Italian History (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 636

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1946-01-03 As a reward for his wartime cooperation, Governor Thomas E. Dewey commutes Charles "Lucky" Luciano's pandering sentence on condition that he does not resist deportation to Italy

NYC Gangster Charles
NYC Gangster
Charles "Lucky" Luciano
Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey
Governor of New York
Thomas E. Dewey
  • 1946-02-10 Charles "Lucky" Luciano is deported to Italy, and never returns to the United States
  • 1946-05-01 The Paris Peace Conference concludes that the islands of the Dodecanese should be returned to Greece by Italy.
  • 1946-05-09 King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy abdicates, replaced by his son Umberto II
  • 1946-06-02 Italian plebiscite chooses republic over monarchy (National Day)
  • 1946-06-10 Italian Republic established
  • 1946-06-13 King Umberto II of Italy abdicates
  • 1946-06-28 Enrico de Nicola becomes 1st President of Italy
  • 1947-02-01 Aleide de Gasperi forms Italian government of christian-dems & communists
  • 1947-02-10 Italy cedes most of Venezia Giulia to Yugoslavia
  • 1947-05-31 Italian government of Gasperi forms
  • 1947-12-22 Italian constituent assembly adopts new constitution
  • 1948-01-01 Italy adopts constitution
  • 1948-01-01 The Constitution of Italy comes into force.
  • 1948-03-07 The Dodecanese islands officially become part of Greece again, ending Italian rule.
  • 1948-05-11 Luigi Einaudi elected president of Italy
  • 1948-07-14 Palmiro Togliatti, leader of the Italian Communist Party, is shot near to the Italian Parliament.
  • 1948-07-25 35th Tour de France won by Gino Bartali of Italy
  • 1949-07-24 36th Tour de France won by Fausto Coppi of Italy
  • 1951-09-19 Italian civil servants strike for pay increase
  • 1951-12-24 United Kingdom of Libya gains independence from Italy via UN
  • 1952-07-19 39th Tour de France won by Fausto Coppi of Italy
  • 1954-01-18 Fanfani forms Italian government
  • 1954-01-30 Fanfani government of Italy resigns
  • 1954-02-09 Mario Scelba forms new government in Italy
  • 1954-07-31 First ascent of K2, by an Italian expedition led by Ardito Desio.
  • 1954-10-26 Trieste returned to Italy.
  • 1955-04-29 Giovanni Gronchi elected third president of Italy
  • 1955-06-22 Antonio Segni forms government in Italy
  • 1955-12-14 16 countries join the United Nations, including Austria, Finland, Italy, and Spain
  • 1956-01-26 7th Winter Olympic games open in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
  • 1956-02-05 7th Winter Olympic games close at Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
  • 1956-07-25 Italian liner Andrea Doria sinks after colliding with the Stockholm
  • 1957-03-10 Thousands of soccer fans riot in Italy
  • 1957-05-06 Italian government of Segni resigns
  • 1957-05-19 Adone Zoli forms Italian government
  • 1959-01-26 Italy government of Fanfani resigns
  • 1959-02-15 Antonio Segni forms Italian government

Film release premierFilm Premier

1960-02-03 "La Dolce Vita" directed by Federico Fellini and starring Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg has its film premiere in Italy

Actress Anita Ekberg
Actress
Anita Ekberg
Film director, Scriptwriter Federico Fellini
Film director, Scriptwriter
Federico Fellini
  • 1960-02-24 Italian government of Segni falls
  • 1960-03-25 Italian government Tambroni forms
  • 1960-06-26 Italian Somaliland declares independence from Italian administration
  • 1960-07-01 The independent Somali Democratic Republic, commonly known as Somalia, is formed out of former British and Italian territories
  • 1960-07-17 47th Tour de France won by Gastone Nencini of Italy
  • 1960-07-19 Italian government of Tambroni resigns
  • 1960-07-26 Italian government of Fanfani forms
  • 1960-09-11 17th Olympic games close in Rome Italy
  • 1960-12-13 Italy beats US in Davis cup (1st time in 24 years US not in finals)
  • 1960-12-28 49th Davis Cup: Australia beats Italy in Sydney (4-1)
  • 1961-05-27 Fiorentina of Italy win 1st European Cup Winner's Cup against Glasgow Rangers 4-2 in Florence (2nd leg)
  • 1961-09-10 Italian Grand Prix, a crash causes the death of German driver Wolfgang von Trips and 13 spectators hit by his Ferrari.
  • 1961-11-11 Congolese soldiers murder 13 Italian UN pilots
  • 1961-12-23 Train accident in Italy, 70 die
  • 1961-12-28 50th Davis Cup: Australia beats Italy in Melbourne (5-0)
  • 1962-04-05 St Bernard Tunnel finished-Swiss/Italians workers shake hands
  • 1962-05-06 Antonio Segni elected president of Italy
  • 1962-05-11 Antonio Segni becomes president of Italy
  • 1962-08-14 French & Italian workers break through at Mont Blanc Vehicular Tunnel
  • 1962-09-05 Atletico Madrid of Spain win 2nd European Cup Winner's Cup against ACF Fiorentina of Italy 3-0 in Stuttgart (replay)
  • 1962-10-27 The plane of Enrico Mattei, Italian industry's most relevant figure, crashes in mysterious circumstances.

