Turin in History

Historical Events


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1696-07-29 Louis XIV. King of France, & Victor Amadeus II, Duke of Savoy, sign Peace of Turin, a turning point in the War of the League of Augsburg

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • 1860-04-02 1st Italian Parliament met at Turin
  • 1893-02-01 Puccini's Opera "Manon Lescaut" premieres in Turin

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1896-02-01 Giacomo Puccini's Opera "La Boheme" premieres in Turin

Composer Giacomo Puccini
Composer
Giacomo Puccini
  • 1914-02-19 Riccardo Zandonai's opera "Francesco da Rimini" premieres in Turin

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1919-05-01 "L'Ordine Nuovo" Italian socialist weekly newspaper established in Turin by Antonio Gramsci, Angelo Tasca and Palmiro Togliatti

Marxist Theorist and Politician Antonio Gramsci
Marxist Theorist and Politician
Antonio Gramsci
  • 1940-06-11 World War II: British forces bomb Genoa and Turin in Italy.
  • 1949-05-04 Air crash at Turin, 31 killed including Torino soccer team
  • 1988-10-13 Shroud of Turin, revered by many Christians as Christ's burial cloth, is shown by carbon-dating tests to be a fake from the Middle Ages

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2006-02-10 20th Winter Olympic Games open in Turin, Italy, Luciano Pavarotti sings "Nessun dorma" in his last ever performance

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti
  • 2006-02-26 20th Winter Olympic Games close at Turin, Italy

Famous Birthdays

  • 1688-11-11 Lorenzo Somis, Italian composer and violinist, born in Turin (d. 1775)
  • 1701-04-27 Charles Emanuel III of Savoy, King of Sardinia, born in Turin (d. 1773)
  • 1736-01-25 Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Italian mathematician and astronomer (number theory, celestial mechanics), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1813)
  • 1751-05-24 Charles Emanuel IV, King of Sardinia (1796-1802), born in Turin (d. 1819)
  • 1810-08-10 Camilio Benso di Cavour, Turin Italy, PM
  • 1883-07-25 Alfredo Casella, Italian composer and conductor (La Giara), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1947)
  • 1896-09-17 Denise Grey [Jeanne Marie Laurentine Edouardine Verthuy], Italian actress (Julietta), born in Chatillon, Valle d'Aosta, Italy (d. 1996)
  • 1965-11-16 Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Turin Italy, actress (Normal People)