Today in Rome History

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  • 0753-04-21 BC Romulus and Remus found Rome (traditional date).
  • 0752-03-01 BC Romulus, first king of Rome, celebrates the first Roman triumph after his victory over the Caeninenses, following the Rape of the Sabine Women.
  • 0509-09-13 BC The temple of Jupiter on Rome's Capitoline Hill is dedicated on the ides of September.
  • 0390-07-18 BC Roman-Gaulish Wars: Battle of the Allia - a Roman army is defeated by raiding Gauls, leading to the subsequent sacking of Rome.

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0013-11-16 General Tiberius' (later Emperor) triumphant procession through Rome after siege of Germany

Roman Emperor Tiberius
Roman Emperor
Tiberius
  • 0028-06-12 Gaius Carrinas' triumphant procession through Rome

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0055-02-11 Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus, heir to the Roman Emperorship, dies under mysterious circumstances in Rome. This clears the way for Nero to become Emperor.

Roman Emperor Nero
Roman Emperor
Nero
  • 0064-07-18 Great Fire of Rome begins under the Emperor Nero
  • 0064-07-19 Circus Maximus in Rome catches fire
  • 0065-06-08 Jews revolt against Rome, capturing fortress of Antonia in Jerusalem
  • 0068-06-08 Rome Senate accepts emperor Galba
  • 0069-01-15 Otho seizes power in Rome, proclaiming himself Emperor, only rules for three months before committing suicide
  • 0069-12-20 General Vespasian's troops occupy Rome after defeating the Emperor Vitellius
  • 0070-05-31 Rome captures 1st wall of the city of Jerusalem
  • 0089-01-01 Gov Lucius Antonius Saturninus of Germany becomes emperor of Rome
  • 0135-08-05 Betar last outpost of Bar Kochba falls to Rome
  • 0193-04-14 Lucius Septimus Severus crowned Emperor of Rome

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0218-06-08 Elagabalus becomes the emperor of Rome

Roman Emperor Elagabalus
Roman Emperor
Elagabalus
  • 0219-09-29 Batavian soldiers consecrate altar on Hercules Magusanus Rome
  • 0235-09-28 Bishop of Rome Pontianus steps down
  • 0259-07-22 St Dionysius elected as Pope, succeeding Sixtus II

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0306-10-28 Mark Aurelius Valerius Maxentius proclaimed emperor of Rome

Roman Emperor Maxentius
Roman Emperor
Maxentius
  • 0326-11-18 Old St. Peter's Basilica is consecrated. Stood 4th - 16th century. Replaced by current St Peter's Basilica in Rome.
  • 0350-06-03 Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, proclaims himself Roman Emperor, entering Rome at the head of a group of gladiators.
  • 0350-06-30 Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, is defeated and killed by troops of the usurper Magnentius, in Rome.
  • 0357-04-28 Emperor Constantius II visits Rome
  • 0385-02-11 Siricius, bishop of Tarragona, elected as Bishop of Rome; first to style himself Pope.
  • 0404-01-01 Last gladiator competition in Rome
  • 0410-08-24 Rome overrun by Visigoths under Alaric I for the first time in nearly 800 years, seen as the fall of the Western Roman Empire
  • 0417-03-11 Zosimus becomes bishop of Rome
  • 0455-06-02 King Gaiseric & the Vandals sack Rome - Rome looted for 14 days
  • 0536-12-09 Byzantine General Belisarius enters Rome while the Ostrogothic garrison peacefully leaves the city, returning the old capital to its empire.
  • 0537-03-11 Goths lay siege to Rome
  • 0538-03-12 Witiges, king of the Ostrogoths, ends his siege of Rome and retreats to Ravenna, leaving the city in the hands of the victorious Roman general, Belisarius.
  • 0546-12-17 Gothic War (535-554): The Ostrogoths of King Totila conquer Rome by bribing the Byzantine garrison.
  • 0550-01-16 Gothic War (535-552): The Ostrogoths, under King Totila, conquer Rome after a long siege, by bribing the Isaurian garrison.
  • 0609-05-13 Pope Boniface I turns Pantheon in Rome into a Catholic church
  • 0799-11-29 Pope Leo III, aided by Charles the Great, returns to Rome

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0800-11-23 Charlemagne arrives at Rome to investigate the alleged crimes of Pope Leo III.

Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne
Holy Roman Emperor
Charlemagne
  • 0801-12-28 Louis the Vrome occupies Barcelona
  • 0875-12-25 Charles the Bald crowned emperor of Rome
  • 1027-05-14 Robert II, the Vrome, names son Henry I, king of France
  • 1054-03-12 Pope Leo IX escapes captivity & returns to Rome

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1083-06-03 Henry IV of Germany storms Rome, capturing St Peter's Cathedral

Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV
Holy Roman Emperor
Henry IV
  • 1105-11-24 Rabbi Nathan ben Yehiel of Rome completes Talmudic dictionary
  • 1111-02-12 German King Hendry V arrives at St Peter, Rome
  • 1123-03-18 1st Latern Council (9th ecumenical council) opens in Rome, agreements of the Concordat of Worms ratified
  • 1133-06-04 Rome-Innocentius II crowns Lotharius III Roman-German emperor
  • 1139-04-20 2nd Lateran Council (10th ecumenical council) opens in Rome
  • 1165-11-23 Pope Alexander III returns from exile to Rome
  • 1179-03-05 3rd Lateran Council (11th ecumenical council) opens in Rome
  • 1215-11-11 4th Lateran Council (12th ecumenical council) opens in Rome
  • 1267-07-26 Inquistion forms in Rome under pope Clement IV
  • 1295-06-23 Pope Boniface VIII enters Rome
  • 1328-05-12 Antipope Nicholas V, a claimant to the papacy, is consecrated in Rome by the Bishop of Venice.
  • 1341-04-08 Francesco Petrarca crowned in Rome
  • 1347-05-20 Rienzo calls Rome for people's tribunal
  • 1347-11-20 Coke di Rienzo, later Roman Tribunal, addressess a meeting of on the Capitol during people's revolt in Rome
  • 1377-01-17 Pope Gregory XI moves the Papacy back to Rome from Avignon.
  • 1413-06-07 King Ladislaw of Naples occupies Rome
  • 1452-03-19 Frederick III of Hapsburg crowned Holy Roman Emperor by Pope Nicholas V in Rome
  • 1472-06-24 Zoe Paleologa departs Rome for Moscow

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1500-11-05 -6th Nov astronomer Copernicus observes a lunar eclipse in Rome

Astronomer and Mathematician Nicolaus Copernicus
Astronomer and Mathematician
Nicolaus Copernicus
  • 1501-01-17 Cesare Borgia returns in triumph to Rome from Romagna

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1512-05-03 Pope Julius II opens 5th Council of Lateran at St. John Lateran Basilica in Rome

The Warrior Pope Julius II
The Warrior Pope
Julius II
  • 1524-12-12 Pope Clement VII approves Organization of Jewish Community of Rome
  • 1527-05-06 Spanish & German Imperial troops sack Rome; ending Renaissance

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1531-02-11 Henry VIII recognised as supreme head of Church in England following the schism with Rome

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
  • 1532-03-18 English parliament bans payments by English church to Rome
  • 1600-02-17 Philosopher Giordano Bruno is burned alive at Campo de' Fiori in Rome, charged with heresy.
  • 1601-01-14 Church authorities in Rome burn Hebrew books
  • 1601-01-17 France gains Bresse, Bugey, Valromey & Gex in treaty with Spain
  • 1633-02-02 M Rossi's opera "Erminia sul Giordano" premieres in Rome

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1633-02-13 Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome for trial before Inquisition for professing belief that earth revolves around the Sun

Astronomer & Physicist Galileo Galilei
Astronomer & Physicist
Galileo Galilei
  • 1680-12-04 Hen in Rome lays an egg imprinted with comet not seen until Dec 16th
  • 1732-09-02 Pope Clement XII renews anti-Jewish laws of Rome

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1764-10-15 Edward Gibbon observes a group of friars singing in the ruined Temple of Jupiter in Rome, which inspires him to begin work on The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Historian Edward Gibbon
Historian
Edward Gibbon
  • 1798-02-10 Louis Alexandre Berthier invaded Rome, on February 15 proclaimed a Roman Republic and then on February 20 take Pope Pius VI as a prisoner.
  • 1798-03-07 The French army enters Rome: the birth of the Roman Republic.
  • 1816-02-20 Rossini's opera "Barber of Seville" premieres in Rome
  • 1817-01-25 Rossini's opera "La Cenerentola" premieres in Rome
  • 1819-10-22 1st ship sails by Erie-channel (Rome-Utica)
  • 1823-07-15 A fire destroys the ancient Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls in Rome.
  • 1849-02-09 Roman Republic declared in Rome replacing following flight of Pope Pius IX
  • 1849-07-02 Garibaldi begins hunger strike in Rome
  • 1849-07-03 The French entered Rome in order to restore Pope Pius IX to power. This would prove a major obstacle to Italian unification.
  • 1853-01-19 Verdi's opera "Il Trovatore" premieres in Rome

