Italian History (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 617

  • 1939-05-07 Germany and Italy announce an alliance known as the Rome-Berlin Axis

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1939-08-08 7th Venice Film Festival opens with a United States boycott due to Benito Mussolini's Fascist Italian regime

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • 1940-04-12 Italy annexes Albania
  • 1940-06-10 Italy declares war on France and Great Britain as part of its Axis alliance with Nazi Germany
  • 1940-06-10 Canada declares war on Italy.
  • 1940-06-11 Italy declares war on Allies
  • 1940-06-11 World War II: British forces bomb Genoa and Turin in Italy
  • 1940-06-11 World War II: First attack of the Italian Air force on the island of Malta
  • 1940-06-15 38 Italian Fiat bombers bomb Luc-en-Province
  • 1940-06-24 France signs an armistice with Italy during WW II
  • 1940-08-03 Italian troops invade British Somalia
  • 1940-09-12 Italian troops enter Egypt
  • 1940-09-13 Italian troops under Marshal Graziani attack Egypt
  • 1940-09-18 Italian troops conquer Sidi Barrani
  • 1940-09-27 Nazi Germany, Italy & Japan sign 10 year formal alliance (Axis)
  • 1940-10-28 Greece successfully resists Italy's attack

  • 1940-11-11 British Fleet Air Arm attack destroys half of Italian fleet at Taranto
  • 1941-01-03 Italian counter offensive in Albania
  • 1941-01-18 World War II: A counter-offensive is launched by the British against the Italians in East Africa
  • 1941-01-22 British and Australian troops capture Tobruk from Italians
  • 1941-02-06 Battle of Beda Fomm: Italian 10th army destroyed
  • 1941-02-28 British-Italian dogfight above Albania
  • 1941-03-24 British troops defeat Italians in Somaliland
  • 1941-03-28 Sea battle at Cape Matapan: British fleet under Cunningham defeats Italy
  • 1941-04-06 Italian forces holding Addis Ababa surrender to British & Ethiopian forces
  • 1941-05-16 Italian army under Aosta surrenders to Britain at Amba Alagi, Ethiopia
  • 1941-05-18 Italian army in Ethiopia under general Aosta surrenders to Britain
  • 1941-12-09 China declares war on Japan, Germany & Italy
  • 1941-12-11 Dutch government in London declares war on Italy
  • 1941-12-11 Germany & Italy declare war on USA
  • 1941-12-15 North Africa: allied assault up Italians Gazala-posing

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1942-01-26 Italian supreme command demands dismissal of German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel
  • 1942-01-29 German & Italian troops occupy Benghazi, Libya
  • 1942-05-27 Italian army begin siege of French western Fort Bir Hachim
  • 1942-08-22 Brazil declares war on Germany, Japan & Italy
  • 1942-08-23 World War II: last cavalry charge in history takes place at Isbushenskij, Russia; the Italian Savoia Cavalleria charges Soviet infantry

  • 1942-08-27 Cuba declares war on Germany, Japan & Italy
  • 1942-08-31 Battle at Alam Halfa: German & Italians assault
  • 1942-12-04 US bombers strike Italian mainland for first time in WW II

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1943-01-20 Operation Weiss: German, Italian, Bulgarian & Croatian troops attempt to retake land liberated by Tito's partisans

President of Yugoslavia and Revolutionary Josip Broz Tito
President of Yugoslavia and Revolutionary
Josip Broz Tito

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1943-09-29 US General Dwight D. Eisenhower and Italian Marshal Pietro Badoglio sign an armistice

