Bovone, Cardinal. Alberto b. June 11, 1922 d. April 17, 1998 Roman Catholic Cardinal. The youngest of five male children, Alberto Bovone entered seminary in Alessandria at an early age, undergoing studies at the Turin State University. Ordained priest by Monsignor Giuseppe Angrisani at Casale Monferrato on May 26, 1945, following his ordination, he served briefly in the diocese of Alessandria, later pursuing further studies between 1946 and 1951 at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome, earning a doctorate in canon law, and at the Sacred...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Chiesa Parrocchiale di S. Felice di Frugarolo, Frugarolo, Provincia di Alessandria, Piemonte, Italy
Cavallero, Gen. Ugo b. September 20, 1880 d. September 14, 1943 Marshal of Italy. A Senator of the Kingdom of Italy. He participated in the Italo-Turkish War and at the First World War where he distinguished himself during the retreat from Caporetto, as to be appointed at the head of the Operations Command. In 1918, he devised the plan for the Battle of Vittorio Veneto and promoted General for exceptional merit at just 38 years. In 1920 he left the Army and became general manager of the Pirelli company. Member of Parliament from 1924, he was Under-Secretary...[Read More] (Bio by: Ruggero) Parrocchia di Ponzano Monferrato, Ponzano Monferrato, Provincia di Alessandria, Piemonte, Italy
Coppi, Fausto b. September 15, 1919 d. January 2, 1960 Professional Cycler. World Champion Cycling Professionals in 1953 at Lugano. Won Tour de France and Giro d'Italia in 1949. He is buried with his brother in CASTELLANIA (Italy) in a small memorial park beside the family house. Coppi was buried after his death in Castellania's cemetery, in 1960 near the grave of his brother Serse (a ciclist who also died during a race). In 1969 the city built a mausoleum near the City Hall where both were translated and are resting in peace today. (Bio by: Enrico Perego) Mausoleo di Castellania, Castellania, Provincia di Alessandria, Piemonte, Italy Plot: Buried near the grave of his brother Serse.
Dadaglio, Cardinal. Luigi b. September 28, 1914 d. August 22, 1990 Roman Catholic Cardinal. Sezzadio born Luigi Dadaglio entered seminary in Acqui, being ordained priest on May 22, 1937. Serving briefly as coadjutor in Canelli, he moved to the Pontifical Lateran University of Rome, earning a doctorate in utroque iuris in both canon and civil laws on July 6, 1942, and later to the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy, pursuing studies in diplomacy between 1941 and 1943. Joining the section of Ordinary Affairs of the Vatican Secretariat of State in 1942, Dadaglio...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Cimitero Comunale di Sezzadio, Sezzadio, Provincia di Alessandria, Piemonte, Italy Plot: Family Chapel.
Majorian, Julius Valerius b. November, 420 d. August 7, 461 Roman Emperor. He was born into an influential family in 420 AD and had a successful military career under the Emperor Aetius until he was forced to retire due to his unpopularity with the Emperor's wife. He was recalled to military service after Aetius died and was later raised to the rank of patrician by the Eastern Emperor Leo who then nominated him as Western Emperor, probably on the advice of the powerful general Ricimer. His first act as Emperor was to put down an uprising in Gaul by...[Read More] (Bio by: js) Tomb of Majorian, Alessandria, Provincia di Alessandria, Piemonte, Italy
Orione, Saint Luigi b. June 23, 1872 d. March 12, 1940 Roman Catholic Saint. A native of Pontecurone, Tortona, Luigi Giovanni Orione came from a poor family, the son of a street paver. Frequenting the Valdocco Oratory in Turin, his piety soon gained the attention of its founder Saint John Bosco who numbered him among his favourite pupils. Opening his own oratory in 1892, he initiated a vocational school for the poor a year year later at the Saint Bernardine estate and was ordained priest on April 13, 1895, after joining for a brief period the...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Santuario di Nostra Signora della Guardia, Tortona, Provincia di Alessandria, Piemonte, Italy
Perosi, Cardinal. Carlo b. December 18, 1868 d. February 22, 1930 Roman Catholic Cardinal. The elder brother of renowned sacred music composer Msgr. Lorenzo (1872-1956), Carlo Perosi entered seminary in his native Tortona, later furthering his studies in Rome at the Pontifical Gregorian University of Rome and the Collegio Lombardo. Ordained priest on November 8, 1891, he was named faculty member at the seminary of Tortona of which he also served as vice-rector. Appointed counselor adjunct for the Provincial Councils in Rome on September 21, 1904, he served as...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Cattedrale di Tortona, Tortona, Provincia di Alessandria, Piemonte, Italy Plot: Beside His Brother, Monsignor Lorenzo.
Raimondi, Cardinal. Luigi b. October 25, 1912 d. June 24, 1975 Roman Catholic Cardinal. A native of Lussito, Acqui Terme, Luigi Raimondi entered seminary in Acqui, later furthering his studies in Rome at the Pontifical Lateran Athenaeum and the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy. Ordained priest in Acqui on June 6, 1936, he served as secretary of apostolic nunciature in Guatemala between 1938 and 1942. Named Privy Chamberlain of His Holiness on March 3, 1939, he acted as auditor of the apostolic delegation in the United States of America from 1942 until...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Cimitero Comunale di Acqui Terme, Acqui Terme, Provincia di Alessandria, Piemonte, Italy Plot: Family Vault.
Tenco, Luigi b. March 21, 1938 d. January 26, 1967 Musician. Talented singer and songwriter who committed suicide in his hotel room after knowing that his song had been eliminated from the 17th edition of "Sanremo", the worldwide famous Italian song contest. During that time he was romantically involved with singer/actress Dalida. Among his greatest hits are: "Quando," Vedrai, Vedrai" and "Ciao Amore Ciao." (Bio by: MC) Cimitero di Ricaldone, Ricaldone, Provincia di Alessandria, Piemonte, Italy
Zerba, Cardinal. Cesare b. April 15, 1892 d. July 11, 1973 Roman Catholic Cardinal. A native of Castelnuovo Scrivia, Cesare Zerba entered seminary in Stazzano, later moving to that of Tortona. Pursuing his studies at the Pontifical Roman Athenaeum S. Apollinare and the University of Pavia, he was ordained priest in July 1915 and soon went on the serve as a military chaplain in the midst of the Great War. Staff member of the Sacred Congregation for the Discipline of the Sacraments between 1924 and 1939, Zerba was named undersecretary of the Sacred...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Parrocchia Santi Pietro e Paolo, Castelnuovo Scrivia, Provincia di Alessandria, Piemonte, Italy Plot: Cappella del Suffragio.