Italian History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 636

  • 1866-04-08 Italy and Prussia ally against Austria-Hungary.
  • 1866-06-20 Italy declares war on Austria
  • 1866-06-24 Second Battle at Custozza: the Austrian Imperial army, joined by the Venetian Army decisively defeated the Italian army, despite the Italians' strong numerical advantage
  • 1866-07-17 Italian fleet under Admiral Count Carlo Pellion di Persano captures Austrian Fort Lissa
  • 1866-07-20 Sea battle of Lissa-Austria vs Italy
  • 1866-11-04 Kingdom of Italy annexes Venetia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1870-09-20 Capture of Rome by Italian army under Victor Emmanuel II unifies Italy and ends 1,116 year reign of Papal States

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
  • 1878-01-09 Umberto I becomes King of Italy.
  • 1878-11-17 First assassination attempt against Umberto I of Italy.
  • 1880-02-29 Gotthard railway tunnel between Switzerland & Italy completed
  • 1882-05-20 Gotthard rail tunnel between Switzerland & Italy opens
  • 1883-05-15 Italy signs military treaty with Austria-Hungary & Germany
  • 1883-07-28 Shocks triggered by volcano Epomeo (Isle of Ischia, Italy) destroyed 1,200 houses at Casamicciola killing 2,000
  • 1884-12-19 Italy recognizes King Leopold II's Congo Free State
  • 1887-01-26 Battle of Dogali: Abyssinian Emperor John IV defeats Italians

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1887-02-05 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Otello" premieres at La Scala in Italy

