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List Rules People on this list must have gone to University of Padua and be of some renown.

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

This list below has a variety of graduates, like Nicolaus Copernicus and Albertus Magnus, in it.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Padua?” and “Which celebrities are University of Padua alumni?”

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Albertus Magnus is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Padua Alumni
Chemist, Physician, Astrologer Albertus Magnus, O.P., also known as Albert the Great and Albert of Cologne, is a Catholic saint. He was a German Dominican friar and a Catholic bishop. He was known during his lifetime as ...more

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James Gregory is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Padua Alumni
Mathematician, Astronomer James Gregory FRS was a Scottish mathematician and astronomer. He described an early practical design for the reflecting telescope – the Gregorian telescope – and made advances in trigonometry, ...more

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Nicolaus Copernicus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Padua 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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Giacomo Casanova is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Padua Alumni
Librarian, Author, Writer Giacomo Girolamo Casanova was an Italian adventurer and author from the Republic of Venice. His autobiography, Histoire de ma vie, is regarded as one of the most authentic sources of the customs ...more

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Francis de Sales is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Padua Alumni
Theologian, Physician, Bishop Francis de Sales, C.O., O.M., O.F.M. Cap. was a Bishop of Geneva and is honored as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church. He became noted for his deep faith and his gentle approach to the ...more

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Boris Pahor is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Padua Alumni
Author, Writer Boris Pahor is a writer, internationally most notable for his Holocaust experiences as described in the novel Necropolis, told from the point of view of Nazi concentration camp survivor visiting ...more

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John of Nepomuk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Padua Alumni
John of Nepomuk John of Nepomuk is a national saint of Bohemia, who was drowned in the Vltava river at the behest of Wenceslaus, King of the Romans and King of Bohemia. Later accounts state that he was the ...more

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Thomas Browne is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Padua Alumni
Physician, Science writer, Writer Sir Thomas Browne was an English polymath and author of varied works which reveal his wide learning in diverse fields including science and medicine, religion and the esoteric. Browne's writings ...more

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Hubert Stuppner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Padua Alumni
Conductor, Pianist, Music pedagogue Hubert Stuppner (born 1944 in Truden) is a contemporary Italian composer of classical music, a pianist, conductor, book author, and music pedagogue.

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Daniele Barbaro is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Padua Alumni
Cardinal, Translator Daniele Matteo Alvise Barbaro was an Italian translator of, and commentator on, Vitruvius. He also had a significant ecclesiastical career, reaching the rank of Cardinal. He was born in Venice, ...more

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Giuseppe Tartini is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Padua Alumni
Composer, Violinist Giuseppe Tartini was an Italian Baroque composer and violinist.

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Giorgio Abetti is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Padua Alumni
Astrophysicist, Astronomer Giorgio Abetti was an Italian solar astronomer. He was born in Padua, the son of noted astronomer Antonio Abetti. He was educated at the Universities of Padua and of Rome. He began his career at ...more

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John Caius is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Padua Alumni
Physician John Caius MD, also known as Johannes Caius, was an English physician, and second founder of the present Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.

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William Harvey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Padua Alumni
Scientist, Physician William Harvey was an English physician. He was the first known to describe completely and in detail the systemic circulation and properties of blood being pumped to the brain and body by the ...more

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Ermolao Barbaro is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Padua Alumni
Scholar Ermolao or Hermolao Barbaro, also Hermolaus Barbarus, was an Italian Renaissance scholar.

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Torquato Tasso is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Padua 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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Gerolamo Cardano is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Padua Alumni
Mathematician, Physician, Astrologer Gerolamo Cardano was an Italian Renaissance mathematician, physician, astrologer, philosopher and gambler. He wrote more than 200 works on medicine, mathematics, physics, philosophy, religion, ...more

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Benedetto Castelli is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Padua Alumni
Mathematician Benedetto Castelli, born Antonio Castelli, was an Italian mathematician. Benedetto was his name in religion on entering the Benedictine Order in 1595.

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Pietro Andrea Mattioli is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Padua Alumni
Physician, Botanist Pietro Andrea Gregorio Mattioli was a doctor and naturalist born in Siena.

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Girolamo Fracastoro is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Padua Alumni
Girolamo Fracastoro Physician, Writer Girolamo Fracastoro was an Italian physician, poet, and scholar in mathematics, geography and astronomy. Fracastoro subscribed to the philosophy of atomism, and rejected appeals to hidden causes ...more

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Witelo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Padua Alumni
Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist Witelo was a friar, theologian and scientist: a physicist, natural philosopher, mathematician. He is an important figure in the history of philosophy in Poland. On the Moon there is a crater, ...more

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Antonio Abetti is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Padua Alumni
Astronomer Antonio Abetti was an Italian astronomer. Born in San Pietro di Gorizia, he earned a degree in mathematics and engineering at the University of Padua. He was married to Giovanna Colbachini in ...more

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Federico Faggin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Padua Alumni
Physicist, Inventor, Engineer Federico Faggin is an Italian-born and educated physicist, naturalized US citizen, widely known for designing the first commercial microprocessor. He led the 4004 project and the design group ...more

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Jacopo Riccati is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Padua Alumni
Mathematician Jacopo Francesco Riccati was an Italian mathematician, born in Venice. He is now remembered for the Riccati equation. He died in Treviso in 1754.

