Italian History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 617

  • 1919-09-12 The poet Gabriele D'Annunzio organizes a militant nationalist group and takes Fiume (Rijeka) for Italy

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1920-06-05 1st rivet driven on Bank of Italy headquarters at 1 Powell in San Francisco (later Bank of America)

Banker and Entrepreneur Amadeo Giannini
Banker and Entrepreneur
Amadeo Giannini
  • 1920-10-10 Italy annexes South Tirol (Alto Adige)
  • 1920-11-12 The Dalmatian coast between Italy and Yugoslavia is ceded to Yugoslavia

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1921-01-21 Italian Communist Party founded at Livorno by Amadeo Bordiga and Antonio Gramsci

Marxist Theorist and Politician Antonio Gramsci
Marxist Theorist and Politician
Antonio Gramsci
  • 1921-02-27 The Fascists incite a riot in Florence, Italy
  • 1921-03-19 Italian Fascists shoot from the Parenzana train at a group of children in Strunjan (Slovenia): two children are killed, two mangled and three wounded
  • 1921-04-24 Under Allies supervision, a plebiscite in the Tyrol favors merging with Germany; unhappy with the outcome, Allies give the area to Italy
  • 1921-05-14 Mussolini's fascists obtain 29 parliamentary seats in Italian elections
  • 1921-11-09 Partito Nazionalista Fascista formed in Italy by Mussolini
  • 1922-02-06 US, UK, France, Italy & Japan sign Washington naval arms limitation
  • 1922-02-09 Italian government of Bonomi falls
  • 1922-03-03 Italian fascists occupy Fiume & Rijeka
  • 1922-05-24 Russian-Italian trade agreement signed
  • 1922-07-31 General strike in Italy against fascist violence

  • 1922-08-01 In Italy, the socialist 'Alianza del Lavoro' declare a national strike which collapses immediately and fascist forces destroy union and socialist headquarters
  • 1922-10-26 Italian government resigns under pressure from fascists & Benito Mussolini
  • 1922-10-27 In Italy, Liberal Luigi Facta resigns in the face of threats from Mussolini that 'either the Government will be given to us or we will seize it by marching on Rome'
  • 1922-10-30 Benito Mussolini forms government in Italy
  • 1922-10-31 Benito Mussolini (Il Duce) becomes premier of Italy
  • 1922-11-24 Italian parliament gives Benito Mussolini dictatorial powers "for 1 year"
  • 1923-02-01 Fascists Voluntary Militia forms in Italy under Benito Mussolini
  • 1923-02-05 Mass arrests of socialists & communists in Italy
  • 1923-02-26 Italian nationalist & fascists merge (blue-shirts & black-shirts)
  • 1923-07-10 All non-fascist parties dissolved in Italy
  • 1923-07-15 Italian parliament accepts new constitution
  • 1923-08-31 Italian troops occupy Corfu
  • 1923-08-31 Mussolini orders the Greek Government to apologize for the deaths of an Italian general and his staff on the Greco-Albanian border
  • 1923-09-27 Italian troops leave occupied Corfu
  • 1924-01-14 Allies direct Fiume (Rijeka) in Italy
  • 1924-02-07 Benito Mussolini's Italian government exchanges diplomats with USSR
  • 1924-03-09 South Slavia aproves Italy's annexation of Fiume (Rijeka)
  • 1924-04-06 Italy fascists receives 65% of vote of parliament
  • 1924-05-30 Socialist Matteotti falls in Italian parliament by fascists
  • 1924-07-20 18th Tour de France won by Ottavio Bottecchia of Italy