Film release premierFilm Premier

1963-02-14 "81/2" a film directed by Federico Fellini premieres in Italy, starring Marcello Mastroianni.

Film director, Scriptwriter Federico Fellini
Film director, Scriptwriter
Federico Fellini
  • 1963-02-16 1st round-trip swim of Strait of Messina, Italy (Mary Revell of US)
  • 1963-10-09 Vaiont Dam disaster, landslide creates 50 million cubic metre wave killing around 2,000 in the Piave Valley in Northern Italy
  • 1963-10-10 Dam bursts in Italy, 3,000+ die

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1963-12-04 Aldo Moro forms Italian government (1963-1968)

Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro
Italian Prime Minister
Aldo Moro
  • 1964-02-27 The government of Italy asks for help to keep the Leaning Tower of Pisa from toppling over.
  • 1964-03-21 9th Eurovision Song Contest: Gigliola Cinquetti for Italy wins singing "Non ho l'eta" in Copenhagen
  • 1964-08-26 Italian Communist Party selects Luigi Longo as chairman
  • 1964-10-04 Italian Autostrada del Sol opens at Milan-Naples
  • 1964-12-06 President Segni of Italy resigns
  • 1965-04-02 Hochhuths play "Stellvertreter" banned in Italy
  • 1965-07-14 52nd Tour de France won by Felice Gimondi of Italy
  • 1965-07-16 Mont Blanc Road tunnel between France & Italy opens
  • 1966-05-20 19th Cannes Film Festival: "A Man and a Woman" directed by Claude Lelouch and "The Birds, the Bees and the Italians" directed by Pietro Germi jointly awarded the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • 1966-11-04 Flooding of Arno River (Italy) destroys countless art works, kills 113
  • 1968-05-23 AC Milan of Italy win 8th European Cup Winner's Cup against Hamburger SV of West Germany 2-0 in Rotterdam
  • 1968-06-08 UEFA European Championship: Italy defeat Yugoslavia 2-0 in Rome
  • 1968-09-28 Alberto Giolani of Italy roller skates record 23.133 miles in 1 hr
  • 1970-06-21 FIFA World Cup: Brazil beats Italy, 4-1 to win Football's 9th World Cup in Mexico City
  • 1970-07-15 Denmark beats Italy 2-0 in 1st world female soccer championship
  • 1970-08-06 Italian government of Mariano Rumor resigns
  • 1970-10-01 63 arrested in riot to buy Rolling Stone tickets in Milano, Italy

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1972-02-17 Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti receives record 17 curtain calls after his performance in "La fille du régiment" at New York's Metropolitan Opera

