Papini in 1921
|Born||January 9, 1881|
|Died||July 8, 1956 (aged 75)|
|Pen name||Gian Falco|
|Occupation||Essayist, journalist, literary critic, poet, novelist|
|Genre||Prose poetry, fantasy, autobiography, travel literature, satire|
|Subject||Political philosophy, history of religion|
|Notable works||The Failure, Gog, The Story of Christ|
|Notable awards||Valdagno Prize (1951), Golden Quill Prize (1957)|
|Children||Gioconda Papini, Viola Papini|
Born in Florence as the son of a modest furniture retailer (and former member of Giuseppe Garibaldi's Redshirts) from Borgo degli Albizi, Papini's mother baptized Papini secretly to avoid the aggressive anti-clericalism of his father. Papini lived a rustic, lonesome childhood. At that time he had felt a strong aversion to all beliefs, to all churches, as well as to any form of servitude (which he saw as connected to religion); he also became enchanted with the idea of writing an encyclopedia wherein all cultures would be summarized.
Trained at the Istituto di Studi Superiori (1900–2), he taught for a year in the Anglo-Italian school and then was librarian at the Museum of Anthropology from 1902 to 1904. The literary life attracted Papini, who in 1903 founded the magazine Il Leonardo, to which he contributed articles under the pseudonym of "Gian Falco." His collaborators included Giuseppe Prezzolini, Borgese, Vailati, Costetti and Calderoni. Through Leonardo's Papini and his contributors introduced in Italy important thinkers such as Kierkegaard, Peirce, Nietzsche, Santayana and Poincaré. He would later join the staff of Il Regno, a nationalist publication directed by Enrico Corradini, who formed the Associazione Nazionalistica Italiana, to support his country colonial expansionism.
Papini met William James and Henri Bergson, who greatly influenced his early works. He started publishing short-stories and essays: in 1906, Il Tragico Quotidiano ("Everyday Tragic"), in 1907 Il Pilota Cieco ("The Blind Pilot") and Il Crepuscolo dei Filosofi ("The Twilight of the Philosophers"). The latter constituted a polemic with established and diverse intellectual figures, such as Immanuel Kant, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Auguste Comte, Herbert Spencer, Arthur Schopenhauer, and Friedrich Nietzsche. Papini proclaimed the death of philosophers and the demolition of thinking itself. He briefly flirted with Futurism and other violent and liberating forms of Modernism (Papini is the character in several poems of the period written by Mina Loy).
In 1907 Papini married Giacinta Giovagnoli; the couple had two daughters, Viola and Gioconda.
After leaving Il Leonardo in 1907, Giovanni Papini founded several other magazines. First he published La Voce in 1908, then L'Anima together with Giovanni Amendola and Prezzolini. In 1913 (right before Italy's entry into World War I) he started Lacerba (1913–15). From three years Papini was correspondent for the Mercure de France and later literary critic for La Nazione. About 1918 he created yet another review, La Vraie Italie, with Ardengo Soffici.
Other books came from his pen. His Parole e Sangue ("Words and Blood") showed his fundamental atheism. Furthermore, Papini sought to create scandal by speculating that Jesus and John the Apostle had a homosexual relationship. In 1912 he published his best-known work, the autobiography Un Uomo Finito ("The Failure").
In his 1915 collection of poetic prose Cento Pagine di Poesia (followed by Buffonate, Maschilità, and Stroncature), Papini placed himself face-to-face with Giovanni Boccaccio, William Shakespeare, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, but also contemporaries such as Benedetto Croce and Giovanni Gentile, and less prominent disciples of Gabriele D'Annunzio. A critic wrote of him:
Giovanni Papini [...] is one of the finest minds in the Italy of today. He is an excellent representative of modernity's restless search for truth, and his work exhibits a refreshing independence founded, not like so much so-called independence, upon ignorance of the past, but upon a study and understanding of it.