  • 1924-09-17 Italy signs treaty of Rapallo
  • 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).
  • 1924-12-31 Italian Fascist Mussolini orders the suppression of opposition newspapers
  • 1925-01-03 Benito Mussolini dissolves the Italian parliament and proclaims himself dictator of Italy, taking the title "Il Duce" (the Leader)
  • 1925-01-06 Mussolini forms a cabinet composed entirely of Fascists in Italy
  • 1925-07-19 19th Tour de France won by Ottavio Bottecchia of Italy
  • 1925-07-20 Italian-Serbian/Croatian/Slav treaty about Dalmatie
  • 1925-09-26 Italian sub "Sebastiano Veniero" lost off Sicily with 54 dead
  • 1925-10-19 Italian army takes Somalia
  • 1925-11-05 Mussolini disbands Italian socialist parties
  • 1925-11-07 Italians liberal-national party joins fascist
  • 1925-11-12 US & Italy sign peace accord about war debts
  • 1925-12-06 Italy, Britain & Egypt sign Jaghbub accord (Italy)
  • 1926-04-03 Italy establishes corp of force in order to break powerful unions
  • 1926-08-10 Italian-Spanish peace treaty signed
  • 1926-09-02 Italy signs treaty with Yemen
  • 1926-09-16 Italian-Romanian peace treaty signed
  • 1926-10-07 Italian Great Fascist Council forms
  • 1926-11-09 Italian Communist leader Antonio Gramsci is arrested in Rome
  • 1926-11-27 Italian & Albania sign peace treaty
  • 1926-12-15 Facist national symbol elevated in Italy
  • 1926-12-20 Pope Pius XI convicts fascist pursuit in Italy
  • 1927-03-01 Bank of Italy (later Bank of America) becomes an American National Bank
  • 1928-03-15 Benito Mussolini modifies Italy electoral system (abolishes right to choose)
  • 1928-05-12 Benito Mussolini ends women's rights in Italy
  • 1928-05-23 Bomb attack on Italian embassy in Buenos Aires, 22 die
  • 1929-07-23 The Fascist government in Italy bans the use of foreign words
  • 1929-10-24 Belgian princess Marie-Jose & Italian crown prince Umberto get engaged, assassination attempt on Umberto fails
  • 1930-07-23 Earthquake strikes Ariano Italy, 1,500 killed
  • 1930-11-03 Bank of Italy renamed Bank of America
  • 1933-05-06 Italy & USSR sign trade agreement
  • 1934-06-10 FIFA World Cup Final, Stadio Nazionale PNF, Rome, Italy: Angelo Schiavio scores the winner in extra time as Italy beats Czechoslovakia, 2-1
  • 1934-11-23 An Anglo-Ethiopian boundary commission in the Ogaden discovers an Italian garrison at Walwal, which lay well within Ethiopian territory. This leads to the Abyssinia Crisis.
  • 1934-12-03 Italian colonial Tripoli & Cyrenaica annexed to Libya
  • 1935-01-07 French Foreign minister Pierre Laval and Benito Mussolini sign the Franco-Italian Agreement
  • 1935-01-15 300 Dutch ice cream salesmen protest against Italian competition
  • 1935-10-02 Mussolini's Italian army attacks Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
  • 1935-10-03 Italy invades Ethiopia, starting the Second Italo-Ethiopian War
  • 1935-10-06 Italian army occupies Adua Abyssinia
  • 1935-10-10 League of Nations denounces Italian invasion of Abyssinia
  • 1935-12-30 Italian bombers destroy Swedish Red Cross unit in Ethiopia
  • 1936-03-23 Italy, Austria & Hungary sign Pact of Rome

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1936-05-01 Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie leaves Ethiopia as Italy invades

Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie
Ethiopian Emperor
Haile Selassie

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1936-11-18 Germany & Italy recognize Spanish government of Francisco Franco

