Italian History (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 617

  • 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
  • 1948-03-07 The Dodecanese islands officially become part of Greece again, ending Italian rule.
  • 1948-05-11 Luigi Einaudi elected President of Italy
  • 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 Trieste returned to Italy.
  • 1955-04-29 Giovanni Gronchi elected third President of Italy
  • 1955-06-22 Antonio Segni forms government in Italy
  • 1955-12-14 16 countries join the United Nations, including Austria, Finland, Italy, and Spain
  • 1956-01-26 VII Winter Olympic Games open in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
  • 1956-02-05 VII Winter Olympic Games close in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
  • 1957-03-10 Thousands of soccer fans riot in Italy
  • 1957-05-06 Italian government of Antonio Segni resigns
  • 1957-05-19 Adone Zoli forms Italian government
  • 1959-01-26 Italy government of Fanfani resigns
  • 1959-02-15 Antonio Segni forms Italian government

Film release premierFilm Premier

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

Actress Anita Ekberg
Actress
Anita Ekberg
Film director, Scriptwriter Federico Fellini
Film director, Scriptwriter
Federico Fellini
  • 1960-02-24 Italian government of 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro
Italian Prime Minister
Aldo Moro
  • 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 (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

Sport awardFIFA 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

Brazilian Football Legend Pele
Brazilian Football Legend
Pele
  • 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 concertMusic 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

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti
  • 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 Berlinguers PCI wins election in Italy
  • 1976-07-30 Giulio Andreotti sworn in as premier of Italy for the 2nd time
  • 1976-12-19 65th Davis Cup: Italy beats Chile in Santiago (4-1)
  • 1977-12-04 66th Davis Cup: Australia beats Italy in Sydney (3-1)
  • 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 solo ascent 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)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 1,401

  • 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)

Person of interestGiuseppe Verdi

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

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi
  • 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)

Person of interestVictor Emmanuel II

1820-03-14 Victor Emmanuel II, King of Sardinia (1849-61) and Italy (1861-78), born in Torino, Italy (d. 1878)

King of Sardinia and Italy Victor Emmanuel II
King of Sardinia and Italy
Victor Emmanuel II

Person of interestFlorence Nightingale

1820-05-12 Florence Nightingale, British nurse (Crimean War), born in Florence, Italy (d. 1910)

  • 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 (d. 1904), born in Rome, Italy
  • 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 Collodi, [Carlo Lorenzini], Italian author (Pinocchio)
  • 1827-09-05 Goffredo Mameli, Italian poet and writer, born in Genoa, Italy (d. 1849)
  • 1827-09-30 Carlo A Alfieri, Italian MP (Liberal)
  • 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)

Person of interestErnesto Teodoro Moneta

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

Italian Pacifist Ernesto Teodoro Moneta
Italian Pacifist
Ernesto Teodoro Moneta
  • 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)

Person of interestCamillo Golgi

1843-07-07 Camillo Golgi, Italian physician and medical researcher (Nobel Prize in Medicine-1906), born in Corteno, Kingdom of Lombardy–Venetia, Austrian Empire (d. 1926)

Physician and Nobel Laureate Camillo Golgi
Physician and Nobel Laureate
Camillo Golgi
  • 1844-03-14 King Umberto I 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 Guiseppe Giacosa, Italian songwriter (libretti opera Puccini)
  • 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)
  • 1857-05-31 Pius XI [Ambrogio Damiano Achille Ratti], Italian 259th Pope (1922-39), born in Desio, Lombardy-Venetia, Austrian Empire (d. 1939)
  • 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)

Person of interestGiacomo Puccini

1858-12-22 Giacomo Puccini, Italian opera composer (La bohème, Tosca, Madame Butterfly), born in Lucca, Italy (d. 1924)

Composer Giacomo Puccini
Composer
Giacomo Puccini
  • 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 Victor E Orlando, Italy's premier (1917-19)
  • 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-French-Italian writer, 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/philosopher
  • 1866-04-01 Ferruccio Busoni, Italian pianist/composer/conductor (Arlecchino), born in Empoli (d. 1924)
  • 1866-07-23 Francesco Cilea, Italian composer (L'arlesiana), born in Palmi (d. 1950)
  • 1866-08-13 Giovanni Agnelli, Italian industrialist and founder of Fiat 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)
  • 1867-03-25 Arturo Toscanini, Parma Italy, temperamental conductor (NBC)
  • 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)

Person of interestVictor Emmanuel III

1869-11-11 Victor Emmanuel III, King of Italy (1900-46), Emperor of Ethiopia and King of the Albanians, born in Naples (d. 1947)

King of Italy Victor Emmanuel III
King of Italy
Victor Emmanuel III
  • 1870-02-03 Ada Negri, Italian poet/author (Il Libro di Mara)

Person of interestMaria Montessori

1870-08-31 Maria Montessori, Italian educator (spontaneous response), born in Chiaravalle, Marche, Italy (d. 1952)

  • 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)
  • 1871-09-28 Pietro Badoglio, 41st Prime Minister of Italy (1943-44) and Italian General (1922-43), born in Grazzano Monferrato, Italy (d. 1956)
  • 1871-11-27 Giovanni Giorgi, Italian physicist and electrical engineer (Giorgi system of measurement), born in Lucca, Italy (d. 1950)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 401 - 500 of 1,063


Person of interestGian Lorenzo Bernini

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

Baroque Sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Baroque Sculptor
Gian Lorenzo Bernini
  • 1682-02-25 Alessandro Stradella, Italian violinist and composer, murdered at 38

Person of interestElena Cornaro Piscopia

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

Philosopher and Mathematician Elena Cornaro Piscopia
Philosopher and Mathematician
Elena Cornaro Piscopia
  • 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/restauranteur, 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, Italian army general, dies
  • 1697-01-06 Carlo Mannelli, Italian composer, dies at 56
  • 1697-03-01 Francesco Redi, Italian physician (b. 1626)
  • 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 Jean [Giovanni] D Cassini, Italian/French astronomer, dies
  • 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 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

Person of interestAntonio Vivaldi

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

Violin Virtuoso & Composer Antonio Vivaldi
Violin Virtuoso & Composer
Antonio Vivaldi
  • 1742-05-11 Francesco Stradivari, Italian violin maker & son of Antonius, dies at 70
  • 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
  • 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, 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, writer (Sentimental Journey France & Italy), dies
  • 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
  • 1768-12-20 Carlo Innocenzio Maria Frugoni, Italian poet (b. 1692)
  • 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, Italian composer (b. 1706)
  • 1786-12-26 Gasparo Gozzi, Italian critic and dramatist, dies at 73
  • 1787-02-12 Ruggiero Boscovich, Italian physicist/astronomer/philosopher, 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