He published verse in 1917, grouped under the title Opera Prima. In 1921, Papini announced his newly found Roman Catholicism, publishing his Storia di Cristo ("The Story of Christ"), a book which has been translated into twenty-three languages and has had a worldwide success.
He moved towards Fascism, and his beliefs earned him a teaching position at the University of Bologna in 1935 (although his studies only qualified him for primary school teaching); the Fascist authorities confirmed Papini's "impeccable reputation" through the appointment. In 1937, Papini published the only volume of his History of Italian Literature, which he dedicated to Benito Mussolini: "to Il Duce, friend of poetry and of the poets", being awarded top positions in academia, especially in the study of Italian Renaissance. An Antisemite, he believed in an international plot of Jews, applauding the racial discrimination laws enforced by Mussolini in 1938. In 1940 Papini's Storia della Letteratura Italiana was published in Nazi Germany with the title Eternal Italy -- The Great in its Empire of Letters (in German: Ewiges Italien - Die Großen im Reich seiner Dichtung). Papini was the vice president of the Europäische Schriftstellervereinigung (i.e. European Writers' League), which was founded by Joseph Goebbels in 1941/42. When the Fascist regime crumbled (1943), Papini entered the Franciscan convent in La Verna, with the name Fra' Bonaventura.
Largely discredited at the end of World War II, he was defended by the Catholic political right. His work concentrated on different subjects, including a biography of Michelangelo, while he continued to publish dark and tragic essays. He collaborated with Corriere della Sera, contributing articles that were published as a volume after his death.
According to art historian Richard Dorment, Francisco Franco's regime and NATO used Papini's series of imaginary interviews (Il Libro Nero, 1951) as propaganda against Pablo Picasso, to dramatically undercut his pro-Communist image. In 1962, the artist asked his biographer Pierre Daix, to expose the pretend interview, which he did in Les Lettres Françaises.
He was admired by Bruno de Finetti, founder of a subjective theory of probability and Jorge Luis Borges, who remarked that Papini had been "unjustly forgotten" and included some of his stories in the Library of Babel.
1909 in Italy,
other events of 1910,
1911 in Italy.
Events from the year 1910 in Italy.Anna Balsamo
Anna Balsamo is an Italian poet born in Pisa, Italy, living and working in Florence, Italy.
She began writing for the theater as a teenager, and was next drawn to narrative writing and her stories were recognized in several competitions. A member of Florentine literary salons, she became the editor, then editor-in-chief, of the Italian magazine Firme Nostre (Our Signatures). Her novellas as well as literary and art reviews were published in the magazine, founded and at the time headed by Antonio De Lorenzo.
In 1998, Balsamo became a council member of the new Consiglio della Camerata dei Poeti, the Chamber of Poets in tradition of the Florentine Camerata. Under the presidency of Florentine poet Marcello Fabbri, Balsamo coordinated events in honor of Florentine poet Mario Luzi. The late poet attended full turnout salons that introduced some of his poetry from boyhood years from The Boat (La Barca), as well as key passages from the tragedy Ipazia.
Balsamo created costume design and music for the theatrical poetry presentation of Luzi's Ipazia.
The Chamber coordinates literary events with noted Italian poets such as Giuseppe Brunelli and Duccia Camiciotti.
In 2003, Anna Balsamo was appointed Vice-President to the Florentine association Poets Chamber founded in 1930 by Domenico François on suggestion of Giovanni Papini.
Her books have been featured at Turin, Rome, Frankfurt and Paris book fairs, as well as New York and Mexico. The title Taj Mahal Passion won four Ibiskos literary awards in 2008 and volumes of her poetry have won multiple Italian literary prizes.
In the 2011 she is one of the speakers in the poetic event "Da Firenze alle stelle" organized by La Pergola Arte 2° edition with Vanna Bonta, Giancarlo Bianchi and Enrico Nistri in the Basilica of San Marco in the Salone Annigoni.Caffè Giubbe Rosse
Caffè Giubbe Rosse is a café in Piazza della Repubblica (13-14r), Florence.
