Italian History (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 610

  • 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
  • 1983-08-04 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 Dam in Fiemme Valley Italy bursts; 200-300 die
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 2006-02-10 20th Winter Olympic Games open at Turin, Italy
  • 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.
  • 2010-02-23 Unknown criminals pour more than 2.5 million litres of diesel oil and other hydrocarbons into the river Lambro, in Northern Italy, causing an environmental disaster.
  • 2010-02-24 Europe risks a double-dip recession after bad results emerge from France, Germany and Italy, it is reported today; the Eurozone only grew by 0.1% in the last quarter of 2009
  • 2010-04-12 A train derailed near Merano, Italy, after running into a landslide, causing nine deaths and injuring 28 people.

Film release premierFilm Premier

2010-06-12 "Toy Story 3", directed by Lee Unkrich, starring Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, premieres at the Taormina Film Fest in Italy - 1st animated film to earn 1 billion

Actor Tim Allen
Actor
Tim Allen
Actor Tom Hanks
Actor
Tom Hanks
  • 2011-11-12 Silvio Berlusconi resigns as Prime Minister of Italy due, in large part, to the European sovereign debt crisis.
  • 2012-01-13 Italian cruiseliner Costa Concordia runs aground at Isola de Giglio, Italy, causing 32 deaths
  • 2012-05-20 6.0 magnitude earthquake kills 6 and injures dozens in northern Italy
  • 2012-05-29 A 5.9 magnitude earthquake kills 24 people near Bologna, northern Italy
  • 2012-07-01 UEFA European Championship: Spain crush Italy 4-0 in Kiev
  • 2012-07-25 Italy's credit rating is downgraded to CCC+ by Egan-Jones
  • 2012-10-22 6 Italian scientists are convicted of manslaughter for their failure to predict the 2009 L'Aquila earthquake
  • 2012-12-02 Pier Luigi Bersani is elected Italian Prime Minister
  • 2012-12-18 4 people are killed and 11 are injured after an apartment block collapses in Palermo, Italy
  • 2013-01-04 6 people are killed a 2 are seriously injured after a snowmobile veers off a ski slope on Mt Cermis, Italy
  • 2013-02-25 Italy Common Good, a centre left alliance, wins the Italian general election
  • 2013-04-20 Giorgio Napolitano is re-elected President of Italy
  • 2013-05-07 Jolly Nero, an Italian cargo ship, crashes into the port of Genoa, killing seven people
  • 2013-05-08 Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi receives a four year prison sentence for fraud
  • 2013-07-28 39 people are killed after a bus veers off a bridge in Avellino Province, Italy

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 1,346

  • 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)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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)
  • 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)
  • 1888-09-15 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

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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
  • 1892-01-05 Francesca Bertini, Florence Italy, actress (Odette, Assunta Spina)
  • 1892-02-04 Ugo Betti, Italian playwright
  • 1892-03-09 Frank Puglia, Sicily Italy, actor (Black Orchid, Jungle Book)
  • 1892-03-30 Fortunato Depero, Italian artist (d. 1960)
  • 1892-04-10 Victor de Sabata, Trieste Italy, conductor/composer (Il Macigno)
  • 1892-04-14 Giorgio Cesana, Italy, coxswain, (Olympic-gold-1906)
  • 1892-05-08 Ezio Pinza, bass singer (South Pacific, RCA Victor Show), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1892-09-15 Silpa Bhirasri, Italian sculptor (d. 1962)
  • 1892-10-12 Gilda dalla Rizza, Italian soprano (d. 1975)
  • 1892-11-16 Tazio Nuvolari, Italian racing driver (d. 1953)
  • 1893-02-19 Pietro Pancrazi, Italian critic (Scrittori d'Oggi)
  • 1893-03-18 Costante Girardengo, Italian cyclist (d. 1978)
  • 1893-03-26 Palmiro Togliatti, founder (Communist Party of Italy)
  • 1893-11-14 Carlo E Gadda, Italian engineer/writer (Madonna dei filosofi)
  • 1893-11-14 Carlo Emilio Gadda, Italian writer, born in Milan (d. 1973)
  • 1894-08-01 Ottavio Bottecchia, Italian cyclist (d. 1927)
  • 1894-09-21 Tullio Carminati, Zara Dalmatia Italy, actor (Roman Holiday)
  • 1895-04-03 Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Firenze (Florence) Italy, composer
  • 1895-04-15 Corrado Alvaro, Italian writer (Gente in Aspromonte)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1895-05-06 Rudolph Valentino, Italian sheik and actor (Eagle), born in Castellaneta, Italy (d. 1926)

