Genoa in History

Historical Events

  • 1212-08-25 Children's crusade under Nicolas (10) reaches Genoa
  • 1522-05-30 French troops driven out of Genoa
  • 1526-05-22 Pope Clemens VII, France, Genoa, Venice, Florence & Milan form Anti-French League of Cognac
  • 1550-04-02 Jewish physician Joseph Hacohen expelled from city of Genoa, all Jews soon after
  • 1567-06-15 Republic of Genoa expels Jews from its whole territory
  • 1598-01-08 Jews are expelled from Genoa, Italy
  • 1607-01-13 The Bank of Genoa fails after announcement of national bankruptcy in Spain
  • 1746-12-05 Revolt in Genoa against Spanish rule.

Historic Event

1860-05-06 Giuseppe Garibaldi's Mille sets sail from Genoa to the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies

  • 1872-11-07 Cargo ship Mary Celeste sails from Staten Island for Genoa; mysteriously found abandoned four weeks later
  • 1940-06-11 World War II: British forces bomb Genoa and Turin in Italy
  • 1945-04-27 US 5th army enters Genoa
  • 1992-05-15 Colombo '92 opens in Genoa Italy
  • 1992-08-15 Colombo '92 closes in Genoa Italy
  • 2001-07-20 Italy: The 27th Annual G8 summit opens in Genoa. An Italian protester in Genoa, Carlo Giuliani, is shot by police.
  • 2013-05-07 Jolly Nero, an Italian cargo ship, crashes into the port of Genoa, killing seven people
  • 2014-11-04 The body of the last missing victim is found on board the wrecked Costa Concordia, during its dismantling in Genoa
  • 2018-08-14 Italy's Morandi Bridge collapses in Genoa, taking 30 vehicles with it and killing 43
  • 2018-12-07 Former Italy national football coach Cesare Prandelli is appointed manager of Serie A club Genoa CFC replacing Ivan Juric; first time in history all 20 Serie A managers are all Italian

Famous Birthdays

Julius IIJulius II (1443-1513)

1443-12-05 Italian Pope (1503-13) and patron of Michelangelo, Bramante and Raphael, born in Albisola, Republic of Genoa

Christopher ColumbusChristopher Columbus (1451-1506)

1451-10-30 Italian explorer and navigator who discovered the "New World" for Spain and initiated European colonization, born in the Republic of Genoa on or just before this date

  • 1466-11-30 Andrea Doria, Genoese statesman and admiral, born in Oneglia, Duchy of Milan (d. 1560)
  • 1632-07-06 Pietro Reggio, Italian composer and musician, born in Genoa (d. 1685)
  • 1746-03-27 Carlo Buonaparte, Corsican attorney and father of emperor Napoleon, born in Ajaccio, Corsica, Republic of Genoa (d. 1785)
  • 1782-10-27 Niccolo Paganini, Italian composer and violin virtuoso (Princess Lucca), born in Genoa, Italy (d. 1840)
  • 1802-05-31 Cesare Pugni, Italian composer, born in Genoa, Italy (d. 1870)
  • 1815-10-25 Ernesto Camillo Sivori, Italian violinist and composer, born in Genoa, Italy (d. 1894)
  • 1827-09-05 Goffredo Mameli, Italian poet and writer, born in Genoa, Italy (d. 1849)

Palmiro TogliattiPalmiro Togliatti (1893-1964)

1893-03-26 Italian politician and General Secretary of the Communist Party of Italy (1926-34, 1938-64), born in Genoa, Italy

  • 1896-10-12 Eugenio Montale, Italian poet and translator (Xenia-Nobel 1975), born in Genoa, Italy (d. 1981)
  • 1914-09-14 Pietro Germi, Italian actor, writer and director (Divorce Italian Style, The Facts of Murder), born in Genoa, Italy (d. 1974)
  • 1922-09-01 Il Mattatore [Vittorio Gassman], Italian actor, director and screenwriter (Scent of a Woman, War & Peace), born in Genoa, Italy (d. 2000)
  • 1925-09-23 Eleonora Rossi Drago [Palmira Omiccioli], Italian actress (Le amiche), born in Quinto al Mare, Genoa (d. 2007)
  • 1931-10-06 Riccardo Giacconi, Italian American astrophysicist, Nobel Prize for Physics 2002 for X-ray astronomy, born in Genoa, Italy (d. 2018)
  • 1932-09-07 John Paul Getty Jr., American-born British oil magnate and billionaire (Getty Oil), born onboard ship in the waters near Genoa, Italy (d. 2003)
  • 1934-08-15 Nino Ferrer, French-Italian singer and composer (Mirza, Cornichons), born in Genoa, Italy (d. 1998)
  • 1937-09-14 Renzo Piano, Italian architect (Whitney Museum of American Art, The Shard), born in Genoa, Italy
  • 1939-11-25 Rosanna Schiaffino, actress (Minotaur, Mazzabubu), born in Genoa, Italy
  • 1940-02-18 Fabrizio de AndrĂ©, Italian singer-songwriter (Storia di un impiegato), born in Genoa, Italy (d. 1999)
  • 1946-10-10 Franco Malerba, Italian astronaut (STS 46), born in Genoa, Italy
  • 1959-10-03 Carmen Russo, Miss Teenage Italy (1972), born in Genoa, Italy
  • 1966-01-12 Linda Ferrando, Italian tennis star, born in Genoa, Italy
  • 1966-12-29 Stefano Eranio, Italian footballer, born in Genoa, Italy
  • 1968-03-15 Sabrina [Salerno], Miss Italy (1984)/singer (Boys), born in Genoa, Italy
  • 1970-10-17 Marciano Vink, soccer player (Genoa/PSV)
  • 2003-07-04 Alessia di Matteo, Italian medical figure (1st person to survive the transplantion of eight organs in a single operation), born in Genoa, Italy (d. 2005)

Famous Deaths

  • 1560-11-25 Andrea Doria, Genoese statesman and admiral, dies at 93