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • 1937-01-09 Italian regime bans marriages between Italians & Abyssinians
  • 1937-03-25 Italy & Yugoslavia sign non-aggression treaty (Pact of Belgrade)
  • 1937-08-24 In the Spanish Civil War, the Basque Army surrenders to the Italian Corpo Truppe Volontarie following the Santoña Agreement.
  • 1937-12-11 Italy withdraws from League of Nations
  • 1937-12-24 Dutch government recognizes Italian king Emanuel III as emperor of Abyssinia
  • 1938-04-16 Great Britain recognizes Italian annexation of Abyssinia
  • 1938-06-19 FIFA World Cup Final, Stade Olympique de Colombes, Paris, France: Luigi Colausig & Silvio Piola each score 2 goals as Italy beats Hungary, 4-1
  • 1938-07-31 32nd Tour de France: Italian cyclist Gino Bartali wins both general and mountain classifications
  • 1938-08-21 Italy bars all Jewish teachers in Public & High School
  • 1938-09-01 Benito Mussolini cancels civil rights of Italian Jews
  • 1938-11-17 Italy passes its own version of anti-Jewish Nuremberg laws

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

1938-12-10 Italian scientist Enrico Fermi receives the Nobel Prize for Physics (work on reduced radioactivity)

Father of the Atomic Bomb Enrico Fermi
Father of the Atomic Bomb
Enrico Fermi

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 1,401

  • 1615-06-20 Salvatore Rosa, Italian baroque painter, poet, musician and actor, born in Arenella, Italy (d. 1673)
  • 1622-04-05 Vincenzo Viviani, Italian mathematician (Viviani's theorem), born in Florence, Italy (d. 1703)
  • 1623-08-05 Antonio Cesti, Italian composer, singer and musician, born in Arezzo (d. 1669) baptismal date
  • 1625-06-06 Domenico Guidi, Italian sculptor, born in Carrara, Italy (d. 1701)
  • 1628-03-10 Marcello Malpighi, Italian physician who founded the science of microscopic anatomy, born in Crevalcore, near Bologna, Papal States (d. 1694)
  • 1632-07-06 Pietro Reggio, Italian composer and musician, born in Genoa (d. 1685)
  • 1632-11-28 Jean-Baptiste Lully, Italian-born French composer (Miserere Suites de Symphonies et Trios), born in Florence, Italy (d. 1687)
  • 1633-06-01 Geminiano Montanari, Italian astronomer (d. 1687)
  • 1633-10-04 Bernardino Ramazzini, Italian physician (founder of occupational medicine), born in Carpi, duchy of Modena (d. 1714)
  • 1634-10-18 Luca Giordano, Italian artist (d. 1705)
  • 1640-11-04 Carlo Mannelli, Italian composer, born in Rome (d. 1697)
  • 1642-12-30 Vincenzo da Filicaja, Italian poet (d. 1707)
  • 1643-07-03 Alessandro Stradella, Italian violinist and composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1682)
  • 1645-08-10 Eusebio Kino, Italian Catholic missionary (d. 1711)

Person of interestElena Cornaro Piscopia

1646-06-05 Elena Cornaro Piscopia, Italian mathematician and the 1st woman to receive an academic degree from a university, born in Venice, Italy (d. 1684)