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti
  • 1972-02-18 Giulio Andreotti sworn in as premier of Italy for the 1st time
  • 1972-11-30 Illegal fireworks factory explodes killing 15 (Rome, Italy)
  • 1973-05-16 AC Milan of Italy win 13th European Cup Winner's Cup against Leeds of England 1-0 in Saloniki
  • 1973-07-04 In audience with Italian cyclists, Pope Paul VI praises athletes who "offer the magnificent show of a healthy, strong, generous youth"
  • 1973-11-22 The Italian Fascist organization Ordine Nuovo is disbanded.
  • 1974-02-18 NASA launches Italian satellite San Marcos C-2 (235/843 km)
  • 1974-03-06 An Italian loses a record $1,920,000 at roulette in Monte Carlo
  • 1974-04-18 Red Brigade kidnaps Italian attorney general Mario Sossi
  • 1974-05-08 FC Magdenburg of East Germany win 14th European Cup Winner's Cup against AC Milan of Italy 2-0 in Rotterdam
  • 1974-05-23 Italian Red Brigade officer Mario Sossi freed
  • 1974-05-28 Italian fascists bomb demonstrators in Brescia, 6 killed
  • 1974-06-10 Rumor's government in Italy resigns
  • 1975-02-18 Italy broadens abortion law
  • 1975-06-16 Italy's Communist party PCI, wins
  • 1976-05-06 An earthquake strikes Friuli in Northern Italy, causing 989 deaths and the destruction of entire villages.
  • 1976-06-21 Berlinguers PCI wins election in Italy

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 1,446

  • 1808-06-28 Cristina di Trivulzio di Belgioioso, Italian princess/politician
  • 1810-08-10 Camilio Benso di Cavour, Turin Italy, PM
  • 1811-03-30 Angelo Catelani, Italian composer/conductor
  • 1811-06-21 Carlo Matteucci, Italian physicist (d. 1868)
  • 1812-02-19 Lauro Rossi, Italian composer (I falsi monetari), born in Macerata (d. 1885)
  • 1812-11-04 Aleardo [Gaetano] Aleardi, Italian/East poet (Lettere a Maria)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1813-10-10 Giuseppe Verdi, Italian opera composer (Rigoletto, La traviata), born in Busseto (d. 1901)

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi
  • 1815-08-16 John Bosco, Italian priest and educator (d. 1888)
  • 1817-03-01 Giovanni Duprè, Italian sculptor (d. 1882)
  • 1817-05-11 Fanny Cerrito, Italian ballet dancer (d. 1909)
  • 1818-10-04 Francesco Crispi, Italian minister of War/premier
  • 1819-01-06 Baldassare Verazzi, Italian painter (d. 1886)
  • 1820-03-04 Francesco Bentivegna, Italian revolutionary (d. 1856)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1820-03-14 Victor Emmanuel II, King of Sardinia (1849-61) and Italy (1861-78), born in Torino, Italy (d. 1878)

King of Sardinia and Italy Victor Emmanuel II
King of Sardinia and Italy
Victor Emmanuel II

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1820-05-12 Florence Nightingale, British nurse (Crimean War), born in Florence, Italy (d. 1910)

  • 1821-12-22 Giovanni Bottesini, Italian Romantic composer, conductor and a double bass virtuoso, born in Crema, Lombardy (d. 1889)
  • 1824-05-11 Jean-Léon Gérôme, French painter and sculptor (d. 1904), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1826-06-06 Sarah Parker Remond, US/Italian abolitionist
  • 1826-07-13 Stanislao Cannizzaro, Italian chemist (Reaction of Cannizzaro)
  • 1826-10-22 Guglielmo Quarenghi, Italian composer and cellist, (d. 1882)
  • 1826-11-24 Collodi, [Carlo Lorenzini], Italian author (Pinocchio)
  • 1827-09-05 Goffredo Mameli, Italian poet and writer (d. 1849)
  • 1827-09-30 Carlo A Alfieri, Italian MP (Liberal)
  • 1828-03-01 Vittorio Bersezio, [Carlo Nugelli], Italian playwright
  • 1828-04-21 Hippolyte Taine, French philosopher/historian (Voyage in Italy)
  • 1828-07-09 Luigi Oreglia di Santo Stefano, Italian Catholic churchman (d. 1913)
  • 1830-12-07 Luigi Cremona, Italian mathematician/minister of Education
  • 1831-03-15 Daniel Comboni, Italian missionary (d. 1881)
  • 1831-10-31 Paolo Mantegazza, Italian neurologist (d. 1910)
  • 1832-09-04 Antonio Agliardi, Italian diplomat (d. 1915)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1833-09-20 Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Italian journalist, soldier and pacifist (Nobel Peace Prize 1907), born in Milan, Lombardy (d. 1918)

