The Italian agronomist, researcher and politician Professor Luigi Manzoni (1888-1968) studied at the University of Pisa (in the Tuscany ) Agricultural Sciences. He was intensively involved in research on the morphology the grapevine as well as with the water balance of plants. Manzoni was subsequently a long-time director of the Viticulture Research Institute of Conegliano in the Italian region Veneto,
There he created from the mid-1920s, some new breeds. The most well-known are Augusta (Incrocio Manzoni 3.25), Incrocio Manzoni 2.15 (Manzoni Nero), Manzoni Bianco (Incrocio Manzoni 6.0.13), Manzoni Moscato (Incrocio Manzoni 13:05:25), and Manzoni Rosa (Incrocio Manzoni 1.50). From 1946 to 1949 he was also mayor of Conegliano, where a street is named after him. Manzoni has published over 70 publications.