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi
  • 1887-02-23 French/Italian Riviera struck by Earthquake; 2,000 die
  • 1887-12-10 Austria-Hungary, Italy and Great Britain sign Balkan military treaty
  • 1888-05-04 Italy & Spain sign military covenant
  • 1889-05-02 Abyssinian Emperor Menelik II and Italy sign Treaty of Wichale
  • 1890-01-01 Eritrea is consolidated into a colony by the Italian government.
  • 1890-11-23 General elections in Italy.
  • 1892-05-20 Triple Alliance between Germany, Italy & Austria forms
  • 1894-06-24 Marie François Sadi Carnot is assassinated in Lyon by Italian anarchist Sante Geronimo Caserio
  • 1894-10-30 Domenico Melegatti obtains a patent for a procedure to be applied in industrial production of pandoro (a traditional Italian sweet yeast bread).
  • 1895-03-25 Italian troops invade Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
  • 1895-09-26 Italian general Oreste Baratieri lands in Massawa, Eritrea
  • 1895-10-11 Emperor Menelik II of Abyssinia rejects a treaty with Italy
  • 1895-12-07 Battle at Amba Alagi: Abyssinians beat Italian armies
  • 1895-12-08 Battle at Amba Alagi: Ethiopian Emperor Menelik II drives Italian General Baratieri out
  • 1896-02-25 Italian government decides to attack governor Baratieri of Eritrea
  • 1896-03-01 Battle of Adwa: 80,000 Ethiopians destroy 20,000 Italians in Ethopia
  • 1896-03-05 Italian premier Crispi resigns
  • 1896-03-05 Italian governor of Eritrea, Gen Baldissera, reaches Massawa
  • 1896-10-26 Abyssinia & Italy sign peace treaty
  • 1898-05-08 The first games of the Italian Football League are played.
  • 1900-05-19 World's longest railroad tunnel (Simplon) links Italy & Switz, opens
  • 1900-06-18 Gen Luigi Pelloux resigns as premier of Italy
  • 1900-07-29 In Italy, King Umberto I of Italy is assassinated by Italian-born anarchist Gaetano Bresci.
  • 1900-08-29 Gaetano Bresci, the assassin of King Umberto I of Italy, is tried and sentenced to life imprisonment; he will commit suicide in jail on 22 May 1901
  • 1900-12-14 France and Italy sign a secret agreement by which Italy recognizes France's right to exploit Morocco in return for France's conceding her the same right in Tripoli
  • 1901-11-26 Italy and Britain sign an agreement fixing the frontier between their colonies of Eritrea and Sudan in East Africa
  • 1902-06-28 Germany, Italy, and the Austro-Hungarian Empire renew their Triple Alliance for six more years
  • 1902-11-01 France and Italy sign an Entente under which Italy agrees to remain neutral if France is attacked; this is France's attempt to neutralize the Triple Entente
  • 1902-11-15 Leopold II, King of Belgium almost assassinated by Italian anarchist
  • 1903-11-03 Giovanni Giolitti becomes Prime Minister of Italy; a progressive liberal, he will hold his post through most of the next decade and introduce social, agrarian and labor reforms
  • 1904-02-22 The Hague Tribunal gives its decision in claims against Venezuela; it sets the sum to be paid by Venezuela and gives preferential treatment to the three powers that initiated the block - Britain, Germany, and Italy
