Ballestrero, Cardinal. Anastasio Alberto b. October 3, 1913 d. June 21, 1998 Roman Catholic Cardinal. Genoa born Alberto Ballestrero received his elementary studies in Genoa between 1919 and 1922 at the local Collegio Belimbau before entering the seminary of the Discalced Carmelites at the Deserto di Varazze on October 2, 1924. Joining the named Order of the Discalced Carmelites through the province of Liguria, in Loana, Savona, he received his religious habit on October 12, 1928 along with the religious name of Anastasio del Santissimo Rosario. Taking his first vows on...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Chiesa di San Giuseppe del Deserto, Savona, Provincia di Savona, Liguria, Italy Plot: Crypt Of The Chapel Of The Eremo di San Giuseppe del Deserto.
Heyerdahl, Thor b. October 6, 1914 d. April 18, 2002 Explorer and Archaeologist. His 1947 expedition proved his theory possible that early South Americans could have settled the Pacific Ocean area. This expedition, on a balsa raft named Kon-Tiki, allowed him to cross the Pacific from Peru to Polynesia, a distance of 4,300 miles in just 101 days. Later expeditions from Egypt towards North America in the reed rafts Ra, and Ra II, gave his theory that early Egyptians may have visited Mexico some credible argument. After each of these...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Heyerdahl Family Estate, Colla Micheri, Provincia di Savona, Liguria, Italy
Pertini, Sandro b. September 25, 1896 d. February 24, 1990 President of Italy. Stella born Sandro Pertini was the son of a well to do landowner. Entering the Salesian College of Varazze, he completed his schooling at the Chiabrera Lyceum in Savona where he was introduced to the inner circles of the Ligurian labour movements by his philosophy teacher, Adelchi Baratono. Obtaining a degree in law from the University of Genoa, despite being against Italy's participation in the Great War, he served as a lieutenant and was awarded several medals as for...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Cimitero di Stella, Stella, Provincia di Savona, Liguria, Italy