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Famous University Of Bologna Alumni

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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
    Robert Jarvik

    Robert Jarvik

    Researcher, Inventor


    BirthplaceMidland, Michigan

    Robert Koffler Jarvik, M.D. (born May 11, 1946) is an American scientist, researcher and... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Pier Paolo Pasolini

    Pier Paolo Pasolini

    Linguist, Painter

    AgeDec. at 53 (1922-1975)

    BirthplaceEurope, Eurasia, Italy, Southern Europe, Province of Bologna

    Pier Paolo Pasolini (Italian: [ˌpjɛr ˈpaːolo pazoˈliːni]; 5 March 1922 – 2 November 1975) was... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    Giorgio Armani

    Giorgio Armani

    Fashion designer, Businessperson


    BirthplacePiacenza, Italy

    Giorgio Armani (Italian pronunciation: [ˈdʒordʒo arˈmaːni]; born 11 July 1934) is an Italian... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Giacomo Matteotti

    AgeDec. at 39 (1885-1924)

    BirthplaceVeneto, Eurasia, Italy, Province of Rovigo, Fratta Polesine

    Giacomo Matteotti (Italian pronunciation: [ˈdʒaːkomo matteˈɔtti]; 22 May 1885 – 10 June 1924)... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Nicolaus Copernicus

    Nicolaus Copernicus

    Mathematician, Diplomat

    AgeDec. at 70 (1473-1543)

    BirthplaceToruń, Poland

    Nicolaus Copernicus (; Polish: Mikołaj Kopernik; German: Nikolaus Kopernikus; Niklas... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    Michelangelo Antonioni

    Michelangelo Antonioni

    Screenwriter, Film Editor

    AgeDec. at 95 (1912-2007)

    BirthplaceFerrara, Italy

    Michelangelo Antonioni (, Italian: [mikeˈlandʒelo antoˈnjoːni]; 29 September 1912 – 30 July... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Robert Henryson
    Robert Henryson (Middle Scots: Robert Henrysoun) was a poet who flourished in Scotland in the... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Pope Alexander VI
    Pope Alexander VI, born Rodrigo de Borja (Valencian: Roderic Llançol i de Borja [roðeˈɾiɡ... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    Pope Nicholas V
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  • 10
    Guglielmo Marconi

    Guglielmo Marconi

    Physicist, Inventor

    AgeDec. at 63 (1874-1937)

    BirthplaceBologna, Italy

    Guglielmo Marconi, 1st Marquis of Marconi (Italian: [ɡuʎˈʎɛlmo marˈkoːni]; 25 April 1874 – 20... more on Wikipedia

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  • 11
    Leone Battista Alberti

    Leone Battista Alberti

    Priest, Linguist

    AgeDec. at 68 (1404-1472)

    BirthplaceGenoa, Italy

    Leon Battista Alberti was an Italian humanist author, artist, architect, poet, priest,... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Bruno Rossi

    Bruno Rossi

    Physicist, Astronomer

    AgeDec. at 88 (1905-1993)

    BirthplaceVenice, Scorzè, Italy

    Bruno Benedetto Rossi (; Italian: [ˈrossi]; 13 April 1905 – 21 November 1993) was an Italian... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Giorgio Bassani

    Giorgio Bassani

    Book editor, Poet

    AgeDec. at 84 (1916-2000)

    BirthplaceBologna, Italy

    Giorgio Bassani (4 March 1916 – 13 April 2000) was an Italian novelist, poet, essayist,... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Pier Luigi Nervi

    Pier Luigi Nervi

    Civil engineer, Architect

    AgeDec. at 88 (1891-1979)

    BirthplaceSondrio, Italy

    Pier Luigi Nervi was an Italian engineer. He studied at the University of Bologna and... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Lazzaro Spallanzani

    Lazzaro Spallanzani

    Biologist, Scientist

    AgeDec. at 70 (1729-1799)

    BirthplaceScandiano, Italy

    Lazzaro Spallanzani (Italian pronunciation: [ˈladdzaro spallanˈtsaːni]; 10 January 1729 – 12... more on Wikipedia
  • 16


    Poet, Writer

    AgeDec. at 70 (1304-1374)

    BirthplaceEurope, Eurasia, Province of Arezzo, Italy, Southern Europe

    Francesco Petrarca (Italian: [franˈtʃesko peˈtrarka]; July 20, 1304 – July 18/19, 1374),... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Marcello Malpighi

    AgeDec. at 66 (1628-1694)

    BirthplaceCrevalcore, Italy

    Marcello Malpighi (10 March 1628 – 29 November 1694) was an Italian biologist and physician,... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Cesare Emiliani

    AgeDec. at 73 (1922-1995)

    BirthplaceBologna, Italy

    Cesare Emiliani (8 December 1922 – 20 July 1995) was an Italian-American scientist, geologist,... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Ruggero Leoncavallo

    Ruggero Leoncavallo

    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-,... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Torquato Tasso

    AgeDec. at 51 (1544-1595)

    BirthplaceEurope, Eurasia, Italy, Southern Europe, Sorrento

    Torquato Tasso ( TASS-oh, also US: TAH-soh, Italian: [torˈkwaːto ˈtasso]; 11 March 1544 – 25... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Pierluigi Collina

    Pierluigi Collina

    Financial adviser, Referee


    BirthplaceBologna, Italy

    Pierluigi Collina (Italian pronunciation: [ˌpjɛrluˈiːdʒi kolˈliːna]; born 13 February 1960) is... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Giovanni Antonio Magini

    Giovanni Antonio Magini

    Mathematician, Astrologer

    AgeDec. at 62 (1555-1617)

    BirthplacePadua, Italy

    Giovanni Antonio Magini (in Latin, Maginus) (13 June 1555 – 11 February 1617) was an Italian... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Giovanni Battista Morgagni

    Giovanni Battista Morgagni

    Scientist, Anatomist

    AgeDec. at 89 (1682-1771)

    BirthplaceForlì, Italy

    Giovanni Battista Morgagni (25 February 1682 – 6 December 1771) was an Italian anatomist,... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Giovanni Pascoli

    AgeDec. at 57 (1855-1912)

    BirthplaceSan Mauro Pascoli, Italy

    Giovanni Placido Agostino Pascoli (Italian: [dʒoˈvanni ˈpaskoli]; 31 December 1855 – 6 April... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Raymond of Penyafort

    AgeDec. at 100 (1175-1275)

    BirthplaceVilafranca del Penedès, Spain

    Raymond of Penyafort, OP (Catalan: Sant Ramon de Penyafort, IPA: [ˈsan rəˈmon də ˌpɛɲəˈfɔɾ];... more on Wikipedia