Bologna in History

Historical Events

  • 1482-01-26 "Pentateuch" the Jewish Bible is 1st printed as a book in Bologna, Italy

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1506-10-07 Pope Julius II & France occupy Bologna

The Warrior Pope Julius II
The Warrior Pope
Julius II
  • 1512-02-05 French troops under Gaston de Foix rescues Bologna
  • 1549-09-13 Pope Paul III signs Council of Bologna
  • 1796-09-05 General Salicetti orders equal rights for Jews of Bologna, Italy
  • 1821-12-28 Composer Gioacchini Rossini moves to Bologna
  • 1847-11-28 Bologna: church of San Francisco dei Minori Conventuali initiated with premier of Rossini's Tantum ergo

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1920-11-21 Mussolini's squad begins terror, 11 die in Bologna, Italy

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • 1922-06-01 Over 50,000 Fascists gather for a meeting in Bologna where Mussolini warns that he will lead a full-scale revolt against a government favoring 'anti-Fascist reaction'
  • 1978-04-15 43 die as 2 express trains collide head-on south of Bologna, Italy
  • 1980-08-02 Fascist bomb attack on Bologna Italy train station, 86 killed
  • 2012-05-29 A 5.9 magnitude earthquake kills 24 people near Bologna, northern Italy
  • 2014-12-01 Utility Claudio Liverziani becomes first 3-time MVP in the Italian Baseball League; 291/.444/.472 season, with 30 HRs and 20 RBI in 38 games for Fortitudo Bologna

Famous Birthdays

  • 1463-10-29 Alessandro Achillini, Italian physician and philosopher, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1512)
  • 1474-02-12 Lorenzo Campeggi(o), archbishop of Bologna/diplomat

Person of interestGregory XIII

1502-01-07 Gregory XIII [Ugo Boncompagni], Italian pope (1572-85) who introduced the Gregorian (New Style) calendar in 1582, born in Bologna, Papal States (d. 1585)

  • 1513-02-14 Domenico Maria Ferrabosco, Italian composer & singer of the Renaissance, born in Bologna (d. 1574)
  • 1519-07-20 Pope Innocent IX [Giovanni Antonio Facchinetti], 230th Catholic pope (1591), born in Bologna, Papal States (d. 1591)
  • 1522-09-11 Ulisse Aldrovandi, Italian biologist and naturalist, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1605)
  • 1530-08-22 Bartolomeo Spontone, Italian composer and singer, born in Bologna (d. 1592)
  • 1531-08-24 Ercole Bottrigari, Italian composer, born in Bologna (d. 1612)
  • 1544-11-27 Ascanio Trombeti, Italian composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1590)
  • 1552-04-15 Pietro Cataldi, Italian mathematician, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1626)
  • 1552-08-24 Lavinia Fontana, Italian painter, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1614)
  • 1555-04-21 Ludovico Carracci, Italian painter, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1619)
  • 1557-08-16 Agostino Carracci, Italian artist (Communion of St. Jerome), born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1602)
  • 1557-12-07 Girolamo Trombetti, Italian composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1628)
  • 1560-11-03 Annibale Carracci, Italian painter, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1609)
  • 1568-09-03 Adriano Banchieri, Italian composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1634)
  • 1574-09-18 Claudio Achillini, Italian lawyer and poet, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1640)
  • 1575-11-04 Guido Reni, Italian Baroque painter, born in Bologna, Papal States (d. 1642)
  • 1585-09-10 Ercole Porta, Italian church composer, born in Bologna (d. 1630)
  • 1595-07-31 Alessandro Algardi, Italian sculptor and architect, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1654)
  • 1611-04-09 Giacomo Maria Predieri, Italian composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1695)
  • 1618-04-02 Francesco Maria Grimaldi, Italian mathematician and physicist (light defraction), born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1663)
  • 1628-03-10 Marcello Malpighi, Italian physician who founded the science of microscopic anatomy, born in Crevalcore, near Bologna, Papal States (d. 1694)
  • 1636-11-10 Francesco Passarini, Italian composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1694)
  • 1643-07-03 Alessandro Stradella, Italian violinist and composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1682)
  • 1651-04-15 Domenico Gabrielli, Italian Baroque composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1690)
  • 1655-01-14 Angelo Predieri, Italian composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1731)
  • 1657-08-18 Ferdinando Galli Bibiena, Italian architect and designer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1743)
  • 1659-12-12 Francesco Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect and designer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1739)
  • 1661-06-06 Giacomo Antonio Perti, Italian composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1756)
  • 1663-09-20 Pirro Capacelli, Italian aristocrat and composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1735)
  • 1666-11-05 Attilio Ariosti, Italian composer born in Bologna (d. 1729)
  • 1685-08-01 Pietro Giuseppe Sandoni, Italian composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1748)
  • 1688-09-13 Luca Antonio Predieri, Italian composer and violinist, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1767)
  • 1690-08-09 Lorenzo Zavateri, Italian violinist and composer, born in Bologna (d. 1764)
  • 1701-06-13 Angelo Antonio Caroli, Italian composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1778)
  • 1706-04-24 Giovanni Battista Martini, Italian Conventual Franciscan friar and composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1784)
  • 1711-10-31 Laura Bassi, Italian physicist and scholar, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1778)
  • 1716-10-25 Petronio Maria Pio Sgabazzi, Italian composer, born in Bologna, Italy
  • 1728-04-19 Francisco Albergati Capacelli, Italian writer and playwright, born in Bologna (d. 1804)
  • 1736-09-08 Bernardo Ottani, Italian composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1827)
  • 1737-09-07 Luigi Galvani, Italian anatomist and physicist, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1798)
  • 1738-10-14 Giovanni Zanotti, Italian composer, born in Bologna (d. 1817)
  • 1757-11-20 Giovanni Battista Gaiani, Italian organist and composer, born in Bologna (d. 1819)
  • 1762-04-10 Giovanni Aldini, Italian physicist, born in Bologna (d. 1834)
  • 1772-03-27 Giovanni Liverati, Italian composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1846)
  • 1774-09-17 Giuseppe Caspar Mezzofanti, Italian cardinal, linguist and hyperpolyglot (understood 70 languages), born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1849)
  • 1800-12-23 Marco Aurelio Zani de Ferranti, Italian classical guitarist and composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1878)
  • 1818-10-26 Stefano Golinelli, Italian pianist and composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1891)
  • 1865-09-08 Adolfo Albertazzi, Italian writer (Amore & Amore, Top), born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1924)