Silent Film Star Rudolph Valentino
Silent Film Star
Rudolph Valentino
  • 1895-06-04 Dino Conte Grandi, Italy, delegate to league of nations (1925-32)
  • 1895-07-04 Massimo Campigli, Italian painter/illustrator
  • 1896-05-11 Philippo de Pisis, Italian painter
  • 1896-06-06 Italo Balbo, Italian pilot/gov-gen of Libya (La marcia su Rome)
  • 1896-08-16 (or the 17th) Tina Modotti, Udine Italy, Italian artist and activist
  • 1896-09-06 Mario Praz, Italian literary critic and scholar (La carne, la morte, e il diavolo)
  • 1896-09-17 Denise Grey, [Edouardine Verthuy], Turin Italy, actress (Julietta)
  • 1896-09-25 Sandro Pertini, president Italy
  • 1896-10-12 Eugenio Montale, Italy, poet/translator (Xenia-Nobel 1975)
  • 1896-11-27 Giovanni B Angioletti, Italian author (Il giorno del giudizio)
  • 1897-04-18 Ardito Desio, Italian topographer (d. 2001)
  • 1897-04-26 Olga Chekova, Russia, actress (Italian Strawhat, Cry of the Children)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1897-05-18 Frank Capra, Italian-American film director (Its a Wonderful Life, It Happened One Night), born in Bisacquino, Italy (d. 1991)

Film Director Frank Capra
Film Director
Frank Capra
  • 1897-12-30 Alfredo Bracchi, Italian author (d. 1976)
  • 1898-01-13 Carlo Tagliabue, Italian baritone (d. 1978)
  • 1898-02-15 Toto, (Antonio de Curtis), actor (Motorizzate, Noi Duri), born in Naples, Italy
  • 1898-05-13 Justin Tuveri, Italian veteran of the First World War (d. 2007)
  • 1898-05-19 Julius Evola, Italian philosopher (d. 1974)
  • 1898-06-09 Curzio Malaparte, [Kurt E Suckert], Italian author (Kaputt)
  • 1898-06-09 Luigi Fagioli, Italian race car driver (d. 1952)
  • 1898-09-19 Giuseppe Saragat, president of Italy (1964-71)
  • 1899-01-21 Lido Manetti [Arnold Kent], Italian-born American actor (Quo Vardis), born in Florence (d. 1928)
  • 1899-07-26 Carel C van Essen, Dutch archaeologist (Italian & Roman art)
  • 1899-11-03 Gleb Wataghin, Ukrainian-Italian physicist (d. 1986)
  • 1900-03-07 Giuseppe Capogrossi, Italian painter
  • 1900-03-09 Aimone duke of Spoleta/Aosta, Italian king of Croatia (1941-43)
  • 1900-04-14 Salvatore Baccaloni, actor (Merry Andrew, Rock-a-Bye Baby), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1900-05-01 Ignazio Silone, Italy, novelist/politician (Bread & Wine)
  • 1900-05-24 Eduardo De Filippo, Italian actor and screenwriter (d. 1984)
  • 1900-08-31 Gino Lucetti, Italian anarchist (d. 1943)
  • 1900-10-16 Primo Conti, Italian painter (d. 1988)
  • 1900-11-04 Luigi Lucioni, Italian, landscape painter (opera stars)
  • 1901-01-05 Mario Scelba, premier Italy (1954-55)
  • 1901-02-27 Marino Marini, Italian sculptor/painter
  • 1901-04-06 Pier Giorgio Frassati, Italian Catholic (d. 1925)
  • 1901-04-11 Adriano Olivetti, Italian engineer/manufacturer (typewriter)
  • 1901-05-03 Gino Cervi, Bologna Italy, actor (Les Miserables, Naked Maja)
  • 1901-05-15 Luis Monti, Argentine-Italian footballer (d. 1983)
  • 1901-07-07 Vittorio De Sica, Italian actor and director (Bicycle Thieves, Sciuscià), born in Sora, Lazio (d. 1974)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1901-08-20 Salvatore Quasimodo, Italian poet, critic and translator (Nobel 1959), born in Modica, Italy (d. 1968)

