3 great figures for 3 great ideas

The University of Macerata has different bases in the Marche region, an area rich in history, traditon and natural and artistic beauties, highly oriented towards the development and the improvement of society and economy.

Three great historical figures from the province of Macerata ideally inspire the view and the mission of our university:

  • Matteo Ricci (Macerata 1552 – Peking 1610), a Jesuit known in China as Li Madou, forerunner of the intercultural dialogue;
  • Alberico Gentili (San Ginesio, Macerata, 1552 – London 1608), one of the founders of modern international law and major protagonist of the rising international community;
  • Giacomo Leopardi (Recanati, Macerata, 1798 – Naples 1837), the Italian most famous romantic poet, multiform genius and quintessence of  radical humanism.
Last update 8 October 2012