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1943-10-03 British 8th army lands at Termoli, East Italy
  • 1943-10-13 Italy declares war on former Axis partner Germany
  • 1943-12-03 Battle of Monte Cassino, Italy begins
  • 1943-12-10 British 8th Army (1st Canadian Infantry Division) occupies Orsogna/Ortona Italy
  • 1944-01-22 Allied forces begin landing at Anzio on the Italian mainland
  • 1944-01-24 Allied troops occupy Nettuno Italy
  • 1944-01-29 World War II: The Battle of Cisterna takes place in central Italy.
  • 1944-01-30 The Battle of Cisterna begins in central Italy
  • 1944-02-07 Germans launch counteroffensive at Anzio, Italy
  • 1944-02-11 German troops reconquer Aprilia, Italy
  • 1944-02-15 Allies begin attack on Axis held Monte Cassino monastery, Italy
  • 1944-03-01 Massive strikes in northern Italian towns
  • 1944-03-02 Fumes from locomotive stalled in a tunnel suffocate 521 in Italy
  • 1944-03-04 Anti-Germany strikes in North Italy
  • 1944-03-13 USSR recognizes Italian government of Pietro Badoglio
  • 1944-03-15 Italian town of Cassino destroyed by Allied bombing
  • 1944-03-17 Mount Vesuvius in Italy erupts after months of volcanic unrest, destroying several towns near the volcano
  • 1944-04-02 Palmiro Togliatti, leader of the Italian Communist Party returns to Italy from the Soviet Union
  • 1944-05-18 Polish 2nd Army corps captures convent of Monte Cassino, Italy
  • 1944-05-19 German defense line in Italy collapses
  • 1944-05-23 British and Canadian troops occupy Pontecorvo, Italy
  • 1944-05-29 British troops occupy Aprilia, Italy
  • 1944-05-31 Allied breakthrough in Italy
  • 1944-07-18 Polish troops under General Anders occupy Ancona Italy
  • 1944-07-23 US troops occupy Pisa, Italy
  • 1944-08-04 British 8th Army reaches suburbs of Florence, Italy

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1944-08-11 British premier Winston Churchill arrives in Italy

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1944-08-31 Allied offensive at "Gothen-linie" Italy
  • 1944-09-28 Nazi forces begin killing civilians in the Italian village of Marzabotto
  • 1945-03-12 Italy's Communist Party (CPI) calls for armed uprising in Italy
  • 1945-04-09 Liberty ship at Bari Italy carrying aerial bombs explodes, kills 360
  • 1945-04-23 US troops in Italy cross river Po
  • 1945-04-27 Italian partisans capture Benito Mussolini at Dongo (Lake Como)
  • 1945-04-29 German armies in Italy sign an unconditional surrender to the Western Allies to be carried out on 2 May
  • 1945-05-02 More than 1,000,000 German soldiers officially surrender to the Western Allies in Italy and Austria

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1946-01-03 As a reward for his wartime cooperation, Governor Thomas E. Dewey commutes Charles "Lucky" Luciano's pandering sentence on condition that he does not resist deportation to Italy

NYC Gangster Charles
NYC Gangster
Charles "Lucky" Luciano
Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey
Governor of New York
Thomas E. Dewey
  • 1946-02-10 Charles "Lucky" Luciano is deported to Italy, and never returns to the United States
  • 1946-05-01 The Paris Peace Conference concludes that the islands of the Dodecanese should be returned to Greece by Italy

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1946-05-09 King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy abdicates and is succeeded by his son Umberto II who reigns for only 34 days before the monarchy is abolished

King of Italy Victor Emmanuel III
King of Italy
Victor Emmanuel III
  • 1946-06-02 Italian plebiscite chooses republic over monarchy (National Day)
  • 1946-06-10 Italian Republic established
  • 1946-06-13 King Umberto II of Italy abdicates
  • 1946-06-28 Enrico de Nicola becomes 1st President of Italy
  • 1947-02-01 Aleide de Gasperi forms Italian government of christian-dems & communists

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 1,401

  • 1712-12-11 Francesco Algarotti, Italian art collector and encyclopedist (Viaggio in Russia), born in Venice (d. 1764)
  • 1713-12-04 Gasparo Gozzi, Italian critic and dramatist, born in Venice (d. 1786)
  • 1714-03-27 Francesco Antonio Zaccaria, Italian theologian and historian, born in Venice (d. 1795)
  • 1714-09-10 Niccolò Jommelli, Italian composer, born in Aversa, Kingdom of Naples (d. 1774)
  • 1714-10-16 Giovanni Arduino, Italian geologist (d. 1795)
  • 1714-12-24 Rainieri de' Calzabigi, Italian poet & librettist, born in Livorno, Italy (d. 1795)
  • 1715-12-12 Gennaro Manna, Italian composer, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1779)
  • 1716-10-03 Giovanni Battista Beccaria, Italian physicist, born in Mondovì, Piedmont, Italy (d. 1781)
  • 1717-12-25 Pius VI, [Giovanni A Braschi], Italian Pope (1775-99)
  • 1717-12-27 Pope Pius VI [Count Giovanni Angelo Braschi] Italian Pope (1775-1799), born in Cesena (d. 1799)
  • 1718-05-16 Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Italian mathematician (d. 1799)
  • 1718-07-18 Saverio Bettinelli, Italian Jesuit writer, born in Mantua, Lombardy, Italy (d. 1808)
  • 1720-02-26 Gian Francesco Albani, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1803)
  • 1720-10-04 Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian etcher, born in Mogliano Veneto, Italy (d. 1778)
  • 1720-12-13 Carlo Gozzi, Italian dramatist, born in Venice (d. 1804)
  • 1722-04-12 Pietro Nardini, Italian composer, born in Livorno (d. 1793)
  • 1723-06-03 Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, Italian-born naturalist (d. 1788)

