Italian History (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 610

  • 1948-05-11 Luigi Einaudi elected President of Italy

Assassination Attempt

1948-07-14 Palmiro Togliatti, leader of the Italian Communist Party, is shot near to the Italian Parliament in an assassination attempt

  • 1948-07-25 35th Tour de France: Italian cyclist Gino Bartali wins both general and mountain classifications for the second time (1938)
  • 1949-07-24 36th Tour de France won by Fausto Coppi of Italy
  • 1951-09-19 Italian civil servants strike for pay increase
  • 1951-12-24 United Kingdom of Libya gains independence from Italy via UN
  • 1952-07-19 39th Tour de France won by Fausto Coppi of Italy
  • 1954-01-18 Amintore Fanfani forms Italian government
  • 1954-01-30 Fanfani government of Italy resigns
  • 1954-02-09 Mario Scelba forms new government in Italy
  • 1954-07-31 First ascent of K2, by an Italian expedition led by Ardito Desio
  • 1954-10-26 City of Trieste returned to Italy
  • 1955-04-29 Giovanni Gronchi elected third President of Italy

Historic Event

1955-06-22 Antonio Segni forms government in Italy

Film Premiere

1960-02-03 "La Dolce Vita" directed by Federico Fellini and starring Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg has its film premiere in Italy

  • 1960-02-24 Italian government of Antonio Segni falls
  • 1960-03-25 Italian government Tambroni forms
  • 1960-06-26 Italian Somaliland declares independence from Italian administration
  • 1960-07-01 The independent Somali Democratic Republic, commonly known as Somalia, is formed out of former British and Italian territories
  • 1960-07-17 47th Tour de France won by Gastone Nencini of Italy
  • 1960-07-19 Italian government of Tambroni resigns
  • 1960-07-26 Italian government of Fanfani forms
  • 1960-09-11 17th Olympic games close in Rome Italy
  • 1960-12-13 Italy beats US in Davis cup (1st time in 24 years US not in finals)
  • 1960-12-28 49th Davis Cup: Australia beats Italy in Sydney (4-1)
  • 1961-05-27 Fiorentina of Italy win 1st European Cup Winner's Cup against Glasgow Rangers 4-2 in Florence (2nd leg)
  • 1961-09-10 Italian Grand Prix, a crash causes the death of German driver Wolfgang von Trips and 13 spectators hit by his Ferrari
  • 1961-11-11 Congolese soldiers murder 13 Italian UN pilots
  • 1961-12-23 Train accident in Italy, 70 die
  • 1961-12-28 50th Davis Cup: Australia beats Italy in Melbourne (5-0)
  • 1962-04-05 St Bernard Tunnel finished-Swiss/Italians workers shake hands
  • 1962-05-06 Antonio Segni elected President of Italy
  • 1962-05-11 Antonio Segni becomes President of Italy
  • 1962-08-14 French & Italian workers break through at Mont Blanc Vehicular Tunnel
  • 1962-09-05 Atletico Madrid of Spain win 2nd European Cup Winner's Cup against ACF Fiorentina of Italy 3-0 in Stuttgart (replay)
  • 1962-10-27 The plane of Enrico Mattei, Italian oil industry's most powerful figure, crashes in mysterious circumstances
  • 1963-02-16 1st round-trip swim of Strait of Messina, Italy (Mary Revell of US)
  • 1963-10-09 Vajont Dam disaster, landslide creates 50 million cubic metre wave killing around 2,000 in the Piave Valley in Northern Italy

Historic Event

1963-12-04 Aldo Moro forms Italian government (1963-1968)