Italian Pacifist Ernesto Teodoro Moneta
Italian Pacifist
Ernesto Teodoro Moneta
  • 1834-08-31 Amilcare Ponchielli, Paderno Italy, composer (I Lituani)
  • 1835-02-20 Allessandro d'Ancona, Italian philologist
  • 1835-03-14 Giovanni Schiaparelli, Italian astronomer (discovered canals of Mars), born in Savigliano, Italy (d. 1910)
  • 1835-07-27 Giosuè Carducci, Italian writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1907)
  • 1835-11-16 Eugenio Beltrami, Cremona Lombardy, Italian Mathematician (non-Euclidean geometry)
  • 1835-11-18 Cesare Lombroso, Italian psychiatrist/criminologist
  • 1838-03-01 Gabriele dell' Addolorata, [Francesco Possenti], Italian priest
  • 1838-10-06 Giuseppe Cesare Abba, Italian patriot and writer (d. 1910)
  • 1839-05-27 Luigi Capuana, Sicilian author/critic (Roccaverdina)
  • 1840-03-08 Franco Faccio, Italian composer/conductor
  • 1840-09-02 Giovanni Verga, Italian writer (Eros)
  • 1840-10-30 Carlotta Patti, Italian soprano
  • 1842-04-25 Antonio Fogazzarro, Italian writer/poet (Il santo/Leila)
  • 1842-10-27 Giovanni Giolitti, 5x premier of Italy (1892..1921)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1843-07-07 Camillo Golgi, Italian physician and medical researcher (Nobel Prize in Medicine-1906), born in Corteno, Kingdom of Lombardy–Venetia, Austrian Empire (d. 1926)

Physician and Nobel Laureate Camillo Golgi
Physician and Nobel Laureate
Camillo Golgi
  • 1844-03-14 King Umberto I, of Italy (1878-1900)
  • 1844-07-31 Ignazio Guidi, Italian orientalist/archaeologist
  • 1846-02-24 Luigi Denza, Italian composer (Funiculì, Funiculà) born in Castellammare di Stabia (d. 1922)
  • 1846-03-03 Desiderio FA Pietri, Italian baker/marathon runner Dorando's father
  • 1846-06-19 Antonio Abetti, Italian astronomer (d. 1928)
  • 1846-10-21 Edmondo de Amicis, Italian writer (Cuore)
  • 1847-02-14 Maria Pia of Italy, queen of Portugal (d. 1911)
  • 1847-10-21 Guiseppe Giacosa, Italian songwriter (libretti opera Puccini)
  • 1847-10-31 Galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist (2-fasenmotor)
  • 1848-07-15 Vilfredo F D Pareto, Italian economist/sociologist
  • 1850-05-21 Giuseppe Mercalli, Italian volcanologist (d. 1914)
  • 1850-09-04 Luigi Cadorna, Italian fieldmarshal/earl (WW I-Caporetto)
  • 1851-11-20 Queen Margherita of Italy (d. 1926)
  • 1852-08-22 Alfredo Oriani, Italian writer (Political Struggle in Italy)
  • 1853-01-12 Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro, Italian mathematician (tensor analysis)
  • 1854-04-21 Eusapia Palladino, Italian spiritual medium, born in Minervino Murge, Apulia (d. 1918)
  • 1855-09-29 Michele Esposito, Italian composer who worked in Ireland, born in Castellamare di Stabia (d. 1929)
  • 1855-12-31 Giovanni Pascoli, Italian classicist/poet
  • 1856-01-12 John Singer Sargent, American painter (Wyndham Sisters), born in Florence, Italy (d. 1925)
  • 1856-03-07 Matilde Serao, [Tuffolina], Italian writer (Land of Cockayne)
  • 1857-03-08 Ruggero Leoncavallo, Italian composer (I pagliacci/Zaza), born in Naples, Italy (d. 1919)
  • 1857-05-31 Pius XI, [Ambrogio DA Ratti], Italy, 259th Pope (1922-39)
  • 1858-01-15 Giovanni Segantini, Italy, painter
  • 1858-04-01 Gaetano Mosca, Italian sociologist (Circulation of Elite)
  • 1858-06-20 Medardo Rosso, Italian sculptor (portraits)
  • 1858-08-27 Giuseppe Peanoin Cuneo, Piemonte Italy, mathematician
  • 1858-09-27 Giuseppe Peano, Italian mathematician, founder of symbolic logic

