Category:People from Cassino
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The following 14 pages are in this category, out of 14 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 14 pages are in this category, out of 14 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Cassino – Cassino is a comune in the province of Frosinone, Italy, at the southern end of the region of Lazio. Cassino is located at the foot of Monte Cairo near the confluence of the Gari and Liri rivers and it is also home to the University of Cassino. Cassino has a population of 35,860 As of August 2015, cassinos origins lie in the Volscan settlement of Casinum, sited atop the hill of Cassino near Monte Cairo, five kilometres to the north. Casinum passed under the control of the Samnites, but the Romans eventually gained control of Casinum, during the Roman era the most venerated god was Apollo, whose temple rose up on Monte Cassino, where today stands the abbey. At least once during Punic Wars, Hannibal passed near Casinum, Casinum was also the site of a villa presumed to belong to Marcus Terentius Varro. The ancient Casinum was deeply damaged by several barbarian raids, in the book Dialogues, Pope Gregory I gives us the testimony of the Benedict of Nursia settlement among the ruins of Casinum Acropolis. He destroyed the image of Apollo and pagan altars, and sanctified the place in name of St. John Baptist, in the meanwhile the population built a village called Castellum Sancti Petri. Because of their position, the abbey and the village were involved in military events. In 577 a raid of the Lombards, led by Zotto and they came back only after more than a century. In 744, thanks to the donation of Gisulf II of Benevento, few years later the town was re-founded by abbot Bertharius and called Eulogimenopoli, meaning The City of Saint Benedict. In 883 the monastery and the town were attacked, this time by Saracens. The abbey was rebuilt in 949 by the decision of Pope Agapetus II and, together with the town, renamed San Germano. For defensive purposes, the castle Rocca Janula, which dominates the town today, was also built. In the abbey are conserved the Placiti Cassinesi, dated 960-963, on July 23,1230, the city was the site of the signing of the peace between Pope Gregory IX and Frederick II, which took place in the church of San Germano. On 9 September 1349, San Germano was destroyed by a large earthquake, the reconstruction took place in 1366, at Pope Urbano Vs will. During the Renaissance era Cassino lay on the frontier of the Kingdom of Naples. In 1504, during the Second Italian War, the French attempted to capture the town in the Battle of Cassino, but failed. On May 15–17,1815, the town was the set of the cruel battle of the Neapolitan War between an Austrian force commanded by Laval Nugent von Westmeath and the King of Naples, Joachim Murat
2. Domenico Di Carlo – Domenico Mimmo Di Carlo is an Italian football coach, and former player, who is the head coach of Spezia in Serie B. Di Carlo started his career in his native city, playing for the local Serie C2 team Real Cassino. After a number of seasons played for Treviso, Ternana, Como and Palermo and he quickly became one of the key players for the team, with whom he played 9 seasons, obtaining two promotions, one Coppa Italia and reaching the Cup Winners Cup semifinals the following year. He left Vicenza in 1999, when he joined Lecce, again in Serie A and his actual last playing season was in 2000/2001 for Livorno of Serie C1, even if on November he joined for a very short time Südtirol of Serie C2. After a period back to Vicenza, where he coached the Primavera youth team and he was able to lead the team to back to back promotions leading Mantova to Serie B for the first since a number of decades. His first Serie B season as coach was even better, as his team obtained surprisingly a place in the playoff finals. He coached Mantova also in their 2006–07 Serie B campaign, leading to eighth place, in June 2007 he left Mantova. On 12 June 2007 he was confirmed as the coach of Serie A team Parma. In his time at Parma, he struggled to keep the crociati off the relegation zone, on 4 November 2008 he was appointed as new Chievo boss following the dismissal of previous coach Giuseppe Iachini. On 26 May 2010 Di Carlo was confirmed to have resigned from his coaching post at Chievo and he was sacked on 7 March 2011 after home loss for 3–2 with the Cesena, the last match of a run of ten games that included seven losses and just one win. He was replaced by Alberto Cavasin on the same day, on 9 June 2011 Di Canio agreed to return to serve as head coach of ChievoVerona for the 2011–12 season. He saved his team from relegation in his first season in charge and he then briefly served as head coach of Livorno at the end of the 2013–14 season in a desperate but ultimately unsuccessful attempt from the club to escape relegation. On 8 December 2014, he was named new coach of Serie A relegation strugglers Cesena in place of Pierpaolo Bisoli. As of 26 August 2016 Vicenza Coppa Italia,1997 Mantova Serie C2, 2003–04
