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Gio Nicola Buhagiar

died March 21st, 1752

Gio Nicola Buhagiar was a Maltese painter.

Gioachino Rossini

born February 29th, 1792

Gioachino Antonio Rossini was an Italian composer who gained fame for his 39 operas, although he also wrote many songs, some chamber music and piano pieces, and some sacred music. He set new standards for both comic and serious opera before retiring from large-scale composition while still in his thirties, at the height of his popularity.

Giordano Bruno

died February 17th, 1600

Giordano Bruno was an Italian philosopher, poet, cosmological theorist and esotericist. He is known for his cosmological theories, which conceptually extended to include the then-novel Copernican model. He proposed that the stars were distant suns surrounded by their own planets (exoplanets), and he raised the possibility that these planets might foster life of their own, a cosmological position known as cosmic pluralism. He also insisted that the universe is infinite and could have no center.

Giorgio Agamben

born April 22nd, 1942

Giorgio Agamben is an Italian philosopher best known for his work investigating the concepts of the state of exception, form-of-life and homo sacer. The concept of biopolitics informs many of his writings.

Giorgio Bassani

March 4th, 1916 - April 13th, 2000

Giorgio Bassani was an Italian novelist, poet, essayist, editor, and international intellectual.

Giorgio Bocca

died December 25th, 2011

Giorgio Valentino Bocca was an Italian essayist and journalist, also known for his participation in the World War II partisan movement.

Giorgio Chinaglia

January 24th, 1947 - April 1st, 2012

Giorgio Chinaglia was an Italian footballer who played as a striker. He grew up and played his early football in Cardiff, Wales, and began his career with Swansea Town in 1964. He later returned to Italy to play for Massese, Internapoli and S.S. Lazio in 1969. Chinaglia led Lazio to the club's first league championship in the 1973–74 season, during which he was also the league's leading scorer. He played international football for Italy, making 14 appearances and scoring 4 goals between 1972 and 1975, including two appearances at the 1974 FIFA World Cup. Chinaglia was the first player in Italian football history to be called up internationally from the second division.

Giorgio Damilano

born April 6th, 1957

Giorgio Damilano is an Italian former race walker.

Giorgio Frezzolini

born January 21st, 1976

Giorgio Frezzolini is a retired Italian footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

Giorgio Lamberti

born January 28th, 1969

Giorgio Lamberti is an Italian former swimmer. In 1991 he became the first swimmer of Italy to win a world title, and gold medal, at a FINA World Aquatics Championships. He formerly held world records in the short course and long course 200 metre freestyle as well as in the short course 400 metre freestyle.

Giorgio Mitrovich

died March 13th, 1885

Giorgio Mitrovich was a Maltese patriot and politician known for his role in the struggle for freedom of the press in Malta. He was one of the founders of the Comitato Generale Maltese, and he co-authored a petition in 1832 which led to a new constitution in 1835. He traveled to London multiple times to increase awareness of Maltese grievances, and his 1835 visit resulted in a Royal Commission recommending the abolition of press censorship, which was implemented in 1839. He was briefly elected to the Council of Government in the 1850s.

Giorgio Moroder

born April 26th, 1940

Giovanni Giorgio Moroder is an Italian composer and music producer. Dubbed the "Father of Disco", Moroder is credited with pioneering euro disco and electronic dance music. His work with synthesizers had a large influence on several music genres such as hi-NRG, Italo disco, synth-pop, new wave, house and techno music.

Giorgio Oberweger

born December 22nd, 1913

Giorgio Oberweger was an Italian discus thrower who won a bronze medal at the 1936 Olympics and a silver at the 1938 European Championships. He placed sixth at the 1934 European Championships and 15th at the 1948 Olympics. Oberweger won five national titles, in the discus throw and 110 metres hurdles (1939).

Giorgio Pantano

born February 4th, 1979

Giorgio Pantano is an Italian professional racing driver who drove for the Jordan Formula One team for much of the 2004 season before being replaced by Timo Glock. He also raced in Formula 3000. He retired from racing at the end of 2014.

