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Famous Italian medievalist, philosopher and novelist Umberto Eco bears this name. He is most known in America as a novelist and has written among many other novels, "The Name of the Rose" and "Foucault's Pendulum."
ars musica  1/22/2006
Two kings of Italy bore this name: Umberto I di Savoia (1844-1900), who reigned 1878-1900, and Umberto II, his grandson, who reigned just a month in 1946.
presentperfect  12/19/2008
In Italy Umberto was overused in the first years of the 20th century: it was the most popular name in Rome in 1901, the 4th in 1906 (behind Mario, Giuseppe and Giovanni), the 5th in 1911 (behind Mario, Giuseppe, Luigi and Alfredo).
presentperfect  12/19/2008
The pronunciation is oom-BERR-taw.
presentperfect  12/19/2008
Correction, it is actually pronounced:

Um-Behr-Toe

"U" as in the "U" in "Rude". "Ber" being pronounced much like "Bear", be sure to roll the "R". "To" simply as written, "Toe". [noted -ed]
Francesca  11/30/2010
Umberto Boccioni (1882-1916) was an Italian Futurist painter, sculptor (the only one in the movement) and art theorist.
― Anonymous User  9/20/2011
Umberto Alongi is a Swiss Italian singer and songwriter. After living and sharing his time for years between Italy (where he was born) and Switzerland, beginning in 2014 he has been producing 5 solo albums through the record labels Music-Mad Records and with Me & U Records and Artists Management based in London. Alongi sings in Italian, Spanish and English and he also plays the guitar. As of September 2015 he is included in the Swiss pre-selection for the Eurovision song contest 2016. In October 2015 he participated in the Ghedi Festival for unreleased songs as the only Swiss male artist in the competition. He reached the semi-finals by beating a selection of 300 artists with the song "Come stai". As of September 2016 he is included in the Swiss selection for the Eurovision song contest 2017 with a new song "I Can Just be Me". This song is candidate for "Die grosse entscheidungsshow" and it's included on his new album entitled "3 minuti".
cutenose  1/31/2017

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