Philosopher and Mathematician Elena Cornaro Piscopia
Philosopher and Mathematician
Elena Cornaro Piscopia
  • 1649-02-02 Benedict XIII, [Pierfrancesco Orsini], Italian 245th pope (1724-30)
  • 1649-07-23 Clement XI [Giovanni F Albani], Italian pope (ruled 1700-21), born in Urbino, Papal States (d. 1721)
  • 1650-08-16 Vincenzo Coronelli, Italian cartographer and encylopedist, born in Venice, Italy (d. 1718)
  • 1651-03-16 Zaccaria Tevo, Italian composer, born in Piove di Sacco
  • 1652-04-07 Clement XII [Lorenzo Corsini], Italian Pope (1730-40) who despite ill health and total blindness (1732) unsuccessfully stemmed decline of papal influence, born in Florence (d. 1740)
  • 1653-02-17 Arcangelo Corelli, Italian violinist/composer (Concerto Grossi), born in Fusignano, Italy (d. 1713)
  • 1655-05-04 Bartolomeo Cristofori, Italian instrument maker - considered the inventor of the piano, born in Padua (d. 1731)
  • 1655-05-13 Innocent XIII, [Michelangiolo dei Conti], Italian 244th Pope (1721-24)
  • 1657-03-18 Giuseppe Ottavio Pitoni, Italian composer
  • 1657-08-18 Ferdinando Galli Bibiena, Italian architect and designer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1743)
  • 1657-10-04 Francesco Solimena, Italian painter, born in Canale di Serino, Avellino, Italy (d. 1747)
  • 1658-04-22 Giuseppe Torelli, italian composer (Concerti Grossi), born in Verona, Italy (d. 1709)
  • 1659-12-12 Francesco Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect and designer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1739)
  • 1660-05-02 Alessandro Scarlatti, Italian baroque composer (Tigrane), born in Palermo, Sicily (d. 1725)
  • 1662-12-13 Francesco Bianchini, Italian philosopher and scientist, born in Verona, Italy (d. 1729)
  • 1663-10-09 Giovanni Mario Crescimbeni, Italian literary and critic (Arcadia), born in Macerata, Italy (d. 1728)
  • 1664-01-20 Giovanni Vincenzo Gravina, Italian writer and jurist (d. 1718)
  • 1664-05-30 Giulio Alberoni, Spanish-Italian minister and cardinal, born in Piacenza, duchy of Parma (d. 1752)
  • 1665-08-21 Giacomo F. Maraldi, French-Italian astronomer and mathematician, born in Perinaldo, Italy (d. 1729)
  • 1666-02-15 Antonio M Valsalva, Italian anatomist (eardrums, glottis)
  • 1666-11-05 Attilio Ariosti, Italian composer born in Bologna (d. 1729)
  • 1666-12-05 Francesco Scarlatti, Italian composer, born in Palermo, Sicily (d. ~1741)
  • 1667-01-05 Antonio Lotti, Italian Baroque composer, born in Venice, Italy (d. 1740)
  • 1667-07-02 Pietro Ottoboni, Italian cardinal and grandnephew of Pope Alexander VIII, born in Venice (d. 1740)
  • 1667-09-05 Giovanni Gerolamo Saccheri, Italian mathematician, born in Sanremo, Italy (d. 1733)
  • 1668-06-23 Giambattista Vico, Italian philosopher and historian (d. 1744)
  • 1669-08-27 Anne Marie of Orléans, Queen of Italy, born in Château de Saint-Cloud, France (d. 1728)
  • 1670-07-18 Giovanni Battista Bononcini, Italian opera-composer, born in Modena, Italy (d. 1747)
  • 1671-06-08 Tomaso Albinoni, Italian composer (Adagio in G-minor), born in Venice, Italy (d. 1751)
  • 1671-10-01 Luigi Guido Grandi, Italian mathematician and monk, born in Cremona, Italy (d. 1742)
  • 1671-12-01 Francesco Stradivari, Italian violin maker/son of Antonius
  • 1673-02-01 Alessandro Marcello, Italian composer, born in Venice, Italy (d. 1747)
  • 1675-03-31 Benedict XIV, [Prospero L Lambertini], Italian Pope (1740-58)
  • 1675-06-01 Francesco Scipione, marchese di Maffei, Italian archaeologist (d. 1755)
  • 1675-07-12 Evaristo Felice dall'Abaco, Italian cellist and composer, born in Verona, Italy (d. 1742)
  • 1676-05-28 Jacopo Riccati, Italian mathematician (Riccati equation), born in Venice, Venetian Republic (d. 1754)
  • 1677-02-26 Nicola Fago, Italian baroque composer, born in Taranto (d. 1745)

Person of interestAntonio Vivaldi

1678-03-04 Antonio Vivaldi, Baroque violin virtuoso and composer (The Four Seasons), born in Venice, Italy (d. 1741)