  • 1904-04-24 President Loubet of France visits King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy and pointedly ignores the Pope, exacerbating relations between France and the Roman Catholic Church
  • 1904-09-21 The general strike called by the Socialist Party that spread throughout Italy ends today
  • 1904-10-17 Bank of Italy (Bank of America) opens its doors
  • 1905-03-12 The continuing strikes and disorders that unsettle Italy force out Premier Giovanni Giolitti, though he will return in March, 1906
  • 1905-11-22 British, Italian, Russian, French & Austro-Hungarian fleet attacks Lesbos
  • 1906-05-10 Italian King Victor Emmanuel & Swiss president Ludwig Forrer open Simplon tunnel
  • 1906-07-04 Great Britain, France, and Italy declare independence of Ethiopia (Abyssinia), but all lay claim to their own 'spheres of influence' in that land
  • 1906-12-31 French, British and Italian treaty concerning rights on Abyssinia
  • 1907-08-01 Bank of Italy (later Bank of America) opens 1st branch at 3433 Mission Street, San Francisco
  • 1908-08-17 Bank of Italy (now Bank of America) opens new HQ at Clay & Montgomery, San Francisco
  • 1908-12-28 Earthquake strikes Messina, Italy, killing nearly 80,000
  • 1909-02-02 Italian writer Marinetti publishes Futurist Manifest in Paris
  • 1909-03-02 Great Britain, France, Germany & Italy asks Serbia to set no territorial demands
  • 1909-05-13 The first Giro d'Italia takes place in Milan: Italian cyclist Luigi Ganna is the winner.
  • 1909-10-24 Italy and Russia sign the Racconigi Pact in which both nations promise to support the status quo in the Balkans
  • 1910-10-02 1st 2 aircraft collision (Milan Italy)
  • 1911-09-29 Italy declares war on Turkey, starting the Italo-Turkish War
  • 1911-09-29 Italy declares war on the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1911-10-05 Italian troops occupy Tripoli
  • 1911-11-05 Italy attacks Turkish North-Africa (Libya), takes Tripoli & Cyrenaica

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1911-11-19 NY receives first Marconi wireless transmission from Italy

Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi
Inventor and Nobel Laureate
Guglielmo Marconi
  • 1912-03-05 Italian forces are the first to use airships for military purposes, using them for reconnaissance behind Turkish lines.
  • 1912-03-14 King Vittorio Emanuel III of Italy injured in an assassination attempt
  • 1912-04-18 Tripolitan War: in continuing hostilities, Turkey closes the Dardanelles Straits after an Italian naval bombardment of the coastline
  • 1912-05-04 Italian mariners occupy Turkish Island of Rhodes
  • 1912-10-18 The Treaty of Lausanne ends the Tripolitan War between Turkey and Italy
  • 1912-10-19 Tripoli (Libya) passes from Turkish to Italian control
  • 1912-12-05 The Triple Alliance among Italy, Austria, and Germany (originally signed in 1882) is renewed for six years, beginning in 1914, a move inspired by instability in the Balkans
  • 1914-11-15 Italian socialist Benito Mussolini founds newspaper Il Populo d'Italia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1914-11-24 Benito Mussolini leaves Italy's socialist party

