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

The list you're viewing is made up of graduates like Federico Fellini and Bernardo Bertolucci.

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

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Umberto Guidoni is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Rome La Sapienza Alumni
Politician, Researcher, Astronaut Umberto Guidoni is an Italian astrophysicist, science writer and a former ESA astronaut. He is a veteran of two NASA space shuttle missions. He was also a Member of the European Parliament from ...more

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Maurizio Cheli is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Rome La Sapienza Alumni
Astronaut Maurizio Cheli is an Italian air force officer, a European Space Agency astronaut and a veteran of one NASA space shuttle mission. A native of Modena, Cheli attended the Italian Air Force ...more

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Federico Fellini is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Rome La Sapienza Alumni
Screenwriter, Film Director Federico Fellini was an Italian film director and scriptwriter. Known for his distinct style that blends fantasy and baroque images with earthiness, he is considered one of the greatest and most ...more

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Abdirashid Ali Shermarke is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Rome La Sapienza Alumni
Politician Abdirashid Ali Shermarke was Prime Minister of Somalia from July 12, 1960 to June 14, 1964, and President of Somalia from June 10, 1967 until his assassination on October 15, 1969. He was the ...more

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Pope Pius XII is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Rome La Sapienza Alumni
Religious Leader, Clergy Pope Pius XII, born Eugenio Maria Giuseppe Giovanni Pacelli, reigned from 2 March 1939 to his death in 1958. Before his election to the papacy, Pacelli served as secretary of the Department of ...more

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Ferzan Özpetek is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Rome La Sapienza Alumni
Screenwriter, Film Director Ferzan Özpetek is a Turkish film director and screenwriter, residing in Italy; who also has Italian citizenship.

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Ettore Majorana is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Rome La Sapienza Alumni
Physicist Ettore Majorana was an Italian theoretical physicist who worked on neutrino masses. He disappeared suddenly under mysterious circumstances while going by ship from Palermo to Naples. The ...more

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Gabriele d'Annunzio is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Rome La Sapienza Alumni
Poet, Journalist, Soldier Gabriele D'Annunzio, Prince of Montenevoso, sometimes spelled d'Annunzio, was an Italian writer, poet, journalist, playwright and soldier during World War I. He occupied a prominent place in ...more

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J. Bowyer Bell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Rome La Sapienza Alumni
Historian, Art critic J. Bowyer Bell was an American historian, artist and art critic. He was best known as a terrorism expert.

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Franco Modigliani is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Rome La Sapienza Alumni
Scientist, Economist Franco Modigliani was an Italian economist naturalized American, a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management and MIT Department of Economics who won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics ...more

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Giorgio Abetti is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Rome La Sapienza 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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Bernardo Bertolucci is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Rome La Sapienza Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Writer Bernardo Bertolucci is an Italian film director and screenwriter, whose films include The Conformist, Last Tango in Paris, 1900, The Last Emperor, The Sheltering Sky and The Dreamers. In ...more

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Emilio G. Segrè is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Rome La Sapienza Alumni
Physicist Emilio Gino Segrè was an Italian physicist and Nobel laureate who discovered the elements technetium and astatine, and the antiproton, a sub-atomic antiparticle, for which he was awarded ...more

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Mario Draghi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Rome La Sapienza Alumni
Economist, Banker Mario Draghi is an Italian economist, manager and banker who succeeded Jean-Claude Trichet as the President of the European Central Bank on 1 November 2011. He was previously the governor of the ...more

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Luigi Pirandello is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Rome La Sapienza Alumni
Librettist, Novelist, Screenwriter Luigi Pirandello was an Italian dramatist, novelist, poet and short story writer. He was awarded the 1934 Nobel Prize in Literature for his "bold and brilliant renovation of the drama and ...more

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Magdi Allam is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Rome La Sapienza Alumni
Commentator, Politician, Journalist Magdi Cristiano Allam, is an Egyptian-born Italian journalist and politician, noted for his criticism of Islamic extremism and his articles on the relations between Western culture and the ...more

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Maria Montessori is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Rome La Sapienza Alumni
Educator, Physician, Philosopher Maria Tecla Artemesia Montessori was an Italian physician and educator best known for the philosophy of education that bears her name, and her writing on scientific pedagogy. Her educational ...more

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Oscar Zariski is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Rome La Sapienza Alumni
Mathematician, Scientist Oscar Zariski was an American mathematician and one of the most influential algebraic geometers of the 20th century.

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Gheorghe Mihoc is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Rome La Sapienza Alumni
Mathematician, Statistician Gheorghe Mihoc was a Romanian statistician. He was born in Brăila, the son of a worker. In 1908, his father moved the family to Bucharest. Here he attended elementary school and the Gheorghe ...more

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Giulio Andreotti is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Rome La Sapienza Alumni
Statesman, Politician, Journalist Giulio Andreotti win the David di Donatello Special Award in 1988.

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Luciano Floridi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Rome La Sapienza Alumni
Philosopher Luciano Floridi is currently Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at the University of Oxford, Oxford Internet Institute, Governing Body Fellow of St Cross College, Oxford, Senior ...more

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Gianfranco Fini is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Rome La Sapienza Alumni
Politician, Journalist Gianfranco Fini is an Italian politician, former President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, former leader of the conservative National Alliance, the post-fascist Italian Social Movement and ...more

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Cristina Ali Farah is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Rome La Sapienza Alumni
Cristina Ali Farah Cristina Ali Farah is an Italian writer of Somali and Italian origin.