  • 1964-02-27 The government of Italy asks for help to keep the Leaning Tower of Pisa from toppling over.
  • 1964-03-21 9th Eurovision Song Contest: Gigliola Cinquetti for Italy wins singing "Non ho l'eta" in Copenhagen
  • 1964-08-26 Italian Communist Party selects Luigi Longo as chairman
  • 1964-10-04 Italian Autostrada del Sol opens at Milan-Naples
  • 1964-12-06 President Antonio Segni of Italy resigns
  • 1965-04-02 Hochhuths play "Stellvertreter" banned in Italy
  • 1965-07-14 52nd Tour de France: In his first year as a professional, Italian Felice Gimondi, a replacement on the Salvarani team, captures overall title ahead of Raymond Poulidor
  • 1965-07-16 Mont Blanc Road tunnel between France & Italy opens
  • 1966-05-20 19th Cannes Film Festival: "A Man and a Woman" directed by Claude Lelouch and "The Birds, the Bees and the Italians" directed by Pietro Germi jointly awarded the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • 1966-11-04 Flooding of Arno River (Florence, Italy) destroys countless art works, kills 113
  • 1968-05-23 AC Milan of Italy win 8th European Cup Winner's Cup against Hamburger SV of West Germany 2-0 in Rotterdam
  • 1968-06-10 UEFA European Championship Final, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy: Italy beats Yugoslavia, 2-0 in a replay (first game, 1-1)
  • 1968-09-28 Alberto Giolani of Italy roller skates record 23.133 miles in 1 hr

FIFA World Cup

1970-06-21 FIFA World Cup Final, Estadio Azteca, Mexico City: Brazil and Pelé become first team and player to win World Cup 3 times, beating Italy, 4-1 in front of 107,412

  • 1970-07-15 Denmark beats Italy 2-0 in 1st world female soccer championship
  • 1970-08-06 Italian government of Mariano Rumor resigns
  • 1970-10-01 63 arrested in riot to buy Rolling Stone tickets in Milan, Italy

Music Concert

1972-02-17 Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti receives record 17 curtain calls after his performance in "La fille du régiment" at New York's Metropolitan Opera

  • 1972-02-18 Giulio Andreotti sworn in as premier of Italy for the 1st time
  • 1972-11-30 Illegal fireworks factory explodes killing 15 in Rome, Italy
  • 1973-05-16 AC Milan of Italy win 13th European Cup Winner's Cup against Leeds of England 1-0 in Saloniki
  • 1973-11-22 Italian Fascist organization Ordine Nuovo disbands
  • 1974-02-18 NASA launches Italian satellite San Marcos C-2 (235/843 km)
  • 1974-03-06 An unnamed Italian industrialist loses a record $1,920,000 at roulette over 5 hours in Monte Carlo Casino
  • 1974-04-18 Red Brigade kidnaps Italian attorney general Mario Sossi
  • 1974-05-08 FC Magdenburg of East Germany win 14th European Cup Winner's Cup against AC Milan of Italy 2-0 in Rotterdam
  • 1974-05-23 Italian Red Brigade officer Mario Sossi freed
  • 1974-05-28 Italian fascists bomb demonstrators in Brescia, 6 killed
  • 1974-06-10 Rumor's government in Italy resigns
  • 1975-02-18 Italy broadens abortion law
  • 1975-06-16 Italy's Communist party PCI, wins
  • 1976-05-06 An earthquake strikes Friuli in Northern Italy, causes 989 deaths and the destruction of entire villages
  • 1976-06-21 Italian General Election; Enrico Berlinguer's Communist party win their greatest-ever share of the vote (34.4%)
  • 1976-07-30 Giulio Andreotti sworn in as premier of Italy for the 2nd time
  • 1976-12-19 Davis Cup Men's Tennis, Santiago, Chile: Paolo Bertolucci & Adriano Panatta give Italy unassailable 3-0 lead; beat Patricio Cornejo & Jaime Fillol of Chile 6-3, 2-6, 9-7, 6-3; ends, 4-1
  • 1978-03-16 Red Brigade kidnaps former premier Aldo Moro in Italy, 5 killed
  • 1978-04-15 43 die as 2 express trains collide head-on south of Bologna, Italy
  • 1978-05-18 Italy legalizes abortion
  • 1978-06-15 Italy's pres Leone resigns due to Lockheed affair
  • 1978-07-08 Sandro Pertini elected the 7th President of the Italian Republic
  • 1979-08-04 Italian government of Cossiga begins
  • 1979-12-16 68th Davis Cup: USA beats Italy in San Francisco (5-0)
  • 1980-06-27 Italian plane crashes into Tyrrheense Sea, kills 81
  • 1980-08-02 Fascist bomb attack on Bologna Italy train station, 86 killed
  • 1980-08-20 Reinhold Messner of Italy is 1st to complete solo ascent of Mt Everest
  • 1980-11-23 4,800 die in series of earthquakes that devastated southern Italy
  • 1980-12-07 69th Davis Cup: Czechoslovakia beats Italy in Prague (4-1)
  • 1981-05-26 The Italian Prime Minister Arnaldo Forlani and his coalition cabinet resign following a scandal over membership of the pseudo-masonic lodge P2 (Propaganda Due)
  • 1981-07-22 Turkish terrorist Mehmet Ali Agca sentenced to life imprisonment in a court in Rome, Italy
  • 1981-08-27 Divers begin to recover a safe found aboard sunken Italian liner Andrea Doria
  • 1982-01-28 Italian police rescue US Brigadier General James Dozier, held hostage for six weeks by the Red Brigade of Padua, Italy
  • 1982-07-11 FIFA World Cup Final, Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain: Italy beats West Germany, 3-1 in front of 90,000
  • 1982-07-31 Finland, Italy, Germany, Austria and France form American European Football Federation (AEFF)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 1,384

