Italian History (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 636

  • 1976-07-30 Giulio Andreotti sworn in as premier of Italy for the 2nd time
  • 1976-12-19 65th Davis Cup: Italy beats Chile in Santiago (4-1)
  • 1977-12-04 66th Davis Cup: Australia beats Italy in Sydney (3-1)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1978-03-16 Red Brigade kidnaps former premier Aldo Moro in Italy, 5 killed

Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro
Italian Prime Minister
Aldo Moro
  • 1978-04-15 43 die as 2 express trains collide head-on south of Bologna, Italy
  • 1978-05-18 Italy legalizes abortion
  • 1978-06-15 Italy's pres Leone resigns due to Lockheed affair
  • 1978-07-08 Alessandro Pertini elected President of Italy
  • 1979-08-04 Italian government of Cossiga begins
  • 1979-12-16 68th Davis Cup: USA beats Italy in San Francisco (5-0)
  • 1980-06-27 Italian plane crashes into Tyrrheense Sea, kills 81
  • 1980-08-02 Fascist bomb attack on Bologna Italy train station, 86 killed
  • 1980-08-20 Reinhold Messner of Italy is 1st to solo ascent Mt Everest
  • 1980-11-23 4,800 die in series of earthquakes that devastated southern Italy
  • 1980-12-07 69th Davis Cup: Czechoslovakia beats Italy in Prague (4-1)
  • 1981-05-26 The Italian Prime Minister Arnaldo Forlani and his coalition cabinet resign following a scandal over membership of the pseudo-masonic lodge P2 (Propaganda Due).
  • 1981-07-22 Turkish terrorist Mehmet Ali Agca sentenced in a Rome, Italy court to life
  • 1981-08-27 Divers begin to recover a safe found aboard sunken Italian liner Andrea Doria
  • 1982-01-28 US Gen Dozier freed from Red Brigade of Padua Italy
  • 1982-01-28 Italian police rescue, James Dozier, a US Brigadier General, held hostage by the Red Brigade for 6 weeks
  • 1982-07-11 FIFA World Cup: Italy beats West Germany 3-1 for football's 12th World Cup in Madrid
  • 1982-07-31 Finland, Italy, Germany, Austria & France form American European Football Federation (AEFF)
  • 1982-09-24 US, Italian & French peacekeeping troops begin arriving in Lebanon
  • 1983-07-14 Mario Bros. is first released by Nintendo in Japan as an arcade game about an Italian-American plumber
  • 1983-08-04 Bettino Craxi sworn in as premier of Italy
  • 1984-01-23 Greatest unpaced 1-hr bicycle distance, F Moser (Italy), 51.15 km
  • 1984-02-18 Revised concordat between Italy & Vatican signed
  • 1984-05-16 Juventus of Italy win 24th European Cup Winner's Cup against Porto of Portugal 2-1 in Basel
  • 1985-07-19 The Val di Stava Dam collapse killing 268 people in Val di Stava, Italy.
  • 1985-10-07 PLO terrorists sieze Italian cruise liner Achille Lauro
  • 1985-10-10 US fighter jets force Egyptian plane carrying hijackers of Italian ship Achille Lauro to land in Italy, gunmen are placed in custody
  • 1986-09-30 Mordechai Vanunu, who revealed details of Israel covert nuclear program to British media, was kidnapped in Rome, Italy.
  • 1987-06-15 Bettino Craxi's Socialist Party wins election in Italy
  • 1987-07-02 Nilde Iotti is named as the first female President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies.
  • 1987-08-28 2nd World Championships in Athletics open at Rome, Italy
  • 1987-09-06 2nd World Championships in Athletics close at Rome, Italy
  • 1987-09-15 Italy sends a naval contingent to the Persian Gulf
  • 1988-04-13 Italian government of De Mita forms
  • 1988-06-12 Andy Hampton is 1st American to win Round of Italy
  • 1988-08-28 70 killed in crash of three Italian air force fighters at air show at Ramstein, Germany
  • 1989-04-27 Mandatory seatbelt law goes into effect in Italy
  • 1989-05-10 FC Barcelona of Spain win 29th European Cup Winner's Cup against Sampdoria of Italy 1-0 in Bern
  • 1990-04-16 94th Boston Marathon: Gelindo Bordin of Italy 1st man in 2:08:19 and Rosa Mota of Portugal 1st woman in 2:25:24
  • 1990-05-05 35th Eurovision Song Contest: Toto Cutugno for Italy wins singing "Insieme: 1992" in Zagreb
  • 1990-05-09 Sampdoria of Italy win 30th European Cup Winner's Cup against Anderlecht of Belgium 2-0 in Gothenburg
  • 1990-07-07 FIFA World Cup: Italy beats England 2-1 in football's World Cup Third Place game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991-01-18 Longest tennis match at the Australian Open, Boris Becker beats Italy's Omar Camporese in 5 hours & 11 mins

