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

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

List ranges from Galileo Galilei to Andrea Bocelli, plus much more.

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

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Andrea Bocelli is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Pisa Alumni
Andrea Bocelli Record producer, Songwriter, Musician Andrea Bocelli, OMRI, OMDSM is an Italian classical tenor, recording artist and singer-songwriter. Born with poor eyesight, he became blind at the age of 12 following an association football ...more

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Enrico Fermi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Pisa Alumni
Enrico Fermi Physicist, Scientist Enrico Fermi was an Italian physicist, best known for his work on Chicago Pile-1, and for his contributions to the development of quantum theory, nuclear and particle physics, and statistical ...more

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Galileo Galilei is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Pisa Alumni
Galileo Galilei Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist Galileo Galilei, often known mononymously as Galileo, was an Italian physicist, mathematician, engineer, astronomer, and philosopher who played a major role in the scientific revolution during ...more

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Pope Urban VIII is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Pisa Alumni
Pope Urban VIII Pope Urban VIII, reigned as Pope from 6 August 1623 to his death in 1644. He expanded the papal territory by force of arms and advantageous politicking, and was also a prominent patron of the ...more

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Pope Paul III is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Pisa Alumni
Pope Paul III Pope Paul III, born Alessandro Farnese, was Pope from 13 October 1534 to his death in 1549. He came to the papal throne in an era following the sack of Rome in 1527 and rife with uncertainties ...more

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Pope Clement XII is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Pisa Alumni
Pope Clement XII Pope Clement XII, born Lorenzo Corsini, was Pope from 12 July 1730 to his death in 1740. He is known for building the new façade of the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, beginning ...more

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Francesco Giubbilini is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Pisa Alumni
Francesco Giubbilini Web Developer, Web Designer, Internet Marketer Francesco Giubbilini è nato a Pisa il 17 Marzo 1976. Dopo studi scientifici e una laurea in Filosofia si occupa di grafica web e si appassiona a Flash e alla programmazione ActionScript. ...more

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Alessio Piccioli is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Pisa Alumni
Alessio Piccioli Entrepreneur Mi chiamo Alessio Piccioli, ho 39 anni (in realtà ne compio 40 tra poco… proprio il giorno delle elezioni). Abito a Pisa da ormai più di vent’anni: ho studiato Fisica prima come ...more

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Carlo Azeglio Ciampi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Pisa Alumni
Carlo Azeglio Ciampi Politician, Economist, Banker Carlo Azeglio Ciampi is an Italian politician and banker. He was the 49th Prime Minister of Italy from 1993 to 1994 and was the tenth President of the Italian Republic from 1999 to 2006. He is ...more

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Giuliano Amato is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Pisa Alumni
Giuliano Amato Politician Giuliano Amato is an Italian politician who twice served as Prime Minister of Italy, first from 1992 to 1993 and again from 2000 to 2001. Later, he was Vice President of the Convention on the ...more

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Bonaventura Cavalieri is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Pisa Alumni
Bonaventura Cavalieri Mathematician, Astronomer Bonaventura Francesco Cavalieri was an Italian mathematician. He is known for his work on the problems of optics and motion, work on indivisibles, the precursors of infinitesimal calculus, and ...more

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Francesco Barberini is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Pisa Alumni
Francesco Barberini Cardinal Francesco Barberini was an Italian Catholic Cardinal. The nephew of Pope Urban VIII, he benefited immensely from the nepotism practiced by his uncle. He was given various roles within the ...more

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Benedetto Castelli is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Pisa Alumni
Benedetto Castelli 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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Vito Volterra is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Pisa Alumni
Vito Volterra Mathematician, Physicist Vito Volterra was an Italian mathematician and physicist, known for his contributions to mathematical biology and integral equations: he is one of the founders of functional analysis.

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Philippe Buonarroti is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Pisa Alumni
Philippe Buonarroti Journalist Filippo Giuseppe Maria Ludovico Buonarroti, more usually referred to under the French version Philippe Buonarroti, was an Italian utopian socialist, writer, agitator, and freemason; he was ...more

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Andrea Cesalpino is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Pisa Alumni
Andrea Cesalpino Physician, Botanist, Philosopher Andrea Cesalpino was an Italian physician, philosopher and botanist. In his works he classified plants according to their fruits and seeds, rather than alphabetically or by medicinal properties. ...more

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Giacomo Acerbo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Pisa Alumni
Giacomo Acerbo Economist Giacomo Acerbo, Baron of Aterno was an Italian economist and Fascist politician who drafted the Acerbo Law which solidified Benito Mussolini's position once in power.