  • 1815-08-16 John Bosco, Italian priest, youth worker, educator, founder of the Salesian Society, born in Castelnuovo Don Bosco, Italy (d. 1888)
  • 1817-03-01 Giovanni Duprè, Italian sculptor (d. 1882)
  • 1817-05-11 Fanny Cerrito, Italian ballet dancer (d. 1909)
  • 1818-10-04 Francesco Crispi, Italian statesman, born in Ribera, Italy (d. 1901)
  • 1819-01-06 Baldassare Verazzi, Italian painter, born in Caprezzo, Italy (d. 1886)
  • 1820-03-04 Francesco Bentivegna, Italian revolutionary (d. 1856)

Victor Emmanuel IIVictor Emmanuel II (1820-1878)

1820-03-14 King of Sardinia (1849-61) and Italy (1861-78), born in Torino, Italy

Florence NightingaleFlorence Nightingale (1820-1910)

1820-05-12 British nurse who revolutionized nursing during the Crimean War, born in Florence, Italy

  • 1821-12-22 Giovanni Bottesini, Italian Romantic composer, conductor and a double bass virtuoso, born in Crema, Lombardy (d. 1889)
  • 1824-05-11 Jean-Léon Gérôme, French painter and sculptor, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1904)
  • 1826-06-06 Sarah Parker Remond, African-American abolitionist, born in Salem, Massachusetts (d. 1894)
  • 1826-07-13 Stanislao Cannizzaro, Italian chemist (Reaction of Cannizzaro)
  • 1826-10-22 Guglielmo Quarenghi, Italian composer and cellist, born in Casalmaggiore, Italy (d. 1882)
  • 1826-11-24 Carlo Collodi [Carlo Lorenzini], Italian author (The Adventures of Pinocchio), born in Florence, Italy (d. 1890)
  • 1827-09-05 Goffredo Mameli, Italian poet and writer, born in Genoa, Italy (d. 1849)
  • 1828-03-01 Vittorio Bersezio [Carlo Nugelli], Italian playwright
  • 1828-04-21 Hippolyte Taine, French philosopher and historian (Voyage in Italy), born in Vouziers, Ardennes, France (d. 1893)
  • 1828-07-09 Luigi Oreglia di Santo Stefano, Italian Catholic churchman and last surviving cardinal of Pius IX, born in Bene Vagienna, Italy (d. 1913)
  • 1830-12-07 Luigi Cremona, Italian mathematician (grafostatica), born in Pavia, Italy (d. 1903)
  • 1831-03-15 Daniel Comboni, Italian missionary (d. 1881)
  • 1831-10-31 Paolo Mantegazza, Italian neurologist and anthropologist, born in Monza, Italy (d. 1910)
  • 1832-09-04 Antonio Agliardi, Italian diplomat and Roman Catholic cardinal, born in Cologno al Serio, Italy (d. 1915)

Ernesto Teodoro MonetaErnesto Teodoro Moneta (1833-1918)

1833-09-20 Italian journalist, soldier and pacifist (Nobel Peace Prize 1907), born in Milan, Lombardy

