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A list of famous Italian inventions and innovations. Ancient cultures have long been known to discover, create, and produce new and useful tools, medicines, and foods, and ancient Italian inventions are among the most popular discoveries still used today. This list of Italian inventions includes items like anesthesia and the thermometer, as well as modern Italian inventions like the telephone and liposuction.

Over the years, historical inventions from Italy have helped move society forward, enabling humans live and travel in much more efficient ways. Ancient Italy inventions have also allowed people to learn more about the world, keep safe from wildlife, and stay healthier longer.

These inventions by Italian inventors are labeled by era from which they came. Vote for your favorites to move them to the top of the list, and add any that you see missing.

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Airpower is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Italian Inventions
Airpower Giulio Douhet

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Aerial Warfare is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Italian Inventions
Aerial Warfare 1911

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Alpini is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Italian Inventions
Alpini 1872

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Ambulance is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Italian Inventions
Ambulance 1244

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Amici roof prism is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Italian Inventions
Amici roof prism Giovan Battista Amici

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Amici prism is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Italian Inventions
Amici prism Giovan Battista Amici

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Alendronic acid is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Italian Inventions
Alendronic acid 1980

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Anemometer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Italian Inventions
Anemometer Leon Battista Alberti, 1450

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Anesthesia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Italian Inventions
Anesthesia Ugo da Lucca, 1200

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Architonnerre is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Italian Inventions
Architonnerre Leonardo da Vinci

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Artificial insemination is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Italian Inventions
Artificial insemination Lazzaro Spallanzani, 1784

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Artificial Pneumothorax is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Italian Inventions
Artificial Pneumothorax Carlo Forlanini, 1882

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Artificio de Juanelo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Italian Inventions
Artificio de Juanelo

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Anatomical theatre is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Italian Inventions
Anatomical theatre

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Avogadro constant is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Italian Inventions
Avogadro constant Amedeo Avogadro

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Ball bearings is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Italian Inventions
Ball bearings Da Vinci, 1500

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Ballistics is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Italian Inventions
Ballistics Niccolo Tartaglia

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Bank is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Italian Inventions
Bank 1149

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Barometer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Italian Inventions
Barometer Evangelista Torricelli, 1643

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Battery is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Italian Inventions
Battery Alessandro Volta, 1800

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Battledress is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Italian Inventions
Battledress 1929

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Binishell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Italian Inventions
Binishell Dante Bini

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Bossi-Bonomi Pedaliante is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Italian Inventions
Bossi-Bonomi Pedaliante

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Carbon filament light bulb is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Italian Inventions
Carbon filament light bulb Alessandro Cruto, 1881

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Carbon paper is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Italian Inventions
Carbon paper Pellegrino Turri, 1806

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Carburetor is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Italian Inventions
Carburetor Luigi De Cristoforis, 1876

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Cardan suspension of a gimbal is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Italian Inventions
Cardan suspension of a gimbal Gerolamo Cardano, 1576

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Cellular microbiology field is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Italian Inventions
Cellular microbiology field Rino Rappuoli

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Cephalosporins antibiotics is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Italian Inventions
Cephalosporins antibiotics Giuseppe Brotzu, 1948

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Cloning is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Italian Inventions
Cloning Cesare Galli, 2003

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Codex is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Italian Inventions

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Combination Lock is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Italian Inventions
Combination Lock Girolamo Cardano, 16th Century

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Concrete with Glycerin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Italian Inventions
Concrete with Glycerin Michele Rossi, 2005

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Condom is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Italian Inventions
Condom Gabriele Fallopio, 1564

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Coronary stent is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Italian Inventions
Coronary stent Dr. Cesare Gianturco, 1976

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Decompression Chamber is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Italian Inventions
Decompression Chamber Alberto Gianni, 1916

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Dentures is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Italian Inventions
Dentures Etruscans, 700 BC

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Digital synthesizer is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Italian Inventions
Digital synthesizer Giuseppe di Giugno, 1976

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Dictionary is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Italian Inventions
Dictionary Ambrogio Calepino, 1502

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Dipleidoscope is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Italian Inventions
Dipleidoscope Giovan Battista Amici

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Doppio Borgato is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Italian Inventions
Doppio Borgato

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Double-entry bookkeeping syste... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Italian Inventions
Double-entry bookkeeping system Amatino Mannucci, 14th century

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Doxorubicin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Italian Inventions
Doxorubicin Farmitalia Spa, 1950s

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Dulbecco’s modified Eagle's me... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Italian Inventions
Dulbecco’s modified Eagle's medium Renato Dulbecco

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Dynamo is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Italian Inventions
Dynamo Antonio Pacinotti, 1863

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Eau de Cologne is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Italian Inventions
Eau de Cologne Johann Maria Farina, 1709

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Electric cable is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Italian Inventions
Electric cable Giuseppe Pirelli, 1884

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Electric motor is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Italian Inventions
Electric motor A. Pacinotti, 1863

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Electromagnetic seismograph is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Italian Inventions
Electromagnetic seismograph Luigi Palmieri, 1856

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Electroplating is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Italian Inventions
Electroplating invented by Luigi Brugnatelli, 1805