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1858-12-22 Giacomo Puccini, Italian opera composer (La bohème, Tosca, Madame Butterfly), born in Lucca, Italy (d. 1924)

Composer Giacomo Puccini
Composer
Giacomo Puccini
  • 1859-10-03 Elenora Duse, Italy, actress (Hedda Gabler)
  • 1859-10-18 Paolo Orsi, Rovereto, Italian Archaeologist (Sicilian excavations)
  • 1860-05-03 Vito Volterra, Italian mathematician (d. 1940)
  • 1860-05-19 Victor E Orlando, Italy's premier (1917-19)
  • 1861-12-05 Armando V Diaz, Italian marshal/minister of War (1922-24)
  • 1861-12-19 Italo Svevo, Trieste Austria, Italian novelist (La Coscienza di Zeno)
  • 1862-12-14 Alexander V Amfiteatrov, Russian/French/Italian writer [OS]
  • 1862-12-26 Alexander V Amfiteatrov, Russian/French/Italian writer [NS]
  • 1863-03-12 Gabriele D'Annunzio, Italy, writer/military hero (Intruder)
  • 1863-12-07 Pietro Mascagni, Italian composer/fascist (Cavalleria Rusticana)
  • 1863-12-31 Alfredo Panzini, Italian author (Dizionario Moderno)
  • 1864-06-29 Pietro Bonfante, Italian lawyer (Roman law)
  • 1865-06-26 Bernard Berenson, art critic (Italian Painters of the Renaissance)
  • 1865-08-14 Guido Castelnuovo, Italian mathematician (d. 1952)
  • 1865-09-08 Adolfo Albertazzi, Italian writer (Amore & Amore, Top)
  • 1866-02-25 Benedetto Croce, Italy, humanist/historian/editor/philosopher
  • 1866-04-01 Ferruccio Busoni, Italian pianist/composer/conductor (Arlecchino), born in Empoli (d. 1924)
  • 1866-07-23 Francesco Cilea, Italian composer (L'arlesiana), born in Palmi (d. 1950)
  • 1866-08-13 Giovanni Agnelli, Italian industrialist (d. 1945)
  • 1866-09-27 Eurosia Fabris, Italian Catholic Blessed (d. 1932)
  • 1867-03-25 Arturo Toscanini, Parma Italy, temperamental conductor (NBC)
  • 1867-06-28 Luigi Pirandello, Italy, writer (6 Characters-Nobel 1934)
  • 1869-01-13 Emanuele F, duke of Aosta, Italian general (WW I)/fascist
  • 1869-11-11 Victor Emmanuel III, King of Italy (1900-46)/Ethiopia
  • 1869-11-11 Gaetano Bresci, Italian-American anarchist (d. 1901)
  • 1870-02-03 Ada Negri, Italian poet/author (Il Libro di Mara)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 401 - 500 of 1,082

  • 1672-06-17 Orazio Benevoli, Italian composer, dies at 67
  • 1673-03-15 Salvatore Rosa, Italian painter (Baroque)/poet/music/actor, dies at 57
  • 1674-01-12 Giacomo Carissimi, Italian bandmaster/composer (Jephta), dies at 68
  • 1676-01-14 Pier Francesco Cavalli, Italian (opera)composer, dies at 73
  • 1676-01-17 Pier Francesco Cavalli, Italian opera composer, dies at 73
  • 1676-07-22 Clement X, [Emilio Altieri], Italian Pope (1670-76), dies at 86
  • 1678-06-17 Giacomo Torelli, Italian stage designer, engineer and architect dies at 69
  • 1679-12-31 Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Italian physiologist and physicist (b. 1608)
  • 1680-09-10 Baldassare Ferri, Italian castrato (b. 1610)
  • 1680-10-16 Raimondo Montecuccoli, Italian-Austrian general (b. 1608 or 1609)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1680-11-28 Giovanni Bernini, Italian sculptor/painter, dies at 81

Baroque Sculptor Giovanni Bernini
Baroque Sculptor
Giovanni Bernini
  • 1682-02-25 Alessandro Stradella, Italian violist/composer, murdered at 37

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1684-07-26 Elena Cornaro Piscopia, Italian mathematician and the 1st woman to receive an academic degree from a university, dies of tuberculosis at 38