  • 1834-08-31 Amilcare Ponchielli, Italian composer (I Lituani; La Giaconda), born in Paderno Ponchielli, Italy (d. 1886)
  • 1835-02-20 Allessandro d'Ancona, Italian philologist
  • 1835-03-14 Giovanni Schiaparelli, Italian astronomer (discovered canals of Mars), born in Savigliano, Italy (d. 1910)
  • 1835-07-27 Giosuè Carducci, Italian writer and Nobel Prize Laureate 1906 regarded as the official national poet of modern Italy, born in Pietrasanta, Italy (d. 1907)
  • 1835-11-06 Cesare Lombroso, Italian psychiatrist and criminologist, born in Verona, Lombardy–Venetia (d. 1909)
  • 1835-11-16 Eugenio Beltrami, Italian mathematician (non-Euclidean geometry), born in Cremona, Lombardy, Austrian Empire (d. 1900)
  • 1838-03-01 Gabriele dell' Addolorata [Francesco Possenti], Italian priest
  • 1838-10-06 Giuseppe Cesare Abba, Italian patriot and writer, born in Cairo Montenotte, Italy (d. 1910)
  • 1839-05-28 Luigi Capuana, Sicilian author and critic (Roccaverdina), born in Mineo, Sicily, Italy (d. 1915)
  • 1840-03-08 Franco Faccio, Italian composer and conductor, born in Verona, Italy (d. 1891)
  • 1840-09-02 Giovanni Verga, Italian writer (Eros)
  • 1840-10-30 Carlotta Patti, Italian soprano, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1889)
  • 1842-04-25 Antonio Fogazzarro, Italian writer and poet (Il santo, Leila), born in Vicenza, Italy (d. 1911)
  • 1842-10-27 Giovanni Giolitti, 5x Prime Minister of Italy (1892-93, 1903-05, 1906-09, 1911-14, 1920-21), born in Mondovì, Kingdom of Sardinia (d. 1928)

Camillo GolgiCamillo Golgi (1843-1926)

1843-07-07 Italian physician and medical researcher (Nobel Prize in Medicine-1906), born in Corteno, Kingdom of Lombardy–Venetia, Austrian Empire

  • 1844-03-14 Umberto I of Italy, King of Italy (1878-1900), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1900)
  • 1844-07-31 Ignazio Guidi, Italian orientalist and archaeologist, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1935)
  • 1846-02-24 Luigi Denza, Italian composer (Funiculì, Funiculà), born in Castellammare di Stabia (d. 1922)
  • 1846-03-03 Desiderio FA Pietri, Italian baker/marathon runner Dorando's father
  • 1846-06-19 Antonio Abetti, Italian astronomer, born in San Pietro di Gorizia (d. 1928)
  • 1846-10-21 Edmondo de Amicis, Italian writer (Cuore)
  • 1847-02-14 Maria Pia of Savoy, Queen of Portugal, born in Roal Palace, Turin, Sardinia (d. 1911)
  • 1847-10-21 Giuseppe Giacosa, Italian playwright, poet, and librettist (Puccini's "La bohème", "Tosca", and "Madama Butterfly"), born in Colleretto Parella, Kingdom of Sardinia (now Italy) (d. 1906)
  • 1847-10-31 Galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist and electrical engineer, born in Livorno Ferraris, Italy (d. 1897)
  • 1848-07-15 Vilfredo F D Pareto, Italian economist/sociologist
  • 1850-05-21 Giuseppe Mercalli, Italian volcanologist (d. 1914)
  • 1850-09-04 Luigi Cadorna, Italian fieldmarshal (WW I-Caporetto), born in Verbania, Kingdom of Sardinia (d. 1928)
  • 1851-11-20 Margherita of Savoy, Queen consort of the Kingdom of Italy by marriage to Umberto I (1878-1900), born in Palazzo Chiablese, Turin, Kingdom of Sardinia (d. 1926)
  • 1852-08-22 Alfredo Oriani, Italian writer (Political Struggle in Italy), born in Faenza, Italy (d. 1909)
  • 1853-01-12 Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro, Italian mathematician (tensor analysis)
  • 1854-04-21 Eusapia Palladino, Italian spiritual medium, born in Minervino Murge, Apulia (d. 1918)
  • 1855-09-29 Michele Esposito, Italian composer who worked in Ireland, born in Castellamare di Stabia (d. 1929)
  • 1855-12-31 Giovanni Pascoli, Italian classicist & poet, born in San Mauro Pascoli, Italy (d. 1912)
  • 1856-01-12 John Singer Sargent, American painter (Wyndham Sisters), born in Florence, Italy (d. 1925)
  • 1856-03-07 Matilde Serao [Tuffolina], Italian writer (Land of Cockayne)
  • 1857-03-08 Ruggero Leoncavallo, Italian composer (I pagliacci/Zaza), born in Naples, Italy (d. 1919)