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
Tennis Player Omar Camporese
Tennis Player
Omar Camporese
  • 1991-03-04 Iraq releases 6 US, 3 British & 1 Italian POW

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1991-04-06 Argentine soocer star Diego Maradona suspended for 15 month by Italian League for testing positive for cocaine use

Football Legend Diego Maradona
Football Legend
Diego Maradona
  • 1991-04-10 Boat rams a tanker in Livorno Italy fog, killing about 138
  • 1991-05-09 Italian actress Laura Antonelli found guilty of cocaine possession (conviction overturned 2006)
  • 1991-08-01 Italian/Argentine Soccer star Diego Maradona retires
  • 1991-09-19 Ötzi the Iceman, 3,300 BCE old mummy discovered by German tourists in Italian alps
  • 1992-04-28 Italian President Francesco Cossiga formally resigns
  • 1992-05-15 Colombo '92 opens in Genoa Italy
  • 1992-05-25 Oscar Luigi Scalfaro elected president of Italy
  • 1992-06-28 Italian government of Amato forms
  • 1992-08-15 Colombo '92 closes in Genoa Italy
  • 1993-04-28 Carlo Ciampi forms Italian government with ex-communists
  • 1993-05-12 Parma of Italy win 33rd European Cup Winner's Cup against Royal Antwerp of Belgium 3-1 in London
  • 1993-05-18 Italian police arrest Mafia boss Benedetto "Nitto" Santapaola
  • 1994-01-13 Italian government of Carlo Ciampi resigns
  • 1994-03-28 Italy's right-wing alliance under Silvio Berlusconi wins election
  • 1994-05-04 Arsenal of England win 34th European Cup Winner's Cup against Parma of Italy 1-0 in Copenhagen
  • 1994-05-10 Silvio Berlusconi forms Italian government with 5 neo-fascists
  • 1994-07-17 FIFA World Cup: Brazil beats Italy 3-2 on penalties, in football's 15th World Cup in Pasadena
  • 1994-07-29 Corrupt Italian ex-premier Craxi gets 8½ year jail sentenced
  • 1994-12-22 Italian government of Silvio Berlusconi resigns
  • 1995-03-01 Ukraine premier Vitaly Massol resigns
  • 1996-11-03 27th NYC Marathon won by Giacomo Leone of Italy in 2:09:54
  • 1997-01-10 Italy's new 1,000 lire coin shows divided Germany on map
  • 1997-09-26 An earthquake strikes the Italian regions of Umbria and the Marche, causing part of the Basilica of St. Francis at Assisi to collapse.
  • 1997-10-09 Nobel prize for literature awarded to Italian playwright Dario Fo
  • 1998-02-03 US military plane clips cable car lines in northern Italy, kills 20
  • 1998-02-12 250-car Italy pile-up due to fog, 4 die & 50 hurt
  • 1998-08-02 85th Tour de France won by Marco Pantani of Italy
  • 1998-12-06 87th Davis Cup: Sweden beats Italy in Milan (4-1)
  • 1999-05-19 Lazio of Italy win 39th European Cup Winner's Cup against Mallorca of Spain 2-1 in Birmingham

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1999-05-28 In Milan, Italy, after 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece "The Last Supper" is put back on display.