When opened in 1896, the caffè was actually called "Fratelli Reininghaus". It was named "Giubbe Rosse" (Red jackets or coats) in 1910, after the jackets which waiters wear to this very day.
The café has a long-standing reputation as the resort of literati and intellectuals. Alberto Viviani defined the Giubbe Rosse as "fucina di sogni e di passioni" ("a forge of dreams and passions"). The Giubbe Rosse was the place where the Futurist movement blossomed, struggled and expanded; it played a very important role in the history of Italian culture as a workshop of ideas, projects, and passions. "We want to celebrate love of danger, of constant energy, and courage. We want to encourage going in aggressive new directions, feverish sleeplessness, running, deathly leaps, slaps and blows".Poets such as Ardengo Soffici, Giovanni Papini, Eugenio Montale, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Giuseppe Prezzolini and many others met and wrote in this literary café, an important venue of Italian literature in the beginning of the 20th century.
Important magazines such as Solaria and Lacerba originated here from the writers who frequented the café.Giubbe Rosse was founded by two Germans, the Reininghaus brothers, in 1896.Enrico Corradini
Enrico Corradini (20 July 1865 – 10 December 1931) was an Italian novelist, essayist, journalist and nationalist political figure.Ercole Luigi Morselli
Ercole Luigi Morselli (Pesaro, 19 February 1882 – Rome, 16 March 1921) was an Italian writer and dramatist.
In Florence, where his family moved in 1891 following his father, a state counsel who died there in 1895, Morselli attempted to study medicine and literature, but in both cases he did not succeed and had to interrupt his studies. In the following years he had a very turbulent life, with many journeys first in Africa and Latin America, then also in England and France. Morselli was a friend of Giovanni Papini and Giuseppe Prezzolini. After his return to Italy, Morselli started his literary career, which was initially quite difficult, such that his mother had to support him for long time. In 1910 his tragicomedy Orione obtained a great success, but Morselli did not reach economic stability until 1919, with the success of Glauco, a drama given in Rome. Morselli was also film director and screenplayer. He died of tuberculosis in a Roman hospital in 1921.
The works of Morselli are based on the classical myths, revisited from a modern viewpoint. His most successful works are Orione, a tragicomedy where the main character is a demigod with very unspiritual desires, and Glauco, which describes the story of a fisher who becomes god of the sea but discovers that power does not necessarily bring joy. Morselli, portraying antiheroes, represented an alternative to the spirit of D'Annunzio. With his short story La donna ragno (The spider woman, 1915), Morselli was in addition one of the precursors of the science fiction in Italy. His play Belfagor was used by Claudio Guastalla as subject for the libretto of the opera with the same title (1926) of Ottorino Respighi.Gas sculpture
Gas sculpture is a proposal made by Joan Miró in his late writings to make sculptures out of gaseous materials.
The idea of a gas sculpture also appeared in the book Gog, by Giovanni Papini (1881–1956).
An example of pure water fog sculpture is in the sculpture garden at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra. A large bank of very small nozzles is arrayed on the edge of a small rush-filled pond, and when the power is switched on a fine mist of fog billows out. The "sculpture" has a continuously changing shape as it is affected by the water, the rushes, and the air currents in the area.Giovanni (name)
Giovanni is a male Italian given name (from Latin Ioannes). It is the Italian equivalent of John. Giovanni is frequently contracted to Gianni, Gian, or Gio, particularly in the name Gianbattista, and can also be found as a surname. It is sometimes spelled as Geovanni, Giovonnie or Giovannie when used as an English female name. Its female counterpart is Giovanna.Giuseppe Prezzolini
Giuseppe Prezzolini (27 January 1882 – 16 July 1982) was an Italian literary critic, journalist, editor and writer, later an American citizen.Gog (novel)
Gog is a 1931 satirical novel by the Italian writer Giovanni Papini.