Author/Poet Salvatore Quasimodo
Author/Poet
Salvatore Quasimodo
  • 1901-08-26 Tullio Campagnolo, Italy, bicycle manufacturer (Fiat)

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1901-09-29 Enrico Fermi, Italian/American nuclear physicist, gone fission/fermium (Nobel 1938), born in Rome, Italy

Father of the Atomic Bomb Enrico Fermi
Father of the Atomic Bomb
Enrico Fermi
  • 1901-09-29 Lanza del Vasto, Italian philosopher and activist (d. 1981)
  • 1902-04-18 Giuseppe Pella, Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1981)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 501 - 600 of 974

  • 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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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
  • 1829-02-10 Leo XII, [Annibale Sermattei], Italian Pope (1823-29), dies at 68
  • 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
  • 1854-08-11 Macedonio Melloni, Italian physicist (b. 1798)
  • 1855-01-06 Giacomo Beltrami, Italian explorer (b. 1779)
  • 1856-02-08 Agostino Bassi, Italian entomologist (b. 1773)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Scientist Amedeo Avogadro
Scientist
Amedeo Avogadro
  • 1856-12-20 Francesco Bentivegna, Italian revolutionary (b. 1820)
  • 1857-07-02 Carlo Pisacane, Italian patriot (b. 1818)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 1871-07-05 Cristina di Trivulzio di Belgioioso, Italian princess, dies
  • 1872-03-10 Giuseppe Mazzini, Italian revolutionary (Giovane Italy), dies at 66
  • 1873-03-29 Francesco Zantedeschi, Italian physicist (b. 1797)
  • 1875-01-03 Baldassare Galuppi, Italian composer (opera's buff), dies at 68
  • 1875-10-24 Raffaello Carboni, Italian writer
  • 1876-02-03 Gino Capponi, Italian marquis/literary/premier of Toscane, dies at 83

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1878-01-09 Victor Emmanuel II, King of Sardinia (1849-61) and Italy (1861-78), dies at 57

King of Sardinia and Italy Victor Emmanuel II
King of Sardinia and Italy
Victor Emmanuel II
  • 1878-07-17 Aleardo [Gaetano] Aleardi, Italian/Aust poet (Tre Fiumi), dies at 65
  • 1879-01-29 Antonia MB Antonucci, Italian cardinal/diplomat, dies at 80

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1882-06-02 Guiseppi Garibaldi, Italian general and nationalist (Risorgimento) who helped unify Italy, dies at 74