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • 1914-12-05 The Italian Parliament proclaims the neutrality of the country.
  • 1915-01-13 Earthquake in Avezzano, Italy kills 29,800
  • 1915-04-26 Italy secretly signes Pact of London with Britain, France & Russia
  • 1915-05-04 Italy drops Triple Alliance with Austria-Hungary & Germany
  • 1915-05-23 Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary during WW I
  • 1915-06-23 Italians launch the first of what will become 11 battles to dislodge the Austrians from the Isonzo River, which keeps the Italians from Trieste
  • 1915-07-17 Italian offensive at Isonzo
  • 1915-08-21 Italy declares war on Turkey in World War One
  • 1915-10-18 3rd Italian offensive at Isonzo
  • 1915-10-19 Russia and Italy declare war on Bulgaria
  • 1915-11-08 An Austrian-Hungarian submarine torpedos and sinks the Italian liner 'Ancona' without warning; over 200 lives lost
  • 1916-04-19 Italians troops conquer Col di Lana at Merano
  • 1916-05-15 Asiago, Italy, falls when Austrian troops attack the Italian front
  • 1916-08-02 World War I: Austrian sabotage causes the sinking of the Italian battleship Leonardo da Vinci in Taranto.
  • 1916-08-28 Italy declares war against Germany
  • 1916-12-13 Avalanche kills 10,000 Austrian & Italian troops in 24 hrs in Tyrol
  • 1917-01-08 Austria-Hungarian troops conquer Forlani Italy
  • 1917-08-17 Italy declares war on Turkey
  • 1917-10-24 Battle at Caporetto: German & Austria smash Italian army
  • 1917-12-05 Austro-German Forces launch an offensive against the Italians on the western end of their line, around Asiago
  • 1918-11-01 Yugoslav battleship Viribus Unitis sunk by Italians

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 1,447

  • 1519-03-29 Carlo Caraffa, Italian cardinal
  • 1519-04-13 Catherine de' Medici, Italian born Queen consort to Henry II of France and later regent to her sons
  • 1519-05-27 Girolamo Mei, Italian historian (d. 1594)
  • 1519-06-06 Andrea Cesalpino, Italian philosopher and botanist (d. 1603)
  • 1521-08-19 Lodovico Guicciardini, Italian historian (Descrittione di Tutti)
  • 1522-02-02 Lodovico Ferrari, Italian mathematician (d. 1565)
  • 1522-09-11 Ulisse Aldrovandi, Italian biologist/medical
  • 1527-11-18 Luca Cambiaso, Italian painter/sculptor
  • 1529-09-01 Taddeo Zuccari, Italian painter
  • 1530-09-30 Geronimo Mercuriali, Italian philologist and physician (d. 1606)
  • 1532-03-25 Pietro Pontio, Italian composer (Ragionamento di Musica), born in Parma (d. 1596)
  • 1534-02-05 Giovanni de' Bardi, Italian writer (d. 1612)
  • 1535-05-03 Alessandro "Agnolo" Allori, Italian painter/carpet designer
  • 1535-06-02 Leo XI, [Alessandro O de' Medici], Italy, Pope (1605)
  • 1536-02-24 Clement VIII, [Ippolito Aldofireini], Fano Italy, Pope (1592-1605)
  • 1537-05-20 Hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu)
  • 1538-04-26 Giovanni P Lomazzo, Italian writer/poet (Trattato)
  • 1538-10-02 Saint Charles Borromeo, Italian cardinal (d. 1584)
  • 1538-10-31 Caesar Baronius, Italian cardinal and historian (d. 1607)
  • 1538-12-10 Giovanni Battista Guarini, Italian writer (Faithfull Shepherd)
  • 1539-12-05 Fausto Paolo Sozzini, Italian theologian (d. 1604)
  • 1540-12-31 Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri)
  • 1541-04-08 Michele Mercati, Italian physician (d. 1593)
  • 1542-02-22 Santino Garsi da Parma, Italian composer (d. 1604)
  • 1542-10-04 Roberto Bellarmino, Italian saint/theologist (Doctor of the Church)
  • 1543-09-14 Claudio Aquaviva, Italian Jesuit (d. 1615)
  • 1544-03-11 Torquato Tasso, Italian Renaissance poet (Aminta, Apologia), born in Sorrento, Kingdom of Naples (d. 1595)
  • 1545-01-17 Antonio Pace, Italian composer (d. 1581)
  • 1548-09-02 Vincenzo Scamozzi, Italian architect (d. 1616)
  • 1550-05-25 Camillus de Lellis, Italian soldier/monastery founder/saint
  • 1550-12-22 Cesare Cremonini, Italian philosopher (d. 1631)
  • 1551-01-14 Alberico Gentili, Italian jurist (d. 1608)
  • 1552-04-15 Pietro Cataldi, Italian mathematician (d. 1626)
  • 1552-06-18 Gabriello Chiabrera, Italian poet (d. 1637)
  • 1552-08-24 Lavinia Fontana, Italian painter (d. 1614)
  • 1552-10-06 Matteo Ricci, Italian missionary (China)
  • 1553-06-05 Bernardino Baldi, Italian mathematician (d. 1617)
  • 1553-11-23 Prospero Alpini, Italy, botanist/physician (De Medocoma Aegyptorum)
  • 1554-05-20 Paolo Bellasio, Italian composer, born in Verona (d. 1594)
  • 1555-04-21 Ludovico Carracci, Italian painter (d. 1619)
  • 1557-08-16 Agostino Carracci, Italian artist (d. 1602)
  • 1559-07-22 Lawrence of Brindisi, Italian monk (d. 1619)
  • 1559-09-12 Lodovico Cardi da Cigoli, Italian painter/architect
  • 1560-03-08 Don Carlo Gesualdo, Italian composer (d. 1613)
  • 1560-11-03 Annibale Carracci, Italian painter (d. 1609)
  • 1561-03-29 Santorio Sanctorius, Trieste Italy, physician/burned at stake/heretic
  • 1561-08-20 Jacopo Peri, Italian composer and singer who wrote the 1st recognized opera "Dafne", born in Rome (d. 1633)
  • 1561-11-21 Carolus Scribani, Italian/Flemish jesuit/author
  • 1563-10-13 Francesco Caracciolo, Italian religious founder/saint (Caracciolini)