Violin Virtuoso & Composer Antonio Vivaldi
Violin Virtuoso & Composer
Antonio Vivaldi
  • 1678-03-07 Filippo Juvarra, Italian architect, born in Messina, Italy (d. 1736)
  • 1679-01-19 Girolamo Chiti, Italian composer and music theorist, born in Siena (d. 1759)
  • 1679-02-24 Domenico Natale Sarro, Italian opera composer
  • 1679-11-14 Omobono Stradivari, Italian violin maker/son of Antonius
  • 1680-03-20 Baron Emanuele d' Astorga, Italian composer (Stabat mater)
  • 1682-02-13 Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, Italian Rococo painter of religious subjects and genre scenes (Fortune Teller), born in Venice (d. 1754)
  • 1682-02-25 Giovanni Battista Morgagni, Italian anatomist (d. 1771)
  • 1683-01-10 Gasparo Visconti, Italian composer & violinist, born in Cremona, Italy (d. ~1713)
  • 1685-10-26 Domenico Scarlatti, Italian composer and harpsichordist (La Silvia), born in Naples, Italy (d. 1757)
  • 1686-08-01 Benedetto Marcello, Italian author and composer (Lettera Famigliare), born in Venice, Italy (d. 1739)
  • 1687-09-17 Durastante Natalucci, Italian historian (specialized in history of Trevi, in Umbria), born in Picicche di Trevi, Italy (d. 1772)
  • 1688-07-19 Giuseppe Castiglione, Italian Jesuit brother and missionary to China, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1766)
  • 1688-11-11 Lorenzo Somis, Italian composer and violinist, born in Turin (d. 1775)
  • 1690-02-01 Francesco Maria Veracini, Italian opera composer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1768)
  • 1690-09-15 Ignazio Prota, Italian composer, born in Naples (d. 1748)
  • 1691-06-17 Giovanni Paolo Pannini, Italian painter and architect, born in Piacenza, Duchy of Parma, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1765)
  • 1691-08-25 Alessandro Galilei, Italian architect (Cappella Corsini), born in Florence, Italy (d. 1736)
  • 1692-04-08 Giuseppe Tartini, Venetian Baroque composer and violinist (Trillo del Diavolo), born in Piran, Venice (d. 1770)
  • 1692-10-08 Antonio Palella, Italian composer and harpsichordist, born in San Giovanni a Teduccio, Naples, Italy (d. 1761)
  • 1692-11-21 Carlo Innocenzo Fragoni, Italian poet, born in Genoa, Italy (d. 1768)
  • 1695-05-02 Giovanni Niccolò Servandoni, Italian-French architect, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1766)
  • 1695-05-03 Henri Pitot, Italian-French engineer, born in Aramon, France (d. 1771)
  • 1695-09-03 Pietro Locatelli, Italian violinist and composer, born in Bergamo, Italy (d. 1764)
  • 1696-01-05 Giuseppe Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect & painter, born in Parma, Italy (d. 1757)
  • 1696-09-27 Alfonso Liguori, Italian bishop and theologian, born in Marianella, Campania, Kingdom of Naples (d. 1787)
  • 1696-11-11 Andrea Zani, Italian composer and violinist, born in Casalmaggiore, Cremona Province (d. 1757)
  • 1697-06-11 Francesco Antonio Vallotti, Italian organist, composer and theorist, born in Vercelli, Piedmont, Italy (d. 1780)
  • 1697-10-18 Giovanni Canaletto, Italian painter (Regatta on the Grand Canal) and printmaker, born in Venice (d. 1768)
  • 1698-01-03 Pietro Metastasio, Italian poet (d. 1782)
  • 1700-05-12 Luigi Vanvitelli, Italian architect (Palace of Caserta), born in Naples, Kingdom of Naples (d. 1773)
  • 1702-08-15 Francesco Zuccarelli, Italian rococo painter and etcher, born in Pitigliano, Italy (d. 1788)
  • 1703-08-02 Lorenzo Ricci, Italian Jesuit leader (18th & last Superior General of the Society of Jesus), born in Florence (d. 1775)
  • 1704-08-13 Lorenzo Fago, Italian composer and teacher, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1793)
  • 1704-11-10 Carlo Zuccari, Italian composer and violinist, born in Casalmaggiore, nr Cremona (d. 1792)
  • 1705-01-24 Farinelli, [Carlo Broschi], Andria Italy, castrato
  • 1706-10-18 Baldassare Galuppi, Italian composer (opera's buffa)
  • 1706-11-07 Carlo Cecere, Italian composer, born in Grottole, Italy (d. 1761)
  • 1707-02-25 Carlo Goldoni, Italian playwright and librettist (Belisario, Servant of Two Masters), born in Venice, Republic of Venice (d. 1793)
  • 1708-01-25 Pompeo Batoni, Italian painter, born in Lucca, Italy (d. 1787)
  • 1710-01-04 Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Italian composer (Il Prigioniero Superbo)
  • 1710-01-30 Vigilio Blasio Faitello, Italian composer (d. 1768)
  • 1710-04-12 Caffarelli [Gaetano Majorano], Italian castrato soprano, born in Bitonto, Italy (d. 1783)
  • 1710-04-15 Marie-Anne de Cupis de Camargo, French dancer, born in Brussels, Spanish Netherlands (d. 1770)
  • 1710-12-02 Carlo Bertinazzi, Italian actor and writer (commedia dell'arte), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1783)
  • 1711-05-18 Ruggiero G Boscovich, [Rudzer J Boskovic], Italian astronomer
  • 1711-10-31 Laura Bassi, Italian physicist and scholar, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1778)
  • 1712-10-05 Francesco Guardi, Italian painter, born in Venice (d. 1793)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 300 of 1,063

