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List of Italian Inventions  

Wayne Szalinski
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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
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
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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