Person of interestGiacomo Casanova

1725-04-02 Giacomo Casanova, Italian writer, adventurer and famous lover, born in Venice, Italy (d. 1798)

Adventurer, Writer and famous Lover Giacomo Casanova
Adventurer, Writer and famous Lover
Giacomo Casanova
  • 1726-08-09 Francesco Cetti, Italian Jesuit priest and scientist, born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1778)
  • 1728-01-16 Niccolo Piccinni, Italian composer (Buona Figliuola)
  • 1728-04-19 Francisco Albergati Capacelli, Italian writer and playwright, born in Bologna (d. 1804)
  • 1728-12-02 Ferdinando Galiani, Italian economist (Della Moneta), born in Chieti, Italy (d. 1787)
  • 1729-01-12 Lazzaro Spallanzani, Modena Italy, physiologist
  • 1729-04-18 Gaétan Vestris, French ballet dancer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1808)
  • 1729-05-23 Giuseppe Parini, Italian prose writer and poet (Il Giorno), born in Bosisio, Lombardy, Italy (d. 1799)
  • 1729-12-01 Giuseppe Sarti, Italian composer, born in Faenza, (d. 1802)
  • 1730-12-25 Philip Mazzei, Italian physician and friend of Thomas Jefferson (d. 1816)
  • 1731-05-29 Orazio Mei, Italian composer, born in Pisa (d. 1788)
  • 1733-03-05 Vincenzo Galeotti, [Tomazelli], Italian dancer/choreographer
  • 1736-01-25 Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Italian mathematician & astronomer (number theory, celestial mechanics), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1813)
  • 1737-09-07 Luigi Galvani, Italian anatomist and physicist, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1798)
  • 1738-03-15 Cesare Beccaria, Italian criminologist and politician, born in Milan (d. 1794)
  • 1739-01-19 Joseph Bonomi the Elder, Italian architect (d. 1808)
  • 1740-02-16 Giambattista Bodoni, Saluzzo Italy, printer/typeface designer (Bodoni)
  • 1740-05-09 Giovanni Paisiello, Italian composer (Barber of Seville), born in Roccaforzata, Taranto, Italy (d. 1816)
  • 1740-06-11 Luigi Gatti, Italian composer, born in Lazise, Verona (d. 1817)
  • 1743-02-19 [Ridolfo] Luigi Boccherini, Italian composer, cellist (Minuet)
  • 1743-06-08 Alessandro Cagliostro [Giuseppe Balsamo], Italian adventurer and magician (Prince of Quacks), born in Palermo, Sicily (d. 1795)
  • 1744-09-20 Giacomo Quarenghi, Italian-Russian master builder and architect (Hermitage Theater), born in Rota d'Imagna, Republic of Venice (d. 1817)

Person of interestAlessandro Volta

1745-02-18 Alessandro Volta, Italian physicist and inventor of the 1st battery, born in Como, Italy (d. 1827)

Physicist and Inventor Alessandro Volta
Physicist and Inventor
Alessandro Volta
  • 1746-07-16 Giuseppe Piazzi, Italian astronomer (found 1st asteroid-Ceres), born in Ponte in Valtellina, Italy (d. 1826)
  • 1746-11-14 Giulio Gabrielli the Younger, Italian Cardinal
  • 1749-01-16 Vittorio Alfieri, Italian count, dramatist and poet (Maria Stuarda) who is considered the founder of Italian tragedy, born in Asti, Italy (d. 1803)
  • 1749-03-10 Lorenzo da Ponte [ Emanuele Conegliano], Italian librettist (Don Giovanni), born in Ceneda, Republic of Venice (d. 1838)
  • 1749-12-17 Domenico Cimarosa, Italian composer (Il Matrimonio Segreto), born in Aversa, Italy (d. 1801)