Pius XIPius XI (1857-1939)

1857-05-31 Italian 259th Pope (1922-39), born in Desio, Lombardy-Venetia, Austrian Empire

  • 1858-01-15 Giovanni Segantini, Italian painter, born in Arco, Italy (d. 1899)
  • 1858-04-01 Gaetano Mosca, Italian sociologist (Circulation of Elite)
  • 1858-06-20 Medardo Rosso, Italian sculptor (portraits), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1928)
  • 1858-08-27 Giuseppe Peano, Italian mathematician and glottologist, born in Spinetta, Piedmont, Italy (d. 1932)

Giacomo PucciniGiacomo Puccini (1858-1924)

1858-12-22 Italian opera composer (La bohème; Tosca; Madame Butterfly), born in Lucca, Italy

  • 1859-10-03 Eleonora Duse, Italian actress (Les Misérables, Thérèse Raquin), born near Vigevano, Italy (d. 1924)
  • 1859-10-18 Paolo Orsi, Rovereto, Italian Archaeologist (Sicilian excavations)
  • 1860-05-03 Vito Volterra, Italian mathematician and physicist, born in Ancona, Italy (d. 1940)
  • 1860-05-19 Vittorio Emanuele Orlando, Prime Minister of Italy (1917-19) who represented Italy at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference, born in Palermo, Kingdom of the Two Sicilies (d. 1952)
  • 1861-12-05 Armando Diaz, Italian marshal and minister of War (1922-24), born in Naples, Kingdom of Italy (d. 1928)
  • 1861-12-19 Italo Svevo, Trieste Austria, Italian novelist (La Coscienza di Zeno)
  • 1862-12-26 Alexander Amfiteatrov, Russian-Italian journalist, newspaper editor, novelist, and historian, born in Kaluga, Russia (d. 1923)
  • 1863-03-12 Gabriele D'Annunzio, Italian poet, writer (Il fuoco, Intruder), playwright and military hero as part of the elite Arditi storm troops, born in Pescara, Italy (d. 1938)
  • 1863-12-07 Pietro Mascagni, Italian composer (Cavalleria Rusticana), born in Livorno, Italy (d. 1945)
  • 1863-12-31 Alfredo Panzini, Italian author (Dizionario Moderno), born in Senigallia, Italy (d. 1939)
  • 1864-06-29 Pietro Bonfante, Italian lawyer (Roman law) and historian, born in Poggio Mirteto, Italy (d. 1932)
  • 1865-06-26 Bernard Berenson, American art critic (Italian Painters of the Renaissance), born in Vilnius, Lithuania, Russian Empire (d. 1959)
  • 1865-08-14 Guido Castelnuovo, Italian mathematician, born in Venice (d. 1952)
  • 1865-09-08 Adolfo Albertazzi, Italian writer (Amore & Amore, Top), born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1924)
  • 1866-02-25 Benedetto Croce, Italian humanist, historian, editor and philosopher
  • 1866-04-01 Ferruccio Busoni, Italian pianist, composer, and conductor (Arlecchino), born in Empoli (d. 1924)
  • 1866-07-23 Francesco Cilea, Italian orchestral and opera composer (L'arlesiana; Adriana Lecouvreur), born in Palmi< Calabria, Kingdom of Italy (d. 1950)
  • 1866-08-13 Giovanni Agnelli, Italian businessman and founder of Fiat (Fabbrica Italiana di Automobili Torino) Automaker, born in Villar Perosa, Italy (d. 1945)
  • 1866-09-27 Eurosia Fabris, Italian Catholic (model of holiness in the daily life of a Catholic family), born in Quinto Vicentino, Italy (d. 1932)

Arturo ToscaniniArturo Toscanini (1867-1957)