An English translation was published in 1931, but was poorly received. This was very much out of Gog's hands as the English public are very hard to please, according to the critic Robin Healey's analysis. The American Mercury wrote in its review: "There are, here and there, some ingenious and amusing passages, but in the main the ideas are not striking, nor is their exposition very impressive. It could go with more core anglais, much more core anglais. The book, indeed, only bears out what was suggested in Papini's life of Christ: that there is little in him save a somewhat sophomoric and trashy cleverness."Italian Nationalist Association
The Italian Nationalist Association (Associazione Nazionalista Italiana, ANI) was Italy's first nationalist political movement founded in 1910, under the influence of Italian nationalists such as Enrico Corradini and Giovanni Papini. Upon its formation, the ANI supported the repatriation of Austrian held Italian-populated lands to Italy and was willing to endorse war with Austria-Hungary to do so. The party had a paramilitary wing called the Blueshirts. The authoritarian nationalist faction of the ANI would be a major influence for the National Fascist Party of Benito Mussolini formed in 1921. In 1922 the ANI participated in the March on Rome, with an important role, but it was not completely aligned with Benito Mussolini' party. Nevertheless, the ANI merged into the Fascist Party in October 1923.Jorge Gallardo
Jorge Gallardo (December 12, 1924 - April 4, 2002) was a Costa Rican painter and poet.
Gallardo's works are among the most important art collections of the Government of Costa Rica as well as many individuals, both domestic and foreign. His art is an irreverent mix in which he uses an impeccable use of color, which many have considered flat and without complexities. He painted many colorful pictures displaying topics such as agriculture in Costa Rica and the working people on landscapes.
Gallardo spent a great deal of time in Europe which is reflected in his artistic style. Jorge Gallardo, called his art "Christian Realism" and published in 1968, "Art for Charity". He was noted poet and some of his writings include "La Justicia Divina" (1968); "Dar, Amanecer del Amor"(Poetry, 1974); "La Celestina Intelectualoide" (Short novel, 1975); "La Guerra Intrauterina"(Short novel, 1975); "La Pedagogía Diabólica" (Short novel, 1978).
Jorge Gallardo arrived in Europe at a difficult time in the aftermath of World War II. He befriended people as Octavio Paz, Gabriela Mistral, Giovanni Papini, Alfonso Paso and numerous others which helped him visualize his mission as a painter: defining his country of birth, Costa Rica, in pictorial language.
He died in 2002.Lacerba
Lacerba was an Italian literary journal. It was started as a fortnightly magazine on 1 January 1913 which was closely associated with the Futurist movement. Its frequency was later changed to weekly. The paper was based in Florence.The paper had no official editor. Ardengo Soffici and Giovanni Papini were two of the principal contributors. Lacerba ceased publication on 22 May 1915.Life of Christ (disambiguation)
Life of Christ may refer to:
Life of Jesus in the New Testament
Life of Christ in art
Life of Christ (Italian Storia di Cristo) 1921 book by Giovanni Papini; Dorothy Canfield Fisher
The life of Christ, by Frederic Farrar 1874List of Italian writers
This is a list of notable Italian writers, including novelists, essayists, poets, and other people whose primary artistic output was literature.List of devotees of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux
Over the years, a number of prominent people have become devotees of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux. These include:
Pope Francis - "When I have a problem I ask the saint, not to solve it, but to take it in her hands and help me accept it."
Pope John Paul I - "Dear little Thérèse , I was seventeen when I read your autobiography. It struck me forcibly...Once you had chosen the path of complete dedication to God, nothing could stop you: not illness, nor opposition from outside, nor the mists or inner darkness."
Mother Teresa of Calcutta, originally called Agnes, explained her choice of the name Teresa as follows: "I chose Thérèse as my namesake because she did ordinary things with extraordinary love" She and St. Thérèse were both deeply drawn by the words of Christ on the Cross: "I thirst."
Maximilian Kolbe offered his first Mass for the intention of the beatification and canonization of then-Sister Therese. He also dedicated his Asian missions to St. Therese.
Maria Candida of the Eucharist - Was inspired by reading The Story of a Soul.
