Federica Pellegrini allegedly received the Leone del Veneto (Lion of Venice) award at the Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista held in Venice, Italy on January 11th. Well, Pellegrini is the first woman to receive Lion of Venice award, which is given out by the regional council to a Venitian citizen who have distinguished themselves in professional or humanitarian endeavors. This award was established in the year 1999, which was most recently awarded to Federico Faggin for his role in creating the first microprocessor.
Pellegrini, has been nicknamed the Lioness of Verona, because she was trained in Verona but she hailed from Venice, where the Lion of St. Mark is in the city Coat of Arms.
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