Famous University Of Bologna Alumni

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to University of Bologna and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from University of Bologna, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from University of Bologna include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished University of Bologna alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended University of Bologna are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from University of Bologna.

List is made up of many different graduates, including Pier Paolo Pasolini and Michelangelo Antonioni.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Bologna?” and “Which celebrities are University of Bologna alumni?”
  • 1
    Researcher, Inventor


    BirthplaceMidland, Michigan

    Robert Koffler Jarvik, M.D. (born May 11, 1946) is an American scientist, researcher and entrepreneur known for his role in developing the Jarvik-7 artificial heart.  ...more
  • 2
    Linguist, Painter

    AgeDec. at 53 (1922-1975)

    BirthplaceBologna, Italy

    Pier Paolo Pasolini (Italian: [ˌpjɛr ˈpaːolo pazoˈliːni]; 5 March 1922 – 2 November 1975) was an Italian film director, poet, writer, and intellectual, who also distinguished himself as an actor,  ...more

    #111 of 461 The Greatest Directors In Movie History#95 of 250 The Best Gay Authors#63 of 139 The Greatest Auteurs in Film History

  • 3
    Fashion designer, Businessperson


    BirthplacePiacenza, Italy

    Giorgio Armani (Italian pronunciation: [ˈdʒordʒo arˈmaːni]; born 11 July 1934) is an Italian fashion designer. He is known today for his clean, tailored lines. He formed his company, Armani, in 1975,  ...more

    #144 of 904 Celebrity Death Pool 2021#147 of 309 Famous People Most Likely to Live to 100#7 of 69 The Most Influential Fashion Designers Of All Time

  • 4

    AgeDec. at 39 (1885-1924)

    BirthplaceFratta Polesine, Italy

    Giacomo Matteotti (Italian pronunciation: [ˈdʒaːkomo matteˈɔtti]; 22 May 1885 – 10 June 1924) was an Italian socialist politician. On 30 May 1924, he openly spoke in the Italian Parliament alleging  ...more
  • 5
    Mathematician, Diplomat

    AgeDec. at 70 (1473-1543)

    BirthplaceToruń, Second Polish Republic

    Nicolaus Copernicus (; Polish: Mikołaj Kopernik; German: Nikolaus Kopernikus; Niklas Koppernigk; 19 February 1473 – 24 May 1543) was a Renaissance-era mathematician and astronomer, who formulated a  ...more

    #12 of 134 The Most Controversial Writers of All Time#396 of 1,358 Every Person Who Has Been Immortalized in a Google Doodle

  • 6
    Screenwriter, Film Editor

    AgeDec. at 94 (1912-2007)

    BirthplaceFerrara, Italy

    Michelangelo Antonioni (, Italian: [mikeˈlandʒelo antoˈnjoːni]; 29 September 1912 – 30 July 2007), was an Italian film director, screenwriter, editor, and short story author. Best known for his  ...more
  • 7
    Robert Henryson (Middle Scots: Robert Henrysoun) was a poet who flourished in Scotland in the period c. 1460–1500. Counted among the Scots makars, he lived in the royal burgh of Dunfermline and is a  ...more
  • 8
    Pope Alexander VI, born Rodrigo de Borja (Valencian: Roderic Llançol i de Borja [roðeˈɾiɡ ʎanˈsɔl i ðe ˈbɔɾdʒa], Spanish: Rodrigo Lanzol y de Borja [roˈðɾiɣo lanˈθol i ðe ˈβoɾxa]; 1 January 1431 – 18  ...more
  • 9
    Pope Nicholas V (Latin: Nicholaus V; 13 November 1397 – 24 March 1455), born Tommaso Parentucelli, was Pope from 6 March 1447 until his death. Pope Eugene made him a cardinal in 1446 after successful  ...more
  • 10
    Physicist, Inventor

    AgeDec. at 63 (1874-1937)

    BirthplaceBologna, Italy

    Guglielmo Marconi, 1st Marquis of Marconi (Italian: [ɡuʎˈʎɛlmo marˈkoːni]; 25 April 1874 – 20 July 1937) was an Italian inventor, and electrical engineer, known for his pioneering work on  ...more

    #63 of 1,355 The Greatest Minds of All Time#425 of 2,753 The Most Influential People of All Time#3 of 11 People Around The World Offered Up Their Country's Greatest Invention And We're Impressed

  • 11
    Priest, Linguist

    AgeDec. at 68 (1404-1472)

    BirthplaceGenoa, Italy

    Leon Battista Alberti was an Italian humanist author, artist, architect, poet, priest, linguist, philosopher and cryptographer; he epitomised the Renaissance Man. Although he is often characterized  ...more
  • 12
    Physicist, Astronomer

    AgeDec. at 88 (1905-1993)

