Bologna in History

Historical Events

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

Historic Event

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

  • 1512-02-05 French troops under Gaston de Foix rescue Bologna, which was under siege from a combined Papal-Spanish army
  • 1549-09-13 Pope Paul III signs Council of Bologna
  • 1796-09-05 General Salicetti orders equal rights for Jews of Bologna, Italy

Music History

1821-12-28 Composer Gioachino Rossini moves to Bologna

  • 1847-11-28 Church of San Francisco dei Minori Conventuali in Bologna, Italy initiated with premier of Rossini's Tantum ergo

Historic Event

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

  • 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

Gregory 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 organist, composer, poet, and monk, 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, and Maestro di Cappella (San Petronio, 1696-1756), born in Bologna, Papel States (now 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 ("animal electricity"), 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)

Guglielmo 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)

  • 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; The House WIth Laughing Windows), 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

Omar Camporese

1968-05-08 Omar Camporese, Italian tennis player (2 x WTA singles, 5 x doubles titles; world #18 1992), born in Bologna, Italy

  • 1976-05-24 Alessandro Cortini, Italian rock 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

Gioachino Rossini

1822-03-16 Italian opera composer (The Barber of Seville) Gioachino Rossini weds 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 and Catholic Pope, dies at 69
  • 2005-11-02 Ferruccio Valcareggi, Italian soccer midfielder and manager (Bologna; Atalanta, Italy 1974 World Cup), dies at 86