Cossiga, Francesco 'Pixaxe Wielder' b. July 26, 1928 d. August 17, 2010 President of Italy. He served as the President of Italy from July 1985 to April 1992, and as the nation's Prime Minister from August 1979 to October 1980. Cossiga joined the Christian Democracy Party at the age of 16, and graduated with a law degree at 20. From 1959 to 1974 he worked as a professor of constitutional law, at Sassari University, and served as Minister of the Interior from 1976 to 1978. In 1992, he was appointed as a lifetime senator following the end of his presidency. During his...[Read More] (Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) Cimitero Monumentale di Sassari, Sassari, Provincia di Sassari, Sardegna, Italy
da Laconi, Saint. Ignazio b. 1701 d. May 11, 1781 Roman Catholic Saint. The son of a poor farmer from Laconi, Sardegna, a serious illness that struck young Vincenzo Peis when seventeen years of age made him vow that if should he recover his health he would enter the Order of Friars Minor Capuchins. Once healed, he did not however seek to pursue his vow, but in 1721, after being almost killed after loosing control of his horse, convinced that God had saved his life anew, made up his mind to follow his vocation at once. With his parents this...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Chiesa di S. Antonio, Cagliari, Città Metropolitana di Cagliari, Sardegna, Italy
Garibaldi, Giuseppe b. July 4, 1807 d. June 2, 1882 Italian Patriot. Born Joseph Marie Garibaldi in Nice, France to the son of a fisherman, Giuseppe Garibaldi became a fighter for the freedom and independence of Italy. He had an adventurous early life including becoming a skilled merchant ship captain, traveling to Russia, and serving in the Piedmont-Sardinia Navy. His politics set the course of his life: to merge the many Papal States of Italy into one nation to better serve the people. Being part of a failed plot to overthrow the civil...[Read More] (Bio by: Linda Davis) Garibaldi Family Cemetery - Caprera, Provincia di Olbia-Tempio, Sardegna, Italy
Pompedda, Cardinal. Mario Francesco b. April 18, 1929 d. October 18, 2006 Roman Catholic Cardinal. Ozieri born Mario Francesco Pompedda entered seminary in Sassari, later furthering his studies at the Regional Seminary of Cagliari and in Rome at the Almo Collegio Capranica, the Pontifical Gregorian University, the Pontifical Biblical Institute and the Pontifical Lateran University, earning a doctorate in theology, a licentiate in Sacred Scriptures, a doctorate in utroque iure in both canon and civil laws and the degree of 'avvocate rotale' of the Sacred Roman Rota...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Cattedrale dell'Immacolata, Ozieri, Provincia di Sassari, Sardegna, Italy Plot: Chapel Of The Blessed Sacrament.
Priebke, Erich b. July 29, 1913 d. October 11, 2013 Nazi SS Captain, War Criminal. Best known for his participation in the planning and implementation of the Fosse Ardeatine Massacre during the World War II where died three hundred thirty-five Italian hostages. Priebke joined the Nazi Party in 1933, distinguishing himself as a member strong and firm, characteristics that allowed him to join the SS and soon reach the rank of SS-Hauptsturmführer (Captain). He served in the Gestapo under the command of Herbert Kappler in Nazi-occupied Rome. After...[Read More] (Bio by: Ruggero) Cimitero della Colonia Penale di Isili, Isili, Città Metropolitana di Cagliari, Sardegna, Italy
Volontè, Gian Maria b. April 9, 1933 d. December 6, 1994 Italian Actor. He is perhaps most famous for his roles as the main villains in Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More. He was also considered one of the best European actors ever, for his skill to enter into the personality of the characters he played.BiographyVolonté was born in Milan.He graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Rome in 1957. He had a brief career as a television and theatre (Shakespeare, Goldoni) actor, before concentrating on his film career.He...[Read More] (Bio by: Ercole77) La Maddalena Cemetery, La Maddalena, Città Metropolitana di Cagliari, Sardegna, Italy