Giovanni Battista

Giovanni Battista, was a common Italian given name (see Battista for those with the surname) in the 16th-18th centuries, which in English means "John the Baptist". The French variation is "Jean-Baptiste". Common nicknames include Giambattista, Gianbattista, Giovambattista, or Giambo. The Genoese nickname was Baciccio, and a common shortening was Giovan Battista, Giobatta or simply G.B.. The people listed below are Italian unless noted otherwise.

  • Giovanni Battista Adriani (c.1511–1579), historian.
  • Giovanni Battista Aleotti (1546–1636), architect.
  • Giovanni Battista Amendola (1848–1887), sculptor.
  • Giovanni Battista Amici (1786–1863), astronomer and microscopist.
  • Giovanni Battista Angioletti, writer and journalist.
  • Giovanni Battista Ballanti (1762–1835), sculptor.
  • Giovanni Battista Barbiani (1593–1650), painter.
  • Giovanni Battista Beccaria (1716–1781), physicist.
  • Giovanni Battista Bellandi, sculptor.
  • Giovanni Battista Belzoni (1778–1823), explorer.
  • Giovanni Battista Bernero (1736–1796), sculptor.
  • Giovanni Battista Bononcini (1670–1747), composer and cellist.
  • Giovanni Battista Brocchi (1772–1826), mineralogist and geologist.
  • Giovanni Battista Bugatti (1780–1869), executioner.
  • Giovanni Battista Buonamente (c.1595–1642), composer and violinist.
  • Giovanni Battista Caccini, sculptor.
  • Giovanni Battista Caporali (1476–1560), painter.
  • Giovanni Battista Caprara (1733–1810), statesman and cardinal.
  • Giovanni Battista Caracciolo (1578–1635), artist.
  • Giovanni Battista Casanova, painter, brother of Giacomo Casanova.
  • Giovanni Battista Castello, painter.
  • Giovanni Battista Casti (1724–1803), poet and librettist.
  • Giovanni Battista Cavalcaselle (1820–1897), writer and art critic.
  • Giovanni Battista Cibo, birth name of Pope Innocent VIII (1432–1492).
  • Giovanni Battista Cima (c.1459–c.1517), painter.
  • Giovanni Battista Cimaroli (1653–1714), painter.
  • Giovanni Battista Cini (1525–c.1586), playwright.
  • Giovanni Battista Cipriani (1727–1785), painter and engraver.
  • Giovanni Battista Cirri (1724–1808), cellist and composer.
  • Giovanni Battista Crespi (1557–1663), painter, sculptor, and architect.
  • Giovanni Battista Dieter (1903–1955), German priest.
  • Giovanni Battista Donati (1826–1873), astronomer.
  • Giovanni Battista Doni (c.1593–1647), musicologist.
  • Giovanni Battista Draghi (c.1640–1708), composer.
  • Giovanni Batista Draghi (1657–1712), painter.
  • Giovanni Battista Ferrandini (1710–1793), composer.
  • Giovanni Battista Ferrari, botanist.
  • Giovanni Battista Foggini (1652–1737), sculptor.
  • Giovanni Battista Gaulli (1639–1709), painter.
  • Giovanni Battista Giraldi (1504–1573), novelist and poet.
  • Giovanni Battista Grassi (1854–1925), zoologist.
  • Giovanni Battista Guadagnini (1711–1786), luthier.
  • Giovanni Battista Guarini (1538–1612), poet and diplomat.
  • Giovanni Battista Hodierna (1597–1660), astronomer.
  • Giovanni Battista di Jacopo, birth name of Rosso Fiorentino (1494–1540), Italian painter.
  • Giovanni Battista Lacchini (1884–1967), astronomer.
  • Giovanni Battista Landolina landowner and intellectual.
  • Giovanni Battista Locatelli (1713–c.1770), opera director.
  • Giovanni Battista Lulli, birth name of Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632–1687), Italian-born French composer.
  • Giovanni Battista Maganza (1513–1586), painter.
  • Giovanni Battista Maini (1690–1752), sculptor.
  • Giovanni Battista Mancini (1714–1800), voice teacher.
  • Giovanni Battista Martini (1706–1784), musician.
  • Giovanni Battista Michelini (1604–1655), painter.
  • Giovanni Battista Monti, painter.
  • Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini, birth name of Pope Paul VI (1897–1978).
  • Giovanni Battista Morgagni (1682–1771), anatomist.
  • Giovanni Battista Moroni (1520–1578), painter.
  • Giovanni Battista Orsenigo (1837–1904), monk and dentist.
  • Giovanni Battista Orsini Grand Master of the Order of the Knights Hospitaller from 1467 to 1476
  • Giovanni Battista Paggi (1554–1627), painter.
  • Giovanni Battista Pamphili, birth name of Pope Innocent X (1574–1655).
  • Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710–1736), composer.
  • Giovanni Battista Pescetti (c.1704–1766), composer and organist.
  • Giovanni Battista Piazzetta (c.1683–1754), painter.
  • Giovanni Battista Pioda (1808–1882), Swiss politician.
  • Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720–1778), artist.
  • Giovanni Battista di Quadro Polish-Italian architect.
  • Giovanni Battista Re (1934–), cardinal.
  • Giovanni Battista Riccioli (1598–1671), astronomer.
  • Giovanni Battista Rinuccini (1592–1653), archbishop.
  • Giovanni Battista de Rossi (1822–1894), archaeologist.
  • Giovanni Battista Rubini (1794–1854), singer.
  • Giovanni Battista Sammartini (c.1700–1775), composer and organist.
  • Giovanni Battista Salvi da Sassoferrato (1609–1685), painter.
  • Giovanni Battista Santini, architect.
  • Giovanni Battista Sidotti (1668–1714), Jesuit priest and missionary.
  • Giovanni Battista Tempesti, painter.
  • Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696–1770), painter.
  • Giovanni Battista Trevano, architect.
  • Giovanni Battista Vaccarini (1702–1768), architect.
  • Giovanni Battista Venturi (1746–1822), physicist.
  • Giovanni Battista Viotti (1755–1824), violinist and composer.
  • Giovanni Battista Vitali, composer.
  • Giovanni Battista Volpati, (1633–1706), painter.
  • Giovanni Battista Zupi (c.1590–1650), astronomer, mathematician, and Jesuit priest.

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