List of Great Italian Historical Personalities Started With "A"

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List of Great Italian Historical Personalities Started With "A"

List of Great Italian Historical Personalities Started With "A"

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Acquaviva, Francesco (Naples 1665-Rome-1725) he was consecrated bishop by Innocent XII in 1697, became a cardinal of San Bartolomeo all'Isola in 1706; Philip V nominated Acquaviva his representative at the Holy See and cardinal-protector of Spain.
Aemilius Scaurus, Marcus (163-89 b.C.) Roman politician and general, a husband of Cecilia Metella. He became consul in 115, defeated Ligurians and Carnians. In 114 he was elected a president of Senate, ...
Aeneas Classical myth. Trojan prince from the Royal family...
Aeschines (c390-314 b.C.) Athenian orator and politician, opponent of ...
Aesculapius (Greek Asklepios) Greco-Roman god of medicine, son of ...
Agnes (Saint) The name of this saint means "lamb" from Greek. ...
Agrippa, Marcus Vipsanius (63-12 b.C.) Roman general and politician, friend and chief adviser of Augustus. His was originally from a simple family, and from the very arrival of Octavian (Augustus) in Rome, ...
Alaric (370-410 A.D.) king of the Visigoths, who served under the ...
Albani, Alessandro (Urbino 1692-Rome 1779) Italian cardinal, nephew of Clement XI,
Alberoni, Giulio (Piacenza 1664-1752) Italian cardinal and Prime Minister of ...
Alcaeus (7th century b.C.) Greek lyric poet who wrote hymns, love ...
Alcibiades (450-404 b.C.) Athenian statesman and general in the ...
Aldobrandini, Pietro (Rome 1571-1621) a son of the brother of the pope Clement VIII and his state secretary; he conducted the negotiations ...
Alexander III the Great, Magno (356-323 b.C.) king of Macedon, who conquered Greece in 336, Egypt in 331, and the Persian Empire in 328, and founded Alexandria.
Alfonso XIII (1886-1941) king of Spain in 1886-1931, who was forced to abdicate on the establishment of the republic in 1931.
Altemps, Marco Sittico (Hohenems 1533-Rome 1595) a bishop and later a cardinal in 1561, participated in council of Trento and made villa di Mondragone sopra Frascati built.
Altieri, Giambattista (1589-1654) bishop of Camerino and of Todi, cardinal.
Amadeus of Savoy (Turin 1845-1890) he 1st duke of Aosta and king of Spain...
Anacreon (572-488 b.C.) Greek lyric poet, noted for his short songs celebrating love and wine.
Anchises Classical myth. Trojan prince and father of Aeneas. In the Aeneid, he is rescued by his son at the fall of Troy and dies in Sicily.
Ancus Marcius The 4th legendary king of Rome, who ruled probably since 640 until 616 b.C. ...
Annibaldi, Riccardo (circa 1200-Rome 1276) Italian cardinal since 1237; ruler of pontificial provinces of Campagna and of Marittima (1240). He conducted his own policy often autonomous from the papal one, especially in the question about the head of the Sicilian kingdom.
Aphrodite Greek myth. the goddess of love and beauty, daughter of Zeus. Roman counterpart: Venus. Also called: Cytherea.
Apollo The god of light, poetry, music, healing, and prophecy:son of Zeus and Leto.
Apuleius, Lucius (2nd century A.D.) Roman writer, noted for his romance "The Golden Ass".
Archimedes (287-212 b.C.) Greek mathematician and physicist of Syracuse, noted for his work in geometry, hydrostatics and mechanics.
Ariosto, Ludovico (1474-1533) Italian poet, famous for his romantic epic Orlando Furioso (1516).
Aristotle (384-322 b.C.) Greek philosopher; pupil of Plato, tutor of Alexander the Great ...
Arnaldo da Brescia He was a religious reformator who lived in 11-12th centuries. ...
Ascanius Roman myth. teh son of Aeneas and Creusa; founder of Alba Longa, mother city of Rome.
Athene Greek myth. a virgin goddess of wisdom, practical skills and prudent warfare. She was born, fully armed, from the head of Zeus. Roman counterpart: Minerva.
Averroes (1126-1188) (ibn-Rushd) Arab philosopher and physician in Spain, noted particularly for his attempts to reconcile Aristotelian philosophy with Islamic religion, which profoundly influenced Christian scholasticism
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