  • 1539-05-07 Ottaviano Petrucci, Italian printer, dies at 73
  • 1539-07-05 Antonio M Zaccaria, Italian physician/saint, dies
  • 1540-01-27 Angela Merici, Italian monk/monastery, dies
  • 1540-05-22 Francesco Guicciardini, Italian historian/President of Romagna, dies at 57
  • 1540-08-24 Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, Italian painter (b. 1503)
  • 1542-02-01 Girolamo Aleandro, Italian Catholic cardinal, dies at 61
  • 1542-08-24 Gasparo Contarini, Italian diplomat and cardinal (b. 1483)
  • 1543-06-27 Agnolo Firenzuola, Italian poet and litterateur, dies at 49
  • 1544-12-09 Teofilo Folengo, Italian macaronic poet, dies at 53
  • 1545-04-10 Costanzo Festa, Italian composer
  • 1546-08-03 Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Italian architect, dies at 62
  • 1546-11-01 Giulio Romano, Italian painter/architect (Ondergang der Titanen), dies
  • 1547-01-11 Pietro Bembo, Italian author, literary theorist, and Catholic cardinal (b. 1470)
  • 1547-06-21 Sebastiano del Piombo, Italian painter (b. 1485)
  • 1547-08-07 Cajetanus van Thiene, Italian saint, dies
  • 1547-09-10 Pierlugi Faraese, Italian son of Pope Paul III, murdered
  • 1547-10-19 Pierino del Vaga, Italian painter, dies at about 46
  • 1548-12-27 Francesco Spiera, Italian Protestant jurist (b. 1502)
  • 1549-11-10 Paul III, [Alessandro Farnese], Italian Pope (1534-49), dies at 81
  • 1550-06-13 Veronica Gambara, Italian poet, dies at 64
  • 1551-05-18 Domenico di Pace Beccafumi, Italian Mannerist painter, dies at 65
  • 1551-05-31 Aristotele "Basiano" da Sangallo, Italian set designer, dies
  • 1553-08-08 Girolamo Fracastoro, Italian physician (b. 1478)
  • 1553-10-19 Bonifazio Veronese/Veneziano, [de' Pitati], Italian painter, dies
  • 1555-05-01 Marcellus II [Marcello Cervini], Italian humanist and Pope (1555, 22 days), dies at 53
  • 1556-04-18 Luigi Alamanni, Italian poet (Flora, Antigone), dies at 61
  • 1556-11-14 Giovanni Della Casa, Italian poet (Galateo), dies at 53
  • 1557-10-05 Il Bacchiacca, [Franceso Ubertini], Italian painter, dies at 63
  • 1557-12-13 Niccolo Tartaglia, Italian mathematician, dies
  • 1558-10-21 Julius Caesar Scaliger, Italian-French physician and scholar (On the Subtlety of Things), dies at 74
  • 1560-02-07 Bartolomeo Bandinelli, Italian sculptor (b. 1493)
  • 1560-11-25 Andrea Doria, Genoese statesman and admiral, dies at 93
  • 1561-03-04 Carlo Carafa, Italian cardinal, dies at 41
  • 1562-10-09 Gabriel Fallopius [Fallopio], Italian anatomist and early advocate for the use of condoms (Observationes anatomicae), dies at 39

