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Who’s who in Veneto

So many protagonists of the Italian arts and cultural history were born in Veneto:
– the architects Andrea Palladio (1508-1580) and Giovan Battista Piranesi (1720-1778).
– the painters Giovanni Bellini (1430-1516), Andrea Mantegna (1431-1506), Vittore Carpaccio (1465-1520), Giorgione (1478-1510), Tiziano (1480>85-1576), Paolo Veronese (1528-1588), il Tintoretto (1519-1594), Gianbattista Tiepolo (1696-1770),  il Canaletto (1697-1768), Francesco Guardi (1712-1793), Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
– the sculptor Antonio Canova (1757-1822).
– the explorers Marco Polo (1254-1324), Pietro Querini (15th century) who imported the stockfish – in regional dialect “Baccalà – from Lofoten islands, where he was shipwrecked, Alvise Cadamosto (1432-1488), Giovanni (1450-1498) and Sebastiano Caboto (1484-1557), Antonio Pigafetta (1491-1534).
-the intelectuals and poets Ruzante (1502-1542); Luigi da Porto (1485-1529), Shakespeare‘s source of inspiration (Romeo and Juliet); Carlo Goldoni (1707-1793); Ugo Foscolo (1778-1827); Ippolito Pindemonte (1753-1828).
Giacomo Casanova (1725-1798) better known as a heartbreaker rather than a poet
– the musicians and composers Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751), Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), Antonio Salieri (1750-1825)
11 Popes and the theologian Paolo Sarpi (1552-1623)
– the first woman who ever graduated in the world, Elena Lucrezia Cornaro (1646-1684)

Among the contemporaries:
– the philosopher and former mayor of Venice Massimo Cacciari
– the psychologist Franco Basaglia,

– the artist Maurizio Cattelan, the actor Marco Paolini, the poet Andrea Zanzotto, the director Tinto Brass, the writer Ferdinando Camon, the cartoonist Altan
– the opera singer Katia Ricciarelli
– the pop music singers Pino Donaggio, Laura Efrikian, Patty Pravo, Pooh Red (Bruno) Canzian
– the swimmers Federica Pellegrini and Novella Calligaris, the football players Roberto Baggio, Alessandro Del Piero, the Olympic high jump champion Sara Simeoni
– the business entreprenueurs  Benetton, Marzotto, Carraro, Renzo Rosso (Diesel), Giuseppe De Longhi, Andrea Riello, Giovanni Rana, Alberto Bauli.