3. Arturo Gatti – Arturo Gatti was an Italian Canadian professional boxer who competed from 1991 to 2007. Nicknamed Thunder, Gatti was known for his heart and bravery in the ring, a two-weight world champion, Gatti held the IBF junior lightweight title from 1995 to 1998, and the WBC super lightweight title from 2004 to 2005. He also participated in The Ring magazines Fight of the Year a total of four times and he announced his retirement on July 14,2007. On December 10,2012, Gatti was posthumously inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, in his first year of eligibility and he returned to Montreal after retiring from boxing to work in real estate. Arturo Gatti was a member of the Canadian National team, and was training to represent Canada at the 1992 Summer Games and he began boxing professionally on the night of November 17,1992. His next fight, on March 24,1993, was his first fight abroad, in 1994, he beat Leon Bostic, and followed through with a Round 1 knockout over Pete Taliaferro to win the USBA Super Featherweight title. He retained the title against Richard Salazar and former world champion Jose Sanabria, on December 15,1995, Gatti challenged the IBF Super Featherweight Champion Tracy Harris Patterson, Floyd Pattersons adoptive son. Gatti became world champion when he narrowly outpointed Patterson and signed a deal with HBO to fight on HBO Boxing. He only had two fights in 1996, once defending his world title and his title defense, at Madison Square Garden against Dominican Wilson Rodriguez was the first of three Gatti fights in a row to be named a candidate for Fight of the Year by Ring Magazine. Dropped in round two and with his right eye closing fast, Gatti knocked Rodriguez down in six with a left hook to the body. In 1997, he won a points victory over Patterson. He then scored a knockout over former world champion Calvin Grove in the seventh round of a non-title affair. Then came his defense against former world champion Gabriel Ruelas, which was also named Fight of the Year by Ring Magazine, rocked by a left uppercut in the fourth, Gatti absorbed more than 15 consecutive punches before being saved by the bell. In the fifth, he connected on a hook to knock Ruelas out. After that fight, Gatti relinquished the title, going up in weight to the lightweight division. However,1998 was a bad year for Gatti, as he lost all three of his fights that year. He lost by a knockout in round eight to Angel Manfredy, and then lost a pair of close 10 round decisions to Ivan Robinson, the first by split decision. In Gatti-Robinson II, Gatti had a point deducted in the round for low blows
4. Andrea Iervolino – Andrea Iervolino is an Italian film producer, businessman and entrepreneur based in Toronto. He is most known for producing The Merchant of Venice, In Dubious Battle, All Roads Lead to Rome, Septembers of Shiraz and he is the founding partner, along with Monika Bacardi, of AMBI Group, and has produced and distributed several pictures through the company. Iervolino is considered one of Italy’s youngest and most accomplished producers, Iervolino was named as one of the most powerful dealmakers in Hollywood in 2015 by Variety Magazine. He is the producer of Beyond The Sun, a movie which will star Pope Francis as himself, Iervolino was born on December 1,1987 in Cassino, in the province of Lazio. As a child, he had stuttered badly and he suffered bullying from his classmates who teased him thinking it was dumb and his school teachers had wanted to send him to a special school, however, his mother refused. Due to family problems in the household, he left home at the age of 15, in Bibione, he worked as a producer’s assistant on Broadway-style shows. The same year, he back to his home town to produce his first film. He spoke to the abbot of Montecassino Abbey and was given permission for shooting there, after finalizing the cast and crew, he went to local businesses to raise production funds by selling them ads in a commemorative booklet. He asked people for small investments of around 50 Euros, an old kind of crowd funding and he