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1855-10-18 Franz Liszt's "Prometheus," premieres

Composer/Pianist Franz Liszt
Composer/Pianist
Franz Liszt
  • 1860-01-29 American College established in Rome by Pope Pius IX
  • 1864-11-11 Sherman's troops destroy Rome, Georgia
  • 1867-10-27 Garibaldi marches on Rome
  • 1868-11-23 Louis Ducos du Hauron patents trichrome color photo process
  • 1869-12-08 20th Roman Catholic ecumenical council, Vatican I, opens in Rome

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1870-09-20 Italian army under Victor Emmanuel II seizes Rome from the French

King of Sardinia and Italy Victor Emmanuel II
King of Sardinia and Italy
Victor Emmanuel II
  • 1870-10-02 Italy annexes Rome & Papal States; Rome made Italian capital
  • 1870-10-09 Rome is incorporated into Italy by royal decree
  • 1884-01-08 Chrome tanning process for leather patented by Augustus Schultz
  • 1890-05-17 Pietro Mascagni's opera "Rustic Chivalry" premieres in Rome at the Teatro Costanzi
  • 1898-01-01 d'Annunzio's "Sogno d'un mattino di primavera," premieres in Rome
  • 1898-11-22 Opera "Iris" premieres (Rome)

Famous Birthdays


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0106-09-29 BC Pompey the Great [Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus], Roman political and military leader (1st Triumvirate and Consul), (d. 48 BC)

Roman Military and Political Leader Pompey the Great
Roman Military and Political Leader
Pompey the Great

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0100-07-13 BC Julius Caesar, Rome, Roman military and political leader, (d. 44 BC), (or July 12)

Roman Military Commander and Political Statesman Julius Caesar
Roman Military Commander and Political Statesman
Julius Caesar

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0083-01-14 BC Mark Antony [Marcus Antonius], Rome, Roman Politician and General (Battle of Actium) (d. 30 BC)

Roman Politician and General Mark Antony
Roman Politician and General
Mark Antony

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0037-12-15 Nero Claudius Augustus Germanicus, Antium, 5th emperor of Rome (54-68)

Roman Emperor Nero
Roman Emperor
Nero

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0039-12-30 Titus, Rome, 10th Roman Emperor (79-81), conqueror of Jerusalem

Roman Emperor Titus
Roman Emperor
Titus

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0121-04-26 Antonius Marcus Aurelius, Rome, Emperor of Rome (161-180)

Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius
Roman Emperor
Marcus Aurelius

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0161-08-31 Commodus, Lanuvium, Roman Emperor (180-92)

Roman Emperor Commodus
Roman Emperor
Commodus
  • 0317-08-07 Flavius Julius Constantius II, Emperor Egypt/Byzantine/Rome (337-61)
  • 0347-01-11 Emperor Theodosius I "The Great" of Rome (d. 395)
  • 1585-03-13 Federico Cesi, Rome, Italian Naturalist and founder of the first modern scientific society, the Accademia dei Lincei, 1603
  • 1611-10-11 Hugues de Lionne, Marquess de Berry, French ambassador to Rome
  • 1645-09-10 Romeyn de Hooghe, Haarlem Neth, painter/goldsmith
  • 1768-12-22 John Crome, [Old Crome], English landscape painter/etcher
  • 1795-06-13 Thomas Arnold, English educator/historian (History of Rome)
  • 1811-03-20 Napoleon FKJ Bonaparte II, Napoleon's son/King of Rome
  • 1820-03-25 Xavier F M G, Earl of Merode, Belgian minister to Pope (in Rome)
  • 1825-12-20 Romeyn Beck Ayres, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1888)
  • 1845-04-24 Carl Spitteler, Switz, poet (Prometheus & Epimetheus; Nobel 1919)

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1862-01-24 Edith Wharton [-Jones], New York NY, Pulitzer prize-winning novelist (Ethan Frome, House of Mirth), (d. 1937)