Philosopher and Mathematician Elena Cornaro Piscopia
Philosopher and Mathematician
Elena Cornaro Piscopia
  • 1685-07-23 Pietro Reggio, Italian composer and musician, dies at 53
  • 1685-08-08 Sassoferrato, [Giovanni B Salvi], Italian painter (Madonna), dies at 75
  • 1686-02-24 Ferdinando Tacca, Italian painter/son of Pietro Tacca, dies at 66
  • 1686-07-10 Ercole Ferrata, Italian sculptor/restauranteur, dies at 76
  • 1687-03-22 Jean-Baptiste Lully, Paris, Italian-born French baroque composer, dies at 54
  • 1687-10-13 Geminiano Montanari, Italian astronomer (b. 1633)
  • 1689-08-12 Innocent XI, [Benedetto Odescalchi], Italian, Pope (1676-89), dies at 78
  • 1690-05-27 Giovanni Legrenzi, Italian composer, dies at 63
  • 1691-02-01 Alexander VIII, [Pietro Ottoboni], Italian Pope (1689-91), dies at 80
  • 1691-02-08 Carlo Rainaldi, Italian architect and composer, dies at 79
  • 1694-01-06 Francesco Morosini, Italian army general, dies
  • 1697-01-06 Carlo Mannelli, Italian composer, dies at 56
  • 1697-03-01 Francesco Redi, Italian physician (b. 1626)
  • 1700-01-07 Raffaello Fabretti, Italian antiquarian (b. 1618)
  • 1701-03-28 Domenico Guidi, Italian sculptor, dies at 75
  • 1703-09-22 Vincenzo Viviani, Italian mathematician and scientist (b. 1622)
  • 1705-01-12 Luca Giordano, Italian artist (b. 1634)
  • 1707-09-24 Vincenzo da Filicaja, Italian poet (b. 1642)
  • 1709-02-08 Giuseppe Torelli, Italian composer, dies at 50
  • 1711-03-15 Eusebio Kino, Italian Catholic missionary (b. 1645)
  • 1712-09-14 Jean [Giovanni] D Cassini, Italian/French astronomer, dies
  • 1713-06-13 Arcangelo Corelli, Italian violinist/composer, dies at about 49
  • 1714-11-05 Bernardino Ramazzini, Italian physician (b. 1633)
  • 1717-07-21 Niccolo Amenta, Italian poet (La Gostanza), dies
  • 1718-01-06 Giovanni Vincenzo Gravina, Italian writer and jurist (b. 1664)
  • 1718-12-09 Vincenzo Coronelli, Italian cartographer and encylopaedist (b. 1650)
  • 1721-03-19 Clement XI [Giovanni F Albani], Italian pope (ruled 1700-21), dies at 71
  • 1723-02-02 Antonio M Valsalva, Italian anatomist, dies at 66
  • 1725-10-22 Alessandro Scarlatti, Italian baroque composer (Tigrane), dies at 65
  • 1728-02-12 Agostino Steffani, Italian/German diplomat/composer, dies at 73
  • 1728-03-08 Gian M Crescimbeni, Italian literary/critic (Arcadia), dies at 64
  • 1729-03-02 Francesco Bianchini, Italian philosopher and scientist (b. 1662)
  • 1729-12-01 Giacomo F. Maraldi, French-Italian astronomer (b. 1665)
  • 1731-01-27 Bartolomeo Cristofori, Italian instrument maker - considered the inventor of the piano, dies at 75
  • 1736-01-31 Filippo Juvara, Italian architect (b. 1678)
  • 1736-03-16 Giovanni B Pergolesi, Italian composer (Stabat Mater), dies at 26
  • 1736-12-21 Alessandro Galilei, Italian architect (Cappella Corsini), dies at 45
  • 1737-02-03 Tommaso Ceva, Italian Mathematician (b. 1648)
  • 1737-12-18 Antonio Stradivari, renowned violin-maker, dies in Cremona Italy at 93
  • 1739-01-20 Francesco Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect/designer (b. 1659)
  • 1740-01-05 Antonio Lotti, Italian opera composer, dies at about 72
  • 1740-02-29 Pietro Ottoboni, Italian cardinal (b. 1667)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1741-07-28 Antonio Vivaldi, Italian Baroque composer (The Four Seasons), dies at 63

