List of Sicilians

This is a list of Sicilian people. Sicily is the largest region in Italy and has special conditions of autonomy, with a population of over five million and has contributed many famous names to all walks of life. Sicilian was for a long time a nationality rather than just a regional title and is still considered to by many people, especially Sicilians themselves.

Philosophers, scientists and thinkers

*Empedocles (c. 490 – 430 BC), scientist and philosopher
*Gorgias (c. 483 – 375 BC), philosopher
*Archimedes (c. 287 – 212 BC), scientist
*Giovanni Aurispa (1376 – 1459), anthropologist
*Francesco Maurolico (1494 – 1575), mathematician
*Niccolò Cacciatore (1780 – 1841), astronomer
*Stanislao Cannizzaro (1826 – 1910), chemist
*Giuseppe Sergi (1841 – 1936), anthropologist
*Ettore Majorana (1906 – ?), scientist
*Giovanni Gentile (1875 – 1944), philosopher

Religious figures

*Pope Leo II, Pope from 682 to 683

Writers

*Stesichorus (c. 640 – 555 BC), poet
*Timaeus (c. 345 – 250 BC), historian
*Theocritus (c. 310 – 250 BC), poet
*Diodorus Siculus (c. 90 – 30 BC), historian
*Giacomo da Lentini (1210 – 1260), poet
*Guido Delle Colonne (1215 – 1290), poet
*Giovanni Luca Barberi (1452 – 1520), historian
*Tommaso Fazello (1498 – 1570), historian
*Antonio Veneziano (1543 – 1593), poet
*Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (1896 – 1957), writer, poet
*Giovanni Meli (1740 – 1815), poet
*Luigi Capuana (1839 – 1915), writer
*Maria Messina (1880 – 1944), short story writer and novelist
*Giovanni Verga (1840 – 1922), novelist
*Giuseppe Pitrè (1841 – 1916), historian
*Luigi Pirandello (1867 – 1936), dramatist, Nobel laureate
*Julius Evola (1898 – 1974), political philosopher
*Ignazio Buttitta (1899 – 1997), poet
*Salvatore Quasimodo (1901 – 1968), poet, Nobel laureate
*Vitaliano Brancati (1907 – 1954), writer
*Gesualdo Bufalino (1920 – 1996), writer
*Leonardo Sciascia (1921 – 1989), writer and politician
*Giuseppe Fava (1925 – 1984), writer and dramatist
*Andrea Camilleri (born 1925), novelist

Politicians

*Dion (408–354 BC), politician and friend of Plato
*Giuseppe La Farina (1815 – 1863), politician
*Francesco Crispi (1819 – 1901), politician
*Ruggero Settimo (1776 – 1863), politician
*Vittorio Emanuele Orlando (1860 – 1952), politician
*Ugo La Malfa (1903 – 1979), politician
*Giorgio La Pira (1904 – 1977), politician
*Giovanni Falcone (1939 – 1992), judge
*Paolo Borsellino (1940 – 1992), judge
*Luigi Sturzo (1871 – 1959), politician
*Rocco Chinnici (1925 – 1983), judge

Painters, sculptors and architects

*Antonello da Messina (1430 – 1479), painter
*Antonello Gagini (1478 – 1536), sculptor
*Giovan Battista Filippo Basile (1825 – 1891), architect
*Filippo Juvarra (1678 – 1736), architect
*Giovanni Battista Vaccarini (1702 – 1768), architect
*Pietro Novelli (1603 – 1647), painter
*Giacomo Serpotta (1656 – 1732), sculptor
*Renato Guttuso (1912 – 1987), painter
*Ernesto Basile (1857 – 1932), architect
*Giorgio de Chirico (1888 – 1978), painter

Musicians

*Vincenzo Bellini (1801 – 1835), opera composer
*Sigismondo d'India (1582 – 1629), composer
*Alessandro Scarlatti (1660 – 1725), composer
*Salvatore Adamo (born 1943), singer
*Salvatore Sciarrino (born 1947), composer
*Franco Battiato (born 1945), musician, filmmaker
*Frédéric François (born 1950), singer
*Lucia Aliberti (born 1963), operatic soprano
*Carmen Consoli (born 1974), musician

Actors, directors and producers

*Frank Capra (1897 – 1991), actor, director
*Lando Buzzanca (born 1938), actor
*Giuseppe Tornatore (born 1956), filmmaker
*Anna Kanakis (born 1962), model, actress
*Maria Grazia Cucinotta (born 1969), actress

Others

*Count Alessandro di Cagliostro (1743 – 1795), traveller and occultist
*Vito Cascio Ferro (1862 – 1943), mafioso
*Salvatore Giuliano (1922 – 1950), bandit
*Josephine Terranova (1889 – 1981), accused murderess
*Bernardo Provenzano (born 1933), mafioso
*Nino Vaccarella (born 1933), racecar driver
*Ferdinando Scianna (born 1943), photographer
*Domenico Dolce (born 1958), fashion designer
*Angelo d'Arrigo (1961 – 2006), aviator
*Salvatore Antibo (born 1962), runner
*Salvatore Schillaci (born 1964), football player
*Giuseppe Gibilisco (born 1979), pole vaulter
*Eva Riccobono (born 1983), supermodel

ee also

* Sicilian-Americans
**List of Sicilian-Americans


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