List of people from Veneto

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Veneto, a region of Italy, has been the native land of many notable people, some of whom are listed below.


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  • Roberto Baggio (born February 18, 1967), legendary former Italian footballer (soccer player), regarded as among the best players in the world throughout the 1990s.
  • Pietro Bembo (1470 Venice – 1547 Rome), Venetian patrician, historian of the Republic, Renaissance poet and humanist, named cardinal by Pope Paul III in 1539.
  • Benedict XI born "Nicholas Boccasini" (1240 Treviso – July 7, 1304 Perugia), pope from 1303 to 1304.
  • Benetton family whose global upmarket clothing brand is based in Treviso, Italy.
  • Angelo Beolco a.k.a. "il Ruzzante" or "el Ruzante" (1502 Padua – 1542), actor and playwright who wrote in the dialect of Padua.
  • Gelindo Bordin (born April 2, 1959) is a former athlete, winner of the marathon race at the 1988 Summer Olympics.
  • Marco Antonio Bragadin, also Marcantonio Bragadin, (April 21, 1523 – August 17, 1571), Venetian lawyer and military officer, Captain-General of Famagusta, Cyprus, gruesomely killed by the Ottomans.

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  • Enrico Dandolo (c. 1107 – 1205), Doge of Venice from 1192 until his death; despite being aged, blind, and excommunicated, he led the troops which conquered Constantinople.

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  • Eugene IV born "Gabriele Condulmer" (1383 Venice – February 23, 1447 Rome), pope from March 3, 1431 to February 23, 1447.

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  • Andrea Gabrieli (c. 1510 (Venice) – late 1586 (Venice)) was a late Renaissance composer and organist, the first internationally renowned member of the Venetian School of composers who spread the Venetian style in Italy as well as in Germany.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli (c. 1554–1557 (Venice) – August 12, 1612 (Venice)), composer and organist whose works represent best of the Venetian School; nephew of Andrea Gabrieli.
  • Baldassarre Galuppi (October 18, 1706 – January 3, 1785), was a composer from Venice, noted for his operas, and particularly opera buffa.
  • Sonia Gandhi (born December 9, 1946 Lusiana, Vicenza, Veneto), influential Indian politician who is President of the Indian National Congress and widow of former Indian Prime-minister Rajiv Gandhi.
  • Giorgione (c. 1477 – 1510) is the familiar name of Giorgio Barbarelli da Castelfranco, one of the seminal artists of the High Renaissance in Venice.
  • Carlo Goldoni (February 25, 1707 – February 6, 1793), Along with Luigi Pirandello, Goldoni is probably the most famous name in Italian theatre, in his country and abroad.
  • Gregory XII born "Angelo Correr", in Venice, died (October 18, 1417 Rome), pope from 1406 to 1415 during the Great Western Schism.
  • Gregory XVI born "Bartolomeo Alberto Cappellari" (September 18, 1765 Belluno – June 1, 1846), a Camaldolese monk, reigned as pope from 1831 to 1846.
  • Luigi Groto, also called Cieco d'Adria or Cieco D'Hadria (the blind man of Adria) (born September 7, 1541, died December 13, 1585), a blind Italian poet, lutenist, playwright and actor.

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  • John Paul I, (in Latin Ioannes Paulus PP. I), born "Albino Luciani" (October 17, 1912 Forno di Canale, (Province of Belluno) – September 28, 1978 Rome), reigned as pope and as sovereign of Vatican City from August 26, 1978 to September 28, 1978.

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  • Luigi Nono (born January 29, 1924 in Venice; died May 8, 1990 in Venice) was a composer of classical music and intellectual, one of the most important composers of the 20th century.

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