Painter, Scientist & Visionary Leonardo da Vinci
Painter, Scientist & Visionary
Leonardo da Vinci

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2000-05-01 Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli sings for Pope John Paul II in Rome

Italian Tenor Andrea Bocelli
Italian Tenor
Andrea Bocelli
264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 2000-06-13 Italy pardons Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish gunman who tried to kill Pope John Paul II in 1981.
  • 2000-07-02 UEFA European Championship: France defeat Italy 2-1 in Rotterdam
  • 2001-05-13 Silvio Berlusconi's right-wing "House of Freedoms" coalition wins the Italian general election.
  • 2001-06-30 ENI of Italy signs a $550 million contract to develop Iran's Darquain field, expected to produce 160,000 barrels of petroleum per day
  • 2001-07-20 Italy: The 27th Annual G8 summit opens in Genoa. An Italian protester in Genoa, Carlo Giuliani, is shot by police.
  • 2001-10-08 A twin engine Cessna and Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) jetliner collide in heavy fog during takeoff from Milan, Italy killing 118.
  • 2003-03-13 The journal Nature reports that 350,000-year-old footprints of an upright-walking human have been found in Italy
  • 2003-07-02 Silvio Berlusconi, Prime Minister of Italy, insults German MP Martin Schulz by calling him a "kapo" during a session of the European Parliament.
  • 2003-11-12 Iraq war: In Nasiriya, Iraq, at least 23 people, among them the first Italian casualties of the 2003 Iraq war are killed in a suicide bomb attack on an Italian police base.
  • 2005-03-04 The car of released Italian hostage Giuliana Sgrena is fired on by US soldiers in Iraq, causing the death of an Italian Secret Service Agent and injuring two passengers.
  • 2005-04-25 The final piece of the Obelisk of Axum is returned to Ethiopia after being stolen by the invading Italian army in 1937.
  • 2005-11-17 Italy's choice of national anthem, Il Canto degli Italiani, becomes official in law for the first time, almost 60 years after it was provisionally chosen following the birth of the republic.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • 2006-07-09 FIFA World Cup: Italy beats France 5-3 on penalties for football's 18th World Cup in Berlin
  • 2006-11-27 Francesco Cossiga, Italian politician and former President of the Italian Republic, resigned from his position as lifetime senator.
  • 2007-02-21 Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi resigns from office. His resignation is rejected by the President of Italy, Giorgio Napolitano.
  • 2008-11-14 Italy plunges into recession, its first since the start of 2005, after GDP contracts a steeper-than-expected 0.5% in the third quarter
  • 2008-11-14 Eurozone officially slips into recession for the first time since its creation in 1999, pushed down by recessions in Germany and Italy
  • 2009-04-06 A 6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes near L'Aquila, Italy, killing at least 253.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 1,446


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1870-08-31 Maria Montessori, Italian educator (spontaneous response), born in Chiaravalle, Marche, Italy (d. 1952)

  • 1871-07-18 Giacomo Balla, Italian painter (Dog at a Rope)
  • 1871-09-27 Grazia Deledda, Italian writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1936)
  • 1871-09-28 Pietro Badoglio, Grazzano Monferrato, Italy, General/Libyan Governor (1928-33) and Prime Minister of Italy (1943-44)
  • 1871-11-27 Giovanni Giorgi, Italian physicist (d. 1950)
  • 1872-03-25 Vito Pardo, Italian sculptor (Columbus monument in Argentina)
  • 1872-05-14 Elia Dalla Costa, Italian cardinals (d. 1961)
  • 1872-12-20 Lorenzo Perosi, Italian composer
  • 1873-01-08 Elena of Montenegro, queen of Italy (d. 1956)
  • 1873-01-29 Prince Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi, Italy, explorer/climber (Mt St Elias)
  • 1873-02-25 Enrico Caruso, operatic tenor (Faust), born in Naples, Italy
  • 1873-03-29 Tullio Levi-Civita, Italian mathematician (d. 1941)
  • 1873-10-18 Ivanoe Bonomi, Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1951)
  • 1874-03-24 Luigi Einaudi, economist/1st president of Italy (1948-55)