Violin Virtuoso & Composer Antonio Vivaldi
Violin Virtuoso & Composer
Antonio Vivaldi
  • 1742-05-11 Francesco Stradivari, Italian violin maker/son of Antonius, dies at 70
  • 1742-06-08 Omobono Stradivari, Italian violin maker/son of Antonius, dies at 62
  • 1742-07-04 Guido Grandi, Italian mathematician (b. 1671)
  • 1742-07-12 Evaristo EF dall' Abaco, Italian cellist/composer, dies on 67th birthday
  • 1743-01-03 Ferdinando Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect and designer (b. 1657)
  • 1743-02-01 Giuseppe Ottavio Pitoni, Italian composer, dies at 85
  • 1744-01-23 Giambattista Vico, Italian philosopher and historian (b. 1668)
  • 1744-01-25 Domenico Natale Sarro, Italian opera composer, dies at 64
  • 1744-08-19 Carlo Arrigoni, Italian composer and musician, dies at 46
  • 1745-02-18 Nicola Fago, Italian baroque composer, dies at 67
  • 1747-07-09 Giovanni Battista Bononcini, Italian opera-composer, dies at 76
  • 1749-06-16 Johann Baptista Ruffini, Italian trader (b. 1672)
  • 1750-01-17 Tomaso Albinioni, Italian composer (Adagio in G Minor), dies at 78
  • 1752-06-16 Giulio Alberoni, Spanish/Italian minister/cardinal, dies at 88
  • 1754-04-15 Jacopo Riccati, Italian mathematician (b. 1676)
  • 1754-04-28 Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, Italian Rococo painter of religious subjects and genre scenes (Fortune Teller), dies at 72
  • 1755-02-11 Francesco Scipione, marchese di Maffei, Italian archaeologist (b. 1675)
  • 1756-04-10 Giacomo Antonio Perti, Italian composer, dies at 94
  • 1757-07-23 Domenico Scarlatti, Italian composer and harpsichordist (La Silvia), dies at 71
  • 1757-09-28 Andrea Zani, Italian composer and violinist, dies at 60
  • 1759-09-04 Girolamo Chiti, Italian composer and music theorist, dies at 80
  • 1764-03-30 Pietro Antonio Locatelli, Italian violinist/composer, dies at 68
  • 1764-05-03 Francesco Algarotti, Italian earl/encyclopedist, dies at 53
  • 1765-10-21 Giovanni Paolo Pannini/Panini, Italian painter/architect, dies at 73
  • 1767-12-09 Benedetto Alfieri, Italian architect (San Giovanni Battista), dies
  • 1768-03-14 Vigilio Blasio Faitello, Italian composer, dies at 58
  • 1768-03-18 Lawrence Sterne, writer (Sentimental Journey France & Italy), dies
  • 1768-04-19 Filippo della Valle, Italian sculptor, dies at about 70
  • 1768-04-19 Giovanni Antonio Canal [Canaletto], Italian painter and printmaker (Rialto), dies at 70
  • 1768-10-31 Francesco Maria Veracini, Italian opera composer, dies at 78
  • 1768-12-20 Carlo Innocenzio Maria Frugoni, Italian poet (b. 1692)
  • 1770-02-26 Giuseppe Tartini, Italian composer/violinist, dies at 77
  • 1770-03-27 Giovanni B Tiepolo, Italian painter (Banquet of Cleopatra), dies at 73
  • 1770-04-28 Marie AC de Camargo, Spanish/Italian/Belgian dancer, dies at 60
  • 1771-12-06 Giovanni Battista Morgagni, Italian anatomist (b. 1682)
  • 1772-05-22 Durastante Natalucci, Italian historian (b. 1687)
  • 1773-03-01 Luigi Vanvitelli, [Louis van Wittel], Italian architect, dies at 72
  • 1775-06-11 Egidio Romoaldo Duni, Italian composer, dies at 67
  • 1775-11-24 Lorenzo Ricci, Italian Jesuit leader (b. 1703)
  • 1775-11-29 Lorenzo Somis, Italian composer and violinist, dies at 87
  • 1778-02-20 Laura Bassi, Italian scholar (b. 1711)
  • 1778-11-09 Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian etcher, dies at 58
  • 1778-11-20 Francesco Cetti, Italian Jesuit scientist (b. 1726)
  • 1779-04-06 Tommaso MFS Traetta, Italian opera composer (Farnace), dies at 52