Milan in History

Historical Events

  • 0387-04-18 Bishop Ambrosius of Milan baptizes Augustinus
  • 1422-06-30 Battle of Arbedo between the Duke of Milan and the Swiss cantons
  • 1454-04-09 Milan and Venice sign peace of Lodi
  • 1495-05-31 Emperor Maximilian, Pope Alexander VI, Milan, King Ferdinand, Isabella & Venice sign anti-French Saint League
  • 1499-02-09 France & Venice sign treaty against Milan
  • 1499-10-06 French King Louis XII occupies Milan

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1500-01-05 Duke Ludovico Sforza's troops reconquer Milan

Duke of Milan Ludovico Sforza
Duke of Milan
Ludovico Sforza
  • 1500-04-10 France captures duke Ludovico Sforza of Milan
  • 1516-08-13 The Treaty of Noyon between France and Spain is signed. Francis recognises Charles's claim to Naples, and Charles recognises Francis's claim to Milan.
  • 1521-11-19 Battle at Milan: Emperor Karel V's/pontifical/Spanish/German troops beat France & occupy Milan
  • 1524-04-24 Duke of Bourbon drives Admiral Bonnivet out of Milan
  • 1524-10-26 Spanish troops give Milan to France
  • 1526-05-22 Pope Clemens VII, France, Genoa, Venice, Florence & Milan form Anti-French League of Cognac
  • 1527-12-12 Composer Adrian Willaert moves from Milan to Venice
  • 1540-10-11 Emperor Karel names his son Philip, Duke of Milan
  • 1555-10-25 Emperor Karel puts son Philip II in charge of Netherlands, Naples and Milan

  • 1635-07-11 Armies of Savoye/Mantua/Parma occupy Milan
  • 1647-09-01 French cardinal Mazarin & Duke of Modena sign treaty against Milan
  • 1778-08-03 Teatro alla Scala opens in Milan

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1796-05-15 First Coalition: Napoleon enters Milan in triumph with French troops

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1807-12-17 France issues the Milan Decree, which confirms the Continental System.
  • 1830-12-26 Gaetano Donizetti's opera "Anna Bolena" premieres in Milan
  • 1831-03-06 Vincenzo Bellini's opera "La Sonnambula" premieres in Milan
  • 1831-12-26 Vincenzo Bellini's opera "Norma" premieres in Milan
  • 1832-05-12 Gaetano Donizetti's opera "L'elisir d'amore" premieres in Milan
  • 1833-01-26 Gaetano Dinozetti's opera "Lucrezia Borgia" premieres in Milan

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1839-11-17 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Oberte Conti Di" premieres in Milan

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Giuseppe Verdi
  • 1842-03-09 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Nabucco" premieres in Milan
  • 1843-02-11 Opera "I Lombardi" premieres in Milan
  • 1848-02-12 Ballet "Faust" premieres in Milan
  • 1868-03-05 Arrigo Boito's opera "Mefistofele" premieres in Milan
  • 1870-03-19 The opera "Guarany" premieres in Milan
  • 1876-04-08 Amiliare Ponchielli's opera "La Gioconda" premieres in Milan
  • 1882-03-06 Monarch Milan Obrenovic of Serbia crowns himself king
  • 1892-05-21 Ruggero Leoncavallo's opera "I Pagliacci" premieres in Milan
  • 1893-02-09 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Falstaff" premieres in Milan

  • 1896-03-23 Umberto Giordano's opera "Andrea Chénier" premieres in Milan
  • 1896-03-28 Umberto Giordano's opera "Andrea Chenier" premieres at La Scala, Milan with Giuseppe Borgatti singing the title role
  • 1899-12-16 Italian football club A.C. Milan founded as Milan Foot-Ball and Cricket Club by Englishmen Alfred Edwards and Herbert Kilpin (disputed possibly 13 Dec)

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1904-02-17 Giacomo Puccini's opera "Madama Butterfly" premieres in Milan

Composer Giacomo Puccini
Giacomo Puccini
  • 1904-03-02 Gabriele d'Annunzio's "La figlia di Iorio" premieres in Milan
  • 1908-03-09 Italian football club Inter Milan founded as Foot-Ball Club Internazionale
  • 1909-05-13 First Giro d'Italia takes place in Milan - Italian cyclist Luigi Ganna is the winner
  • 1910-10-02 1st 2 aircraft collision (Milan Italy)

