Alimonda, Cardinal. Gaetano b. October 23, 1818 d. May 30, 1891 Roman Catholic Cardinal. Genoa born Gaetano Alimonda studied at the local university, earning a doctorate in theology and was ordained priest there in June 1843. Longtime rector of the Genoese seminary, in 1877 he was appointed bishop of the diocese of Albenga, receiving his episcopal consecration on November 11 that year. A renowned orator, noted for his particular eloquence, Alimonda's sermons, preachings, conferences and pastoral letters were published through the years in various popular...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Cimitero Monumentale di Torino, Provincia di Torino, Piemonte, Italy Plot: Cappella degli Arcivescovi.
Buscaglione, Ferdinando 'Fred' b. November 23, 1921 d. February 3, 1960 Singer. Born in Turin, Italy, he developed a strong passion for music since his childhood. In his teens he could usually be found playing violin and double bass in the city's clubs. After World War II he joined the Allied Radio Orchestra in Cagliari, Sardinia, where he started playing American-style music such as swing. By the end of the war he had created his own singing persona, styled like a "Clark Gable moustached "girls 'n whisky" damned club singer". In the 1950s, coupled with Leo Chiosso...[Read More] (Bio by: Luca Cottone) Cimitero Monumentale di Torino, Turin, Provincia di Torino, Piemonte, Italy
Levi, Primo Michele b. July 31, 1919 d. April 11, 1987 Author. Born in Turin, Italy, he was a member of Anti-fascist resistance during World War II. When captured, he was deported by the Nazis to the Auschwitz Concentration Camp in Poland in 1944, spending eleven months there until it was liberated by the Soviet Red Army in 1945. He wrote of his experiences, and his books detailed the atrocities of the Nazis in the death camps in works such as "Se Questo è un Uomo" (If This Is a Man), "La Tregua," "Storie Naturalli," "Vizio di Forma," "La Ricerca...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cimitero Monumentale di Torino, Provincia di Torino, Piemonte, Italy
Levi-Montalcini, Dr. Rita b. April 22, 1909 d. December 30, 2012 Scientist, Physician. Nobel Prize Winner in Physiology. She conducted experiments from a home laboratory, studying the growth of nerve fibers in chicken embryos, which laid the groundwork for much of her later research. (She described this experience decades later in the science documentary film Death by Design/The Life and Times of Life and Times (1997), which also features her identical twin sister Paola, who had entered a decades-long career in the arts.) Her first genetics laboratory was in...[Read More] Cimitero Monumentale di Torino, Turin, Provincia di Torino, Piemonte, Italy Plot: Family tomb
Liedholm, Nils b. October 8, 1922 d. November 5, 2007 Olympic Athlete, Professional Soccer Coach. Born in Valdemarsvik, Sweden, he was the captain of the Swedish National Team that won the gold medal at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, England, and a silver medal at the 1958 World Cup in Stockholm, Sweden. As a member of the Swedish National Team, he appeared in 23 international matches scoring 11 goals. From 1949 to 1961 he played in Italy, helping AC Milan to win Italian championships during the 1951, 1955, 1957 and 1959 seasons. During his...[Read More] (Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) Cimitero Monumentale di Torino, Turin, Provincia di Torino, Piemonte, Italy Plot: Family tomb Gabotto di San Giovanni, along with his wife
Macario, Erminio b. May 27, 1902 d. March 26, 1980 Actor. One of the best known figures of Italian theater and motion pictures, his career began in the 1920s, touring with secondary companies of northern Italy. Born in Turin, Italy, he is remembered for his massive revues, comedies and movies production spanning five decades. He worked along with personalities such as Wanda Osiris, Isa Bluette, Isa Barzizza, Raffaella Carrà, Sandra Mondaini, Totò (Antonio De Curtis) and Margherita Fumero. (Bio by: Luca Cottone) Cimitero Monumentale di Torino, Turin, Provincia di Torino, Piemonte, Italy Plot: Section A, Plot A60
Pininfarina, Sergio b. September 8, 1926 d. July 3, 2012 Automobile Designer, Italian Senator. Pininfarina, whose very name is synonymous with exotic automobile design, was chairman of the company that his father founded in 1930. He obtained a degree in mechanical engineering at the Polytechnic University of Turin in 1950 and assumed control of the design studios upon his fathers death. The company climbed to prominence in the 50s for cutting-edge and elegant designs for among such automakers as Ferrari, Maserati, Roll-Royce, Cadillac, Jaguar, Volvo...[Read More] (Bio by: Ruggero) Cimitero Monumentale di Torino, Turin, Provincia di Torino, Piemonte, Italy
Tamagno, Francesco b. December 28, 1850 d. August 31, 1905 Opera singer. A dramatic tenor, he sang in most of the world's leading operatic venues during the late 1800s. Raised in Turin by a middle class restaurant-owning family, Tamagno served in the Italian military then got his professional start with the chorus at his home city's Teatro Regio in 1870, progressing over the next few years to comprimario parts. His first major role was Riccardo in Giuseppe Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera" at Palermo's Teatro Bellini in 1874 while his La Scala Milano...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Cimitero Monumentale di Torino, Turin, Provincia di Torino, Piemonte, Italy