List of Famous people born in Abruzzo, Italy

Marco Verratti

First Name Marco
Last Name Verratti
Born on November 5, 1992 (age 31)
Born in Italy, Abruzzo
Height 165 cm | 5'5

Marco Verratti is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for French Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Italy national team.

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Sergio Marchionne

First Name Sergio
Last Name Marchionne
Born on June 17, 1952
Died on July 25, 2018 (aged 66)
Born in Italy, Abruzzo

Sergio Marchionne was an Italian-Canadian businessman, widely known for his turnarounds of the automakers Fiat and Chrysler, his business acumen and his outspoken and often frank approach, especially when dealing with unpalatable issues related to his companies and the automotive industry.

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Bruno Sammartino

First Name Bruno
Last Name Sammartino
Born on October 6, 1935
Died on April 18, 2018 (aged 82)
Born in Italy, Abruzzo
Height 178 cm | 5'10

Bruno Leopoldo Francesco Sammartino was an Italian-American professional wrestler, best known for his work with the World Wide Wrestling Federation. There, he held the WWWF World Heavyweight Championship for more than 11 years across two reigns, the first of which is the longest single reign in the promotion's history at 2,803 days. He is overall a two-time world champion in professional wrestling.

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Rocco Siffredi

Rocco Antonio Tano
First Name Rocco
Last Name Siffredi
Born on May 4, 1964 (age 60)
Born in Italy, Abruzzo

Rocco Siffredi is an Italian pornographic actor, director and producer of pornographic movies.

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Ruggero Pasquarelli

First Name Ruggero
Born on September 10, 1993 (age 30)
Born in Italy, Abruzzo

Ruggero Pasquarelli, artistically known as RUGGERO, is an Italian singer and actor. In 2010, he took part in the fourth series of the Italian talent show X Factor. He is also known for his performance as Federico in the Argentine telenovela Violetta (2012–2015) and as Matteo Balsano in Soy Luna (2016–2018).

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John of Capistrano

Giovanni da Capestrano
First Name John
Last Name Capistrano
Born on June 24, 1386
Died on October 23, 1456 (aged 70)
Born in Italy, Abruzzo

Saint John of Capistrano was a Franciscan friar and Catholic priest from the Italian town of Capestrano, Abruzzo. Famous as a preacher, theologian, and inquisitor, he earned himself the nickname 'the Soldier Saint' when in 1456 at age 70 he led a crusade against the invading Ottoman Empire at the siege of Belgrade with the Hungarian military commander John Hunyadi.

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Ovid

Born on March 20, -0043
Died on November 30, 0016 (aged 59)
Born in Italy, Abruzzo

Publius Ovidius Naso, known as Ovid in the English-speaking world, was a Roman poet who lived during the reign of Augustus.

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Eusebio Di Francesco

First Name Eusebio
Born on September 8, 1969 (age 54)
Born in Italy, Abruzzo
Height 178 cm | 5'10

Eusebio Di Francesco is an Italian manager, and former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. He is currently head coach of Serie A club Cagliari.

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Fabio Taborre

First Name Fabio
Last Name Taborre
Born on June 5, 1985
Died on September 12, 2021 (aged 36)
Born in Italy, Abruzzo
Height 178 cm | 5'10

Fabio Taborre is a professional Italian road cyclist, currently suspended from the sport due to an anti-doping violation.

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Cardinal Mazarin

Giulio Raimondo Mazzarino
First Name Cardinal
Last Name Mazarin
Born on July 14, 1602
Died on March 9, 1661 (aged 58)
Born in Italy, Abruzzo

Cardinal Jules Mazarin, born Giulio Raimondo Mazzarino or Mazarini, was an Italian cardinal, diplomat, and politician who served as the chief minister to the kings of France Louis XIII and Louis XIV from 1642 until his death in 1661. In 1654 he acquired the title Duke of Mayenne, and in 1659, 1st Duke of Rethel and Nevers.

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