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Federico Capasso is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Rome La Sapienza Alumni
Professor, Scientist, Engineer Federico Capasso, a prominent applied physicist, was one of the inventors of the quantum cascade laser during his work at Bell Laboratories. He is currently on the faculty of Harvard University. ...more

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Giorgio Parisi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Rome La Sapienza Alumni
Physicist Giorgio Parisi is an Italian theoretical physicist. He is best known for his works concerning statistical mechanics, quantum field theory and various aspects of physics, mathematics and ...more

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Daniela Riccardi is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Rome La Sapienza Alumni
Daniela Riccardi

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Luca Cordero di Montezemolo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Rome La Sapienza Alumni
Luca Cordero di Montezemolo Luca Cordero di Montezemolo is an Italian businessman, former Chairman of Ferrari, and formerly Chairman of Fiat S.p.A. and President of Confindustria and FIEG. He comes from an aristocratic ...more

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Filippo Passerini is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Rome La Sapienza Alumni

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Cristiana Capotondi is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Rome La Sapienza Alumni
Actor Cristiana Capotondi is an Italian actress.

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Matteo Ricci is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Rome La Sapienza Alumni
Priest, Mathematician, Missionary Matteo Ricci, S.J., was an Italian Jesuit priest and one of the founding figures of the Jesuit China missions. His 1602 map of the world in Chinese characters introduced the findings of European ...more

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Antonio Tajani is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Rome La Sapienza Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Antonio Tajani is an Italian politician and is one of the fourteen vice-presidents of the European Parliament. Before his current role, he was the European Commissioner for Industry and ...more

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Nicholas Callan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Rome La Sapienza Alumni
Nicholas Callan Physicist Father Nicholas Joseph Callan was an Irish priest and scientist from Darver, County Louth, Ireland. He was Professor of Natural Philosophy in Maynooth College near Dublin from 1834, and is best ...more

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Giovanni Maria Lancisi is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Rome La Sapienza Alumni
Giovanni Maria Lancisi Physician Giovanni Maria Lancisi was an Italian physician, epidemiologist and anatomist who made a correlation between the presence of mosquitoes and the prevalence of malaria. He was also known for his ...more

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Andrea Orcel is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Rome La Sapienza Alumni
Andrea Orcel is Merril Lynch's head of Global Origination. In that role since 2007, Mr. Orcel is responsible for Merrill Lynch's investment banking activities globally as well as for all debt ...more

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Romaldo Giurgola is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Rome La Sapienza Alumni
Architect Romaldo Giurgola AO is an Italian-American-Australian academic architect, professor, and author. Giurgola was born in Rome, in 1920. After service in the Italian armed forces during World War ...more

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Ilaria D'Amico is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Rome La Sapienza Alumni
Ilaria D'Amico is a commentator and television host on Italian television. She is most known for her work on shows related to football.

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Scott O'Dell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Rome La Sapienza Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer Scott O'Dell was an American author of 26 novels for young people, along with three novels for adults and four nonfiction books. He wrote historical fiction, primarily, including several ...more

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Emilio Bizzi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Rome La Sapienza Alumni
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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Carlo Fea is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Rome La Sapienza Alumni
Carlo Fea Carlo Fea was an Italian archaeologist. Born at Pigna, in what is now Liguria, Fea studied law in Rome, receiving the degree of doctor of laws from the university of La Sapienza, but archaeology ...more

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Crescenzio Sepe is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Rome La Sapienza Alumni
Crescenzio Sepe Crescenzio Sepe is an Italian Cardinal and Archbishop of Naples. He was Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples until 20 May 2006. Earlier, he served as a priest in Italy ...more

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Raffaella Di Marzio is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Rome La Sapienza Alumni
Raffaella Di Marzio Psychologist Raffaella Di Marzio is an Italian clinical psychologist. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Cultic Studies Association owned academic journal, Cultic Studies Review. Di ...more

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Raffaello Follieri is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Rome La Sapienza Alumni

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Gaetano Fichera is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Rome La Sapienza Alumni
Mathematician Gaetano Fichera was an Italian mathematician, working in mathematical analysis, linear elasticity, partial differential equations and several complex variables. He was born in Acireale, and died ...more

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Alessandro Bianchi is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Rome La Sapienza Alumni
Politician Alessandro Bianchi is an Italian academic and politician, best known for having formerly served as Minister of Transportation from 2006 to 2008. A registered member of the Italian Communist ...more

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Paola S. Timiras is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Rome La Sapienza Alumni
Paola S. Timiras, born Paola Silvestri, was an endocrinologist studying stress.

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Giovanni Jona-Lasinio is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Rome La Sapienza Alumni
Physicist Giovanni Jona-Lasinio, sometimes called Gianni Jona, is an influential Italian theoretical physicist, best known for his works on quantum field theory and statistical mechanics. He pioneered ...more

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Iosif Constantin Drăgan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Rome La Sapienza Alumni
Journalist Iosif Constantin Drăgan was a Romanian and Italian businessman, writer and historian. In 2005, he was the second wealthiest Romanian, according to the Romanian financial magazine Capital, having ...more

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Domenico Pacini is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Rome La Sapienza Alumni
Physicist Domenico Pacini was an Italian physicist noted for his contributions to the discovery of cosmic rays.

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Ennio de Giorgi is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Rome La Sapienza Alumni
Mathematician Ennio De Giorgi was an Italian mathematician, member of the House of Giorgi, who worked on partial differential equations and the foundations of mathematics.

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Valerio Fiori is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Rome La Sapienza Alumni
Valerio Fiori Valerio Fiori is an Italian former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper, and A.C. Milan coaching staff. He is currently a goalkeeping coach at Serie A club Milan.