Unifier of Italy Giuseppe Garibaldi
Unifier of Italy
Giuseppe Garibaldi
  • 1884-03-14 Quintino Sella, Italian statesman (b. 1827)
  • 1886-01-16 Amilcare Ponchielli, Italian composer (La Gioconda), dies at 51
  • 1886-01-18 Baldassare Verazzi, Italian painter (b. 1819)
  • 1887-07-29 Agostino Depretis, Italian statesman (d. 1813)
  • 1888-01-31 John Bosco, Italian priest, youth worker, educator, founder of the Salesian Society (b. 1815)
  • 1888-03-10 Ciro Pinsuti, Italian pianist/composer, dies at 57
  • 1888-05-17 Giacomo Zanella, Italian poet (b. 1820)
  • 1889-06-27 Carlotta Patti, Italian soprano, dies
  • 1889-07-07 Giovanni Bottesini, Italian Romantic composer, conductor and a double bass virtuoso, dies at 67
  • 1889-07-16 Michele Amari, Italian historian/minister of Education, dies at 83
  • 1889-10-18 Antonio Meucci, Italian inventor (b. 1808)
  • 1890-10-26 Collodi, [Carlo Lorenzini], Italian writer (Pinocchio), dies
  • 1891-07-21 Franco Faccio, Italian composer/conductor, dies at 51
  • 1892-08-11 Enrico Betti, Italian mathematician (b. 1813)
  • 1894-12-13 Sarah Parker Remond, US/Italian abolitionist, dies at 68
  • 1896-03-01 Albertone, Italian general (Eritrea), dies in battle
  • 1896-03-01 Arimondi, Italian general (Eritrea), dies in battle
  • 1896-03-01 Vittorio Dabormida, Italian general (Eritrea), dies in battle
  • 1897-02-07 Galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist (Ferrari), dies at 49
  • 1897-12-18 Carlo A Alfieri, Italian Member of parliament, dies at 70
  • 1898-06-05 Salvatore Ferragamo, Italian Shoemaker
  • 1899-09-28 Giovanni Segantini, Italian painter (Become his fare), dies
  • 1900-01-30 Vittorio Bersezio, [Carlo Nugelli], Italian playwright, dies at 71
  • 1900-02-18 Eugenio Beltrami, Italian Mathematician (non-Euclidean geometry), dies at 64
  • 1900-07-29 Umberto I, Italian King (1878-1900) assassinated by Gaetano Bresci

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1901-01-27 Giuseppe Verdi, Italian composer, dies at 77

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi
  • 1901-08-11 Francesco Crispi, Italian minister of War/premier, dies at about 82
  • 1903-04-11 Gemma Galgani, Italian saint, dies at 25
  • 1903-06-10 Luigi Cremona, Italian mathematician (grafostatica), dies
  • 1907-02-16 Giosuè Carducci, Italian writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1835)
  • 1908-03-12 Edmondo de Amicis, Italian writer (L'idioma Gentile), dies at 61
  • 1909-10-18 Alfredo Oriani, Italian writer (La rivolta ideal), dies
  • 1909-10-19 Cesare Lombroso, Italian psychiatrist/criminologist, dies
  • 1910-02-06 Alfonso Maria Fusco. Beatified Italian Roman Catholic priest and founder (b.1839)
  • 1910-05-10 Stanislao Cannizzaro, Italian chemist, dies at 85
  • 1910-07-04 Giovanni V Schiaparelli, Italian astronomer (Mars), dies at 75
  • 1911-03-07 Antonio Fogazzarro, Italian writer/poet (Il Santo, Leila), dies at 68
  • 1911-04-25 Emilio Salgari, Italian novelist (b. 1862)
  • 1913-12-07 Luigi Oreglia di Santo Stefano, Italian Catholic churchman and last surviving cardinal of Pius IX (b. 1828)
  • 1914-03-19 Giuseppe Mercalli, Italian volcanologist (b. 1850)
  • 1914-08-22 Giacomo Radini-Tedeschi Italian religious figure
  • 1914-11-06 Allessandro d'Ancona, Italian philologist (Dante), dies at 79
  • 1916-01-08 Rembrandt Bugatti, Italian sculptor (b. 1884)
  • 1917-02-10 John William Waterhouse, Italian-born artist (b. 1849)
  • 1917-05-20 Philipp von Ferrary, Italian philatelist (b. 1850)

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1918-02-10 Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Italian pacifist, Nobel Prize Laureate, dies at 84

Italian Pacifist Ernesto Teodoro Moneta
Italian Pacifist
Ernesto Teodoro Moneta
  • 1918-05-16 Eusapia Palladino, Italian spiritual medium, dies at 64