The Academy has chosen, as patrons and founts of inspiration in its cultural mission, artists, great thinkers and famous celebrities, who were lifelong companions and often mouthpieces of famous.
First and foremost there is LEONARDO da VINCI, artist, scientist, engineer, naturalist and biologist, a universal genius and a true cat lover.Leonardo undertook a precise study of the cat - its physical structure, its ability, its behaviour and its lifestyle. He defined it as the “Masterpiece of Nature” and wanted to paint “this marvel of Creation in the arms of the Creator” - a courageous move, considering that, in those days, the cat was considered a diabolical presence.
Almost four thousand are the Past Fellows of the Academy that we have chosen as tutelary deities. Among them:

Dante Alighieri, Guillaume Apollinaire, Honoré de Balzac, Jacopo Bassano, Charles Baudelaire, Johachim du Bellay, Pierre Bonnard, Jorge Luis Borges, George Brassens, Fra Raffaele da Brescia, Jan Breughel le Vieux, François Boucher, Giordano Bruno, Lewis Carrol, Louis Ferdinand Céline, Marc Chagal, Jules Husson called "Champfleury", Charles Chaplin, François René de Chateaubriand, Winston Churchill, Jean Cocteau, Colette, Carlo Collodi, Confucio, Eduardo de Filippo, Eugène Delacroix, Charles Dickens, Gustave Doré, Alexandre Dumas, T.S. Eliot, Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita, Jean Honoré Fragonard, Anne Frank, Théophile Gautier, Franco Gentilini, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Alberto e Diego Giacometti, Nikolaj Vasulevic Gogol, Johann Wolfang Goethe, Francisco Goya, J.J. Grandville, Pope Gregorio Magno, Pope Gregorio II and III, Ernest Hemingway, E. T. Hoffmann, William Hogart, Victor Hugo, Aldous Huxley, Erich Kaestner, John Keats, Rudyard Kipling, Ernest Ludwig Kirchner, Paul Klee, Gustave Klimt, Lenin, Paul Léautaud, Pope Leone XIII, Abrahm Lincoln, Pierre Loti, H.P. Lovecraft, Louis XIV, Louis XV, Stephane Mallarmé, Edouard Manet, Mohammed, Jules Massenet, Henri Matisse, Antonello da Messina, Joan Mirò, Pablo Neruda, Charles Perrault, Francesco Petrarca, Pablo Picasso, Edgar Allan Poe, Madame de Pompadour, Augustin Paradis de Moncrif, Pontormo, Jacques Prévert, Maurice Ravel, Pierre August Renoir, Cardinal de Richelieu, Riainer Maria Rilke, Theodore Roosvelt, Jean Jacques Rousseau, Doganiere Rousseau, Umberto Saba, Domenico Scarlatti, Albert Schweitzer, William Shakespeare, George Simenon, Théophile Alexandre Steinlen, Hippolyte Taine, Torquato Tasso, Tintoretto, Mark Twain, Giuseppe Ungaretti, poeta, Susanne Valadon, Paul Valéry, Leonard Villard, Luchino Visconti, queen Vittoria, William Butler Yeats, Emile Zola.

We ask for your collaboration by inviting you to write to us:
- if you think there is any need to include other fellows among this narrow list of "mentioned" academics.
- if you want to purpose to add them into the general catalog of the Past Fellows of the Academy, send their names to us and, whether they were not yet considered, we will add them.