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Famous University Of Padua Alumni

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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