Person of interestAntonio Salieri

1750-08-18 Antonio Salieri, Italian composer (Tarare), born in Legnago, Republic of Venice (d. 1825)

Composer Antonio Salieri
Composer
Antonio Salieri
  • 1751-09-10 Bartolomeo Campagnoli, Italian violinist and composer, born in Cento, Italy (d. 1827)
  • 1752-01-23 Muzio Clementi, Italian composer, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1832)
  • 1754-02-19 Vincenzo Monti, Italian poet/translator (Al Signor di Montgolfier)
  • 1754-05-23 Andrea Appiani, Italian royal painter (Napoleon), born in Milan (d. 1817)
  • 1755-06-01 Frederico Fiorillo, Italian violist/composer
  • 1757-06-08 Ercole Consalvi, Italian Roman Catholic Cardinal, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1824)
  • 1757-11-01 Antonio Canova, Italian sculptor, born in Possagno, Republic of Venice (d. 1822)
  • 1760-08-22 Leo XII [Annibale Sermattei], Italian Pope (1823-29), born in Genga, Marche, Italy (d. 1829)
  • 1760-09-14 Luigi Cherubini, Italian prodigy and composer, born in Florence (d. 1842)
  • 1761-11-20 Pius VIII, [Francesco Saverio Castiglioni], Italian 253rd Pope (1829-30), born in Cingoli, Marche, Papal States (d. 1830)
  • 1761-12-11 Gian Domenico Romagnosi, Italian philosopher and physicist, born in Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy (d. 1835)
  • 1762-04-10 Giovanni Aldini, Italian physicist, born in Bologna (d. 1834)
  • 1762-04-14 Giuseppe Valadier, Italian architect and archaeologist, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1839)
  • 1763-07-30 Samuel Rogers, English poet (Italy, a poem), born in Newington Cross, Islington, England (d. 1855)
  • 1764-07-09 Ann Radcliffe, English Gothic novelist (The Mysteries of Udolpho, The Romance of the Forest), born in London (d. 1823)
  • 1765-04-01 Luigi Schiavonetti, Italian engraver (d. 1810)
  • 1765-09-18 Gregory XVI [Bartolomeo Alberto Mauro Cappellari], Pope (1831-1846), born in Belluno, Venetia, Austrian Empire (d. 1846)
  • 1765-09-22 Paolo Ruffini, Italian mathematician (d. 1822)
  • 1768-02-12 Francis II, Florence Italy, last Holy Roman emperor (1792-1806)
  • 1770-10-01 Vincenzo Cuoco, Italian historian (Naples Revolution 1799), born in Civitacampomarano, Molise, Italy (d. 1823)
  • 1772-02-18 Giovanni Battista Brocchi, Bassano del Grappa, Italian Geologist
  • 1773-05-03 Giuseppe Acerbi, Italian traveller and naturalist, born in Castel Goffredo, Milan, Italy (d. 1846)
  • 1773-09-25 Agostino Bassi, Italian entomologist, born in Mairago, Italy (d. 1856)

Person of interestAmedeo Avogadro

1776-08-09 Amedeo Avogadro, Italian scientist who contributed to molecular theory, including what is known as Avogadro's law (6.022 x 10 ^ 23), born in Torino, Italy (d. 1856)