Edith Piaf - French singer - "Shortly after her birth Edith developed a cataract. She was blind for almost three years. Her grandmother, Louise, took her to Lisieux. She saw. It was a real miracle for Edith. She always believed this. Since that time she had a real devotion to St Thérèse of the Child Jesus...she always had a small picture of the saint on her bedside table." (Simone Berteaut, Edith Piaf's closest friend).
Lucie Delarue-Mardrus - French writer - "the Carmelite-apparition..appeared, roses in hand, in the midst of an era which grieves and terrifies poets...Thérèse is my fellow-countrywoman, and almost my contemporary. I do not wish to let her glorious entry into sanctity pass by without honoring her in my own way. And besides, she is henceforth public property." (Introducing her book, 1926, on Thérèse).
Marc Sangnier - Founder of Le Sillon - "May Thérèse from on high support us and show us how to be more one with Jesus."
Delia Smith - British cookery writer - "Thérèse ..not only personified the first beatitude but is, I am deeply convinced, the supreme teacher in regard to the spiritual life."
Louise Brooks - American dancer and actress - "Her spiritual trek was guided by two New York City priests, whom she saw with increasing frequency in late 1952 and early 1953, and by a book about the life of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, Storm of Glory by John Beevers. So enamored of Saint Thérèse was Louise that she spent one entire Sunday propped up in bed with her easel, fashioning a portrait in charcoal on canvas from a small photo of Thérèse at eight. It was the best and most haunting of her dozen works of art."
Alain Mimoun - Olympic marathon champion - "St Thérèse of Lisieux is my patron saint. The white roses which I planted in front of her [her statue in the garden] flower almost all the year round."
Henri Bergson - Nobel prize winner - "One reason why the philosopher Henri Bergson esteemed Thérèse so highly was that he was fascinated by the qualities of character which prompted her to confront the Pope of her day , Leo XIII, in pursuit of her own desires...explicitly forbidden by the chaplain to address Leo XIII, Thérèse flouted the injunction..she was dragged away by two papal guards.This is hardly the simpering and docile saint which Thérèse's statuary too often suggests."
Claudia Koll - Italian actress
Don Luigi Orione - Italian saint
Pio of Pietrelcina - Italian saint
Fernando del Valle - Operatic Tenor
Charles Maurras - French author and political philosopher
Jacques Fesch - French murderer turned devotee
Ada Negri - Italian poet
Giovanni Papini - Italian critic and journalist
Giuseppe Moscati - Italian saint
Alfredo Obviar - Filipino Bishop and founder of the Missionary Catechists of St. Therese of the Infant Jesus
Francis Bourne - British Cardinal - "I love St Thérèse of Lisieux very much because she has simplified things: in our relationship with God she has done away with the mathematics.."
Jean Guitton - French writer
Emmanuel Mounier - French writer/philosopher
Georges Bernanos - "A few months before her death, Therese wrote of ' a wall rising up as far as the heavens..when I sing of the happiness of Heaven, I feel no joy, because I am simply singing of what I WANT TO BELIEVE' (Manuscrits , 248)... Bernanos, a devotee of Thérèse, employs the same image in his novel Diary of a Country Priest, where the priest confides to his diary, Behind me there was nothing. and in front of me a wall, a black wall'.
Maxence Van Der Meersch
Marie-Joseph Lagrange - founder of Biblical School in Jerusalem - "I owe to Saint Thérèse the fact that I didn't become a bookworm. I owe her everything because without her, I would have shrivelled up, my mind dried up."
Daniel Brottier - "In 1923, Father Brottier's superiors from the Congregation of the Holy Spirit gave him the responsibility to resume [the] great Work of the Orphan-Apprentices of Auteuil. The former military chaplain already had great devotion to the little Carmelite. At the time of his appointment in Auteuil Paris, he decided to build a chapel in honor of Thérèse who had just been beatified a few months earlier, so that the orphans could pray to their little mama in a sanctuary worthy of her."