completed the movie in 2003. The cinemas, however, refused to show his movie, after discussion, a few local cinemas agreed to show his movie during the day. Iervolino created an initiative called Cine School Day, the initiative involved adding a film into the school curriculum. Students, during time, on payment of a reduced-price ticket, could go to the cinema in the day. He staged contests after the screening of his movie in theatres, through Cine School Day, he made a distribution network and screened eight to ten films a year. Two years later, he was the producer with Luciano Martino for The Merchant of Venice. In the beginning on Iervolinos career, he acted in two movies that he produced, Dopoquellanotte, Prigioniero di un Segreto, however subsequently stopped acting in movies. He is a founder and partner in several different production companies, in 2011, he founded own distribution company, Iervolino Entertainment S. P. A. While producing movies in Italy, he met Monika Bacardi, who proposed launching a company together. Thus, the two launched AMBI Pictures, and Iervolino Entertainment became a part of AMBI Pictures, later, the two launched AMBI distribution, a distribution company based in Beverly Hills
5. Antonio Labriola – Antonio Labriola was an Italian Marxist theoretician. Labriola was born in Cassino, the son a schoolteacher, in 1861, he entered the University of Naples. Upon graduating, he remained in Naples and became a schoolteacher, during this period, he pursued an interest in philosophy, history and ethnography. The early 1870s saw Labriola take up journalism and his writings from this time express liberal and anticlerical views, in 1874, Labriola was appointed as a professor in Rome, where he was to spend the rest of his life teaching, writing and debating. Although he had been critical of liberalism since 1873, his move towards Marxism was gradual and he died in Rome on 2 February 1904. Heavily influenced by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and Johann Friedrich Herbart and he saw Marxism not as a final, self-sufficient schematisation of history, but rather as a collection of pointers to the understanding of human affairs. These pointers needed to be somewhat imprecise if Marxism was to take account the complicated social processes. Marxism was to be understood as a theory, in the sense that it sees no truths as everlasting. His description of Marxism as a philosophy of praxis would appear again in Gramscis Prison Notebooks, praxis Antonio Labriola Archive at Marxists Internet Archive Works by Antonio Labriola at Project Gutenberg Works by or about Antonio Labriola at Internet Archive
6. Vittorio Miele – Vittorio Miele was an Italian painter. Vittorio Miele was born in Cassino in 1926 and he lived the tragedy of the Second World War, during the Battle of Monte Cassino where his father and his mother later died of her injuries. Vittorio Miele survived and he went to Northern Italy, in 1958 he participated in the Mantova City National Art Exhibition and in 1966 he had his first one-man exhibition in Frosinone. In 1971 the Administration of the Republic of San Marino invited him to hold an exhibition at the Ridotto of the Titano Theatre. In July 1971, thousands of people visited this exhibition and his international experience enriches after only one year. In June 1973, with Lultimo Gradino and Passaggio Ciociaro he is present in the Arts Pavillon in Sarajevo, in October, the Provincaial Tourist Organization in Frosinone awarded him the gold medal for having contributed to the revival of Art in Ciociaria. In Autumn 1974 was ready for his first trip to North America, the Canadian press and television present the exhibitions Miele holds in the major Canadian cities. In October he exhibited, with success, over one hundred paintings in Place Bonaventure in Montreal. In November he held an exhibition in Toronto at the Hilton Hotel. Vittorio Miele works hard during two months, even outdoors, trying to physically capture the harsh climate in his paintings. The Nordic houses become Ciociaria countryside cottages, in 70s he was invited to Yugoslavia, guest of the State Artist Colony in Počitelj. There he discovered the freshness of the archaic culture. He began to paint outdoors again, the style become less harsh, the Bosnian mountains become rounded and he discovered a luminosity lost in his years of travelling. After a lot of expositions in Italy and in the USA. He died in his home in Cassino on 18 November 1999, gavino Còlomo, Nuovissimo dizionario dei pittori, poeti, scrittori, artisti dei nostri giorni, Edizioni della Nuova Europa,1975 Studi meridionali, Anno 5, fasc
