Italian History (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 611

  • 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
  • 1983-08-04 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 1,347

  • 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)
  • 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/marxist theorist

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

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1891-01-26 Frank Costello, Lauropoli Italy, Italian-American gangster (The Prime Minister of the Underworld)

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)

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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), Naples Italy, actor (Motorizzate, Noi Duri)
  • 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)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 501 - 600 of 975

  • 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

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

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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
  • 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)

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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

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

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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