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1874-04-25 Guglielmo Marconi, Italian radio inventor (Nobel 1909), born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1937)

Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi
Inventor and Nobel Laureate
Guglielmo Marconi
  • 1874-05-01 Romaine Brooks (born Beatrice Romaine Goddard), American painter , born in Rome, Italy
  • 1874-12-25 Lina Cavalieri, Italian soprano (d. 1944)
  • 1875-03-04 Alberto Vaccari, Italian jesuit/old testament scholar/interpreter
  • 1875-04-29 Rafael Sabatini, Italian/British writer (d. 1950)
  • 1875-05-18 Guido Alberto Fano, Italian composer and pianist, born in Padua (d. 1961)
  • 1875-05-30 Giovanni Gentile, Italian philosopher (d. 1944)
  • 1875-07-04 Giovanni & Giacomo Tocci, Italian siamese twins, born in Locana (probable date),
  • 1875-11-06 Pompeo Aloisi, Italian baron/diplomat/senator
  • 1876-01-12 Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, composer, born in Venice, Italy
  • 1876-03-08 Franco Alfano, Italian opera composer (Il dottore Antonio)
  • 1876-04-30 Orso Mario Corbino, Italian physicist (d. 1937)
  • 1876-08-14 Sibilla Aleramo, [Rina Faccio], Italian feminist/poet (Una Donna)
  • 1876-12-19 Carlo Gatti, Italian composer (d. 1965)
  • 1876-12-22 Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Italian writer (Futurism e Futurista)
  • 1877-07-24 Calogero Vizzini, Sicilian mafioso (d. 1954)
  • 1877-09-26 Ugo Cerletti, Italian neurologist (d. 1963)
  • 1877-11-09 Enrico De Nicola, Italian politician (d. 1959)
  • 1878-03-12 Gemma Galgani, Italian saint
  • 1879-06-21 Umberto Brunelleschi, Italian cartoonist/illustrator (Candide)
  • 1879-07-09 Ottorino Respighi, Bologna Italy, composer (Pines of Rome)
  • 1879-07-27 Francesco Gaeta, Italian poet (Il Libro Della Giovinezza)
  • 1881-01-09 Giovanni Papini, Italy, writer (Il Diavolo)
  • 1881-03-26 Guccio Gucci, Italian founder of Gucci fashion house, born in Florence (d. 1953)
  • 1881-04-03 Alcide de Gasperi, Italian premier (1945..53)
  • 1881-09-15 Ettore Bugatti, Italian-French automobile designer and manufacturer (Automobiles E. Bugatti), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1947)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1881-11-25 Pope John XXIII [Angelo Roncalli], 261st Pope (1958-63), born in Bergamo, Lombardy, Italy (d. 1963)

