-century representative of the Roman School of musical...  more
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    BirthplaceEurope, Eurasia, Italy, Prato, Southern Europe

    Giovanni Veronesi (born 1962) is an Italian film screenwriter, actor and director. Born in Prato, he is the brother of the writer Sandro Veronesi. He has written scripts for Francesco Nuti,...  more
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    BirthplaceEurope, Certaldo, Eurasia, Italy, Southern Europe

    Giovanni Boccaccio (UK: , US: , Italian: [dʒoˈvanni bokˈkattʃo]; 16 June 1313 – 21 December 1375) was an Italian writer, poet, correspondent of Petrarch, and an important Renaissance humanist....  more
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    BirthplaceCrema, Italy

    Giovanni Bottesini (22 December 1821 – 7 July 1889), was an Italian Romantic composer, conductor, and a double bass virtuoso....  more
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    BirthplaceIesi, Italy

    Giovanni Battista Draghi (Italian pronunciation: [dʒoˈvanni batˈtista ˈdraːɡi]; 4 January 1710 – 16 or 17 March 1736), often referred to as Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (Italian: [perɡoˈleːzi;...  more

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    BirthplaceMirandola, Italy

    Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (US: , Italian: [dʒoˈvanni ˈpiːko della miˈrandola]; Latin: Johannes Picus de Mirandula; 24 February 1463 – 17 November 1494) was an Italian Renaissance nobleman and...  more
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    Giovanni Grasso


    BirthplaceCatania, Italy

    Giovanni Grasso (11 November 1888 – 30 April 1963) was an Italian stage and film actor. He appeared in 82 films between 1910 and 1955. He was born and died in Catania, Sicily, Italy. Born into a...  more
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    BirthplaceUdine, Italy

    Giovanni Venosta is a composer and a film score composer....  more
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    BirthplaceVenice, Scorzè, Italy

    Giovanni Bellini (Italian pronunciation: [dʒoˈvanni belˈliːni]; c. 1430 – 26 November 1516) was an Italian Renaissance painter, probably the best known of the Bellini family of Venetian painters. His...  more
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    BirthplaceVenice, Scorzè, Italy

    Giovanni Gabrieli (c. 1554/1557 – 12 August 1612) 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...  more
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    BirthplacePalermo, Italy

    Giovanni Falcone (Italian: [dʒoˈvanni falˈkoːne]; 18 May 1939 – 23 May 1992) was an Italian judge and prosecuting magistrate. From his office in the Palace of Justice in Palermo, Sicily, he spent...  more
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    BirthplaceCusano Milanino, Italy

    Giovanni Trapattoni (Italian pronunciation: [dʒoˈvanni trapatˈtoːni]; born 17 March 1939), sometimes popularly known as "Trap" or "Il Trap", is an Italian football manager and former footballer,...  more
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    BirthplaceRovereto, Italy

    Giovanni Vettorazzo is an actor....  more
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    Giovanni Leone


    BirthplaceNaples, Italy

    Giovanni Leone (Italian pronunciation: [dʒoˈvanni leˈoːne]; 3 November 1908 – 9 November 2001) was an Italian politician. He was the 37th Prime Minister of Italy from 21 June 1963 to 4 December 1963...  more
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    Giovanni Messe


    BirthplaceMesagne, Italy

    Giovanni Messe (10 December 1883 – 18 December 1968) was an Italian general, politician, and field marshal (Maresciallo d'Italia). He is considered by many to have been the best Italian general of...  more
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    Giovanni Papini


    BirthplaceFlorence, Italy

    Giovanni Papini (January 9, 1881 – ibid. July 8, 1956) was an Italian journalist, essayist, literary critic, poet, philosopher and writer....  more