Alfred Zampa

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Alfred Zampa, son of migrants from Ortucchio (AQ), was born in California in 1905 where he died 95 years later. In 2003 one of the longest bridges in California was named after him: Memorial Alfred Zampa Bridge. We may wonder …

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Saturnino Gatti

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Saturnino Gatti was one the most representative Renaissance painters and sculptors from Abruzzo. He was born near L’Aquila (Pizzoli or San Vittorino) in 1463 and worked mainly in Abruzzo, where most of his production is kept. He was initiated into …

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Lucius Valerius Pudens

Lucius Valerius Pudens (Lucio Valerio Pudente in Italian) was born in Histonium, today Vasto, in 93 AD, though the first report of his existence dates back to 106 AD, when, just thirteen, he was crowned Latin poet by Emperor Traianus. …

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Margaret of Austria

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Margaret of Austria was the illegitimate daughter of Charles V, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, King of Italy and Archduke of Austria. She was born in Oudenaarde in Flanders on 28th December 1522, and died in Ortona on 18th …

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Melchiorre Delfico, Teramo

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Melchiorre Delfico (Montorio al Vomano 1744, Teramo 1835) was one of the most famous men of learning from Abruzzo in the whole Kingdom of Naples in the period of greatest cultural activities between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He was …

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Silvio Spaventa, Bomba

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Silvio Spaventa (Bomba 1822, Rome 1893), was the younger brother of the philosopher Bertrando Spaventa and uncle and tutor of Benedetto Croce. Prominent figure of the Italian Risorgimento, he gave an effective contribution to the Unification of Italy and was …

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