Bologna in History

Historical Events

  • 1482-01-26 "Pentateuch" (Jewish Bible) 1st printed as a book in Bologna, Italy

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1506-10-07 Pope Julius II & France occupy Bologna

The Warrior Pope Julius II
The Warrior Pope
Julius II
  • 1512-02-05 French troops under Gaston de Foix rescues Bologna
  • 1549-09-13 Pope Paul III signs Council of Bologna
  • 1796-09-05 General Salicetti orders equal rights for Jews of Bologna, Italy
  • 1821-12-28 Naples: Gioacchini Rossini moves to Bologna
  • 1847-11-28 Bologna: church of San Francisco dei Minori Conventuali initiated with premier of Rossini's Tantum ergo

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1920-11-21 Mussolini's squad begins terror, 11 die in Bologna, Italy

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • 1922-06-01 Over 50,000 Fascists gather for a meeting in Bologna where Mussolini warns that he will lead a full-scale revolt against a government favoring 'anti-Fascist reaction'
  • 1978-04-15 43 die as 2 express trains collide head-on south of Bologna, Italy
  • 1980-08-02 Fascist bomb attack on Bologna Italy train station, 86 killed
  • 2012-05-29 A 5.9 magnitude earthquake kills 24 people near Bologna, northern Italy

Famous Birthdays

  • 1474-02-12 Lorenzo Campeggi(o), archbishop of Bologna/diplomat
  • 1502-01-07 Gregory XIII [Ugo Boncompagni], Bologna, Papal States, Italian pope (1572-85), introduced Gregorian calendar in 1582
  • 1666-11-05 Attilio Ariosti, Italian composer born in Bologna
  • 1774-09-17 Joseph Caspar Mezzofanti, Cardinal/linguist and hyperpolyglot (understood 70 languages), born in Bologna

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1874-04-25 Guglielmo Marconi, Italian radio inventor (Nobel 1909), born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1937)

Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi
Inventor and Nobel Laureate
Guglielmo Marconi
  • 1879-07-09 Ottorino Respighi, Bologna Italy, composer (Pines of Rome)
  • 1901-05-03 Gino Cervi, Bologna Italy, actor (Les Miserables, Naked Maja)
  • 1922-03-05 Pier Paolo Pasolini, Bologna Italy, director (Teorema, Pigsty)
  • 1934-12-30 Joseph Bologna, American actor
  • 1937-01-12 Liliana Cavani, Bologna Italy, director (Berlin Affair)
  • 1938-11-03 Pupi Avati, Bologna Italy, director (Festival, Bix, Impiegati)
  • 1938-12-30 Joseph Bologna, actor (Citizen Cohn, My Favorite Year), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1958-03-23 Serena Grandi, [Fagioli], actress (Miranda), born in Bologna Italy
  • 1965-02-27 Sandra Cecchini, Bologna Italy, tennis star (1995 Warsaw doubles)

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1968-05-08 Omar Camporese, Italian tennis star, born in Bologna, Italy

Tennis Player Omar Camporese
Tennis Player
Omar Camporese
  • 1977-12-07 Francesca Lubiani, Bologna Italy, tennis star (Futures-Amadora-POR)

Famous Weddings

  • 1822-03-16 Opera Composer (The Barber of Seville) Gioacchino Rossini marries 1st wife Opera Singer Isabella Colbran in Bologna

Famous Deaths

  • 1539-07-25 Lorenzo Campeggi(east), archbishop of Bologna/diplomat, dies at 65
  • 1623-07-08 Gregory XV, [Alessandro Ludovisi], bishop of Bologna/Pope, dies at 69