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 Post subject: Re: Famous People with Dual Citizenship (Italian and Other)
UNREAD_POSTPosted: November 16th, 2013, 12:07 am 
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I've been able to verify that Bill de Blasio is an Italian citizen jure sanguinis, but I doubt he has applied for recognition. I don't know what our policy is for including such a person in the list. Can we just add him and say he is unrecognized?

Here's the proof:
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/15/nyreg ... gewanted=2
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_de_Blasio
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.h ... A9619C8B63
http://interactive.ancestry.com/1554/31 ... turnRecord

The last link is a petition for naturalization from 1924 for Giovanni De Blasio of Sant’Agata de'Goti in Benevento. He has a wife Anna and children Maria (born 1917 in NY), Dorothea, and "Yale." The penultimate link is an obituary for Bill de Blasio's mother Maria Wilhelm nee de Blasio, with parents Giovanni and Anna and sisters Dorothy and Yole. I have also seen the family in the 1930 and 1940 censuses on Ancestry (search for Giovanni De Blasio married to Anna).

This also makes Dante and Chiara citizens, too.


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 Post subject: Re: Famous People with Dual Citizenship (Italian and Other)
UNREAD_POSTPosted: November 16th, 2013, 7:39 am 
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Solid work, Malcolm -- and very interesting.

My informal policy so far has been to include only individuals who "most likely" operate as Italian citizens on this list. That's just to keep the list from getting too crazy long since there are probably a couple or three tens of millions of unrecognized Italian citizens in the U.S. alone. But I'm willing to rethink that.

Have you thought about publishing this information beyond this forum? The mayor elect's family story is fascinating on so many different levels, and you've found another interesting dimension to his personal story.


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 Post subject: Re: Famous People with Dual Citizenship (Italian and Other)
UNREAD_POSTPosted: November 16th, 2013, 10:06 am 
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I just sent an email to one of the reporters for the NYT story linked to on the other thread. I'll let you know about any response.


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 Post subject: Re: Famous People with Dual Citizenship (Italian and Other)
UNREAD_POSTPosted: November 16th, 2013, 10:58 am 
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This discovery could be what you might call a "teachable moment" on multiple fronts.


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 Post subject: Re: Famous People with Dual Citizenship (Italian and Other)
UNREAD_POSTPosted: November 16th, 2013, 11:23 am 
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How so, BBC?

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 Post subject: Re: Famous People with Dual Citizenship (Italian and Other)
UNREAD_POSTPosted: November 16th, 2013, 12:41 pm 
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Just what I wrote, really. Most people don't often think about the concept of citizenship, and this story, if it gets some legs, might be educational.


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 Post subject: Re: Famous People with Dual Citizenship (Italian and Other)
UNREAD_POSTPosted: November 24th, 2013, 10:17 pm 
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It seems Willem Dafoe became an Italian citizen some time after marrying his Pescara-born wife, Giada Colagrande:

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2013/jun/16/willem-dafoe-dont-make-crackpot-profile-please


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UNREAD_POSTPosted: November 25th, 2013, 12:11 am 
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Great catch. I've added Dafoe to the list.


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UNREAD_POSTPosted: November 25th, 2013, 12:14 am 
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Lady Gaga, a.k.a. Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta?


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 Post subject: Re: Famous People with Dual Citizenship (Italian and Other)
UNREAD_POSTPosted: January 26th, 2014, 1:54 pm 
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Possible Italian citizen -- Anthony Melchiorri?

http://nypost.com/2014/01/20/travel-tip ... elchiorri/

He has family in Rome that he loves visiting (his favorite city)...

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