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Famous University Of Bologna Alumni

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List Rules People 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?”
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Robert Jarvik is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Bologna Alumni
Researcher, Inventor, Scientist
Robert Koffler Jarvik, M.D. is an American scientist, researcher and entrepreneur known for his role in developing the Jarvik-7 artificial heart.
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Pier Paolo Pasolini is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Bologna Alumni
Linguist, Painter, Poet
Pier Paolo Pasolini was an Italian film director, poet, writer and intellectual. Pasolini distinguished himself as a poet, journalist, philosopher, novelist, playwright, filmmaker, newspaper and ...more
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Giorgio Armani is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Bologna Alumni
Fashion designer, Businessperson, Designer
Giorgio Armani is an Italian fashion designer, particularly noted for his menswear. He is known today for his clean, tailored lines. He formed his company, Armani, in 1975, and by 2001 was ...more
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Giacomo Matteotti is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Bologna Alumni
Politician
Giacomo Matteotti was an Italian socialist politician. On 30 May 1924, he openly spoke in the Italian Parliament alleging the Fascists committed fraud in the recently held elections, and ...more
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Nicolaus Copernicus is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Bologna Alumni
Mathematician, Diplomat, Physician
Nicolaus Copernicus was a Renaissance mathematician and astronomer who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than the Earth at its center. The publication of this model ...more
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Michelangelo Antonioni is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Bologna Alumni
Screenwriter, Film Editor, Writer
Michelangelo Antonioni, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI, was an Italian film director, screenwriter, editor, and short story writer. Best known for his "trilogy on modernity and its ...more
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Robert Henryson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Bologna Alumni
Robert Henryson 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 distinctive voice in the ...more
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Pope Alexander VI is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Bologna Alumni
Pope Alexander VI, born Roderic Llançol i de Borja, was Pope from 11 August 1492 until his death. He is the most controversial of the Renaissance popes, because he broke the priestly vow ...more
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Pope Nicholas V is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Bologna Alumni
Pope Nicholas V, born Tommaso Parentucelli, was Pope from 6 March 1447 until his death in 1455. The Pontificate of Nicholas saw the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks. He is the last ...more
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Guglielmo Marconi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Bologna Alumni
Physicist, Inventor, Electrical engineer
Guglielmo Marconi, 1st Marquis of Marconi was an Italian inventor and electrical engineer, known for his pioneering work on long-distance radio transmission and for his development of Marconi's ...more
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Leone Battista Alberti is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Bologna Alumni
Priest, Linguist, Painter
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 ...more
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Bruno Rossi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Bologna Alumni
Physicist, Astronomer
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
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Giorgio Bassani is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Bologna Alumni
Book editor, Poet, Novelist
Giorgio Bassani was an Italian novelist, poet, essayist, editor, and international intellectual.
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Pier Luigi Nervi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Bologna Alumni
Civil engineer, Architect, Structural engineer
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 ...more
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Lazzaro Spallanzani is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Bologna Alumni
Biologist, Scientist
Lazzaro Spallanzani was an Italian Catholic priest, biologist and physiologist who made important contributions to the experimental study of bodily functions, animal reproduction, and ...more
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Petrarch is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Bologna Alumni
Poet, Writer, Mountaineer
Francesco Petrarca, commonly anglicized as Petrarch, was an Italian scholar and poet in Renaissance Italy, and one of the earliest humanists. Petrarch's rediscovery of Cicero's letters is often ...more
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Marcello Malpighi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Bologna Alumni
Physician
Marcello Malpighi was an Italian physician and biologist regarded as the father of microscopical anatomy and histology. Malpighi gave his name to several physiological features related to the ...more
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Cesare Emiliani is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Bologna Alumni
Geologist
Cesare Emiliani was an Italian-American scientist, geologist, micropaleontologist, and the founder of paleoceanography, developing the timescale of marine isotope stages, which despite ...more
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Ruggero Leoncavallo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Bologna Alumni
Opera composer, Librettist
Ruggero Giacomo Maria Giuseppe Emmanuele Raffaele Domenico Vincenzo Francesco Donato Leoncavallo was an Italian opera composer. His two-act work Pagliacci remains one of the most popular works ...more
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Torquato Tasso is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Bologna Alumni
Poet
Torquato Tasso was an Italian poet of the 16th century, best known for his poem La Gerusalemme liberata, in which he depicts a highly imaginative version of the combats between Christians and ...more
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Pierluigi Collina is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Bologna Alumni
Financial adviser, Referee
Pierluigi Collina is an Italian former football referee. He was widely considered the best referee of his generation, having been named FIFA's "Best Referee of the Year" six ...more
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Giovanni Antonio Magini is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Bologna Alumni
Mathematician, Astrologer
Giovanni Antonio Magini was an Italian astronomer, astrologer, cartographer, and mathematician.
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Giovanni Battista Morgagni is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Bologna Alumni
Scientist, Anatomist
Giovanni Battista Morgagni was an Italian anatomist, celebrated as the father of modern anatomical pathology.
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Giovanni Pascoli is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Bologna Alumni
Poet
Giovanni Placido Agostino Pascoli was an Italian poet and classical scholar.
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Raymond of Penyafort is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Bologna Alumni
Lawyer
Raymond of Peñafort, O.P., was a Spanish Dominican friar in the 13th-century, who compiled the Decretals of Gregory IX, a collection of canon laws that remained a major part of Church law ...more