Pulitzer prize winning novelist Edith Wharton
Pulitzer prize winning novelist
Edith Wharton
  • 1870-07-27 Joseph Hilaire Pierre Belloc, England, author (Path to Rome)
  • 1872-01-06 Alexander N Scriabin, Moscow, hallucinogenic composer (Prometheus)
  • 1874-05-01 Romaine Brooks (born Beatrice Romaine Goddard), Rome Italy, American painter
  • 1879-07-09 Ottorino Respighi, Bologna Italy, composer (Pines of Rome)
  • 1888-04-11 Donald Calthrop, actor (Blackmail, Scrooge, Rome Express), born in London, England

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1890-09-10 Elsa Schiaparelli, Rome, Italian fashion designer

Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli
Fashion Designer
Elsa Schiaparelli
  • 1892-05-08 Ezio Pinza, Rome Italy, bass singer (South Pacific, RCA Victor Show)
  • 1896-06-06 Italo Balbo, Italian pilot/gov-gen of Libya (La marcia su Rome)
  • 1900-04-14 Salvatore Baccaloni, Rome, actor (Merry Andrew, Rock-a-Bye Baby)

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1901-09-29 Enrico Fermi, Rome, Italian/American nuclear physicist, gone fission/fermium (Nobel 1938)

Father of the Atomic Bomb Enrico Fermi
Father of the Atomic Bomb
Enrico Fermi
  • 1906-05-08 Roberto Rossellini, Rome Italy, director (Open City)
  • 1906-11-24 Andreina Pagnani, Rome Italy, actress (Il Commandante)
  • 1907-10-30 Renzo Cesana, Rome Italy, TV host (First Date, Continental)
  • 1908-05-27 Harold Rome, composer (Fanny, Pins & Needles)
  • 1908-07-04 Aurelio Peccei, Italian businessman/chairman (Club of Rome)
  • 1910-03-24 Richard Conte, Jersey City NJ, actor (4 Just Men, Tony Rome, Hotel)
  • 1912-04-27 Renato Rascel, actor (7 Hills of Rome, Secrets of Santa Vittoria)
  • 1914-09-14 Kay Medford, actress (Dean Martin Show, To Rome With Love), born in NYC, New York
  • 1914-09-21 John Kluge, Chemnitz Germany, media CEO (Metromedia)/billionaire
  • 1916-11-10 Guido Turchi, Rome Italy, composer (Invettiva)
  • 1919-06-15 Alberto Sordi, Rome Italy, actor (Miser, Taxi Driver in NY)
  • 1919-11-01 John Secondari, Rome Italy, newscaster (Open Hearing)
  • 1921-07-10 Jeff Donnell, South Windham Maine, actor (Gidget Goes to Rome)
  • 1924-02-06 Paolo Volponi, Italian communist/author (Road to Rome)
  • 1924-10-10 Ludmilla Tcherina, French actress/ballet dancer (Sins of Rome)
  • 1925-09-25 Silvana Pampanini, Rome Italy, actress (Day in Court, Island Sinner)
  • 1926-03-01 Cesare Danova, Rome Italy, actor (Garrison's Gorillas)
  • 1927-05-06 Ettore Manni, Rome Italy, actor (Fatal Desire, Heroes in Hell)
  • 1928-08-14 Lina Wertmueller, [Arcanguela von Elgg], Rome, actress (7 Beauties)
  • 1928-11-10 Ennio Morricone, Rome Italy, composer/musician
  • 1930-04-21 Silvana Mangano, Rome Italy, actress (Death in Venice, Barabbas)
  • 1930-09-28 Ugo Gregoretti, Rome Italy, actor (Rogopag, Common Sense of Modesty)
  • 1930-10-31 Michael Collins, Rome, Mjr Gen USAF/astronaut (Gemini 10, Apollo 11)
  • 1931-06-11 Lucianna Paluzzi, Rome Italy, actress (Five Fingers, Thunderball)
  • 1931-11-03 Monica Vitti, [Ceciarelli], Rome Italy, actress (Tigers in Lipstick)
  • 1932-07-16 Milly Vitale, Rome, actress (7 Little Foys, War & Peace, Juggler)

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1934-09-20 Sophia Loren, Rome, actress (Desire Under the Elms, Black Orchid)

Actress Sophia Loren
Actress
Sophia Loren
  • 1940-04-18 Ira von Furstenberg, [Virginia Caroline] Rome Italy, Princess (Monaco)
  • 1941-10-13 Paul Simon, Newark NJ, singer/actor (Kodachrome, 1 Trick Pony)
  • 1941-10-21 Marina Ripa, Rome Italy, countess/writer (My First 40 Years)
  • 1947-09-03 Mario Draghi, Italian banker and President of the European Central Bank, born in Rome
  • 1950-09-07 Adriano Panatta, Rome, tennis star (French 1976, Italian 1976)
  • 1951-09-28 Silvia Dionisio, Rome Italy, actress (Riavanti Marsh!, Amici Miei)