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1564-02-15 Galileo Galilei, Italian astronomer, physicist and engineer who has been called the father of science, born in Pisa, Duchy of Florence, Italy (d. 1642)

Astronomer & Physicist Galileo Galilei
Astronomer & Physicist
Galileo Galilei
  • 1565-09-28 Alessandro Tassoni, Modena Italy, political writer (Rape of Bucket)
  • 1566-01-14 Angelo Notari, Italian composer, born in Padua (d. 1663)
  • 1567-05-15 Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi, Italian composer (L'Orfeo), born in Cremona, Duchy of Milan (d. 1643) baptism date
  • 1568-03-09 Aloysius "Luigi" van Gonzaga, Italian prince/jesuit/saint
  • 1568-09-05 Tommaso Campanella, Italian theologian, philosopher, and poet (d. 1639)
  • 1569-10-18 Giambattista Marini, Italian poet (d. 1625)
  • 1571-09-29 Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Italian artist (d. 1610)
  • 1574-09-18 Claudio Achillini, Italian lawyer/poet
  • 1574-10-21 Nicolò Rubini, Italian composer and cornettist, born in Crevalcore (d. 1625)
  • 1575-11-04 Guido Reni, Italian painter (d. 1642)
  • 1576-10-30 Enrico C Davila, Padua Italy, writer (Storia delguerre civili Francia)
  • 1577-02-06 Beatrice Cenci, Italian noblewoman executed for fratricide (d. 1599)
  • 1577-06-02 Giovanni Righi, Italian composer and friar, born in Fabriano (d. 1539)
  • 1577-09-06 Pietro Tacca, Italian sculptor/architect (Aanbidding of the Point)
  • 1577-10-17 Cristofano Allori, Italian painter (Judith)
  • 1578-02-09 Giambattista Andreini, Italian playwright/actor (L'adamo)
  • 1578-03-17 Francesco Albana, Italian painter (Mary's Ascension)
  • 1578-08-17 Francesco Albani, Italian painter (d. 1660)
  • 1581-02-17 Fausto Poli, Italian Catholic priest (d. 1653)
  • 1581-10-21 Domenico Zampieri, Italian painter (d. 1641)
  • 1582-05-01 Marco da Gagliano, Italian opera composer
  • 1582-12-23 Severo Bonini, Italian composer and monk, born in Florence (d. 1663)
  • 1585-03-13 Federico Cesi, Italian Naturalist and founder of the first modern scientific society, the Accademia dei Lincei, 1603, born in Rome, Italy
  • 1585-09-10 Ercole Porta, Italian church composer (d. 1630)
  • 1586-12-06 Niccolò Zucchi, Italian astronomer (d. 1670)
  • 1587-02-26 Stefano Landi, Italian composer (d. 1639)
  • 1587-09-18 Francesca Caccini, Italian composer (d. circa 1640)
  • 1590-07-13 Clement X, [Emilio Altieri], Italy, Pope (1670-76)
  • 1591-06-16 Joseph Solomon Delmedigo, Italian physician, mathematician, and music theorist (d. 1655)
  • 1593-07-08 Artemisia Gentileschi, Italian painter (d. 1653)
  • 1593-08-23 Fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Pianto d'Italia)
  • 1595-11-27 Alessandro Algardi, Italian sculptor/architect
  • 1596-09-03 Nicolo Amati, Italy, violin maker (Stradivari & Guarneri)
  • 1598-04-17 Giovanni Riccioli, Italian astronomer (d. 1671)
  • 1598-07-31 Alessandro Algardi, Italian sculptor and architect (d. 1654)
  • 1599-02-13 Alexander VII, [Fabio Chigi], Siena Italy, pope (1655-67)
  • 1599-09-25 Francesco Borromini, Italian architect (d. 1667)
  • 1599-11-11 Ottavio Piccolomini, Italian/Spanish marshal
  • 1600-01-28 Clement IX, [Giulio Rospigliosi], Pistoia, Italy, 238th pope (1667-69)
  • 1600-09-05 Loreto Vittori, Italian composer and mezzo-soprano singer, born in Spoleto (d. 1670) baptismal date
  • 1602-02-14 Pier Francesco Cavalli, Italian opera composer
  • 1603-06-17 Joseph of Cupertino, Italian saint (d. 1663)
  • 1607-11-28 Pietro Sforza, Italian theologist: Istoria del Concilio di Trento
  • 1608-01-28 Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, mathematician/astronomer, born in Naples, Italy
  • 1608-09-01 Giacomo Torelli, Italian stage designer and engineer, born in Fano, Italy
  • 1608-10-15 Evangelista Torricelli, Italian physicist (d. 1647)
  • 1609-08-29 Sassoferrato, [Giovanni B Salvi], Italian painter (Madonna)
  • 1610-04-22 Alexander VIII, [Pietro Ottoboni], Italy, lawyer/Pope (1689-91)
  • 1610-05-18 Stefano della Bella, Italian printmaker (d. 1664)
  • 1610-12-09 Baldassare Ferri, Italian castrato (d. 1680)

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Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 1,083