  • 1882-01-27 Giuseppe Prezzolini, Italy, writer (La Voce, La Cultura Italiano)
  • 1882-03-03 Charles Ponzi, Italian con man (Ponzi scheme in the US), born in Lugo (d. 1949)
  • 1882-04-15 Giovanni Amendola, Italian antifascist/editor-in-chief (Il Mondo)
  • 1882-04-28 Alberto Pirelli, Italian industrialist
  • 1882-08-11 Rodolfo Graziani, Italian Marshal, fascist and Viceroy of Italian East Africa, born in Filettino, Italy (d. 1955)
  • 1882-10-05 Giorgio Abetti, Italian astronomer (Solar physics)
  • 1882-11-18 Amelita Galli-Curci, Italy, operatic soprano (Cave of the Winds)
  • 1883-01-01 Federigo Tozzi, Italian writer/journalist (La Torre, Tre Croci)
  • 1883-03-09 Umberto Saba, Italian writer, born in Trieste, Austria-Hungary (d. 1957)
  • 1883-04-07 Gino Severini, Italian painter (d. 1966)
  • 1883-04-09 Renzo Bossi, Italian composer, born in Como (d. 1965)
  • 1883-07-25 Alfredo Casella, Italian composer and conductor (La Giara), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1947)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1883-07-29 Benito Mussolini [Il Duce], Fascist Italian dictator (1922-43), born in Predappio, Forlì, Italy (d. 1945)

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • 1884-01-23 Ralph DePalma, Italian-American race car driver (d. 1956)
  • 1884-05-22 Alceo Toni, Italian composer, born in Lugo di Romagna (d. 1969)
  • 1884-05-23 Corrado Gini, Italian sociologist (d. 1965)
  • 1884-07-12 Amedeo Modigliani, Italy, painter/sculptor (Reclining Nude)
  • 1884-10-16 Rembrandt Bugatti, Italian sculptor (d. 1916)
  • 1885-01-05 Humbert Wolfe, Italian-British poet (d. 1940)
  • 1885-01-21 Umberto Nobile, Italian general
  • 1885-02-02 Aldo Palazzeschi, [Giurlani], Italian writer (I cavalli bianchi)
  • 1885-05-22 Giacomo Matteotti, Italian politician (d. 1924)
  • 1885-08-20 Dino Campana, Italian poet (Canti orfici)
  • 1885-09-04 Antonio Bacci, Italian cardinal (d. 1971)
  • 1885-09-14 Vittorio Gui, Italian conductor/composer (Batture d'aspetto)
  • 1885-10-16 Dorando di Desiderio Pietri, Italian marathoner (Olympic-DQ gold-1908)
  • 1885-10-22 Giovanni Martinelli, Montagnana Italy, opera singer (NY Met)
  • 1885-11-09 Aureliano Pertile, Italian tenor (d. 1952)

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1885-11-11 George S. Patton, American WWII general (Sicily, Italy and Normandy) known as "Old Blood & Guts", born in San Gabriel, California (d. 1945)

US WWII General George S. Patton
US WWII General
George S. Patton
  • 1886-05-12 Piotr F Scharoff, Russian/Italian actor/director (Chechov)
  • 1886-05-28 Santo Trafficante, Sr., Sicilian-born American mobster (d. 1954)
  • 1886-07-31 Salvatore Maranzano, Sicilian-born American organized crime figure (d. 1931)
  • 1887-01-25 Diego Valeri, Italian author/poet (Le Gaie Tristezze)
  • 1887-02-03 Silvio d'Amico, Italian theater critic (Tramonto del grande attore)
  • 1887-05-16 Bull Montana, Vogliera Italy, actor (Brass Buttons, Victory)
  • 1887-09-10 Giovanni Gronchi, president of Italy
  • 1887-10-30 Eduardo Ciannelli, Italy, actor (Waldo-Johnny Staccato)
  • 1888-02-10 Giuseppe Ungaretti, Italian poet (Hermeticism) and journalist, born in Alexandria (d. 1970)
  • 1888-02-27 Roberto Assagioli, Italian psychiatrist (d. 1974)
  • 1888-03-04 Rafaela Ottiano, Italian-born American actress (d. 1942
  • 1888-04-28 Henry DG Crerar, Canadian general (WW I/Italy/Netherland)
  • 1888-06-11 Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Italian anarchist (d. 1927)
  • 1888-07-04 Henry Armetta, Italian/US actor (Bell for Adano, Big Store)
  • 1888-08-01 Vito Frazzi, Italian composer, born in San Secondo Parmense (d. 1975)
  • 1888-09-15 Antonio Ascari, Italian racing driver (d. 1925)
  • 1888-12-27 Tito Schipa, tenor/composer (La Rondine), born in Lecce, Italy (d. 1965)
  • 1889-03-04 Oscar Chisini, Italian mathematician (d. 1967)
  • 1889-08-30 Edward Ciannelli, Ischia Italy, actor (You Can't Escape Forever)
  • 1890-05-20 Beniamino Gigli, Italy, tenor (Enzo-La Gioconde)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1890-09-10 Elsa Schiaparelli, Italian fashion designer, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1973)

Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli
Fashion Designer
Elsa Schiaparelli
  • 1890-10-16 Maria Goretti, Italian saint (d. 1902)

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1891-01-23 Antonio Gramsci, Italian philosopher and marxist theorist, born in Ales, Sardinia, Italy (d. 1937)

Marxist Theorist and Politician Antonio Gramsci
Marxist Theorist and Politician
Antonio Gramsci

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1891-01-26 Frank Costello, Italian-American gangster (The Prime Minister of the Underworld), born in Lauropoli, Calabria, Italy (d. 1973)

Gangster Frank Costello
Gangster
Frank Costello
  • 1891-02-02 Antonio Segni, premier/president (Italy)
  • 1891-02-09 Pietro Nenni, Italy, socialist/minister of foreign affairs (1946-47)
  • 1891-04-19 Ricardo Bacchelli, Italian writer/poet (La Ronda)
  • 1891-04-22 Vittorio Jano, Italian engineer (d. 1965)
  • 1891-06-21 Pier Luigi Nervi, Italian architect (Nuove Struttura)
  • 1891-08-25 Alberto Savinio, [Andrea de Chirico], Italian writer/composer

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 501 - 600 of 1,082

  • 1779-12-28 Gennaro Manna, Italian composer, dies at 64
  • 1780-01-10 Francesco Antonio Vallotti, Italian organist/composer, dies at 82
  • 1780-11-17 Bernardo Bellotto, Italian painter (b. 1720)
  • 1781-05-27 Giovanni Battista Beccaria, Italian physicist (b. 1716)
  • 1782-04-12 Metastasio, Italian poet and librettist (b. 1698)
  • 1782-07-15 Farinelli, Italian singer, dies at 77
  • 1783-09-06 Bertinazzi, Italian actor and writer (b. 1710)
  • 1785-01-03 Baldassare Galuppi, Italian composer (b. 1706)
  • 1786-12-26 Gasparo Gozzi, Italian critic and dramatist (b. 1713)
  • 1787-02-12 Ruggiero Boscovich, Italian physicist/astronomer/philosopher, dies at 75
  • 1787-08-01 Alfonsus M de' Liguori, Italian theologist/bishop/saint, dies at 90
  • 1787-10-30 Ferdinando Galiani, Italian economist/philosopher/diplomat, dies at 58
  • 1788-05-08 Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, Italian-born physician and naturalist (b. 1723)
  • 1788-12-30 Francesco Zuccarelli, Italian rococo painter/etcher, dies at 86
  • 1792-05-03 Carlo Zuccari, Italian composer and violinist, dies at 87
  • 1793-01-01 Francesco Guardi, Italian painter, dies at 80
  • 1793-02-06 Carlo Goldoni, Italian author (L'avaro), dies at 85
  • 1793-04-30 Lorenzo Fago, Italian composer and teacher, dies at 88
  • 1793-05-07 Pietro Nardini, Italian composer, dies at 71
  • 1795-03-21 Giovanni Arduino, Italian geologist (b. 1714)
  • 1795-04-12 Rainieri de Calzabigi, Italian librettist and poet, dies at 80
  • 1795-08-26 Alessandro Cagliostro [Giuseppe Balsamo], Italian adventurer and magician (Prince of Quacks), dies while serving a life imprisonment for being a freemason in Castel Sant'Angelo at 52
  • 1795-10-10 Francesco Antonio Zaccaria, Italian theologian and historian (b. 1714)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1798-06-04 Giacomo Casanova, Italian adventurer, writer, librarian and womanizer, dies at 73