    BirthplaceVenice, Scorzè, Italy

    Bruno Benedetto Rossi (; Italian: [ˈrossi]; 13 April 1905 – 21 November 1993) was an Italian experimental physicist. He made major contributions to particle physics and the study of cosmic rays. A  ...more
  • 13
    Book editor, Poet

    AgeDec. at 84 (1916-2000)

    BirthplaceBologna, Italy

    Giorgio Bassani (4 March 1916 – 13 April 2000) was an Italian novelist, poet, essayist, editor, and international intellectual.  ...more
  • 14
    Civil engineer, Architect

    AgeDec. at 87 (1891-1979)

    BirthplaceSondrio, Italy

    Pier Luigi Nervi was an Italian engineer. He studied at the University of Bologna and qualified in 1913. Dr. Nervi taught as a professor of engineering at Rome University from 1946-61. He is widely  ...more
  • 15
    Biologist, Scientist

    AgeDec. at 70 (1729-1799)

    BirthplaceScandiano, Italy

    Lazzaro Spallanzani (Italian pronunciation: [ˈladdzaro spallanˈtsaːni]; 10 January 1729 – 12 February 1799) was an Italian Catholic priest, biologist and physiologist who made important contributions  ...more
  • 16
    Poet, Writer

    AgeDec. at 69 (1304-1374)

    BirthplaceArezzo, Italy

    Francesco Petrarca (Italian: [franˈtʃesko peˈtrarka]; July 20, 1304 – July 18/19, 1374), commonly anglicized as Petrarca (), was an Italian scholar and poet during early Italian Renaissance who was  ...more

    #199 of 369 The Greatest Poets of All Time#19 of 108 The Best Catholic Authors

  • 17

    AgeDec. at 66 (1628-1694)

    BirthplaceCrevalcore, Italy

    Marcello Malpighi (10 March 1628 – 29 November 1694) was an Italian biologist and physician, who is referred to as the "Founder of microscopical anatomy, histology & Father of physiology and  ...more
  • 18

    AgeDec. at 72 (1922-1995)

    BirthplaceBologna, Italy

    Cesare Emiliani (8 December 1922 – 20 July 1995) was an Italian-American scientist, geologist, micropaleontologist, and founder of paleoceanography, developing the timescale of marine isotope stages,  ...more
  • 19
    Opera composer, Librettist

    AgeDec. at 62 (1857-1919)

    BirthplaceNaples, Italy

    Ruggero (or Ruggiero) Leoncavallo (UK: LAY-on-kav-AL-oh, US: LAY-ohn-kə-VAH-loh, -⁠kah-, Italian: [rudˈdʒɛːro leˌoŋkaˈvallo]; 23 April 1857 – 9 August 1919) was an Italian opera composer and  ...more
  • 20

    AgeDec. at 51 (1544-1595)

    BirthplaceSorrento, Italy

    Torquato Tasso ( TASS-oh, also US: TAH-soh, Italian: [torˈkwaːto ˈtasso]; 11 March 1544 – 25 April 1595) was an Italian poet of the 16th century, best known for his poem Gerusalemme liberata  ...more
  • 21
    Financial adviser, Referee


    BirthplaceBologna, Italy

    Pierluigi Collina (Italian pronunciation: [ˌpjɛrluˈiːdʒi kolˈliːna]; born 13 February 1960) is an Italian former football referee. He was named FIFA's "Best Referee of the Year" six consecutive times  ...more
  • 22
    Mathematician, Astrologer

    AgeDec. at 61 (1555-1617)

    BirthplacePadua, Italy

    Giovanni Antonio Magini (in Latin, Maginus) (13 June 1555 – 11 February 1617) was an Italian astronomer, astrologer, cartographer, and mathematician.  ...more
  • 23
    Scientist, Anatomist

    AgeDec. at 89 (1682-1771)

    BirthplaceForlì, Italy

    Giovanni Battista Morgagni (25 February 1682 – 6 December 1771) was an Italian anatomist, generally regarded as the father of modern anatomical pathology, who taught thousands of medical students  ...more
  • 24

    AgeDec. at 56 (1855-1912)

    BirthplaceSan Mauro Pascoli, Italy

    Giovanni Placido Agostino Pascoli (Italian: [dʒoˈvanni ˈpaskoli]; 31 December 1855 – 6 April 1912) was an Italian poet, classical scholar and an emblematic figure of Italian literature in the late  ...more
  • 25

    AgeDec. at 100 (1175-1275)

    BirthplaceVilafranca del Penedès, Spain

    Raymond of Penyafort, OP (Catalan: Sant Ramon de Penyafort, IPA: [ˈsan rəˈmon də ˌpɛɲəˈfɔɾ]; Spanish: San Raimundo de Peñafort; c. 1175 – 6 January 1275), was a Spanish Dominican friar in the 13th  ...more
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List Rules: People on this list must have gone to University of Bologna and be of some renown.