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Pirelli, Giovanni Battista

Giovanni Battista Pirelli was born in Varenna (Milan) on December 27, 1848. Son of a baker, would be the eighth of 10 children, five of whom would die in infancy. After starting his studies at the University of Pavia, which will be interrupted by his involvement as a volunteer on the Garibaldi’s side of Italian unification wars, he graduated as an industrial engineer in 1870, earning a scholarship…