Adventurer, Writer and famous Lover Giacomo Casanova
Adventurer, Writer and famous Lover
Giacomo Casanova
  • 1798-12-04 Luigi Galvani, Italian anatomy/physicist, dies at 61
  • 1799-01-09 Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Italian scientist (b. 1718)
  • 1799-02-12 Lazzaro Spallanzani, Italian biologist (b. 1729)
  • 1799-08-15 Giuseppe Parini, Italian poet (b. 1729)
  • 1799-08-29 Pius VI, [Giovanni A Braschi], Italian Pope (1775-99), dies at 71
  • 1800-05-07 Niccolo Piccinni, Italian composer (Roland), dies at 72
  • 1801-01-11 Domenico Cimarosa, Italian composer (Matrimonio segreto), dies at 51
  • 1802-07-28 Giuseppe Sarti, Italian composer (Il er pastore, Ifigenia), dies at 72
  • 1803-09-15 Gian Francesco Albani, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1719)
  • 1803-10-08 Vittorio A Alfieri, Italian earl/writer (Filippo), dies at 54
  • 1804-03-16 Francisco marquis Albergati Capacelli, Italian playwright, dies at 75
  • 1804-11-19 Pietro Alessandro Guglieli, Italian opera composer, dies at 75
  • 1805-05-28 Ridolfo Luigi Boccherini, Italian composer/cellist (Minuet), dies at 62
  • 1808-09-13 Saverio Bettinelli, Italian writer (b. 1718)
  • 1810-06-07 Luigi Schiavonetti, Italian engraver (b. 1765)
  • 1813-04-10 Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Italian-born mathematician and astronomer (b. 1736)
  • 1813-11-29 Giambattista Bodoni, Italian stamp cutter/publisher (bodoni), dies at 73
  • 1815-12-20 Giovanni Meli, Sicilian poet (Buccolica), dies at 75
  • 1816-03-19 Philip Mazzei, Italian physician (b. 1730)
  • 1816-06-05 Giovanni Paisiello, Italian composer (Serva Padrona), dies at 76
  • 1816-12-16 Vincenzo Galeotti, [Tomazelli], Italian dancer/choreographer, dies at 73
  • 1817-02-18 Giacomo Quarenghi, Italian-Russian master builder and architect (Hermitage Theater), dies at 72
  • 1817-03-01 Luigi Gatti, Italian composer, dies at 77
  • 1817-11-08 Andrea Appiana, Italian royal painter of Napoleon, dies at 63
  • 1822-10-13 Antonio Canova, Italian sculptor, dies at 64
  • 1823-12-14 Vincenzo Cuoco, Italian historian (Naple revolution 1799), dies at 53
  • 1824-03-03 Giovanni Battista Viotti, Italian violist/composer, dies at 70

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1825-05-07 Antonio Salieri, Italian composer (Tarare), dies in Vienna at 74

Composer Antonio Salieri
Composer
Antonio Salieri
  • 1826-09-25 Giovanni Battista Brocchi, Italian Geologist, dies at 54

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1827-03-05 Alessandro Volta, Italian physicist and inventor of the 1st battery, dies at 82

