Italian History (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 613

  • 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)
  • 1982-09-24 US, Italian & French peacekeeping troops begin arriving in Lebanon
  • 1983-07-14 Mario Bros. is first released by Nintendo in Japan as an arcade game about an Italian-American plumber
  • 1983-08-04 Bettino Craxi sworn in as premier of Italy
  • 1984-01-23 Greatest unpaced 1-hr bicycle distance, F Moser (Italy), 51.15 km
  • 1984-02-18 Revised concordat between Italy & Vatican signed
  • 1984-05-16 Juventus of Italy win 24th European Cup Winner's Cup against Porto of Portugal 2-1 in Basel
  • 1985-07-19 The Val di Stava Dam collapse killing 268 people in Val di Stava, Italy.
  • 1985-10-07 PLO terrorists seize Italian cruise liner Achille Lauro
  • 1985-10-10 US fighter jets force Egyptian plane carrying hijackers of Italian ship Achille Lauro to land in Italy, gunmen are placed in custody
  • 1986-09-30 Mordechai Vanunu, who revealed details of Israel covert nuclear program to British media, is kidnapped in Rome, Italy
  • 1987-06-15 Bettino Craxi's Socialist Party wins election in Italy
  • 1987-07-02 Nilde Iotti is named as the first female President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies.
  • 1987-08-28 2nd Athletics World Championships open at Rome, Italy

  • 1987-09-15 Italy sends a naval contingent to the Persian Gulf
  • 1988-04-13 Italian government of De Mita forms
  • 1988-06-12 Andy Hampton is 1st American to win Round of Italy
  • 1988-08-28 70 killed in crash of three Italian air force fighters at air show at Ramstein, Germany
  • 1989-04-27 Mandatory seatbelt law goes into effect in Italy
  • 1989-05-10 FC Barcelona of Spain win 29th European Cup Winner's Cup against Sampdoria of Italy 1-0 in Bern
  • 1990-04-16 94th Boston Marathon: Gelindo Bordin is first Italian event winner in race record 2:08:19; Portugal's Rosa Mota wins her 3rd woman's title in 2:25:24
  • 1990-05-05 35th Eurovision Song Contest: Toto Cutugno for Italy wins singing "Insieme: 1992" in Zagreb
  • 1990-05-09 Sampdoria of Italy win 30th European Cup Winner's Cup against Anderlecht of Belgium 2-0 in Gothenburg

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991-01-18 Longest tennis match at the Australian Open, Boris Becker beats Italy's Omar Camporese in 5 hours & 11 mins

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
Tennis Player Omar Camporese
Tennis Player
Omar Camporese
  • 1991-03-04 Iraq releases 6 US, 3 British & 1 Italian POW

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991-04-06 Argentine soccer star Diego Maradona suspended for 15 months by Italian League for testing positive for cocaine use

Football Legend Diego Maradona
Football Legend
Diego Maradona
  • 1991-04-10 Boat rams a tanker in Livorno Italy fog, killing about 138
  • 1991-05-09 Italian actress Laura Antonelli found guilty of cocaine possession (conviction overturned 2006)
  • 1991-09-19 Ötzi the Iceman, 3,300 BCE old mummy discovered by German tourists in Italian alps
  • 1992-04-28 Italian President Francesco Cossiga formally resigns
  • 1992-05-15 Colombo '92 opens in Genoa Italy
  • 1992-05-25 Oscar Luigi Scalfaro elected President of Italy
  • 1992-06-28 Italian government of Amato forms
  • 1992-08-15 Colombo '92 closes in Genoa Italy

  • 1993-04-28 Carlo Ciampi forms Italian government with ex-communists
  • 1993-05-12 Parma of Italy win 33rd European Cup Winner's Cup against Royal Antwerp of Belgium 3-1 in London
  • 1993-05-18 Italian police arrest Mafia boss Benedetto "Nitto" Santapaola
  • 1994-01-13 Italian government of Carlo Ciampi resigns
  • 1994-03-28 Italy's right-wing alliance under Silvio Berlusconi wins election
  • 1994-05-04 Arsenal of England win 34th European Cup Winner's Cup against Parma of Italy 1-0 in Copenhagen
  • 1994-05-10 Silvio Berlusconi forms Italian government with 5 neo-fascists
  • 1994-07-17 FIFA World Cup Final, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA: Brazil beats Italy 3-2 on penalties; 0-0 after extra time
  • 1994-07-29 Corrupt Italian ex-premier Craxi gets 8½ year jail sentenced
  • 1994-12-22 Italian government of Silvio Berlusconi resigns
  • 1995-03-01 Ukraine premier Vitaly Massol resigns
  • 1996-11-03 New York City Marathon: Giacomo Leone of Italy, man's champion in 2:09:54; Anuta Catuna of Romania takes women's title in 2:28:18
  • 1997-01-10 Italy's new 1,000 lire coin shows divided Germany on map
  • 1997-09-26 An earthquake strikes the Italian regions of Umbria and the Marche, causing part of the Basilica of St. Francis at Assisi to collapse
  • 1997-10-09 Nobel prize for literature awarded to Italian playwright Dario Fo
  • 1997-10-30 Argentine soccer star Diego Maradona announces his retirement from football on his 37th birthday
  • 1998-02-12 250-car Italy pile-up due to fog, 4 die & 50 hurt
  • 1998-08-02 Tour de France: Marco Pantani of Italy makes it a Tour & Giro d'Italia double, German Erik Zabel is points winner
  • 1998-12-06 87th Davis Cup: Sweden beats Italy in Milan (4-1)
  • 1999-05-19 Lazio of Italy win 39th European Cup Winner's Cup against Mallorca of Spain 2-1 in Birmingham

