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.
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
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.