Turin in History

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
Giacomo Puccini
  • 1914-02-19 Riccardo Zandonai's opera "Francesco da Rimini" premieres in Turin
  • 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
  • 2006-02-10 20th Winter Olympic Games open at Turin, Italy
  • 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)
  • 1736-01-25 Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Turin, Italy, mathematician and astronomer
  • 1810-08-10 Camilio Benso di Cavour, Turin Italy, PM
  • 1883-07-25 Alfredo Casella, Turin Italy, composer (La Giara)
  • 1896-09-17 Denise Grey, [Edouardine Verthuy], Turin Italy, actress (Julietta)
  • 1965-11-16 Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Turin Italy, actress (Normal People)