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Who’s who in Piedmont

Some Italian regions have been the birthplace of some very important people for science, literature, sport, industries in Italy and abroad.

Among the famous people born in Piedmont:
– Nobel Prize for Medicine Rita Levi Montalcini,
– architect Enzo Mari,
– mathematician Joseph Lagrange,
– poet Guido Gozzano, writers Vittorio AlfieriCesare Pavese, Beppe Fenoglio, Umberto Eco, Primo Levi, Giorgio Faletti, Gianni Rodari, Alessandro Baricco, artist Giacomo Balla
– statesman Camillo Benso Count of Cavour, the first President of the Republic Luigi Einaudi, politicians Giovanni Giolitti and Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, general Luigi Cadorna,
– song writers Luigi Tenco and Paolo Conte, the pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi, the classic dancer Roberto Bolle,
– comedians Macario, Claudio Bisio, Ezio Greggio, Luciana Littizzetto,
– journalists Giorgio Bocca, Ezio Mauro, Marco Travaglio, science communicator Piero Angela,
– Saint Giovanni Bosco,
– sportsmen Fausto Coppi, Giampiero Boniperti, Gianni Rivera, Piero Gros,
– supermodel and former Première Dame in France Carla Bruni
– entrepreneurs Alfonso Bialetti (inventor of the famous coffee MOKA machine), Pietro Ferrero (inventor of Nutella), Gianni Agnelli, Oscar Farinetti, Flavio Briatore, Camillo Olivetti and Giulio Einaudi

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