Person of interestMichelangelo

1564-02-18 Michelangelo, Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet of the High Renaissance (David, Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel), dies at 88

Sculptor and Painter Michelangelo
Sculptor and Painter
Michelangelo
  • 1564-05-02 Cardinal Rodolfo Pio da Carpi, Italian humanist (b. 1500)
  • 1564-10-04 Pietro P Vergerio, Italian theologist/bishop of Croatia, dies
  • 1565-10-05 Lodovico Ferrari, Italian mathematician (b. 1522)
  • 1565-12-09 Pius IV [Gianangelo de' Medici], Italian lawyer and Pope (1559-65), dies at 66
  • 1565-12-18 Benedetto Varchi, Italian humanist/historian (L'Ercolano), dies at 62
  • 1566-03-09 David Rizzio, Italian secretary of Mary Queen of Scots, murdered by Protestant nobles
  • 1566-05-04 Luca Ghini, Italian physician and botanist (b. 1490)
  • 1566-08-04 Girolamo della Robbia, Italian sculptor (Majolica relief), dies
  • 1566-09-02 Taddeo Zuccari, Italian painter, dies at 37
  • 1566-09-27 Marcus A Vida, [Marcus Hieronymus], Italian humanist/poet/bishop, dies
  • 1566-11-21 Annibale Caro, Italian writer and poet (Lettere familiare), dies at 59
  • 1567-10-01 Pietro Carnesecchi, Italian humanist (b. 1508)
  • 1570-07-03 Antonio Paleario, Italian humanist, executed by inquisition at 67
  • 1570-11-27 Jacopo Sansovino, Italian sculptor and architect (b. 1486)
  • 1571-02-14 Benvenuto Cellini, Italian sculptor, goldsmith and author (Perseus), dies at 70
  • 1572-03-27 Girolamo Maggi, Italian Renaissance man (b. abt. 1523)
  • 1572-11-23 Agnolo di Cosimo, Italian artist and poet (b. 1503)
  • 1572-12-30 Galeazzo Alessi, Italian architect (Palazza Marino, Milan), dies at 60
  • 1573-07-07 Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola, Italian architect, dies at 65
  • 1573-12-30 Giovanni Battista Giraldi, Italian writer (b. 1504)
  • 1574-04-21 Cosimo de Medici, Italian duke of Toscane, dies at about 54
  • 1574-06-27 Giorgio Vasari, Italian painter and art historian (Vasari's Lives), dies at 62
  • 1575-03-15 Annibale Padovano, Italian composer (b. 1527)
  • 1575-12-31 Pierino Belli, Italian soldier and jurist (b. 1502)
  • 1576-08-27 Titian, [Tiziano Vecelli], Italian painter, dies of plague
  • 1578-02-05 Giovanni B Moroni, Italian portrait painter, dies
  • 1580-01-18 Antonio Scandello, Italian composer (Passion of John), dies at 63
  • 1580-12-01 Giovanni Morone, Italian theologian/diplomat/cardinal, dies at 71
  • 1583-02-18 Antonio Francesco Grazzini, Italian writer (b. 1503)
  • 1583-10-30 Pirro Ligorio, Italian architect/painter/archaeologist, dies at 83
  • 1584-11-03 Saint Charles Borromeo, Italian cardinal and Archbishop of Milan (1564-84), dies at 46