  • 1318-08-18 Clare of Montefalco, Italian Abbess and religious leader (born c. 1268)
  • 1321-09-14 Dante Alighieri, Italian poet (Divine Commedy), dies at 56
  • 1324-02-26 Dino Compagni, Italian silk seller/poet/chronicler, dies
  • 1331-01-14 Odoric, Italian explorer (b. 1286)
  • 1333-10-16 Nicolaas V, [Pietro Rainalducci], Italian anti-Pope (1328-30), dies
  • 1336-01-08 Giotto di Bondone, Italian Renaissance painter, dies at about 71
  • 1337-06-15 Angelus Clarenus/da Cingoli, Italian leader, dies
  • 1341-06-19 Juliana van Falconieri, Italian saint/Swedish tenor, dies
  • 1342-11-29 Michael of Cesena, Italian Franciscan leader (b. 1270)
  • 1348-07-07 John Andreae, Italian canonist, dies
  • 1357-07-13 Bartolus de Saxoferrato Italian jurist (b. 1313)
  • 1362-07-22 Louis of Durazzo, Italian soldier (b. 1324)
  • 1374-01-06 Andreas Corsini, Italian saint/bishop of Fiesole, dies
  • 1374-07-18 Francesco Petrarch, Italian poet (Italia Mia), dies at 69
  • 1374-07-19 Francesco Petrarca, [Petracco], Italian mountaineer/poet, dies at 69
  • 1375-12-21 Giovanni Boccaccio, Italian poet (Vita di Dante), dies
  • 1380-04-29 Catherine of Siena, Italian saint (b. 1347)
  • 1389-10-15 Urban VI, [Bartolomeo Prignano], Italian pope (1378-89), dies
  • 1397-09-02 Francesco Landini, Italian composer
  • 1399-10-05 Raymundus of Capua, Italian general, dies
  • 1406-11-06 Innocent VII, [Cosma de' Migliorati], Italian Pope (1404-06), dies
  • 1416-04-23 Blaise/Blasius of Parma, Italian astrologist/philosopher/algebra, dies
  • 1417-09-26 Francesco Zabarella, Italian jurist (b. 1360)
  • 1419-12-22 John XXIII, [Baldassare Cossa], Italian Pope (1410-15), dies
  • 1438-10-20 Jacopo di Piero della Quercia, Italian sculptor, dies at about 64
  • 1439-10-21 Traversari Ambrosius, Italian humanist/leader, dies at 53
  • 1440-03-09 St Frances of Rome, Italian nun (b. 1384)
  • 1443-05-09 Niccolo d'Albergati, Italian cardinal, dies
  • 1444-05-20 Bernardinus van Siena, Italian saint, dies at 63
  • 1447-02-23 Eugene IV, [Gabriele Condulmer], Italian Pope (1431-47), dies
  • 1450-10-23 Johannes van Capestrano, Italian saint, dies at 70
  • 1455-02-18 Fra Angelico, Italian monk/painter, dies
  • 1455-03-24 Nicholas V, [Tommaso Parentucelli], Italian Pope (1447-55), dies at 57
  • 1455-12-01 Lorenzo Ghiberti, Italian sculptor, dies at 77
  • 1456-01-08 St. Lawrence Justinian, Italian bishop and first Patriarch of Venice (b. 1381)
  • 1456-10-23 Giovanni da Capistrano, Italian saint (b. 1386)
  • 1457-05-22 Saint Rita of Cascia, Italian saint (b. 1381)
  • 1457-08-01 Laurentius Valla, Italian philosopher (Voluptate), dies at about 50
  • 1458-06-29 Mapheus Vegius, [Maffeo Vegio], Italian lawyer/humanist/poet, dies
  • 1459-05-02 Pierozzi Antoninus, Italian archbishop of Florence/saint, dies
  • 1463-06-04 Flavio Biondi, Italian writer (Rome instaurata), dies at about 65
  • 1464-08-15 Pius II, [Aenea S Piccolomini], Italian Pope (1458-64), dies at 58
  • 1466-03-08 Francesco Sforza, Italian condottiere/duke of Milan, dies at 64
  • 1471-07-26 Pope Paul II [Pietro Barbo], Italian Pope (1464-71), dies at 54
  • 1472-04-15 Leon B Alberti, Italian humanist/architect (Philodoxis), dies at 68
  • 1480-06-06 Vecchietta, Italian artist and architect
  • 1480-07-06 Antonio Squarcialupi, Italian composer and organist, dies at 64
  • 1481-09-21 Bartholomeus Platinum, Italian humanist/pontifical librarian, dies
  • 1482-02-10 Luca della Robbia, Italian sculptor (majolica reliefs), dies at 81
  • 1482-05-15 Paolo Toscanelli, Italian physician & mapmaker, dies
  • 1482-09-10 Federico da Montefeltro, Italian Renaissance condottiero and arts patron
  • 1488-07-18 Alvise Cadamosto, Italian explorer (b. 1432)
  • 1492-07-25 Innocent VII, [Giovanni B Cibo], Italian Pope (1484-92), dies
  • 1492-10-12 Piero della Francesca, Italian painter
  • 1494-01-11 Domenico Ghirlandaio, Italian artist (b. 1449)
  • 1494-09-24 Poliziano, Italian humanist (b. 1454)
  • 1494-10-22 Gian Galeazzo, Italian duke of Milan (1476-94), dies
  • 1494-11-08 Melozzo da Forli, Italian painter, dies at about 56
  • 1494-11-17 Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Italian philosopher (b. 1463)
  • 1494-12-20 Matteo Maria Boiardo, Italian poet
  • 1496-07-08 Benedetto Bonfiglio, Italian painter, dies
  • 1496-09-25 Piero Capponi, Italian soldier and statesman (b. 1447)
  • 1497-07-22 Francesco Botticini, Italian painter, dies at about 52
  • 1498-07-27 Vespasiano da' Bisticci, Italian book seller/writer, dies at about 77
  • 1499-10-01 Marsilio Ficino, Italian philosopher (b. 1433)
  • 1503-05-20 Lorenzo de Medici, Italian patron (b. 1463)
  • 1503-11-23 Bona of Savoy, Italian noblewoman (b. 1449)
  • 1504-04-18 Filippino Lippi, Italian renaissance painter, dies at about 52
  • 1506-09-13 Andrea Mantegna, Italian painter
  • 1507-04-02 Francis of Paola, Italian founder of the Order of the Minims (b. 1416)