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Tullio Levi-Civita is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Padua Alumni
Mathematician Tullio Levi-Civita, FRS was an Italian mathematician, most famous for his work on absolute differential calculus and its applications to the theory of relativity, but who also made significant ...more

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Adriaan van den Spiegel is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Padua Alumni
Adriaan van den Spiegel Physician Adriaan van den Spiegel, name sometimes written as Adrianus Spigelius, was a Flemish anatomist born in Brussels. For much of his career he practiced medicine in Padua, and is considered one of ...more

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George Ent is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Padua Alumni
George Ent Scientist George Ent was an English scientist in the seventeenth century who focused on the study of anatomy. He was a member of the Royal Society and the Royal College of Physicians. Ent is best known ...more

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Girolamo Mercuriale is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Padua Alumni
Girolamo Mercuriale Physician Girolamo Mercuriale was an Italian philologist and physician, most famous for his work De Arte Gymnastica.

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Luigi Nono is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Padua Alumni
Composer Luigi Nono was an Italian avant-garde composer of classical music and remains one of the most prominent composers of the 20th century.

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Andrea Zanzotto is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Padua Alumni
Poet Andrea Zanzotto was an Italian poet.

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Marcantonio Barbaro is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Padua Alumni
Diplomat Marcantonio Barbaro was an Italian diplomat of the Republic of Venice.

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Prospero Alpini is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Padua Alumni
Physician, Botanist Prospero Alpini, was an Italian physician and botanist from the Republic of Venice. Born at Marostica, a town near Vicenza, in his youth he served for a time in the Milanese army, but in 1574 he ...more

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Reinhold Messner is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Padua Alumni
Writer, Mountaineer Reinhold Messner is a mountaineer, adventurer, explorer, and author from the Italian autonomous province of South Tyrol. He is renowned for making the first ascent of Mount Everest without ...more

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Alessandro Camon is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Padua Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter Alessandro Camon is a screenwriter and film producer.

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Mauro Ferrari is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Padua Alumni
Mauro Ferrari is an Italian scientist and the pioneer of nanomedicine. He received a degree in mathematics in 1985 from the University of Padova before completing his MS and PhD in mechanical ...more

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Hieronymus Fabricius is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Padua Alumni
Hieronymus Fabricius Hieronymus Fabricius or Girolamo Fabrizio or by his Latin name Fabricus ab Aquapendente also Girolamo Fabrizi d'Acquapendente was a pioneering anatomist and surgeon known in medical science as ...more

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Franco Basaglia is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Padua Alumni
Franco Basaglia Franco Basaglia was an Italian psychiatrist and neurologist, professor who proposed the dismantling of psychiatric hospitals, pioneer of the modern concept of mental health, Italian psychiatry ...more

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Ulisse Aldrovandi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Padua Alumni
Ulisse Aldrovandi Ulisse Aldrovandi was an Italian naturalist, the moving force behind Bologna's botanical garden, one of the first in Europe. Carolus Linnaeus and the comte de Buffon reckoned him the father of ...more

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Andreas Vesalius is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Padua Alumni
Physician Andreas Vesalius was an anatomist, physician, and author of one of the most influential books on human anatomy, De humani corporis fabrica. Vesalius is often referred to as the founder of modern ...more

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Antonio Bajamonti is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Padua Alumni
Antonio Bajamonti Politician, Physician Antonio Bajamonti was a Dalmatian Italian politician, who was always with fraternal attachment to the Croat people. Today he is remembered as one of the most famous and successful mayors of ...more

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Antonio Rosmini-Serbati is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Padua Alumni
Antonio Rosmini-Serbati Philosopher Blessed Antonio Rosmini-Serbati was an Italian Roman Catholic priest and philosopher. He founded the Rosminians, officially the Institute of Charity or Societas a charitate nuncupata.

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Elena Cornaro Piscopia is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Padua Alumni
Elena Cornaro Piscopia Mathematician Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia was a Venetian philosopher of noble descent, and the first woman to receive a doctoral degree from a university.

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Guido Castelnuovo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Padua Alumni
Mathematician Guido Castelnuovo was an Italian mathematician. He is best known for his contributions to the field of algebraic geometry, though his contributions to the study of statistics and probability are ...more

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Livio Maitan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Padua Alumni
Journalist Livio Maitan was an Italian Trotskyist, a leader of Associazione Bandiera Rossa and of the Fourth International. He was born in Venice.

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Niccolò Leoniceno is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Padua Alumni
Niccolò Leoniceno Physician Niccolò Leoniceno, also known as Nicolo Leoniceno, Nicolaus Leoninus, Nicolaus Leonicenus of Vicenza, Nicolaus Leonicenus Vicentinus, Nicolo Lonigo, Nicolò da Lonigo da Vincenza, ...more

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Pietro Pomponazzi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Padua Alumni
Pietro Pomponazzi Philosopher Pietro Pomponazzi was an Italian philosopher. He is sometimes known by his Latin name, Petrus Pomponatius.

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Andrea Logiudice is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Padua Alumni
Actor, Voice acting

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Giuseppe Sinopoli is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Padua Alumni
Conductor, Composer Giuseppe Sinopoli was an Italian conductor and composer.

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Werner Rolfinck is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Padua Alumni
Werner Rolfinck Scientist, Physician Werner Rolfink was a German physician, scientist and botanist. He was a medical student in Leiden, Oxford, Paris, and Padua. Rolfink earned his master's degree at the University of Wittenberg ...more

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Andrea Naccari is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Padua Alumni
Andrea Naccari Mathematician, Physicist Andrea Naccari is notable for his study of the thermoelectric properties of metals, the photoelectric effect of metals immersed in liquids, and the electrical conductivity of gases and liquid ...more