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FAMOUS PEOPLE

Vittorio Alfieri (1749 - 1803)

Writer, poet and playwright, born in Asti

Gian Carlo Aliberti (1670 – 1727)  

Painter born in Canelli (Asti)

Giuseppe Allamano (1851 - 1926) 

Beatified person of the Roman Catholic Church, born in Castelnuovo d’Asti (nowadays Castelnuovo Don Bosco)

Francesca Armosino (1848 – 1923) 

Born in Frazione Saracchi, at that time hamlet of Antignano d’Asti but nowadays hamlet of San Martino Alfieri, was the last wife of Giuseppe Garibaldi

Alessandro Artom (1867-1927) 

Scientist, born in Asti

Isacco Artom (1829 – 1900) 

Politician, born in Asti 

Antonio Astesano (1412-1463)

Writer and poet, born in Villanova d’Asti

Pietro Badoglio (1871 - 1956) 

Soldier and politician, born in Grazzano Monferrato now Grazzano Badoglio

Gianni Basso (1931-2009) 

Saxophone player, born in Asti

Giuseppe Maria Bonzanigo (1745 - 1820) 

Sculptor, cabinet-maker, born in Asti 

Giovanni Bosco (1815 - 1888)

Saint of the Roman Catholic Church,  born in Castelnuovo d’Asti (nowadays Castelnuovo Don Bosco)

Vincenzo (Cesin) Bosia, (1906 -1978)

Football player, born in Asti 

Leonardo Botallo (1530-1587) 

Physician  and anatomists, born in Asti 

Giacomo Bove (1852-1887) 

Explorer, born in Maranzana (AT). He participated in many expeditions in South America, Africa and North Pole

Angelo Brofferio  (1802 – 1866) 

Poet and politician, born in Castelnuovo Calcea (AT)

Policarpo Vitaliano Cacherano d'Osasco (1744 - 1824)

general officer and politician, born in cantarana (AT)

Guglielmo Caccia known as “Il Moncalvo” (1568 – 1625) 

Mannerist painter, born in Montabone

Giuseppe Cafasso (1811 - 1860)

Saint of the Roman Catholic Church,  born in Castelnuovo d’Asti (nowadays Castelnuovo Don Bosco)

Francesco Cagliero (1875 - 1935) 

Missionary, born in Castelnuovo d’Asti (nowadays Castelnuovo Don Bosco)

Giovanni Cagliero (1838 – 1926) 

Archbishop and composer, born in Castelnuovo d’Asti (nowadays Castelnuovo Don Bosco)

Umberto Cagni (1863 -1932) 

Admiral, explorer and senator, born in Asti

Wanda Capodaglio (1889 – 1980)

Actress, born in Asti

Carlo Alberto Castigliano (1847 - 1884)

Engineer and scientist, born in Asti

Francesco  Cirio (1836 – 1900)

Businessman, founder of the company “Cirio” , born in Nizza Monferrato (AT)

Rodolfo De Benedetti (1892 – 1991)

Engineer and industrial businessman, born in Asti in an important family of the Jewish bourgeois

Federico della Valle (1560ca - 1628)

Playwright, born in Langa Astigiana 

Giovanni Battista De Rolandis (1774 – 1796)

Patriot, first martyr of the Risorgimento, creator  with Zamboni of the “three-coloured cockade”, which will become the Italian flag, born in Castell’Alfero (AT)

GIorgio falletti (1950 - 2014)

Singer, actor, songwriter, writer, composer and comedian, born in Asti

Giovanni Gerbi (1885 - 1955) 

Famous cyclist known as “Diavolo Rosso”, born in Asti

Giovanni Antonio Giobert (1761- 1834) 

Chemist, born in Mongardino (AT)

Gianbattista Giuliani (1818 – 1884)

Somascan father, philologist, the most important scholar of Dante of the 19th century, born in Canelli.

Giovanni Goria (1943 - 1994)

Politician, born in Asti. He was the youngest Prime Minister of Italy  (July 1987 - 1988)

Giuseppe Govone (1825 - 1872)

General officer, politician and secret agent, born in Isola d’Asti (AT)

Eugenio Guglielminetti (1921 -2006)

Painter, sculptor, scenographer and costume designer, born in Asti; he attended the Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti of Turin and was a pupil of Felice Casorati.

Davide Lajolo (1912 - 1984) 

Writer, politician and journalist, born in Vinchio (AT)

Guglielmo Massaia (1809 - 1889) 

Missionary in Ethiopia, cardinal and Catholic archbishop, born in Piovà, nowadays Piovà Massaia (AT).

Augusto Monti (1881 - 1966)

Writer and teacher, born in Monastero Bormida (AT)

Carlo Nebiolo (1911 – 2001)

Director of photography of many photography projects, born in Asti

Primo Nebiolo (1923 – 1999)

Sports official, president of IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations), born in Scurzolengo (AT)

Guido Notari (1893 – 1957)

Radio presenter, born in Asti

Emanuele Pastrone (1930 – 1999)

Dialectal actor, unforgettable performer of the Asti stock character “ Falamoca”, union organizer and city councilman, born in Asti

Giovanni Pastrone (1883 - 1959)

Actor, film director, scriptwriter and producer, born in Montechiaro d’Asti

Nino Pavese (1904 – 1979) 

Actor and dubbing actor, Luigi’s brother, born in Asti

Luigi Pavese (1897 – 1969) 

Actor, born in Asti

Giovanni Penna (1855 -1941)

Senator of the Kingdom of Italy and industrial businessman, born in Asti

Checco Rissone (1909 – 1985)

Born in Asti. Actor and Giuditta’s brother; who was an actress and the first wife of  Vittorio De Sica

Gandolfino da Roreto  (…/…)

Painter, born in Asti. He is documented  between 1943 and 1517-18 

Giovanni Battista Scapaccino (1802-1834)

Carabiniere, killed in Savoy by political exiles, he was honoured with the first medal of Military Valor of the Savoyard army. Born in Incisa Belbo, nowadays Incisa Scapaccino. 

Francesco Vercelli (1883 -1952)

Geophysicist, born in Vinchio