Brian Desmond Hurst - film director
Louise de Bettignies
Vita Sackville-West, author of The Eagle and the Dove a study of Thérèse of Lisieux and Teresa of Avila - admired the "tough core of heroism" she found in the pages of Histoire d'une âme.
Gwen John - "Some of her final paintings were in fact of religious subjects [including] countless (over 700) tiny ink copies after a photograph of Thérèse of Lisieux and the saint's elder sister.."
Marcel Van, Servant of God, a Vietnamese Redemptorist brother. He allegedly had visions of and conversations with St. Thérèse. He was heavily influenced by her spirituality, and his teachings are often considered a continuation of her "Little Way."
Jean Vanier – founder of l'Arche
Alphonsa – First Indian Saint
Anna Schaffer – German Saint
Jack Kerouac, American authorList of people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
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Raymond Abrashkin – author
Zeca Afonso – Portuguese folk singer and anti-fascist politician
Gijs van Aardenne – Dutch politician
Derek Bailey – British avant-garde guitar virtuoso
Ady Barkan – American lawyer and political activist
Jason Becker – American guitar virtuoso
Lead Belly – blues singer and guitarist
Stefano Borgonovo – Italian football player
Rob Borsellino – Des Moines Register columnist and author of So I'm Talkin' to This Guy...
Scott Brazil – American television producer and director
O.J. Brigance – American football player and Advisor
Donna Britt – Newscaster At WAFB in Baton Rouge Louisiana for more than 30 years
Harry Browne – best-selling author and 2-time Libertarian U.S. presidential candidate
Ben Byer – American playwright and subject of the film Indestructible, documenting his life post-diagnosis
Jeff Capel II – American collegiate and professional basketball coach
Paul Cellucci – politician and diplomat; 69th Governor of Massachusetts and U.S. Ambassador to Canada
Ezzard Charles – boxer; former world heavyweight champion
Leonard Cheshire – notable RAF pilot and charity worker
Marián Čišovský – Slovak football player
Dwight Clark – American football player
Preston Cloud – eminent American earth scientist
Sid Collins – radio personality; radio voice of the Indianapolis 500
Luca Coscioni – Italian researcher, political activist and advocate for euthanasia
Ronnie Corbett – British comedian and actor
Neale Daniher – former AFL player (Essendon) & coach (Melbourne)
Stephen Darby – former footballer for Bolton Wanderers
Dennis Day – singer, comedian, actor
Dieter Dengler – Vietnam era Air Force pilot who escaped from Laotian POW camp
Michael Donnelly – Gulf War veteran
Peter Doohan – Australian tennis player
Ann Downer – Author of books for children and teenagers
Constantinos Apostolou Doxiadis – Greek architect, urban planner and visionary
John Drury – longtime ABC7 Chicago news anchor
Bruce Edwards – PGA Tour caddie for golfer Tom Watson
Jenifer Estess – theatre producer; star of HBO documentary Three Sisters, subject of HBO film Jennifer; founding member of Project ALS
Hal Finney – computer scientist
Jay S. Fishman – Chairman of the Board and former CEO of The Travelers Companies
Roberto Fontanarrosa – Argentine cartoonist
Pete Frates – former Boston College baseball star, founder and inspiration behind the viral ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (Summer 2014)
Steven Gey- law professor and expert on the separation of church and state and freedom of speech; former on-air analyst for ABC during the 2000 presidential recount
Lou Gehrig – baseball player, after whom the disease is commonly referred
Richard Glatzer – writer and director; director of Still Alice
Steve Gleason – American football player for the New Orleans Saints 2000-2007
Jérôme Golmard – French tennis player
Tim Green – Former NFL player and broadcaster.