1867-03-25 Italian cellist and conductor (La Scala, 1898-1908 & 1921-29; Metropolitan Opera, 1908-15; New York Philharmonic, 1926-36; NBC Symphony Orchestra, 1937-41 & 1944-54), born in Parma, Kingdom of Italy

  • 1867-06-28 Luigi Pirandello, Italian writer (Six Characters in Search of An Author-Nobel 1934), born in Agrigento, Sicily, Italy (d. 1936)
  • 1869-01-13 Emanuele F, duke of Aosta, Italian general (WWI)/fascist
  • 1869-11-10 Gaetano Bresci, Italian-American anarchist (assassinated King Umberto I of Italy on July 29, 1900), born in Coiano, Prato, Tuscany (d. 1901)

Victor Emmanuel IIIVictor Emmanuel III (1869-1947)

1869-11-11 King of Italy (1900-46), Emperor of Ethiopia and King of the Albanians, born in Naples

  • 1870-02-03 Ada Negri, Italian poet/author (Il Libro di Mara)

Maria MontessoriMaria Montessori (1870-1952)

1870-08-31 Italian educator (spontaneous response), born in Chiaravalle, Marche, Italy

  • 1871-07-18 Giacomo Balla, Italian painter (Dog at a Rope), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1958)
  • 1871-09-27 Grazia Deledda, Italian author (Nobel 1926), born in Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy (d. 1936)

Pietro BadoglioPietro Badoglio (1871-1956)

1871-09-28 41st Prime Minister of Italy (1943-44) and Italian General (1922-43), born in Grazzano Monferrato, Italy

  • 1871-11-27 Giovanni Giorgi, Italian physicist and electrical engineer (Giorgi system of measurement), born in Lucca, Italy (d. 1950)
  • 1872-03-25 Vito Pardo, Italian sculptor (Columbus monument in Argentina)
  • 1872-05-14 Elia Dalla Costa, Italian cardinals (d. 1961)
  • 1872-12-20 Lorenzo Perosi, Italian priest and sacred oratorio composer, born in Tortona, Italy (d. 1956)
  • 1873-01-08 Elena of Montenegro, queen of Italy (d. 1956)
  • 1873-01-29 Prince Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi, Italian navy officer, explorer and mountaineer (Ruwenzori Range, Uganda; Mount Saint Alias, Yukon), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1933)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 401 - 500 of 1,056

  • 1682-02-25 Alessandro Stradella, Italian violinist and composer, murdered at 38

Elena Cornaro PiscopiaElena Cornaro Piscopia (1646-1684)

1684-07-26 Italian mathematician and the 1st woman to receive an academic degree from a university, dies of tuberculosis at 38