Scientist Amedeo Avogadro
Scientist
Amedeo Avogadro
  • 1777-01-08 Filippo Traetta, Italian-born American composer & music teacher, born in Venice, Italy (d. 1854)
  • 1778-01-26 Ugo Foscolo, Italian poet (Ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis)
  • 1778-02-06 Ugo Foscolo, Italian poet (Last Letters of Jacopo Ortis), born in Zakynthos Island, Greece (d. 1827)
  • 1782-10-27 Niccolo Paganini, Italian composer and violin virtuoso (Princess Lucca), born in Genoa, Italy (d. 1840)
  • 1784-08-14 Francesco Capaccini, Italian cardinal and diplomat, born in Rome (d. 1845)
  • 1785-03-07 Alessandro Manzoni, Italian poet/novelist (Betrothed)
  • 1786-03-25 Giovanni B Amia, Italian astronomer/physicist/botanist
  • 1786-11-07 Francisco Andrevi y Castellar, Spanish choirmaster and composer, born in Sanaüja, Spain (d. 1853)
  • 1792-02-29 Gioacchino Rossini, Italian composer (Barber of Seville), born in Pesaro, Italy (d. 1839)
  • 1792-09-14 Gino Capponi, Italian marquis, literary and Premier of Toscane, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1876)
  • 1795-04-21 Vincenzo Pallotti, Italian saint (founder of the Society of the Catholic Apostolate), born in Rome (d. 1850)
  • 1796-11-14 Carlo Conti, Italian composer, born in Arpino (d. 1868)
  • 1798-04-11 Macedonio Melloni, Italian physicist (radiant light), born in Parma, Italy (d. 1854)
  • 1798-06-29 Giacomo Leopardi, Italian poet and philosopher (The Poems of Leopardi), born in Recanati, Italy (d. 1837)
  • 1798-09-17 Antonio Benedetto Antonucci, Italian cardinal and diplomat, born in Subiaco, Italy (d. 1879)
  • 1800-08-22 Samuel David Luzzatto, Italian-Jewish scholar, born in Trieste, Italy (d. 1865)
  • 1801-09-12 Giuseppe Concone, Italian singing teacher, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1861)
  • 1801-11-03 Vincenzo Bellini, Italian opera composer (La Sonnambula, Norma), born in Catania, Sicily (d. 1835)
  • 1804-07-25 Carlo Boncompagni di Mombello, Italian minister of Education, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1880)
  • 1804-11-18 Alfonso Ferrero la Marmora, Italian general and statesman (6th Prime Minister of Italy, 1864-66), born in Turin, French Empire (d. 1878)
  • 1805-06-08 Luigi Ricci, Italian composer, born in Naples (d. 1859)
  • 1805-06-22 Giuseppe Mazzini, Italian revolutionary (Il Apostolato Popolare)
  • 1806-04-02 Giacomo Antonelli, Italian cardinal and assistant secretary of state of Pius IX, born in Sonnino, Italy (d. 1876)
  • 1806-07-07 Michele Amari, Italian historian/minister of Education
  • 1807-02-13 Bartolommea Capitanio, Italian monastery founder (Liefdezusters)

Person of interestGiuseppe Garibaldi

1807-07-04 Giuseppe Garibaldi, Italian general and nationalist (Risorgimento) who helped unify Italy, born in Nice, First French Empire (d. 1882)

Unifier of Italy Giuseppe Garibaldi
Unifier of Italy
Giuseppe Garibaldi
  • 1808-04-13 Antonio Meucci, Italian inventor (invented a telephone-like device), born in Florence, Italy (d. 1896)
  • 1808-06-28 Cristina Trivulzio di Belgioioso, Italian princess and politician, born in Milan, Lombardy, Italy (d. 1871)
  • 1810-08-10 Camilio Benso di Cavour, Turin Italy, PM
  • 1811-03-30 Angelo Catelani, Italian composer/conductor

