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List of Italian Inventions

Updated June 14, 2019 21.5k views163 items
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
  • 3
    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
  • 5
    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
    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
    Niccolo Tartaglia
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    Bank is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Italian Inventions
    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
    Alessandro Volta, 1800
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    Battledress is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Italian Inventions

    Battledress

    1929
  • 22
    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

  • 24
    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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