Balbo, Gen. Italo b. June 6, 1896 d. June 28, 1940 Italian Air Force General. Member of the Grand Council of Fascism, he became Minister of Aeronautics and Governor General of Libya during the Benito Mussolini fascist regime. For him was set up a special rank of the Royal Italian Air Force, Maresciallo Dell'aria (Marshal of the Air Force). Son of Camillo Balbo and Malvina Zuffi, both elementary school teachers, he grew up in a family where there was a absolute respect for the monarchy and military institutions. After his birth, family Balbo...[Read More] (Bio by: Ruggero) Cimitero degli Atlantici, Grosseto, Provincia di Grosseto, Toscana, Italy
Calvino, Italo b. October 15, 1923 d. September 19, 1985 Author. Born in Cuba and raised in Italy, his career as a writer spanned nearly four decades. Two of his first fictional works were inspired by his participation in the Italian Resistance: "The Path to the Nest of Spiders," and the collection of stories entitled "Adam, One Afternoon, and Other Stories." Calvino's whimsical and imaginative fables made him one of the Italy's finest postwar writers. Some of his major works include: "If on a Winter's Night a Traveller," "The Baron in the Trees" and...[Read More] (Bio by: MC) Cause of death: Cerebral hemorrhage Cemetery of Castiglione Della Pescaia, Castiglione della Pescaia, Provincia di Grosseto, Toscana, Italy
Ivancich, Adriana b. January 4, 1930 d. March 24, 1983 Literary Folk Figure. A pretty girl with a modicum of writing and artistic talent, she is remembered for her May-December romance with Ernest Hemingway, and the literary immortality he conferred upon her. The child of Venetian nobility, she met Hemingway on December 11, 1948 via her brother Gianfranco during the great writer's duck hunting trip to Northern Italy. While Adriana's initial feelings apparently stopped at respect, Papa was smitten; over the next months, sometimes in the company of...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Cimitero di Porto Ercole, Porto Ercole, Provincia di Grosseto, Toscana, Italy
Sylvain, Jules b. June 11, 1900 d. November 1, 1968 Swedish Composer. His real name was Stig Hansson, but his pseudonym "Jules Sylvain" became his trade-mark, though he had almost 30 different alias. He wrote some 800 songs, among them, many of the most treasured songs in Sweden´s history of entertainment; "Räkna de lyckliga stunderna blott," "Tangokavaljeren" and "Säg det i toner" to mention a few. He also wrote music to several of the revues by Ernst Rolf and Karl Gerhard. His last years he lived in Italy, where he also is buried. (Bio by: Peter Robsahm) Cemetery of Castiglione Della Pescaia, Castiglione della Pescaia, Provincia di Grosseto, Toscana, Italy
Valeri, Cardinal. Valerio b. November 7, 1883 d. July 22, 1963 Roman Catholic Cardinal. Santa Fiora born Valerio Valeri entered the Roman Pio Seminary, later furthering his studies at the Pontifical Roman Athenaeum Sant'Apollinare, being ordained priest on December 21, 1907. Faculty member of the Pontifical Regional Seminary of Fano and later of the named Pontifical Roman Athenueum Sant'Apollinare, he served as military chaplain in the Great War and later as staff member of the Secretariat of State. Between 1921 and 1927, Valeri served as auditor of the...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Cimitero di Santa Fiora, Santa Fiora, Provincia di Grosseto, Toscana, Italy Plot: Family Chapel.