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1952-06-18 Isabella Rossellini, Rome Italy, actress (Big Night, Blue Velvet)

  • 1953-10-21 Eleonora Giorgi, Rome Italy, actress (Nu de Femme, To Forget Venice)
  • 1953-11-03 Helios Creed, American musician (Chrome)
  • 1953-12-25 Arnella Flynn, Rome Italy, Errol Flynn's daughter
  • 1954-08-18 Umberto Guidoni, Rome Italy, PhD/astronaut (STS 75)
  • 1955-03-09 Ornella Muti, Rome Italy, actress (Flash Gordon, Most Beautiful Wife)
  • 1957-05-11 Luca Urbani, Rome Italy, MD/astronaut (STS 78-alt)
  • 1958-11-29 Pamela Prati, Rome Italy, Million $ Cap (1984)/actress
  • 1961-01-10 Nadja Salerni-Sonnenberg, Rome Italy, concert violinist
  • 1964-08-20 Giuseppe Giannini, Rome Italy, soccer player (Rome A Team)
  • 1964-10-31 Amanda Sandrelli, Rome Italy, actress (The Key)
  • 1965-10-02 Francesca Dellera, [Cervellera], Rome Italy, actress (Capriccio)
  • 1966-10-06 Archi Cianfrocco, Rome NY, infielder (San Diego Padres)
  • 1967-05-14 Valeria Marini, Rome Italy, sports commentator (Italian Soccer)
  • 1969-01-25 Jesse Harte, Rome Ga, heavy metal vocalist (Southgang-Tainted Angel)
  • 1969-11-14 Butch Walker, Rome Ga, heavy metal guitarist (Southgang-Tainted Angel)
  • 1978-06-15 RoRo, [Romell Chapman], rapper (Another Bad Creation), born in Atlanta, Georgia

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1928-07-19 Physicist Enrico Fermi (26) weds writer Laura Capon in Rome, Italy

Father of the Atomic Bomb Enrico Fermi
Father of the Atomic Bomb
Enrico Fermi

HeartWedding of Interest

1936-02-02 Physicist Emilio G. Segrè (31) weds jewish woman Elfriede Spiro at the Great Synagogue of Rome in Italy

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Emilio G. Segrè
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Emilio G. Segrè
  • 2003-09-25 Prince of Venice and Piedmont Emanuele Filiberto (31) weds French actress Clotilde Courau (34) at the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Rome
  • 2011-08-27 British heiress Petra Ecclestone (22) weds entrepreneur James Stunt at Orsini Odescalchi Castle near City of Rome

Famous Deaths

  • 0069-01-15 Servius Sulpicius Galba, 6th emperor of Rome (68-69), lynched at 70
  • 0069-08-15 Servius Sulpicius Galba, 6th emperor of Rome (68-69), murdered
  • 0069-12-22 Aulus Vitellius, Roman Emperor for 8 months, executed by the troops of his successor Vespasian in Rome

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0081-09-13 Titus Flavius Vespasianus, emperor of Rome (69-81), dies of a fever at about 42

Roman Emperor Titus
Roman Emperor
Titus

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0098-01-27 Marius Cocceius Nerva, emperor of Rome (96-98), dies of a stroke at about 67

Roman Emperor Nerva
Roman Emperor
Nerva
  • 0155-07-11 Pius I, bishop of Rome (approx 140-155)/saint/martyr, dies

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0161-03-07 Antoninus Pius [Titus Aurelius], emperor of Rome (138-61), dies at 74

Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius
Roman Emperor
Antoninus Pius

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0180-03-17 Antonius Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome, dies at 58

Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius
Roman Emperor
Marcus Aurelius

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0192-12-31 Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31

Roman Emperor Commodus
Roman Emperor
Commodus
  • 0193-06-01 Didius Julianus, ship owner/emperor of Rome (193), murdered at 61

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0211-02-04 Lucius Septimius Severus, Emperor of Rome (193-211), dies at 64

