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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:


"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

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