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List of famous alumni from University of Ferrara, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from University of Ferrara include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished University of Ferrara alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended University of Ferrara 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 Ferrara.

Alumni range from Nicolaus Copernicus to Paracelsus.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Ferrara?” and “Which celebrities are University of Ferrara alumni?”
Nicolaus Copernicus is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Ferrara Alumni
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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 in his book De revolutionibus orbium coelestium just before his death in 1543 is considered a major event in the history of science, triggering the Copernican Revolution and making an important contribution to the Scientific Revolution. Copernicus was born and died in Royal Prussia, a region that had been a part of the Kingdom of Poland since 1466. He was a polyglot and polymath, obtaining a doctorate in canon law and also practising as a physician, classics scholar, translator, governor, diplomat and ...more

Age: Died at 70 (1473-1543)

Birthplace: Toruń, Second Polish Republic

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#20 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

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Paracelsus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Ferrara Alumni
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Paracelsus was a Swiss German Renaissance physician, botanist, alchemist, astrologer, and general occultist. He founded the discipline of toxicology. He is also known as a revolutionary for insisting upon using observations of nature, rather than looking to ancient texts, in open and radical defiance of medical practice of his day. He is also credited for giving zinc its name, calling it zincum. Modern psychology often also credits him for being the first to note that some diseases are rooted in psychological conditions. His personality was stubborn and independent. He grew progressively more frustrated and bitter as he became more embattled as a reformer. "Paracelsus", meaning "next to ...more

Age: Died at 48 (1493-1541)

Birthplace: Einsiedeln, Switzerland

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#65 on Famous Supernatural Writers

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Massimo Pigliucci is Professor of Philosophy at CUNY-City College, co-host of the Rationally Speaking Podcast, and the editor in chief for the online magazine Scientia Salon. He is an outspoken critic of pseudoscience and creationism, and an advocate for secularism and science education. ...more

Age: 54

Birthplace: Monrovia, Liberia

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Gabriele Falloppio is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Ferrara Alumni
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Gabriele Falloppio


Gabriele Falloppio, often known by his Latin name Fallopius, was one of the most important anatomists and physicians of the sixteenth century. ...more

Age: Died at 39 (1523-1562)

Birthplace: Modena, Italy