MC Yogi

by stlucas on December 13, 2017

Birth Name: Nicholas Christian Giacomini

Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 26, 1979

*Italian, Swiss-Italian, 1/8th English (father)
*Portuguese, including Azorean (mother)

MC Yogi is an American hip-hop musician.

MC is the son of Lisa/Elisa Cristiana (Simas) and Christian/Christia T. “Chris” Giacomini. MC’s father has Italian, Swiss-Italian, and English roots. MC’s mother’s has Portuguese (including Azorean) ancestry. He is married to Amanda Giacomini.

MC’s paternal grandfather was Tobias Benjamin “Toby” Giacomini (the son of Tobias Carlo Battista Giacomini and Celesta/Celestina/Celestini L. Domenighini). MC’s great-grandfather Tobias was born in Villa di Chiavenna, Province of Sondrio, Lombardia region, Italy. Celesta was born in Switzerland, the daughter of Giuseppe Domenighini, who was from Vogorno, Ticino, Switzerland, and of Virginia L. “Jennie” Mariott, who was English.

MC’s paternal grandmother was Vetalena Rosemarie “Vet” Poiani (the daughter of Pietro “Peter/Pete” Poiani and Rosina “Rose/Rosie” M. Zanardi). Pietro was born in Brescia, Lombard, Italy, the son of John Poiani and Margarita Fusi. Rosina was born in Lucca, Tuscany, Italy, the daughter of Rafaelo Giannini and Olive Fannchi.

MC’s maternal grandmother was Lourdes P. Nunes (the daughter of João Nunes and Maria). Lourdes was born in the Azores, Portugal.

Sources: Birth record of MC Yogi – http://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of MC’s father – http://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of MC’s paternal grandfather, Tobias Benjamin “Toby” Giacomini – https://www.findagrave.com

Obituary of MC’s paternal grandfather, Tobias Benjamin “Toby” Giacomini – http://www.legacy.com

Obituary of MC’s paternal grandmother, Vetalena Rosemarie “Vet” (Poiani) Giacomini – http://www.legacy.com

MC’s paternal great-grandmother, Celesta/Celestina/Celestini L. Domenighini, on the 1910 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of MC’s maternal grandmother, Lourdes P. (Nunes) Simas – http://napavalleyregister.com

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Valéry Giscard d’Estaing

by Manila on November 23, 2017

Birth Name: Valéry Marie René Georges Giscard d’Estaing

Place of Birth: Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Date of Birth: 2 February, 1926

Ethnicity: French, as well as 1/16h Italian

Valéry Giscard d’Estaing is a French politician. He served as President of France and Co-Prince of Andorra, from 27 May, 1974 to 21 May, 1981. He was also Minister of Finance, from 18 January, 1962 to 8 January, 1966, and again from 20 June, 1969 to 27 May, 1974, and Mayor of Chamalières, from 15 September, 1967 to 19 May, 1974, among other duties.

His father, Jean Edmond Lucien Giscard d’Estaing, was a high-ranking civil servant, from Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne. His mother, Marthe Clémence Jacqueline Marie (Bardoux), was a native of Paris.

President Giscard d’Estaing is married to Anne-Aymone Marie Josèphe Christiane Sauvage de Brantès, with whom he has four children.

President Giscard d’Estaing’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his eighth great-grandfather, François Giscard (died 7 March 1680, Marvejols, Lozère).

President Giscard d’Estaing’s paternal grandfather was Valéry Giscard (the son of Jean Jacques Théodore Giscard and Marie-Anne Bernardine de Lussigny). Théodore was the son of Marie Barthélémy Martial Giscard and Gilberte Elisabeth Marguerite Cousin de la Tour Fondue. President Giscard d’Estaing’s great-grandmother Marie-Anne was the daughter of Jean Philippe Joseph de Lussigny and Bernardine Beille.

President Giscard d’Estaing’s paternal grandmother was Marie Louise Monteil (the daughter of Jean Marie Edmond Monteil and Rose Charlotte Ansaldi). Edmond was the son of Antoine Monteil and Marie Madeleine “Mélanie” Berthier. Charlotte was the daughter of an Italian emigrant, Guglielmo (or Guillaume in French) Ansaldi, of Florence, and of Bernardine Rodde.

President Giscard d’Estaing’s maternal grandfather was Achille Octave Marie Jacques Bardoux (the daughter of Benjamin Joseph Agénor Bardoux and Clémence Sophie Lucie Villa). Agénor was the son of Jacques Bardoux and Thérèse Ursule Pignet. Clémence was the daughter of Achille Villa and Sophie Louise Marie Bimar.

President Giscard d’Estaing’s maternal grandmother was Henriette Marie Geneviève Picot (the daughter of Georges Marie René Picot and Marthe Joséphine Marie Adélaïde Camille Amélie Bachasson de Montalivet). Georges was the son of Charles Picot and Marie Renée Henriette Bidois. Marthe was the daughter of Marthe Camille Bachasson and Clémentine Françoise Paillard-Ducléré.

President Giscard d’Estaing’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fifth great-grandmother, Anne Romé (c. 1714 – 10 January 1778, Le Mans).

Source: Genealogy of Valéry Giscard d’Estaing – https://www.geni.com

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Gianluigi Buffon

by andrew on September 27, 2017

Gianluigi Buffon – 2012 Soccer – Chelsea FC v Juventus UEFA Champions League Press Conference – September 18, 2012 – Stamford Bridge – London, UK – Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Carrara, Tuscany, Italy

Date of Birth: 28 January, 1978

Ethnicity: Italian

Gianluigi (“Gigi”) Buffon is an Italian professional footballer.

Gianluigi is the son of Maria Stella Masocco and Adriano Buffon.

Gianluigi’s paternal grandparents were Luigi Buffon and Lina Valvason. They were from Pertegada, near Latisana, Province of Udine, Friuli Venezia-Giulia, Italy.

Gianluigi’s maternal grandparents were Giorgio Masocco and Teresa Paolini (the daughter of ? Paolini and Leopolda Pizzanelli).  They had roots in the Province of Massa-Carrara, Tuscany, Italy.

Sources: Obituary of Gianluigi’s paternal grandmother, Lina Valvason – https://necrologie.messaggeroveneto.gelocal.it

Information about Gianluigi’s maternal grandparents – http://ricerca.gelocal.it



by andrew on September 26, 2017

Birth Name: Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni

Date of Birth: 6 March, 1475

Place of Birth: Caprese, Province of Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy

Date of Death 18 February, 1564

Place of Death: Rome, Italy

Ethnicity: Italian

Michelangelo was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, and poet. His best-known works are the sculptures Pietà and David, and the frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome. He was part of the High Renaissance period.

Michelangelo was the son of Ludovico di Leonardo Buonarroti Simoni and Francesca di Neri del Miniato di Siena.

Revolutionist Philippe Buonarroti is a descendant by some degree of Michelangelo’s family.

Source: Genealogy of Michelangelo – https://www.geni.com

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Roberto Cavalli

by andrew on September 24, 2017

Roberto Cavalli – Roberto Cavalli Dinner & “Cavalli Selection” Wine Launch – Inside Arrivals – 17 Berkeley Street – London, England – Keywords: – False – – Photo Credit: Solarpix / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Date of Birth: 15 November, 1940

Ethnicity: Italian

Roberto Cavalli is an Italian fashion designer and entrepreneur.

Roberto is the son of Giorgio Cavalli and Marcella (Rossi).

Roberto’s maternal grandfather, Giuseppe Rossi, was a painter.

Roberto was married to Austrian model Eva Maria Düringer, with whom has three children.