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1919-03-23 Benito Mussolini forms Fascist movement in Milan Italy

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • 1924-10-31 World Savings Day was announced in Milan, Italy, by the Members of the Association at the 1st International Savings Bank Congress (World Society of Savings Banks).
  • 1926-04-25 Giacomo Puccini's opera "Turandot" premieres in Milan
  • 1926-09-19 The San Siro is inaugurated with a match between AC Milan and Inter.
  • 1930-02-18 Luigi Pirandello's "Come Tu Mi Vuoi" premieres in Milan
  • 1935-07-20 Switzerland: A Royal Dutch Airlines plane en route from Milan to Frankfurt crashes into a Swiss mountain, killing thirteen
  • 1937-03-18 The human-powered aircraft, Pedaliante, flies 1 kilometre (0.62 miles) outside Milan.
  • 1937-11-03 Frenchman Maurice Archambaud cycles world record for distance in one hour, 45.796 km in Vigorelli, Milan, Italy
  • 1940-08-27 Caproni-Campini CC-2, experimental jet plane, maiden flight (Milan)
  • 1945-04-17 Benito Mussolini flees from Salò to Milan
  • 1950-05-02 Carlo Terron's "Giuditta" premieres in Milan
  • 1950-11-07 Carlo Terron's "Processo Agli Innocenti" premieres in Milan
  • 1951-02-24 Ice Pairs Championship at Milan won by Ria Baran & Paul Falk of GER
  • 1951-02-24 Ladies' Figure Skating Champion in Milan won by Jeanette Altwegg of Great Britain
  • 1951-02-24 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Milan won by Richard Button of USA
  • 1951-04-20 4th Cannes Film Festival: "Miss Julie" directed by Alf Sjoberg and "Miracle in Milan" directed by Vittorio De Sica jointly awarded the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • 1958-05-28 European Cup Final, Brussels: Francisco Gento scores the winner in extra time as Real Madrid beats AC Milan, 3-2; 3rd consecutive title for Los Blancos

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1960-05-21 Leontyne Price becomes the first African American to sing the lead at Teatro alla Scala in Milan in "Aida"

Opera Soprano Leontyne Price
Opera Soprano
Leontyne Price
  • 1963-05-22 European Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London: José Altafini scores twice as AC Milan edge Benfica, 2-1 for first title to an Italian club
  • 1963-12-17 Ballon d'Or: Dynamo Moscow goalkeeper Lev Yashin wins award for best European football player; beats Milan midfielder Gianni Rivera and Tottenham striker Jimmy Greaves; first Russian national to win trophy
  • 1964-10-04 Italian Autostrada del Sol opens at Milan-Naples

Music concertMusic Concert

1965-04-28 Luciano Pavarotti makes his debut at La Scala, Milan in Franco Zeffirelli's production of "La bohème" with Mirella Freni

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti
  • 1965-05-27 10th European Cup Final, San Siro, Milan: Jair da Costa scores winner as defending champions Internazionale beat Benfica, 1-0
  • 1968-05-23 AC Milan of Italy win 8th European Cup Winner's Cup against Hamburger SV of West Germany 2-0 in Rotterdam
  • 1969-05-28 European Cup Final, Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid: AC Milan striker Pierino Prati scores 3 in 4-1 win over Ajax; second title for I Rossoneri
  • 1969-12-12 Offices of Banca Nazionale dell'Agricoltura in Piazza Fontana, Milan, are bombed, killing 14
  • 1969-12-23 Ballon d'Or: Milan midfielder Gianni Rivera wins award for best European football player ahead of Cagliari forward Luigi Riva and Bayern Munich striker Gerd Müller
  • 1970-05-06 European Cup Final, San Siro, Milan: Feyenoord beats Celtic, 2-1; first time title won by a Dutch club
  • 1970-10-01 63 arrested in riot to buy Rolling Stone tickets in Milan, Italy
  • 1973-05-16 AC Milan of Italy win 13th European Cup Winner's Cup against Leeds of England 1-0 in Saloniki
  • 1974-05-08 FC Magdenburg of East Germany win 14th European Cup Winner's Cup against AC Milan of Italy 2-0 in Rotterdam

