Italian History (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 611

  • 1940-06-10 Canada declares war on Italy
  • 1940-06-10 Italy declares war on France and Great Britain as part of its Axis alliance with Nazi Germany
  • 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

Historic Event

1942-01-26 Italian supreme command demands dismissal of German 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

Historic Event

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

  • 1943-03-05 Anti-fascist strikes in Italy
  • 1943-04-28 German-Italian counter offensive in North Africa
  • 1943-05-13 German & Italian forces in Africa surrender
  • 1943-05-18 Allied bombers attack Pantelleria, an Italian island 100 km southwest of Sicily
  • 1943-06-02 99th Pursuit Squadron flies 1st combat mission (over Italy)

Historic Event

1943-07-28 Italian Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini resigns

Historic Event

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

  • 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 World War II: 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

Historic Event

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
  • 1944-07-18 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

Historic Event

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

  • 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

Historic Event

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

  • 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

Historic Event

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

  • 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
  • 1947-02-10 Italy cedes most of Venezia Giulia to Yugoslavia
  • 1947-05-31 Italian government of Gasperi forms
  • 1947-12-22 Italian constituent assembly adopts new constitution
  • 1948-01-01 The Constitution of Italy comes into force

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 1,386

  • 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)

Pius VI

1717-12-25 Pope Pius VI [Count Giovanni Angelo Braschi], Italian Pope (1775-99), born in Cesena, Emilia-Romagna, Papal States (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)

Giacomo Casanova

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

  • 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)
  • 1731-05-26 Orazio Mei, Italian organist, and composer, born in Pisa, The Papal States (now Italy) (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 ("animal electricity"), 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, Italian printer and typeface designer (Bodoni), born in Saluzzo
  • 1740-05-09 Giovanni Paisiello, Italian composer (Barber of Seville), born in Roccaforzata, Taranto, Italy (d. 1816)
  • 1740-06-11 Luigi Gatti, Italian tenor, kapellmeister, priest, and composer, born in Lazise, Verona (d. 1817)
  • 1743-02-19 (Ridolfo) Luigi Boccherini, Italian cellist and composer, who worked in the Spanish court, born in Lucca, Kingdom Of Italy (d. 1803)
  • 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)

Alessandro Volta

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

  • 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-American librettist (Don Giovanni), poet, and libertine priest, born in Ceneda, Republic of Venice (now Vittorio Veneto, Italy) (d. 1838)
  • 1749-12-17 Domenico Cimarosa, Italian composer (Il Matrimonio Segreto), born in Aversa, Italy (d. 1801)

Antonio Salieri

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

  • 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 and 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 musical prodigy, composer (Médée; Requiem in D minor), and educator (Conservatoire de Paris, 1822-42), baptized in Florence, Grand Duchy of Tuscany (now Italy) (d. 1842) [birth was likely on the 8th]
  • 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)

Amedeo 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)

  • 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 Battista Amici, Italian astronomer, physicist and botanist, born in Modena (d. 1863)
  • 1786-11-07 Francisco Andrevi y Castellar, Spanish choirmaster and composer, born in Sanaüja, Spain (d. 1853)

Gioachino Rossini

1792-02-29 Gioachino Rossini, Italian composer (Barber of Seville, William Tell), born in Pesaro, Italy (d. 1868)

  • 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 Bartolomea Capitanio, Italian teacher, co-foundress of the Sisters of Charity of Lovere, and saint, born in Lovere, Bergamo, Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy (d. 1833)

Giuseppe Garibaldi

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

  • 1808-04-13 Antonio Meucci, Italian inventor (invented a telephone-like device), born in Florence, Italy (d. 1889)
  • 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, and musicologist, born in Guastalla, Kingdom of Italy (d. 1866)
  • 1811-06-21 Carlo Matteucci, Italian physicist and neurophysiologist (bioelectricity), born in Forlì, Papal States (d. 1868)
  • 1812-02-19 Lauro Rossi, Italian composer (I falsi monetari), born in Macerata (d. 1885)
  • 1812-11-04 Aleardo [Gaetano] Aleardi, Italian poet (Lettere a Maria), born in Verona, Austrian Empire (d. 1878)

Giuseppe Verdi

1813-10-10 Giuseppe Verdi, Italian opera composer (Rigoletto, La Traviata), born in Busseto (d. 1901)


Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 301 - 400 of 1,056

  • 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, at about 63 [birth date unconfirmed]
  • 1607-09-22 Alessandro Allori, Italian Mannerist painter and director of the Florentine carpet factory, 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 at about 74
  • 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 buried at 67
  • 1619-02-09 Lucilio Vanini, Italian philosopher (b. 1585)
  • 1619-07-22 Lawrence of Brindisi [Giulio Cesare Russo], Italian theologian, Capuchin monk, and Roman Catholic saint, dies on his 60th birthday
  • 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, dies at about 64
  • 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 dies at about 45
  • 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 founder of the 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

Galileo Galilei

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

  • 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 and 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 Baroque organist, violinist, and opera composer, dies 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 organist, choral director, composer (Jephta), and priest, dies at 68-ish
  • 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)

Gian Lorenzo Bernini

1680-11-28 Gian Lorenzo [Giovanni] Bernini, Italian baroque sculptor, painter and architect (St. Peter's Baldachin), dies at 81