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Cesare Borgia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Pisa Alumni
Cesare Borgia Soldier, Generalissimo Cesare Borgia, Duke of Valentinois, was an Italian condottiero, nobleman, politician, and cardinal, whose fight for power was a major inspiration for The Prince by Machiavelli, who was his ...more

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Francesco Rasi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Pisa Alumni
Francesco Rasi Opera Singer, Poet, Composer Francesco Rasi was an Italian composer, singer, chitarrone player, and poet. Rasi was born in Arezzo. He studied at the University of Pisa and in 1594 he was studying with Giulio Caccini. He may ...more

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Guglielmo Libri Carucci dalla ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Pisa Alumni
Guglielmo Libri Carucci dalla Sommaja Mathematician Guglielmo Libri Carucci dalla Sommaja was an Italian count and mathematician, who became known for his love and subsequent theft of ancient and precious manuscripts. Appointed the Inspector of ...more

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Luigi Puccianti is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Pisa Alumni
Luigi Puccianti Physicist Luigi Puccianti was an Italian physicist. He is notable for having constructed a highly sensitive spectrograph, with which he studied the infrared absorption of many compounds and attempted to ...more

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Francesco Redi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Pisa Alumni
Francesco Redi Physician Francesco Redi was an Italian physician, naturalist, and poet. He was the first scientist to challenge the theory of spontaneous generation by demonstrating that maggots come from eggs of flies. ...more

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Gillo Pontecorvo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Pisa Alumni
Gillo Pontecorvo Screenwriter, Actor, Composer Gillo Pontecorvo was an Italian filmmaker. He worked as a film director for more than a decade before his best known film La battaglia di Algeri was released. For this he was nominated for the ...more

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Giotto Bizzarrini is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Pisa Alumni
Giotto Bizzarrini Engineer Giotto Bizzarrini is an Italian automobile engineer active from the 1950s through the 1970s. Bizzarrini was chief engineer at Ferrari in the 1950s, working on such notable projects as the ...more

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Giovanni Gentile is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Pisa Alumni
Giovanni Gentile Philosopher Giovanni Gentile was an Italian neo-Hegelian Idealist philosopher and politician, a peer of Benedetto Croce. He described himself as 'the philosopher of Fascism', and ghostwrote A Doctrine of ...more

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Carlo Rubbia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Pisa Alumni
Carlo Rubbia Physicist, Professor Carlo Rubbia OMRI is an Italian particle physicist and inventor who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1984 with Simon van der Meer for work leading to the discovery of the W and Z particles ...more

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Sandro Bondi is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Pisa Alumni
Sandro Bondi Politician Sandro Bondi is an Italian politician. He was appointed on 8 May 2008 to be Culture Minister until March 23, 2011 in Silvio Berlusconi's fourth cabinet.

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Emilio Bizzi is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Pisa Alumni
Emilio Bizzi Emilio Bizzi is a neuroscientist and Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is an investigator of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research and a faculty member in ...more

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Enrico Betti is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Pisa Alumni
Enrico Betti Mathematician Enrico Betti was an Italian mathematician, now remembered mostly for his 1871 paper on topology that led to the later naming after him of the Betti numbers. He worked also on the theory of ...more

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Luigi Bodio is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Pisa Alumni
Luigi Bodio Statistician Luigi Bodio was an Italian economist and statistician, among the founders of Italian Statistics. He was the first General Secretary of the International Statistical Institute and among the first ...more

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Marcello Pera is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Pisa Alumni
Marcello Pera Politician, Journalist, Philosopher Marcello Pera is an Italian philosopher and politician. He was the President of the Italian Senate from 2001 to 2006.