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1975-07-24 Giorgio Armani and Sergio Galeotti found Giorgio Armani S.p.A. in Milan, Italy

Fashion Designer Giorgio Armani
Fashion Designer
Giorgio Armani
  • 1976-07-10 Chemical factory in Seveso, near Milan explodes covering the surrounding area in dioxin
  • 1987-03-21 PSV sells soccer player Ruud Gullit to AC Milan (Ÿ17 million)
  • 1987-12-29 Ballon d'Or: Milan's Dutch midfielder Ruud Gullit wins best football player in Europe award ahead of Paulo Futre (Porto/Atlético Madrid) and Real Madrid striker Emilio Butragueño
  • 1988-12-27 Ballon d'Or: Milan 1-2-3; Dutch striker Marco van Basten wins his 1st of 3 best football player in Europe awards ahead of Ruud Gullit and Frank Rijkaard

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1989-02-07 Tennis superstar Björn Borg apparently attempts suicide in Milan

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • 1989-05-24 33rd European Cup: Milan beats Steaua Bucuresti 4-0 at Barcelona
  • 1989-12-26 Ballon d'Or: Milan's second straight 1-2-3; Dutch striker Marco van Basten wins his 2nd best football player in Europe title ahead of Franco Baresi and Frank Rijkaard
  • 1990-05-23 34th European Cup: Milan beats Benfica 1-0 at Vienna
  • 1992-12-22 Ballon d'Or: Milan's Dutch striker Marco van Basten wins his 3rd title as best football player in Europe ahead of Barcelona forward Hristo Stoichkov and Ajax forward Dennis Bergkamp
  • 1993-05-26 1st UEFA Champions League Final: Marseille beats Milan 1-0 at Munich
  • 1993-07-27 Mafia bombs historical buildings in Rome, Milan and Vatican City, 5 killed
  • 1994-05-18 2nd UEFA Champions League Final: Milan beats Barcelona 4-0 at Athens
  • 1994-07-14 Gas explosion at old age home in Milan, 27 killed
  • 1994-12-20 Ballon d'Or: FC Barcelona's Bulgarian forward Hristo Stoichkov is named Europe's best football player ahead of Juventus striker Roberto Baggio and Milan defender Paolo Maldini
  • 1995-05-24 3rd UEFA Champions League Final: Ajax beats Milan 1-0 at Vienna
  • 1995-12-24 Ballon d'Or: PSG/Milan's Liberian striker George Weah is named Europe's best football player; first edition where players born outside Europe permitted to receive votes
  • 1998-12-06 87th Davis Cup: Sweden beats Italy in Milan (4-1)

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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 and Visionary Leonardo da Vinci
Painter, Scientist and Visionary
Leonardo da Vinci
  • 1999-12-21 Ballon d'Or: FC Barcelona's Brazilian midfielder Rivaldo is named best football player in Europe ahead of Manchester United midfielder David Beckham and Milan striker Andriy Shevchenko
  • 2000-12-19 Ballon d'Or: Real Madrid's Portuguese midfielder Luís Figo is named best football player in Europe ahead of Juventus midfielder Zinedine Zidane and Milan striker Andriy Shevchenko
  • 2001-05-23 9th UEFA Champions League Final: Bayern Munich beats Valencia (1-1, 5-4 on penalties) at Milan
  • 2001-10-08 A twin engine Cessna and Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) jetliner collide in heavy fog during takeoff from Milan, Italy killing 118.
  • 2003-05-28 11th UEFA Champions League Final: Milan beats Juventus (0-0, 3-2 on penalties) at Manchester
  • 2003-12-22 Ballon d'Or: Juventus' Czech midfielder Pavel Nedvěd is named best football player in Europe ahead of Arsenal forward Thierry Henry and Milan defender Paolo Maldini

Famous Birthdays

  • 0133-01-30 Didius Julianus [Marcus Severus Didius Julianus], Roman Emperor, born in Milan, Italy (d. 193)
  • 1302-12-07 Azzone Visconti, Lord of Milan (1329-39), born in Ferrara, Italy (d. 1339)
  • 1401-07-23 Francesco Sforza, Italian condottiero and Duke of Milan (1401–1466), born in San Miniato, Tuscany (d. 1466)
  • 1425-03-31 Bianca Maria Visconti, Duchess of Milan (1450-68), born in Settimo Pavese, Lombardy, Italy (d. 1468)
  • 1444-01-24 Galeazzo Maria Sforza, Duke of Milan (d. 1476)

