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Caterina Percoto (1812-1887)

Caterina Marianna Percoto was born in S. Lorenzo di Soleschiano sul Natisone (UD) on 19th February 1812. The daughter of wealthy landowners of noble origins, she was the only child of the seven children of Antonio and Teresa Zaina. She was initiated to her studies at the ‘St. Clare’ boarding school, where she remained until…

Salvatore Giacomo Tommasi (1813-1888)

Salvatore Giacomo Tommasi was born in Roccaraso (AQ) on 26th July 1813, to Francesco and Maria Giuseppa Marini. While still a boy, he adhered to Risorgimento ideals during the uprisings of 1831, which is why he was registered as a troublemaker by the political police of the Papal State. He enrolled in medical school, graduating…

Palma Bucarelli (1910-1998)

Palma Bucarelli was born in Rome on 16th March 1910. He lived a rather nomadic childhood, following his father, Joseph, who was an official at the state prefecture. To her mother, Ester Loteta Clori, however, she will be indebted for the inclinations toward art, elegance and fashion, which she will develop over the years. A…

Enzo Ferrari (1898-1988)

Enzo Ferrari – born Enzo Anselmo Giuseppe Maria Ferrari – was born in Modena on February 20, 1898. Son of Alfredo, owner of a workshop that dealt in railroad materials, and Adalgisa Bisbini, of noble Forlì ancestry. It was thanks to his father, who already owned several automobiles in the early 1900s, that Enzo became…

Tazio Giorgio Nuvolari (1892-1953)

Tazio Giorgio Nuvolari was born in Castel d’Ario (MN) on 16th November 1892, to Arturo and Emma Elisa Zorzi, landowners. His lack of inclination for studies was compensated by his interest in sports and competition, which he inherited from his father and uncle Joseph, both nationally and internationally renowned cyclists. It was together with them…

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