Leonardo Fibonacci and His Numbers

fibonaccis numbers

Leonardo Fibonacci, also known as Leonardo of Pisa or Leonardo Bigollo, was an Italian mathematician born in Pisa, Italy, around the year 1175. He is best known for introducing the Hindu-Arabic numeral system to the Western world and for his famous sequence of numbers, now known as the Fibonacci sequence. Fibonacci was born into a … Read more

The National Organization of Italian American Women


The National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW) is a non-profit organization founded in 1980 to promote the achievements of Italian-American women and to provide them with opportunities for personal and professional growth. The organization’s mission is to empower and support Italian-American women through education, cultural exchange, and community service. NOIAW aims to preserve and … Read more

John Cabot – A Man of Many Names

John Cabot Italian Explorer

John Cabot, also known as Giovanni Caboto in Italian, was an Italian navigator and explorer who is best known for his voyages to North America in the late 15th century. He was born in Genoa, Italy, around 1450, and little is known about his early life. Other records suggest he was born in Gaeta (in … Read more

The Role of Italian-American Organizations

Italian-American Organizations

Despite the numerous contributions of Italian-Americans throughout the history of the United States, it can be easy to forget the pivotal contributions of these individuals to our collective history. Therefore it is the role of Italian-American organizations to preserve and promote the role that our ancestors played in forming this great nation. From sciences to … Read more

Olinto De Pretto – Ahead of His Time

De Pretto or Einstein

Olinto De Pretto was born on October 28, 1857, in Vicenza, Italy, into a family of wealthy landowners. He grew up in a time of significant social and political changes in Italy, including the unification of the country and the shift towards a more industrialized economy. De Pretto showed a talent for mathematics and physics … Read more

Italian Gravy or Sauce?

italian gravy or sauce

In the discussion about Italian-American food, you simply can’t avoid the “Italian Gravy or Sauce?” debate, as tiresome as it is. Every Facebook group dedicated to Italian-Americans has been forced to endure these pointless arguments. But hold on a minute. Is there actually something to this, perhaps? Let’s try to dissect the linguistic origins of … Read more