Person of interestLudovico Sforza

1452-07-27 Ludovico Sforza [il Moro], Italian duke of Milan (1494-1508) who commissioned The Last Supper, born in Vigevano (Modern day Lombardy), Italy (d. 1508)

Duke of Milan Ludovico Sforza
Duke of Milan
Ludovico Sforza
  • 1466-11-30 Andrea Doria, Genoese statesman and admiral, born in Oneglia, Duchy of Milan (d. 1560)
  • 1470-10-02 Isabella of Naples, Duchess of Milan (1489-1494), born in Naples, Italy (d. 1524)
  • 1492-05-08 Andrea Alciato, Italian lawyer and writer, born in Alzate Brianza, Milan, Italy (d. 1550)
  • 1509-01-25 Giovanni Morone, Italian cardinal, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1580)
  • 1538-04-26 Gian Paolo Lomazzo, Italian painter and poet (Trattato), born in Milan (d. 1592)
  • 1538-10-02 Saint Charles Borromeo, Italian cardinal and Archbishop of Milan (1564-84), born in Arona, Milan, Italy (d. 1584)
  • 1571-09-29 Caravaggio [Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio], Italian painter, (Saint Francis of Assisi in Ecstasy), born in Milan [d. 1610] [date disputed]
  • 1607-03-01 Giovanni Francesco Milanta, Italian composer and organist, born in Parma
  • 1688-07-19 Giuseppe Castiglione, Italian Jesuit brother and missionary to China, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1766)
  • 1695-01-06 Giuseppe Sammartini, Italian composer, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1750)
  • 1738-03-15 Cesare Beccaria, Italian criminologist and politician, born in Milan (d. 1794)
  • 1754-05-23 Andrea Appiani, Italian royal painter (Napoleon), born in Milan (d. 1817)
  • 1754-05-24 Giacomo Conti, Italian composer, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1805)
  • 1773-05-03 Giuseppe Acerbi, Italian traveller and naturalist, born in Castel Goffredo, Milan, Italy (d. 1846)
  • 1781-05-25 Ferdinand Karl Joseph, Archduke of Austria-Este, born in Milan (d. 1850)
  • 1787-12-14 Maria Ludovika of Austria-Este, Empress of Austria and queen of Hungary and Bohemia, born in Monza, Duchy of Milan (d. 1816)
  • 1807-03-14 Josephine of Leuchtenberg, Queen of Sweden and Norway, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1876)
  • 1808-06-28 Cristina Trivulzio di Belgioioso, Italian princess and politician, born in Milan, Lombardy, Italy (d. 1871)
  • 1813-04-23 Frédéric Ozanam, French scholar and founder of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1853)
  • 1826-09-08 Disma Fumagalli, Italian composer, born in Inzago, Milan, Italy (d. 1893)
  • 1829-06-13 Antonio Zamara, Austrian harpist and composer, born in Milan (d. 1901)

Person of interestErnesto Teodoro Moneta

1833-09-20 Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Italian journalist, soldier and pacifist (Nobel Peace Prize 1907), born in Milan, Lombardy (d. 1918)

Italian Pacifist Ernesto Teodoro Moneta
Italian Pacifist
Ernesto Teodoro Moneta
  • 1835-02-02 Luigi Manzotti, Italian mine dancer and ballet choreographer, born in Milan (d. 1905)

Person of interestThomas Edison

1847-02-11 Thomas Edison, American inventor (lightbulb, phonograph, motion picture camera), born in Milan, Ohio (d. 1931)