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René Préval is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Pisa Alumni
René Préval René Garcia Préval is a Haitian politician and agronomist who was twice President of the Republic of Haiti. He served from February 7, 1996, to February 7, 2001, and from May 14, ...more

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Franco Rasetti is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Pisa Alumni
Franco Rasetti Physicist Franco Dino Rasetti was an Italian scientist. Together with Enrico Fermi, he discovered key processes leading to nuclear fission. Rasetti refused to work on the Manhattan Project, however, on ...more

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Tiziano Terzani is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Pisa Alumni
Tiziano Terzani Journalist Tiziano Terzani was an Italian journalist and writer, best known for his extensive knowledge of 20th century East Asia and for being one of the very few western reporters to witness both the ...more

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Girolamo Maggi is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Pisa Alumni
Girolamo Maggi Mathematician, Judge, Architect Girolamo Maggi, or Hieronymus Magius, was an Italian scholar, jurist, poet, military engineer, urban planner, philologist, archaeologist, mathematician, and naturalist who studied at Bologna ...more

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Adán Cárdenas is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Pisa Alumni
Adán Cárdenas Politician Adán Cárdenas del Castillo was a Nicaraguan politician and doctor. He also served as the President of Nicaragua between 1 March 1883 and 1 March 1887. He was a member of the ...more

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Giacomo Marini is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Pisa Alumni
Giacomo Marini Businessperson Giacomo Marini is founder and Managing Director at Noventi, an early-stage technology venture capital firm, based in Silicon Valley and Chairman and CEO of Neato Robotics, a home robot company. ...more

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Carlo Chiti is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Pisa Alumni
Carlo Chiti Carlo Chiti was an Italian racing car and engine designer. Chiti is best known for his long association with Alfa Romeo's racing department. Born in Pistoia, he graduated with a degree in ...more

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Luca Cardelli is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Pisa Alumni
Luca Cardelli Luca Andrea Cardelli FRS is an Italian computer scientist who is an Assistant Director at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, UK. Cardelli is well known for his research in type theory and ...more

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Luigi Rizzi is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Pisa Alumni
Luigi Rizzi Luigi Rizzi is an Italian linguist. Rizzi is currently a full professor at the University of Siena in Italy. He studied at the Scuola Normale Superiore, the University of Pisa and the University ...more

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Atto Tigri is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Pisa Alumni
Atto Tigri Atto Tigri was an Italian anatomist born in Pistoia. He studied medicine in Pistoia and at the University of Pisa, where he became an assistant to Filippo Civinini. Later he was a professor of ...more

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Giuseppe Lauricella is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Pisa Alumni
Giuseppe Lauricella Mathematician Giuseppe Lauricella was an Italian mathematician who is remembered today for his contributions to analysis and the theory of elasticity. Born in Agrigento, he studied at the University of Pisa, ...more

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Luca Gammaitoni is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Pisa Alumni
Luca Gammaitoni Physicist Luca Gammaitoni is a scientist in the area of noise and nonlinear dynamics. He is currently the Director of the Noise in Physical System Laboratory at the Physics Department of the ...more

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Dario Piombino-Mascali is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Pisa Alumni
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Marcello Spatafora is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Pisa Alumni
Marcello Spatafora Marcello Spatafora is an Italian diplomat, former Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations.

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Antonio Cassese is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Pisa Alumni
Antonio Cassese Judge, Professor, Jurist Antonio Cassese was an Italian jurist who specialized in public international law. He was the first President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the first ...more

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Christopher Hacon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Pisa Alumni
Christopher Hacon Mathematician Christopher Derek Hacon is a mathematician with British, Italian and US nationalities. He is currently distinguished professor of mathematics at the University of Utah. His research interests ...more

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Silvano Arieti is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Pisa Alumni
Silvano Arieti Psychiatrist, Author Silvano Arieti was a psychiatrist regarded as one of the world’s foremost authorities on schizophrenia. He received his M.D. from the University of Pisa but left Italy soon after, due to the ...more

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Alessandra Buonanno is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Pisa Alumni
Alessandra Buonanno Physicist Alessandra Buonanno is a theoretical physicist working in gravitational-wave physics and cosmology. She is a professor of physics at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland. ...more

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Carlo Naya is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Pisa Alumni
Carlo Naya Carlo Naya was an Italian photographer known for his pictures of Venice including its works of art and views of the city for a collaborative volume in 1866. He also documented the restoration of ...more