Person of interestGregory XIII

1585-04-10 Gregory XIII [Ugo Boncompagni], Italian pope (1572-85) who introduced the Gregorian (New Style) calendar in 1582, dies at 83

  • 1585-10-06 Luca Cambiaso, Italian painter and sculptor, dies at 57
  • 1587-05-18 Felix van Cantalice, Italian saint, dies at 72
  • 1588-10-02 Bernardino Telesio, Italian philosopher (Rerum in Child), dies
  • 1589-03-02 Alessandro Cardinal Farnese, Italian cardinal (b. 1520)
  • 1589-03-22 Lodovico Guicciardini, Italian historian (Descrittione di Tutti), dies at 67
  • 1590-09-20 Lodovico Agostini, Italian composer (b. 1534)
  • 1590-09-27 Urban VII, [Giambattista Castagna], Italian Pope (1590), dies
  • 1591-06-21 Aloysius Gonzaga, Italian aristocrat and Jesuit saint, dies at 23
  • 1591-07-02 Vincenzo Galilei, Italian composer (b. 1520)
  • 1591-10-16 Gregory XIV, [Niccolo Sfondrati], Italian Pope, dies at 56
  • 1592-02-13 Jacopo Bassano, Italian painter
  • 1592-02-29 Alessandro Striggio, Italian composer (b. 1540)
  • 1592-04-22 Bartolommeo Ammanati, Italian sculptor & architect, dies at 80
  • 1592-07-01 Marc A Ingegneri, Italian violinist/composer (Responsoria), dies
  • 1593-06-25 Michele Mercati, Italian physician and gardener, dies at 52
  • 1594-02-02 Giovanni Perluigi da Palestrina, Italian composer, dies at 68
  • 1594-05-31 Tintoretto, Italian Mannerist painter and notable exponent of the Renaissance school, dies at 75
  • 1595-01-05 Ercole Procaccini, Italian painter, dies
  • 1595-04-25 Torquato Tasso, Italian poet (Gerusalemme liberata), dies at 51
  • 1595-05-26 Philippus Nerius, [Filippo Neri], Italian merchant/saint, dies at 79
  • 1595-12-27 Pietro Pontio, Italian composer (Ragionamento di Musica), dies at 63
  • 1596-05-27 Tibaldi II, Italian painter/sculptor/architect, dies
  • 1598-05-03 Anna Guarini, Italian singer (b. 1563)
  • 1599-08-22 Luca Marenzio, Italian composer (b. c. 1553)
  • 1599-09-11 Beatrice Cenci, Italian noblewoman executed for fratricide at 22
  • 1599-11-07 Gasparo Tagliacozzi, Italian surgeon (b. 1546)
  • 1600-02-13 Gian Paolo Lomazzo, Italian painter and poet (Trattato), dies at 61
  • 1601-05-19 Costanzo Porta, Italian composer
  • 1602-03-11 Emilio de' Cavalieri, Italian composer
  • 1602-03-22 Agostino Carracci, Italian artist (Communion of St. Jerome), dies at 44
  • 1603-02-23 Andrea Cesalpino, Italian philosopher, physician and botanist, dies at 83
  • 1603-08-16 Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri), dies at 62