Giovanni Morassutti

Morassutti in 2018, by Teresa Marenzi

Place of Birth: Padua, Italy

Date of Birth: 15 March, 1980

*father – Italian
*mother – Polish, German

Giovanni Morassutti is an Italian actor, theatre director, artist, writer, and cultural entrepreneur.

He is the son of Sabine Piwko and Benedetto Morassutti. His father was born in Saccolongo, Padova, Veneto, Italy. His mother was born in Paderborn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, of Polish and German descent.

Giovanni’s paternal grandfather was architect Giovanni Morassutti (the son of Federico/Frederico Morassutti and Gianna Lucchetti). Giovanni’s grandfather Giovanni was born in Padova, Veneto, Italy. Frederico was a prominent member of the Morassutti family, and the President and CEO of The Paolo Morassutti Company. He was the son of Paolo Morassutti and Antonietta Zamperini. Giovanni’s paternal great-uncle was notable architect Bruno Morassutti, who was married to the niece of writer Dino Buzzati.

Giovanni’s paternal grandmother was Maria de Besi, Countess (the daughter of Count Andrea de Besi and Marquise Emilia de Buzzaccarini). Maria was born in Padova, Veneto, Italy. Emilia was from the ancient aristocratic family of Veneto, and was the daughter of Giovanni Battista Buzzaccarini and Samaritana Trevisan.

Giovanni’s maternal grandfather was named Eric Piwko. Eric was born in Katowice, Poland. He was a doctor.

Giovanni’s maternal grandmother was Countess Ilse Schlichting. Countess Ilse was born in Silesia, Poland.

Sources: Genealogies of Giovanni Morassutti –

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