Physicist and Inventor Alessandro Volta
Physicist and Inventor
Alessandro Volta
  • 1827-10-10 Ugo Foscolo, Italian poet, dies at 49
  • 1827-11-07 Bartolomeo Campagnoli, Italian violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 76
  • 1829-02-10 Leo XII, [Annibale Sermattei], Italian Pope (1823-29), dies at 68
  • 1830-11-30 Pius VIII, [Francesco S Castiglioni], Italian Pope (1829-30), dies at 69
  • 1831-05-26 Ciro Menotti, Italian patriot (b. 1798)
  • 1832-03-10 Muzio Clementi, Italian composer, dies at 79
  • 1833-07-27 Bartolommea Capitanio, Italian monastery founder/saint, dies at 26
  • 1834-01-17 Giovanni Aldini, Italian physicist (b. 1762)
  • 1835-06-08 Gian Domenico Romagnosi, Italian physicist (b. 1761)
  • 1835-09-23 Vincenzo Bellini, Italian opera composer (Norma), dies at 33
  • 1837-05-05 Niccolo Antonio Zingarelli, Italian composer/bandmaster, dies at 85
  • 1837-06-14 Giacomo Leopardi, Italian writer (b. 1798)
  • 1839-02-01 Giuseppe Valadier, Italian architect/archaeologist, dies at 76
  • 1839-04-20 Giuseppe Rossini, father of Italian composer Gioacchino Rossini, dies
  • 1840-05-27 Niccolo Paganini, Italian composer and violinist, dies at 57
  • 1842-03-15 Maria Luigi C Z S Cherubini, Italian composer (Dies Irae), dies at 81
  • 1845-06-15 Francesco Capaccini, Italian cardinal/diplomat, dies at 60
  • 1845-09-07 Isabella Colbran, wife of Italian composer Gioacchino Rossini, dies
  • 1846-08-25 Giuseppe Acerbi, Italian nature investigator/diplomat, dies at 73
  • 1848-04-08 Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti, Italian composer, dies at 50
  • 1848-08-06 Nicola Vaccai, Italian composer, dies at 58
  • 1848-11-15 P Rossi, Italian, murdered
  • 1849-03-15 Giuseppe Caspar Mezzofanti, Italian cardinal and linguist (b. 1774)
  • 1850-01-22 Vincenzo Pallotti, Italian saint, dies at 54
  • 1850-07-19 Giovanni Ossoli, Italian marquis/revolutionary, drowned
  • 1851-01-24 Gaspare Luigi Pacifico Spontini, Italian composer, dies at 76
  • 1853-10-30 Pietro Raimondi, Italian composer (Potifar, Giacobbe), dies at 66
  • 1854-01-09 Filippo Traetta, [Philip Trajetta], Italian composer, dies at 77
  • 1854-08-11 Macedonio Melloni, Italian physicist (b. 1798)
  • 1855-01-06 Giacomo Beltrami, Italian explorer (b. 1779)
  • 1856-02-08 Agostino Bassi, Italian entomologist (b. 1773)

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1856-07-09 Amedeo Avogadro, Italian scientist who contributed to molecular theory, including what is known as Avogadro's law (6.022 x 10 ^ 23), dies at 79

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  • 1856-12-20 Francesco Bentivegna, Italian revolutionary (b. 1820)
  • 1857-07-02 Carlo Pisacane, Italian patriot (b. 1818)
  • 1859-12-31 Luigi Ricci, Italian composer, dies at 54
  • 1861-06-06 Giuseppe Concone, Italian singing teacher, dies at 59
  • 1861-06-06 Count Camillo Benso di Cavour, Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1810)
  • 1862-02-27 Gabriele dell' Addolorata, patron of Italian Catholic youth, dies at 23
  • 1863-04-10 Giovanni B Amia, Italian astronomer/physicist/botanist, dies at 77
  • 1865-04-01 Giuditta Pasta, Italian soprano (b. 1797)
  • 1865-09-30 Samuel David Luzzatto, Italian-Jewish scholar (b. 1800)
  • 1866-07-20 Faa di Bruno, Italian captain (Er d'italia, Lissa), commits suicide
  • 1868-06-25 Carlo Matteucci, Italian physicist (b. 1811)
  • 1868-07-10 Carlo Conti, Italian composer, dies at 71
  • 1871-07-05 Cristina di Trivulzio di Belgioioso, Italian princess, dies
  • 1872-03-10 Giuseppe Mazzini, Italian revolutionary (Giovane Italy), dies at 66