  • 1685-07-23 Pietro Reggio, Italian composer and musician, dies at 53
  • 1685-08-08 Sassoferrato [Giovanni B Salvi], Italian painter (Madonna), dies at 75
  • 1686-02-24 Ferdinando Tacca, Italian painter/son of Pietro Tacca, dies at 66
  • 1686-07-10 Ercole Ferrata, Italian sculptor/restaurateur, dies at 76
  • 1687-03-22 Jean-Baptiste Lully, Italian-born French composer (Miserere Suites de Symphonies et Trios), dies at 54
  • 1687-10-13 Geminiano Montanari, Italian astronomer (b. 1633)
  • 1689-08-12 Innocent XI [Benedetto Odescalchi], Italian, Pope (1676-89), dies at 78
  • 1690-05-27 Giovanni Legrenzi, Italian composer, dies at 63
  • 1691-02-01 Alexander VIII [Pietro Ottoboni], Italian Pope (1689-91), dies at 80
  • 1691-02-08 Carlo Rainaldi, Italian architect and composer, dies at 79
  • 1694-01-06 Francesco Morosini, Venetian army general who fought the Ottomans and Doge of Venice (1688-94), dies at 74
  • 1697-01-06 Carlo Mannelli, Italian composer, dies at 56
  • 1697-03-01 Francesco Redi, Italian physician, dies at 71
  • 1700-01-07 Raffaello Fabretti, Italian antiquarian (b. 1618)
  • 1701-03-28 Domenico Guidi, Italian sculptor, dies at 75
  • 1703-09-22 Vincenzo Viviani, Italian mathematician (Viviani's theorem), dies at 81
  • 1705-01-12 Luca Giordano, Italian artist (b. 1634)
  • 1707-09-24 Vincenzo da Filicaja, Italian poet (b. 1642)
  • 1709-02-08 Giuseppe Torelli, Italian composer (Concerti Grossi), dies at 50
  • 1711-03-15 Eusebio Kino, Italian Catholic missionary (b. 1645)
  • 1712-09-14 Giovanni Domenico Cassini, Italian French mathmetician and astronomer (discovered satellites of Saturn), dies at 87
  • 1714-11-05 Bernardino Ramazzini, Italian physician (founder of occupational medicine), dies at 81
  • 1717-07-21 Niccolo Amenta, Italian poet (La Gostanza), dies
  • 1718-01-06 Giovanni Vincenzo Gravina, Italian writer and jurist (b. 1664)
  • 1718-12-09 Vincenzo Coronelli, Italian cartographer and encylopedist, dies at 68
  • 1721-03-19 Clement XI [Giovanni F Albani], Italian pope (ruled 1700-21), dies at 71
  • 1723-02-02 Antonio M Valsalva, Italian anatomist, dies at 66
  • 1725-10-22 Alessandro Scarlatti, Italian baroque composer (Tigrane), dies at 65
  • 1728-02-12 Agostino Steffani, Italian-German diplomat and composer, dies at 73
  • 1728-03-08 Giovanni Mario Crescimbeni, Italian literary and critic (Arcadia), dies at 64
  • 1729-03-02 Francesco Bianchini, Italian philosopher and scientist, dies at 66
  • 1729-12-01 Giacomo F. Maraldi, French-Italian astronomer and mathematician, dies at 64
  • 1731-01-27 Bartolomeo Cristofori, Italian instrument maker - considered the inventor of the piano, dies at 75
  • 1736-01-31 Filippo Juvarra, Italian architect, dies at 57
  • 1736-03-16 Giovanni B Pergolesi, Italian composer (Stabat Mater), dies at 26
  • 1736-12-21 Alessandro Galilei, Italian architect (Cappella Corsini), dies at 45
  • 1737-02-03 Tommaso Ceva, Italian Mathematician (b. 1648)
  • 1737-12-18 Antonio Stradivari, renowned Italian violin-maker, dies in Cremona, Italy, at 93
  • 1739-01-20 Francesco Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect and designer, dies at 80
  • 1740-01-05 Antonio Lotti, Italian opera composer, dies at about 72
  • 1740-02-29 Pietro Ottoboni, Italian cardinal and grandnephew of Pope Alexander VIII, dies at 72