Inventor Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison
  • 1854-08-22 Milan I, King of Serbia, born in Mărășești, Romania (d. 1901)
  • 1858-10-05 Henry von Battenberg, German son-in-law of Queen Victoria, born in Milan, Lombardy–Venetia (d. 1896)'
  • 1859-09-04 Edoardo Mascheroni, Italian composer, born in Milan (d. 1941)
  • 1867-10-24 Franco Leoni, Italian composer, born in Milan (d. 1949)
  • 1876-07-17 Vittorio Gnecchi, Italian composer (Cassandra), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1954)
  • 1881-09-15 Ettore Bugatti, Italian-French automobile designer and manufacturer (Automobiles E. Bugatti), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1947)
  • 1885-01-05 Humbert Wolfe, Italian-born British poet, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1940)
  • 1888-10-11 Piero Coppola, Italian composer, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1971)
  • 1893-11-14 Carlo Emilio Gadda, Italian writer, born in Milan (d. 1973)
  • 1906-11-02 Luchino Visconti, Italian director (The Leopard, Death in Venice), born in Milan (d. 1976)
  • 1908-12-20 Julio César Brero [or Giulio Cesare], Italian-born Argentine composer and lawyer (Novella), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1973)
  • 1910-05-03 Alceo Galliera, Italian composer, born in Milan (d. 1996)
  • 1910-08-23 Giuseppe Meazza, Italian footballer, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1979)
  • 1911-12-03 Nino Rota, Italian composer (Torquemada, the Godfather films), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1979)
  • 1912-04-29 Italo Valenti, Italian sculptor, born in Milan (d. 1995)
  • 1912-12-11 Carlo Ponti, Italian film producer (Marriage Italian Style, Doctor Zhivago), born in Magenta, Lombardy (d. 2007)
  • 1913-06-04 Bruno Bettinelli, Italian composer and teacher (Musica per archi), born in Milan, Italy (d. 2004)
  • 1914-07-24 Riccardo Malipiero, Italian composer, born in Milan (d. 2003)
  • 1917-03-23 Patricia Burke, actress (Forbidden), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1918-01-21 Antonio Janigro, Italian cellist (Zagreb Soloists), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1918-07-13 Alberto Ascari, Italian auto racer (World F1 champion 1952, 53), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1955)
  • 1920-04-13 Roberto Calvi, Italian banker and director (Banco Ambrosiano), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1982)
  • 1922-03-26 Oscar Sala, Italian-born Brazilian nuclear physicist, born in Milan, Italy (d. 2010)
  • 1923-02-10 Cesare Siepi, basso (NY Metropolitan Opera), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1923-10-13 Faas Wilkes, Dutch soccer star (Xerxes, Fortuna, Inter Milan), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2016)
  • 1925-01-01 Valentina Cortesa, Italian actress (Day for Night, Kidnap Syndicate), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1926-10-07 Marcello Abbado, Italian composer, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1932-05-11 Valentino [Garavani], Italian fashion designer and founder of the Valentino company, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1932-09-26 Giacomo Manzoni, Italian composer, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1933-04-09 Gian Maria Volontè, Italian actor (Fistful of Dollars), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1994)
  • 1933-06-26 Claudio Abbado, Italian composer and conductor (London Symph-1982), born in Milan, Italy (d. 2014)
  • 1934-02-18 Aldo Ceccato, Italian conductor (Detroit Symph Orch 1973-77), born in Milan, Italy

Person of interestGiorgio Armani

1934-07-11 Giorgio Armani, Italian fashion designer (American Gigolo), born in Piacenza, Italy