Stanislav Gross – former Prime Minister of the Czech Republic
Marc Harrison – designer
Pro Hart – Australian painter
Stephen Hawking – theoretical physicist and author of several books on astrophysics, including A Brief History of Time
Bob Haymes – actor, singer, pianist and songwriter of the Great American Songbook ballad "That's All"
Stephen Heywood – carpenter; subject of So Much So Fast and His Brother's Keeper
Stephen Hillenburg – marine biologist and cartoonist; creator of SpongeBob SquarePants
Jim "Catfish" Hunter – baseball player
Jörg Immendorff, German painter
Jacob K. Javits, U.S. Senator from New York
Axel Jensen – writer
Jimmy Johnstone, Scottish international footballer
Tony Judt – historian and writer
Hans Keller – Austrian-born British musicologist and music critic.
Motoo Kimura – Japanese population geneticist
Suna Kıraç, Turkish businesswoman and philanthropist
Dan Klein – Singer of The Frightnrs
Mao Zedong – Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party
Denny Miller- actor
Charles Mingus – jazz bass player
Glenn Montgomery – NFL football player for the Houston Oilers and Seattle Seahawks
Augie Nieto – fitness guru; founder and retired chief executive of Life Fitness and the chairman of Octane Fitness
David Niven – actor
Krzysztof Nowak – Polish footballer
Richard K. Olney – neurologist; ALS physician and researcher
Sidney Preston Osborn – former governor of Arizona
Giovanni Papini - Italian writer
Neon Park – American artist
Mike Porcaro – American bassist, Toto
Diane Pretty – British "right to die" advocate
Tony Proudfoot – CFL player, teacher, coach, broadcaster and journalist.
Don Revie – English football player and manager
Fernando Ricksen – Dutch football player
Sue Rodriguez – Canadian "right to die" advocate
Franz Rosenzweig – philosopher and religious thinker
Ayan Sadakov – Bulgarian football player and manager
Stanley Sadie – British musicologist, music critic and editor of the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
Ed Sadowski – baseball catcher and coach
Washington César Santos – Brazilian Footballer.
Michael Schwartz – key conservative political strategist in the U.S. Congress; American "right to life" advocate; chief of staff to U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-Okla.)
Morrie Schwartz – educator
Raúl Sendic – Uruguayan Marxist and leader of the Tupamaros
Sam Shepard – American actor and playwright
Gianluca Signorini – Italian football player
Lane Smith – actor
Konrad Spindler – archaeologist, involved in the analysis of the Ötzi glacier mummy
Jon Stone – creator of Sesame Street
Maxwell D. Taylor – former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Orlando Thomas- NFL safety for the Minnesota Vikings
Kevin Turner – NFL fullback for the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles
Roy Walford – gerontologist and life extensionist
Henry A. Wallace – 33rd Vice President of the United States to Franklin D. Roosevelt
Charlie Wedemeyer – former athlete and coach; motivational speaker
Doddie Weir – former Scottish rugby union player
Joost van der Westhuizen – former South African Rugby Union player; former Supersport commentator
Michael Zaslow – soap actor
Catherine G. Wolf – American psychologist and expert in human-computer interactionPapini
Papini is a surname. Notable persons with that name include:
Giovanni Papini (1881–1956), Italian writer
Guido Papini (1847–1912), Italian violinist
Nicolas Papini (c. 1751–1834), Italian monk and historian
Romeo Papini (born 1983), Italian footballerRenato Fondi
Renato Fondi (1887–1929) was a poet, writer and music critic.
Fondi was born in Pistoia. He was active in the city until the years of the First World War, and was President of the choral society Theodule Mabellini. He contributed to the emergence of Giovanni Michelucci, brilliant architect and urban planner, and the whimsical Marino Marini.
He founded the magazines Athena and La Tempra to which they collaborated some of the most influential writers and musicians of the time: Giovanni Papini, Dino Campana, Giuseppe Antonio Borgese, Ildebrando Pizzetti and the Armenian poet Hrand Nazariantz.
His works include three important essays on the epigrammatist Nicolas Chamfort, on Giovanni Papini and on Ildebrando Pizzetti.
Fondi wrote a monograph, in 1927, about Alfredo Catalani, a composer from Lucca. Catalani, who died in 1893, had not previously been studied. Fondi himself died in Rome of the same disease as Catalani, tuberculosis.