Giorgio Tozzi

born January 8th, 1923

Giorgio Tozzi was an American operatic bass and actor. He was associated with the Metropolitan Opera for many years and sang principal bass roles in nearly every major opera house worldwide.

Giorgio Zancanaro

born May 9th, 1939

Giorgio Zancanaro is an Italian baritone, particularly associated with the Italian repertory, especially Verdi.

Giorgos Gasparis

born January 31st, 1965

Giorgos Gasparis is a retired Greek professional basketball player. At a height of 1.93 metres, he played at the point guard and shooting guard positions.

Giorgos Karagounis

born March 6th, 1977

Georgios Karagkounis, known as Giorgos Karagounis, is a Greek former professional footballer who played as a midfielder.

Giorgos Kolokithas

died March 2nd, 2013

Giorgos Kolokithas was a Greek professional basketball player. He is considered one of the best scorers and players in Greek basketball history, and as a player, he had the nickname of "Basket Machine". He was named one of FIBA's 50 Greatest Players in 1991.

Giorgos Seferis

born March 13th, 1900

Giorgos or George Seferis, the pen name of Georgios Seferiadis, was a Greek poet and diplomat. He was one of the most important Greek poets of the 20th century, and a Nobel laureate.

Giorgos Sideris

born April 5th, 1938

Giorgos Sideris is a Greek former footballer, who played as striker.

Giorgos Zampetas

January 25th, 1925 - March 10th, 1992

Giorgos Zampetas was a Greek bouzouki musician. He was born in Athens, where he also died, but his origins were from the island of Kythnos.

Gioseffo Zarlino

March 22nd, 1517 - February 4th, 1590

Gioseffo Zarlino was an Italian music theorist and composer of the Renaissance. He made a large contribution to the theory of counterpoint as well as to musical tuning.

Giosuè Carducci

died February 16th, 1907

Giosuè Alessandro Giuseppe Carducci was an Italian poet, writer, literary critic and teacher. He was noticeably influential, and was regarded as the official national poet of modern Italy. In 1906, he became the first Italian to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature. The Swedish Academy's motivation was that "not only in consideration of his deep learning and critical research, but above all as a tribute to the creative energy, freshness of style, and lyrical force which characterize his poetic masterpieces."

Giovani dos Santos

born May 11th, 1989

Giovani dos Santos Ramírez is a Mexican former professional footballer. A versatile forward, dos Santos played as an attacking midfielder, winger, and secondary striker.

Giovani Lo Celso

born April 9th, 1996

Giovani Lo Celso is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and the Argentina national team.

Giovanna Antonelli

born March 18th, 1976

Giovanna Antonelli Prado is a Brazilian actress, television host, and producer.

Giovanna Galletti

June 27th, 1916 - April 21st, 1992

Giovanna Galletti (27 June 1916 - 21 April 1992) was an Italian actress. She appeared in more than forty films from 1938 to 1986.

Giovanna Mezzogiorno

born November 9th, 1974

Giovanna Mezzogiorno (Italian pronunciation: [dʒoˈvanna ˌmɛddzoˈdʒorno]; born 9 November 1974) is an Italian theatre and film actress.

Giovanna Ralli

born January 2nd, 1935

Giovanna Ralli, Commendatore OMRI, Grande Ufficiale OMRI (born 2 January 1935), is an Italian stage, film and television actress.

Giovanni (footballer, born 1972)

born February 4th, 1972

Giovanni Silva de Oliveira, better known as Giovanni, is a Brazilian football manager and former player. He played as either an attacking midfielder or a forward.

Giovanni Aldini

born April 10th, 1762

Giovanni Aldini was an Italian physician and physicist born in Bologna. He was a brother of the statesman Count Antonio Aldini (1756–1826). He graduated in physics at University of Bologna in 1782.
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