Fashion Designer Giorgio Armani
Fashion Designer
Giorgio Armani
  • 1935-05-15 Ted Dexter, cricketer (in Milan Superb England batsman of 60's)
  • 1935-06-10 Elio Fiorucci, Italian fashion designer, born in Milan (d. 2015)
  • 1936-08-20 Carla Fracci, Italian ballerina, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1937-06-21 Anna Davies, Italian philologist and Professor of Comparative Philology (Oxford U), born in Milan (d. 2014)
  • 1939-10-15 Carmelo Bossi, Italian light middleweight boxer (Olympic silver 1960), born in Milan, Italy (d. 2014)
  • 1940-03-20 Gianpiero Moretti, steering wheel designer (Momo), born in Milan, Italy (d. 2012)
  • 1941-09-18 Mariangela Melato, Italian actress (Flash Gordon, Summer Night), born in Milan, Italy (d. 2013)
  • 1942-01-05 Maurizio Pollini, Italian classical pianist, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1947-03-21 Franco Mussida, Italian progessive rock musician (Premiata Forneria Marconi), born in Milan
  • 1949-03-28 Milan Williams, American keyboardist (Commodores-Three Times a Lady), born in Okolona, Mississippi
  • 1949-05-10 Miuccia Prada, Italian fashion designer (Prada), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1950-09-20 Loredana Bertè, Italian singer and 2nd ex wife of Bjorn Borg, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1953-02-20 Riccardo Chailly, conductor (West Berlin Symph Orchestra), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1954-04-03 Elisabetta Brusa, Italian composer, born in Milan
  • 1955-01-15 Enrico Mentana, Italian newscaster (RAI), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1955-03-09 Teo Fabi, Italian Formula-1 Indy-car racer (rookie of year-1983), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1956-12-23 Michele Alboretto, Italian racing driver (Ferrari), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1959-06-10 Carlo Ancelotti, A.C. Milan coach
  • 1960-02-18 Greta Scacchi, Italian actress (Coca-Cola Kid, White Mischief), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1961-03-15 Fabio Lanzoni, romance novels model (Fabio After Dark), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1962-09-01 Ruud Gullit, Dutch soccer midfielder (66 caps; Ballon d'Or 1987; Feyenoord, PSV, AC Milan, Chelsea), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1962-09-30 Frank Rijkaard, Surinam/Dutch soccer star (Ajax, AC Milan)
  • 1962-11-14 Stefano Gabbana, Italian fashion designer (Dolce & Gabbano), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1963-02-09 Madusa Miceli, [Debra Ann], wrestler (WCW), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1963-05-24 Ivan Capelli, Italian racing driver, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1963-12-22 Giuseppe Bergomi, Italian footballer, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1964-10-31 Marco van Basten, Dutch soccer star (Ajax, AC Milan), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1966-10-01 George Weah, Liberian soccer striker and politician (President Liberia; 53 caps; AC Milan, Monaco), born in Monrovia, Liberia
  • 1966-11-11 Benedicta Boccoli, Italian actress (Valzer), born in Milan Italy
  • 1967-11-27 Laura Golarsa, tennis star (Oklahoma City doubles), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1968-06-26 Paolo Maldini, Italian footballer (A.C. Milan, Italy national team), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1968-11-08 Sergio Porrini, Italian footballer, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1970-06-07 Cafu, Brazilian soccer defender (Brazil 142 caps, Roma, AC Milan), born in Itaquaquecetuba, Brazil
  • 1970-12-15 Frankie Dettori, Italian jockey, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1971-05-25 Marco Cappato, Italian politician (Member of the European Parliament), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1971-12-02 Francesco Toldo, Italian soccer goalkeeper (28 caps; Fiorentina, Internazionale), born in Padua, Italy
  • 1972-04-27 Silvia Farina, Italian tennis star (1995 Maria Lankowitz doubles), born in Milan, Italy

Famous Deaths

  • 0397-04-04 Saint Ambrose, Governor of Liguria and Bishop of Milan (374-97), dies at about 57
  • 1101-09-30 Anselm IV, Archbishop of Milan
  • 1339-08-16 Azzone Visconti, Lord of Milan (1329-39), dies at 36
  • 1402-09-03 Gian Galeazzo Visconti, duke and tyrant of Milan (1395-1402), dies at 51
  • 1466-03-08 Francesco Sforza, Italian condottiero and Duke of Milan (1401–1466), dies at 64
  • 1476-12-26 Galeazzo Maria Sforza, duke of Milan, murdered
  • 1494-10-22 Gian Galeazzo, Italian duke of Milan (1476-94), dies

Person of interestLudovico Sforza

1508-05-27 Ludovico Sforza [il Moro], Italian duke of Milan, dies at 55

Duke of Milan Ludovico Sforza
Duke of Milan
Ludovico Sforza
  • 1535-11-01 Francesco Sforza, Italian ruler (Milan), dies
  • 1572-12-30 Galeazzo Alessi, Italian architect (Palazza Marino, Milan), dies at 60
  • 1584-11-03 Saint Charles Borromeo, Italian cardinal and Archbishop of Milan (1564-84), dies at 46
  • 1901-02-11 Milan I, King of Serbia, dies at 56
  • 1938-06-30 Milan Rakic, Serbian poet (Nove Pesme), dies at 61
  • 1957-05-09 Ezio Pinza, Italian American operatic bass singer (South Pacific, NY Met Opera), dies at 64
  • 2006-08-15 Faas Wilkes, Dutch soccer star (Xerxes, Fortuna, Inter Milan), dies at 82
  • 2018-03-04 Davide Astori, Italian footballer (Milan), dies from cardiac arrest at 31