Roman Emperor Septimius Severus
Roman Emperor
Septimius Severus
  • 0218-06-08 Opellius Macrinus, emperor of Rome (217-8), dies in battle at 54
  • 0235-03-18 Marcus Aurelius Alexander, Syrian emperor of Rome (222-235), murdered
  • 0257-08-02 St Stephen I, bishop of Rome (Pope) (254-57)/heretic fighter, dies
  • 0258-08-06 Saint Sixtus II, bishop of Rome (257-58), beheaded
  • 0274-12-30 St Felix I, dies and ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0276-07-16 Mark Annius Florianus, emperor of Rome (276), murdered
  • 0304-10-25 Marcellinus, bishop of Rome, dies
  • 0306-07-25 Gaius Flavius V Constantius, under-emperor of Rome 297-306, dies
  • 0307-11-11 Flavius Valerius Severus, compassionate emperor of Rome (306-07), dies
  • 0311-05-05 Gaius VM Galerius, emperor of Rome, dies at about 50
  • 0313-04-30 Gaius G V Maximus, [Daia], Emperor of Rome, dies
  • 0336-10-07 Pope Saint Mark, bishop of Rome (336), dies of natural causes

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0337-05-22 Constantine the Great, Emperor of Rome (306-37), dies at 47

Roman Emperor Constantine the Great
Roman Emperor
Constantine the Great
  • 0364-02-17 Jovian (Flavius Jovianus), Christian emperor of Rome (363-64), dies at about 32
  • 0383-08-25 Gratian (Flavius Gratianus), Emperor of Rome (375-383), murdered at 25
  • 0392-05-15 Valentinianus II, emperor of Rome (375-392), murdered at 21
  • 0394-09-06 Eugenius, linguistic/anti emperor of Rome (392-94), dies in battle
  • 0395-01-17 Theodosius I, the Great, Spanish emperor of Rome, dies at 49
  • 0401-12-19 Anastasius I, Bishop of Rome (399-401), dies
  • 0422-09-04 St Boniface I, Italian Bishop of Rome, dies
  • 0455-05-31 Petronius Maximus, senator/Emperor of Rome, lynched
  • 0840-06-20 Louis de Vrome, emperor of French rich, dies
  • 0843-04-19 Judith, French empress/2nd wife of Louis de Vrome, dies
  • 1003-05-12 Gerbert, French scholar, dies in Rome
  • 1031-07-20 Robert II de Vrome, King of France (996-1031), dies
  • 1048-08-09 Pope Damasus II [Poppo] dies in Rome, after reigning for only 23 days
  • 1440-03-09 St Frances of Rome, Italian nun (b. 1384)
  • 1463-06-04 Flavio Biondi, Italian writer (Rome instaurata), dies at about 65
  • 1556-07-31 Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Spanish knight from a Basque noble family, hermit, priest, theologian and founder of the Society of Jesus, dies in Rome at about 65
  • 1576-10-26 Frederick II the Vrome, ruler of Palts, dies
  • 1583-02-09 Jeseph Sanalbo, Jewish convert in Rome, burned at stake
  • 1666-06-30 Alexander Brome, English poet
  • 1671-09-01 Hugues de Lionne marquis de Berny, French ambassador to Rome, dies
  • 1708-06-15 Romeyn de Hooghe, painter/goldsmith, buried at 62

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1821-02-23 John Keats, Romantic poet, dies of tuberculosis at 25 in Rome

Romantic Poet John Keats
Romantic Poet
John Keats
  • 1821-04-22 John Crome, [Old Crome], English landscape painter/etcher, dies at 52
  • 1822-07-08 Percy Bysshe Shelley, English poet (Prometheus unbound), drowns at 29
  • 1915-04-27 Alexander N Skriabin, Russ pianist/composer (Prometheus), dies at 43
  • 1953-07-16 Joseph Hilaire Pierre Belloc, author (Path to Rome), dies at 82
  • 1963-05-31 Carel C van Essen, archaeologist (Art of Ancient Rome), dies at 63
  • 1980-04-10 Kay Medford, actress (Dean Martin Show, To Rome With Love), dies at 65
  • 1984-03-14 Aurelio Peccei, Italian businessman/CEO (Club Rome), dies at 75
  • 1989-03-21 Milton Frome, actor (Family Jewels), dies
  • 1989-09-26 Pavlos Bakoyannis, Greek parliament leader, murdered in Rome
  • 1992-11-11 Giulio C Argan, Italian art critic/mayor of Rome, dies
  • 1992-11-14 Joop Van Nellen, soccer/trainer (DHC/"We go to Rome!"), dies
  • 1993-09-30 Gordon Douglas, actor/director (Tony Rome), dies of cancer at 85
  • 1994-08-15 Wout Wagtmans, cyclist (Rome-Naples-Rome 1957), dies at 64