Genoa in History

Historical Events

  • 1212-08-25 Children's crusade under Nicolas (10) reaches Genoa
  • 1522-05-30 French troops driven out of Genoa
  • 1526-05-22 Pope Clemens VII, France, Genoa, Venice, Florence & Milan form Anti-French League of Cognac
  • 1550-04-02 Jews are expelled from Genoa Italy
  • 1550-04-02 Jewish physician Joseph Hacohen expelled from city of Genoa, all Jews soon after
  • 1567-06-15 Republic of Genoa expels Jews from its whole territory
  • 1598-01-08 Jews are expelled from Genoa, Italy
  • 1607-01-13 The Bank of Genoa fails after announcement of national bankruptcy in Spain.
  • 1746-12-05 Revolt in Genoa against Spanish rule.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1860-05-06 Giuseppe Garibaldi's Mille sets sail from Genoa to the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.

Unifier of Italy Giuseppe Garibaldi
Unifier of Italy
Giuseppe Garibaldi
  • 1872-11-07 Cargo ship Mary Celeste sails from Staten Island for Genoa; mysteriously found abandoned 4 weeks later
  • 1940-06-11 World War II: British forces bomb Genoa and Turin in Italy.
  • 1945-04-27 US 5th army enters Genoa
  • 1992-05-15 Colombo '92 opens in Genoa Italy
  • 1992-08-15 Colombo '92 closes in Genoa Italy
  • 2001-07-20 Italy: The 27th Annual G8 summit opens in Genoa. An Italian protester in Genoa, Carlo Giuliani, is shot by police.
  • 2013-05-07 Jolly Nero, an Italian cargo ship, crashes into the port of Genoa, killing seven people
  • 2014-11-04 The body of the last missing victim is found on board the wrecked Costa Concordia, during its dismantling in Genoa

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1443-12-05 Julius II, Italian Pope (1503-13) and patron of Michelangelo, Bramante and Raphael, born in Albisola, Republic of Genoa (d. 1513)

The Warrior Pope Julius II
The Warrior Pope
Julius II

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1451-10-30 Christopher Columbus, Italian explorer and navigator who discovered the "New World" for Spain and initiated European colonization, born in the Republic of Genoa on or just before this date (d. 1506)

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • 1466-11-30 Andrea Doria, Genoese statesman/admiral
  • 1632-07-06 Pietro Reggio, Italian composer and musician, born in Genoa (d. 1685)
  • 1782-10-27 Niccolo Paganini, composer/violin virtuoso (Princess Lucca), born in Genoa, Italy
  • 1914-09-14 Pietro Germi, actor/director (Divorce Italian Style), born in Genoa, Italy
  • 1922-09-01 Vittorio Gassman, actor (War & Peace), born in Genoa, Italy
  • 1939-11-25 Rosanna Schiaffino, actress (Minotaur, Mazzabubu), born in Genoa, Italy
  • 1946-10-10 Franco Malerba, astronaut (STS 46), born in Genoa, Italy
  • 1959-10-03 Carmen Russo, Miss Teenage Italy (1972), born in Genoa, Italy
  • 1966-06-06 Angela Cavagna, singer, born in Genoa, Italy
  • 1968-03-15 Sabrina [Salerno], Miss Italy (1984)/singer (Boys), born in Genoa, Italy
  • 1970-10-17 Marciano Vink, soccer player (Genoa/PSV)