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 301 - 400 of 1,063

  • 1604-01-17 Santino Garsi da Parma, Italian composer, dies at 61
  • 1604-03-04 Fausto Paolo Sozzini, Italian theologian and founder of Socinianism, dies at 64
  • 1605-04-27 Leo XI, Italian Pope (1605), dies at 69
  • 1605-05-04 Ulisse Aldrovandi, Italian biologist and naturalist, dies at 82
  • 1606-11-13 Geronimo Mercuriali, Italian philologist and physician (b. 1530)
  • 1607-03-11 Giovanni Maria Nanino, Italian composer
  • 1607-06-30 Caesar Baronius, Italian cardinal and historian, dies at 68
  • 1607-09-10 Luzzasco Luzzaschi, Italian composer and organist (b. 1545)
  • 1607-09-22 Alessandro Allori, Italian painter and carpet designer, dies at 72
  • 1608-06-04 Francesco Caracciolo, Italian priest and saint (Caracciolini), dies at 44
  • 1608-06-19 Alberico Gentili, Italian jurist (b. 1551)
  • 1609-05-15 Giovanni Croce, Italian composer (b. 1557)
  • 1609-07-20 Federico Zuccari, Italian Mannerist painter, dies at about 69
  • 1609-10-01 Gianmatteo Asola, Italian composer
  • 1610-05-11 Matteo Ricci, Italian Jesuit missionary (China), dies at 57
  • 1610-07-18 Caravaggio [Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio], Italian painter, (Saint Francis of Assisi in Ecstasy), dies at 38
  • 1612-08-12 Giovanni Gabrieli, Italian composer (Madrigali), dies at about 60
  • 1613-08-18 Giovanni Artusi, Italian composer
  • 1613-10-22 Pomponio Nenna, Italian composer
  • 1613-11-16 Trajano Boccalini, Italian satirist (b. 1556)
  • 1614-07-14 Camillus de Lellis, Italian Roman Catholic saint (founder of the Ministers of the Sick), dies at 64
  • 1614-08-11 Lavinia Fontana, Italian painter, dies at 61
  • 1614-09-26 Felice Anerio, Italian composer (pontifical royal chapel), dies
  • 1615-01-31 Claudio Aquaviva, Italian Jesuit priest (5th Superior General of the Society of Jesus), dies at 71
  • 1615-02-04 Giovanni Battista della Porta, Italian scholar, polymath and child prodogy (b. 1535)
  • 1616-08-07 Vincenzo Scamozzi, Italian architect (Procurazie Nuove, Venice), dies
  • 1617-02-06 Prosper Alpinus/Prospero Alpini, Italian physician/botanist, dies at 63
  • 1618-12-10 Giulio Caccini, Italian composer
  • 1619-02-09 Lucilio Vanini, Italian philosopher (b. 1585)
  • 1619-07-22 Lawrence of Brindisi, Italian monk (b. 1559)
  • 1619-11-13 Ludovico Carracci, Italian painter, dies at 64
  • 1620-06-16 Carlo Saraceni, [Carlo Veniziano], Italian painter (Judith), dies
  • 1621-04-01 Cristofano Allori, Italian painter (b. 1577)
  • 1621-09-17 Roberto Bellarmino, Italian saint (Doctor of the Church), dies at 78
  • 1623-01-14 Paolo Sarpi, Italian church historian and politician, dies at 70
  • 1625-01-07 Ruggiero Giovannelli, Italian composer (bc. 1560)
  • 1625-01-17 Nicolò Rubini, Italian composer and cornettist, dies at 50
  • 1625-03-25 Giambattista Marini, Italian poet (b. 1569)
  • 1625-11-14 Giulio C Procaccini, Italian sculptor/painter, dies
  • 1626-02-11 Pietro Cataldi, Italian mathematician, dies at 77
  • 1627-05-02 Lodovico Grossi da Viadana, Italian composer (b. 1560)
  • 1627-12-26 Gonzaga, Italian monarch of Mantua/Monferrato, dies
  • 1628-11-16 Paolo Quagliati, Italian composer
  • 1629-04-19 Sigismondo d'India, Italian composer
  • 1629-06-24 Charles Scribani, Flemish jesuit and author, dies at 67
  • 1629-08-21 Camillo Procaccini, Italian painter/etcher, dies
  • 1629-09-05 Domenico Allegri, Italian composer (b. c. 1585)
  • 1629-10-02 Antonio Cifra, Italian composer (b. 1584)
  • 1630-08-01 Federico Cesi, Italian naturalist and founder of the first modern scientific society, the Accademia dei Lincei, dies at 45
  • 1630-09-20 Claudio Saracini, Italian composer, dies at 44
  • 1631-07-19 Cesare Cremonini, Italian philosopher (b. 1550)
  • 1633-08-12 Jacopo Peri, Italian composer and singer who wrote the 1st recognized opera "Dafne", dies at 71
  • 1633-09-08 Carlo Caraffa, Italian jesuit/religious order founder, dies at about 72
  • 1635-04-25 Alessandro Tassoni, Italian political writer (Rape of Bucket), dies at 69
  • 1636-12-09 Giovanni B Aleotti, Italian writer/theater architect, dies at about 90
  • 1637-10-14 Gabriello Chiabrera, Italian poet, dies at 86
  • 1638-01-21 Ignazio Donati, Italian composer (c. 1570)
  • 1639-05-21 Tommaso Campanella, Italian theologian, philosopher and poet, dies at 70
  • 1639-10-28 Stefano Landi, Italian composer (b. 1587)
  • 1640-04-10 Agostino Agazzari, Italian composer, dies at 61
  • 1640-10-26 Pietro Tacca, Italian sculptor and architect (Aanbidding of the Point), dies at 63
  • 1641-04-15 Domenichino, Italian painter, dies at 59