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1508-05-27 Ludovico Sforza [il Moro], Italian duke of Milan, dies at 55

Duke of Milan Ludovico Sforza
Duke of Milan
Ludovico Sforza
  • 1509-05-20 Catharina Sforza, Italian duchess of Forli, dies at 45
  • 1510-05-25 Georges d'Amboise, French Roman Catholic cardinal, minister of state and viceroy in North Italy, dies at 49
  • 1510-10-25 Il Giorgione, [Giorgio del Castelfranco], Italian painter, dies at 32

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1512-02-22 Amerigo Vespucci, Italian explorer (America), dies at 60

  • 1512-08-02 Alessandro Achillini, Italian physician/philosopher, dies at 48

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1513-02-21 Julius II, Italian Pope (1503-13) and patron of Michelangelo, Bramante and Raphael, dies at 69

The Warrior Pope Julius II
The Warrior Pope
Julius II
  • 1514-03-11 Donato Bramante, Italian architect (b. 1444)
  • 1515-02-06 Aldus Manutius, Italian printer
  • 1515-11-05 Mariotto di Bigio di Bindo Albertinelli, Italian painter, dies at 41
  • 1517-10-31 Fra Bartolommeo, Italian artist (b. 1472)
  • 1518-08-26 Giberto X, Italian mister of Correggio/husband of Veronica Gambara

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1520-04-06 Raphael [Sanzio], Italian artist (Sistine Madonna, School of Athens), dies on his 37th birthday

Italian painter and architect Raphael
Italian painter and architect
Raphael

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1521-12-01 Leo X, [Giovanni de' Medici], Italian Pope (1513-21), dies at 45

Pope Leo X
Pope
Leo X
  • 1522-08-27 Giovanni A Amadei/Amadeo, Italian sculptor/architect, dies at about 75
  • 1525-04-03 Giovanni Rucellai, Italian poet (Le Api), dies at 49
  • 1527-08-03 Scaramuccia Trivulzio, Italian cardinal
  • 1528-07-30 Jacopo d'antonio Negreti Palma, Italian painter, dies at about 48
  • 1529-02-02 Baldassare Castiglione, Italian writer (b. 1478)
  • 1529-02-08 Baldassare Castiglione, Italian writer and diplomat (b. 1478)
  • 1530-04-24 Jacopo Sannazaro, Italian poet (De partu Virginis), dies
  • 1530-09-29 Andrea del Sato, [d'Agnolo di Franceszo], Italian painter, dies at 44
  • 1531-01-22 Andrea del Sarto, Italian painter, dies at 44
  • 1532-12-11 Pietro Accolti, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1455)
  • 1533-07-06 Ludovico Ariosto, Italian poet (Orlando Furioso), dies at 57
  • 1534-03-05 Antonio da Correggio, Italian painter (b. 1489)
  • 1534-08-09 Cardinal Cajetan, Italian theologian (b. 1470)
  • 1534-09-25 Clement VII, [Giulio de' Medici], Italian Pope (1523-34), dies at 56
  • 1535-03-01 Bernardo Accolti, [Unico Aretino], Italian writer (Virginia), dies
  • 1535-11-01 Francesco Sforza, Italian ruler (Milan), dies