Antonio VivaldiAntonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

1741-07-28 Italian Baroque composer (The Four Seasons), dies at 63

  • 1742-06-08 Omobono Stradivari, Italian violin maker, son of Antonius, dies at 62
  • 1742-07-04 Luigi Guido Grandi, Italian mathematician and monk, dies at 70
  • 1742-07-12 Evaristo Felice dall'Abaco, Italian cellist and composer, dies on 67th birthday
  • 1743-01-03 Ferdinando Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect and designer, dies at 85
  • 1743-02-01 Giuseppe Ottavio Pitoni, Italian composer, dies at 85
  • 1743-05-11 Francesco Stradivari, Italian violin maker and son of Antonius, dies at 70
  • 1744-01-23 Giambattista Vico, Italian philosopher and historian (b. 1668)
  • 1744-01-25 Domenico Natale Sarro, Italian opera composer, dies at 64
  • 1744-08-19 Carlo Arrigoni, Italian composer and musician, dies at 46
  • 1745-02-18 Nicola Fago, Italian baroque composer, dies at 67
  • 1747-07-09 Giovanni Battista Bononcini, Italian opera-composer, dies at 76
  • 1749-06-16 Johann Baptista Ruffini, Italian trader (b. 1672)
  • 1752-06-16 Giulio Alberoni, Spanish-Italian minister and cardinal, dies at 88
  • 1754-04-15 Jacopo Riccati, Italian mathematician (Riccati equation), dies at 77
  • 1754-04-28 Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, Italian Rococo painter of religious subjects and genre scenes (Fortune Teller), dies at 72
  • 1755-02-11 Francesco Scipione, marchese di Maffei, Italian archaeologist (b. 1675)
  • 1756-04-10 Giacomo Antonio Perti, Italian composer, and Maestro di Cappella (San Petronio, 1696-1756), dies at 94
  • 1757-07-23 Domenico Scarlatti, Italian composer and harpsichordist (La Silvia), dies at 71
  • 1757-09-28 Andrea Zani, Italian composer and violinist, dies at 60
  • 1759-09-04 Girolamo Chiti, Italian composer and music theorist, dies at 80
  • 1764-03-30 Pietro Locatelli, Italian violinist and composer, dies at 68
  • 1764-05-03 Francesco Algarotti, Italian art collector and encyclopedist (Viaggio in Russia), dies at 53
  • 1765-10-21 Giovanni Paolo Pannini, Italian painter and architect, dies at 73
  • 1767-12-09 Benedetto Alfieri, Italian architect (San Giovanni Battista), dies
  • 1768-03-14 Vigilio Blasio Faitello, Italian composer, dies at 58
  • 1768-03-18 Lawrence Sterne, Irish writer (Tristram Shandy, Sentimental Journey France & Italy), dies at 54
  • 1768-04-19 Filippo della Valle, Italian sculptor, dies at about 70
  • 1768-04-19 Giovanni Antonio Canal [Canaletto], Italian painter and printmaker (Rialto), dies at 70
  • 1768-10-31 Francesco Maria Veracini, Italian opera composer, dies at 78
  • 1770-02-26 Giuseppe Tartini, Venetian Baroque composer and violinist (Trillo del Diavolo), dies at 77
  • 1770-03-27 Giovanni B Tiepolo, Italian painter (Banquet of Cleopatra), dies at 73
  • 1770-04-28 Marie-Anne de Cupis de Camargo, French dancer, dies at 60
  • 1771-12-06 Giovanni Battista Morgagni, Italian anatomist (b. 1682)
  • 1772-05-22 Durastante Natalucci, Italian historian (specialized in history of Trevi, in Umbria), dies at 84
  • 1773-03-01 Luigi Vanvitelli [Louis van Wittel], Italian architect, dies at 72
  • 1775-06-11 Egidio Romoaldo Duni, Italian composer, dies at 67
  • 1775-11-24 Lorenzo Ricci, Italian Jesuit leader (18th & last Superior General of the Society of Jesus), dies at 72
  • 1775-11-29 Lorenzo Somis, Italian composer and violinist, dies at 87
  • 1778-02-20 Laura Bassi, Italian physicist and scholar, dies at 66
  • 1778-11-09 Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian etcher, dies at 58
  • 1778-11-20 Francesco Cetti, Italian Jesuit priest and scientist, dies at 52
  • 1779-04-06 Tommaso MFS Traetta, Italian opera composer (Farnace), dies at 52
  • 1779-12-28 Gennaro Manna, Italian composer, dies at 64
  • 1780-01-10 Francesco Antonio Vallotti, Italian organist/composer, dies at 82
  • 1780-11-17 Bernardo Bellotto, Italian painter (b. 1720)
  • 1781-05-27 Giovanni Battista Beccaria, Italian physicist, dies at 64
  • 1782-04-12 Metastasio, Italian poet and librettist (b. 1698)
  • 1782-07-15 Farinelli, Italian singer, dies at 77
  • 1783-09-06 Carlo Bertinazzi, Italian actor and writer (commedia dell'arte), dies at 72
  • 1785-01-03 Baldassare Galuppi, Venetian composer (opera buffa), dies at 68
  • 1786-12-26 Gasparo Gozzi, Italian critic and dramatist, dies at 73
  • 1787-02-13 Roger Boscovich [Ruđer Bošković], Croatian-Italian astronomer. physicist, poet, and priest, dies at 75
  • 1787-08-01 Alfonso Liguori, Italian bishop and theologian, dies at 90
  • 1787-10-30 Ferdinando Galiani, Italian economist (Della Moneta), dies at 58
  • 1788-05-08 Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, Italian-born physician and naturalist (b. 1723)
  • 1788-12-30 Francesco Zuccarelli, Italian rococo painter and etcher, dies at 86