Person of interestGalileo Galilei

1642-01-08 Galileo Galilei, Italian astronomer, physicist and engineer who has been called the father of science, dies at 77

Astronomer and Physicist Galileo Galilei
Astronomer and Physicist
Galileo Galilei
  • 1642-08-18 Guido Reni, Italian Baroque painter, dies at 66
  • 1643-02-25 Marco da Gagliano, Italian opera composer, dies at 60
  • 1643-03-01 Girolamo Frescobaldi, Italian composer, dies at 59
  • 1644-09-07 Guido Bentivoglio, Italian statesman (b. 1579)
  • 1645-08-31 Francesco Bracciolini, Italian poet (b. 1566)
  • 1646-08-28 Fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Poesie liriche), dies at 53
  • 1649-09-06 Famiano Strada, Italian jesuit (bello belgico decades duae), dies at 77
  • 1652-02-17 Gregorio Allegri, Italian singer/composer (Miserere), dies at about 67
  • 1653-10-07 Fausto Poli, Italian Catholic priest (b. 1581)
  • 1654-06-07 Giambattista Andreini, Italian playwright and actor (L'adamo), dies at 76
  • 1654-06-10 Alessandro Algardi, Italian sculptor and architect, dies at 58
  • 1655-07-15 Girolamo Rainaldi, Italian architect (b. 1570)
  • 1655-10-16 Joseph Solomon Delmedigo, Italian physician, mathematician, and music theorist (b. 1591)
  • 1656-07-02 François-Marie, comte de Broglie, Italian-born French commander, dies at 44
  • 1656-07-07 Michelangelo Rossi, Italian opera composer, buried at about 55
  • 1660-10-14 Francesco Albana, Italian painter (Hemelopneming of Maria), dies at 72
  • 1661-03-08 Jules Mazarin, Italian cardinal/premier of France, dies at 58
  • 1663-09-18 Joseph of Cupertino, Italian saint, dies at 60
  • 1663-12-05 Severo Bonini, Italian composer and monk, dies at 80
  • 1664-07-12 Stefano della Bella, Italian printmaker (b. 1610)
  • 1667-05-22 Alexander VII [Fabio Chigi], Italian Pope (1655-67), dies at 68
  • 1667-06-05 Francesco Sforza Pallavicino, Italian theologist and historian (Istoria del Concilio di Trento), dies at 59
  • 1669-01-19 Leo Allatios, Greek/Italian theologist/literary, dies at about 82
  • 1669-10-14 Antonio Cesti, Italian composer, singer and musician, dies at 46
  • 1669-12-09 Clement IX [Giulio Rospigliosi], Italian Pope (238th: 1667-69), dies allegedly of broken heart at 69
  • 1670-04-23 Loreto Vittori, Italian composer and mezzo-soprano singer, dies at 69
  • 1670-05-21 Niccolò Zucchi, Italian astronomer, dies at 83
  • 1671-06-25 Giovanni Riccioli, Italian astronomer (Almagestum Novum), dies at 73
  • 1672-06-17 Orazio Benevoli, Franco-Italian composer, dies at 67
  • 1673-03-15 Salvatore Rosa, Italian baroque painter, poet, musician and actor, dies at 57
  • 1674-01-12 Giacomo Carissimi, Italian composer (Jephta), dies at 68
  • 1676-01-14 Pier Francesco Cavalli, Italian opera composer, dies at 73
  • 1676-07-22 Clement X [Emilio Altieri], Italian Pope (1670-76), dies at 86
  • 1678-06-17 Giacomo Torelli, Italian stage designer, engineer and architect dies at 69
  • 1679-12-31 Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Italian physiologist and physicist (b. 1608)
  • 1680-09-10 Baldassare Ferri, Italian castrato singer, dies at 69
  • 1680-10-16 Raimondo Montecuccoli, Italian-Austrian general (b. 1608 or 1609)