Pietro Maggio

20 January 1920–26 January 2010 (Age 90)
Piazza Armerina, Enna, Sicily, Italy

The Life of Pietro

Pietro Maggio was born on 20 January 1920, in Piazza Armerina, Enna, Sicily, Italy as the son of Filippo Maggio. He died on 26 January 2010, in Somma Lombardo, Varese, Lombardy, Italy, at the age of 90.

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Filippo Maggio
Pietro Maggio

Parents and Siblings

    Filippo Maggio




World Events (3)


Age 9

Lateran Treaty creates state of Vatican City.

Age 26

Italy abolishes the monarchy and establishes a republic.

Age 27

Italy cedes land and territories under peace treaty.

Name Meaning

Italian: from a nickname or personal name from the month of May, maggio, from Latin Maius (mensis), from Maia, a rather obscure goddess of fertility, whose name is derived from the same root as maius ‘larger’ and maiestas ‘greatness’. This may have been bestowed on someone born or baptized in the month of May, or it may have been used to refer to someone of a sunny disposition, or who had some anecdotal connection with the month of May, such as owing a feudal obligation then. In Roman Catholicism, May is specially associated with the Virgin Mary, so the name may well have had a religious significance.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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