Person of interestGuglielmo Marconi

1874-04-25 Guglielmo Marconi, Italian inventor and electrical engineer who pioneered work on long distance radio transmission (Nobel 1909), born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1937)

Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi
Inventor and Nobel Laureate
Guglielmo Marconi
  • 1879-07-09 Ottorino Respighi, Italian composer (Pines of Rome), born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1936)
  • 1891-04-19 Ricardo Bacchelli, Italian playwright and poet (La Ronda), born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1985)
  • 1898-08-04 Ernesto Maserati, Italian auto racer and engineer (director, chief engineer Maserati of Modena), born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1975)
  • 1901-05-03 Gino Cervi, Italian actor (Les Miserables, Naked Maja), born in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (d. 1974)
  • 1904-07-23 Adone Zecchi, Italian composer, born in Bologna (d. 1995)
  • 1904-08-28 Secondo Campini, Italian jet engine pioneer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1980)
  • 1919-02-12 Ferruccio Valcareggi, Italian soccer midfielder and manager (Bologna; Atalanta, Italy 1974 World Cup), born in Trieste, Italy (d. 2005)
  • 1922-03-05 Pier Paolo Pasolini, Bologna Italy, director (Teorema, Pigsty)
  • 1934-12-30 Joseph Bologna, American actor (Citizen Cohn, My Favorite Year), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1937-01-12 Liliana Cavani, Italian director (Berlin Affair), born in Carpi, Italy
  • 1938-11-03 Pupi Avati, Italian director (Festival, Bix, Impiegati), born in Bologna, Italy
  • 1939-07-16 Mariele Ventre, Italian choir director, born in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (d. 1995)
  • 1958-03-23 Serena Grandi, [Fagioli], actress (Miranda), born in Bologna Italy
  • 1960-02-13 Pierluigi Collina, Italian football referee, born in Bologna, Italy
  • 1965-02-27 Sandra Cecchini, Italian tennis star (1995 Warsaw doubles), born in Bologna, Italy
  • 1965-04-09 Paolo Canè, Italian tennis star, born in Bologna, Italy

Person of interestOmar Camporese

1968-05-08 Omar Camporese, Italian tennis star, born in Bologna, Italy

Tennis Player Omar Camporese
Tennis Player
Omar Camporese
  • 1976-05-24 Alessandro Cortini, Italian musician (Nine Inch Nails), born in Bologna, Italy
  • 1977-07-12 Francesca Lubiani, Italian tennis star (Futures-Amadora-POR), born in Bologna, Italy

Famous Weddings

  • 1822-03-16 Opera Composer (The Barber of Seville) Gioacchino Rossini marries 1st wife Opera Singer Isabella Colbran in Bologna

Famous Deaths

  • 1539-07-25 Lorenzo Campeggi(east), archbishop of Bologna/diplomat, dies at 65
  • 1623-07-08 Gregory XV, [Alessandro Ludovisi], bishop of Bologna/Pope, dies at 69
  • 2005-11-02 Ferruccio Valcareggi, Italian soccer midfielder and manager (Bologna; Atalanta, Italy 1974 World Cup), dies at 86