7. Angelo Ogbonna – Angelo Obinze Ogbonna is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a centre back for West Ham United and the Italian national team. He signed for Torino in 2002, having previously been a member of Nuova Cassinos youth set-up, Ogbonna made his debut in Serie A at the age of 18 under Alberto Zaccheroni. After a loan spell at Crotone in Serie C1, he returned to Torino, in July 2013, he transferred to city rivals, Juventus, winning the Scudetto in 2013–14 and 2014–15, as well as the 2013 Supercoppa Italiana and the 2014–15 Coppa Italia. He was a member of the Italian side which finished runners-up at UEFA Euro 2012, Ogbonna began his early career in the youth set-up of Cassino, where he played as a central defender. In 2002 he was noticed by Torino, which, on the recommendation of Antonio Comi, bought him for €3,000 and assigned him to their youth team. In the 2006–07 season he was called up to the first team and on 11 February 2007 he made his debut in Serie A at age 18, against Reggina. At the end of season he totalled 4 league appearances, the following August he moved on loan to Crotone in Serie C1, making 22 league appearances in the league and narrowly earning promotion to Serie B, lost in the semi-final play-offs. In the 2008–09 Serie A season he returned to Torino, collecting 19 league appearances, Torino, however, were relegated to Serie B at the end of the season. Starting from 2009, after the relegation of the club to Serie B, on 17 April 2010, Ogbonna scored his first goal for Torino in the match against Cesena, finishing 1–1. On 15 August 2010, in the round of Coppa Italia against Cosenza. In three Serie B seasons with Torino, Ogbonna made 105 appearances, helping the return to Serie A after finishing second to Pescara during the 2011–12 season. On 2 February 2012, he renewed his contract with Torino until 30 June 2016, on 11 July 2013, Ogbonna underwent a medical at Turins Fornaca, Isokinetic and the Istituto di Medicina dello Sport ahead of his proposed cross-town move to Juventus. After passing the medical, he signed for Juventus for a transfer fee of €13 million. He became the first player to captain of the Granata and transfer to rivals Juventus. He made his Champions League debut in on 17 September 2013, Ogbonna played 16 league games for Juventus in the 2013–14 season, as they won Serie A title. On 6 June 2015, he was a substitute as Juventus lost the Champions League Final 3–1 to Barcelona in Berlin. On 10 July 2015, Ogbonna joined West Ham United, on a four-year contract, for €11 million to be spread over the next three financial years. On 9 February 2016, Ogbonna scored his first goal for the club, netting an injury-time match-winning header in the 121st minute of a 2–1 home win over Liverpool, in the fourth round FA Cup replay
8. Michael Valente – Michael Valente was a United States Army soldier who served in World War I. He received the United States militarys highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in France on September 29,1918. Born on February 5,1895, in Cassino, Italy, Valente immigrated to the United States and joined the Army in 1917 from Ogdensburg, New York. By September 29,1918, he was serving in France as a private with Company D of the 107th Infantry Regiment, on that day, his unit was participating in an assault on the Hindenburg Line east of Ronssoy when they were held up by intense machine gun fire. With another man, Valente voluntarily moved forward and silenced two machine gun nests, attacked a trench, and killed five Germans and captured 21 others before being wounded, for these actions, he was awarded the Medal of Honor a decade later, in 1929. Valente is buried at Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale, New York, finding the advance of his organization held up by a withering enemy machinegun fire, Pvt. With utter disregard of his own personal danger, accompanied by another soldier, Valente rushed forward through an intense machinegun fire directly upon the enemy nest, killing 2 and capturing 5 of the enemy and silencing the gun. Discovering another machinegun nest close by which was pouring a deadly fire on the American forces, preventing their advance, Valente and his companion charged upon this strong point, killing the gunner and putting this machinegun out of action. Without hesitation they jumped into the trench, killed 2. Valente was later wounded and sent to the rear, list of Medal of Honor recipients for World War I Michael Valente. Michael Valente at Find a Grave