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1999-05-28 In Milan, Italy, after 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece "The Last Supper" is put back on display

Painter, Scientist and Visionary Leonardo da Vinci
Painter, Scientist and Visionary
Leonardo da Vinci

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2000-05-01 Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli sings for Pope John Paul II in Rome

Italian Tenor Andrea Bocelli
Italian Tenor
Andrea Bocelli
264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 2000-06-13 Italy pardons Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish gunman who tried to kill Pope John Paul II in 1981
  • 2000-07-02 UEFA European Championship Final, Feijenoord Stadion, Rotterdam, Netherlands: David Trezeguet scores in extra time to give France a 2-1 win over Italy
  • 2001-05-13 Silvio Berlusconi's right-wing "House of Freedoms" coalition wins the Italian general election
  • 2001-06-30 ENI of Italy signs a $550 million contract to develop Iran's Darquain field, expected to produce 160,000 barrels of petroleum per day
  • 2001-07-20 Italy: The 27th Annual G8 summit opens in Genoa. An Italian protester in Genoa, Carlo Giuliani, is shot by police.
  • 2001-10-08 A twin engine Cessna and Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) jetliner collide in heavy fog during takeoff from Milan, Italy killing 118.
  • 2003-03-13 The journal Nature reports that 350,000-year-old footprints of an upright-walking human have been found in Italy
  • 2003-07-02 Silvio Berlusconi, Prime Minister of Italy, insults German MP Martin Schulz by calling him a "kapo" during a session of the European Parliament.
  • 2003-11-12 Iraq war: In Nasiriya, Iraq, at least 23 people, among them the first Italian casualties of the 2003 Iraq war are killed in a suicide bomb attack on an Italian police base.
  • 2005-03-04 The car of released Italian hostage Giuliana Sgrena is fired on by US soldiers in Iraq, causing the death of an Italian Secret Service Agent and injuring two passengers.
  • 2005-04-25 Final piece of the Obelisk of Axum is returned to Ethiopia after being stolen by the invading Italian army in 1937
  • 2005-11-17 Italy's choice of national anthem, Il Canto degli Italiani, becomes official in law for the first time, almost 60 years after it was provisionally chosen following the birth of the republic.

OlympicsOlympic Games

2006-02-10 XX Winter Olympic Games open in Turin, Italy, Luciano Pavarotti sings "Nessun dorma" in his last ever performance

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti
  • 2006-02-26 XX Winter Olympic Games close in Turin, Italy
  • 2006-07-09 FIFA World Cup Final, Olympiastadion, Berlin, Germany: Italy beats France, 5-3 on penalties; 1-1 after extra time
  • 2006-11-27 Francesco Cossiga, Italian politician and former President of the Italian Republic, resigns from his position as lifetime senator
  • 2007-02-21 Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi resigns from office. His resignation is rejected by the President of Italy, Giorgio Napolitano.
  • 2008-11-14 Italy plunges into recession, its first since the start of 2005, after GDP contracts a steeper-than-expected 0.5% in the third quarter

  • 2008-11-14 Eurozone officially slips into recession for the first time since its creation in 1999, pushed down by recessions in Germany and Italy
  • 2009-04-06 A 6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes near L'Aquila, Italy, killing at least 253.
  • 2010-02-23 Unknown criminals pour more than 2.5 million litres of diesel oil and other hydrocarbons into the river Lambro, in Northern Italy, causing an environmental disaster.
  • 2010-02-24 Europe risks a double-dip recession after bad results emerge from France, Germany and Italy, it is reported today; the Eurozone only grew by 0.1% in the last quarter of 2009
  • 2010-04-12 A train derailed near Merano, Italy, after running into a landslide, causing nine deaths and injuring 28 people.

Film release premierFilm Premier

2010-06-12 "Toy Story 3", directed by Lee Unkrich, starring Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, premieres at the Taormina Film Fest in Italy - 1st animated film to earn 1 billion

Actor Tim Allen
Tim Allen
Actor Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
Actor and Sportsman Woody Strode
Actor and Sportsman
Woody Strode
  • 2011-11-12 Silvio Berlusconi resigns as Prime Minister of Italy due, in large part, to the European sovereign debt crisis.
  • 2012-01-13 Italian cruiseliner Costa Concordia runs aground at Isola de Giglio, Italy, causing 32 deaths
  • 2012-05-20 6.0 magnitude earthquake kills 6 and injures dozens in northern Italy
  • 2012-05-29 A 5.9 magnitude earthquake kills 24 people near Bologna, northern Italy
  • 2012-07-01 UEFA European Championship Final, Olympic Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine: Spain crush Italy, 4-0 to retain their title
  • 2012-07-25 Italy's credit rating is downgraded to CCC+ by Egan-Jones
  • 2012-10-22 6 Italian scientists are convicted of manslaughter for their failure to predict the 2009 L'Aquila earthquake
  • 2012-12-02 Pier Luigi Bersani is elected Italian Prime Minister
  • 2012-12-18 4 people are killed and 11 are injured after an apartment block collapses in Palermo, Italy
  • 2013-01-04 6 people are killed a 2 are seriously injured after a snowmobile veers off a ski slope on Mt Cermis, Italy
  • 2013-02-25 Italy Common Good, a centre left alliance, wins the Italian general election
  • 2013-04-20 Giorgio Napolitano is re-elected President of Italy
  • 2013-05-07 Jolly Nero, an Italian cargo ship, crashes into the port of Genoa, killing seven people
  • 2013-05-08 Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi receives a four year prison sentence for fraud
  • 2013-07-28 39 people are killed after a bus veers off a bridge in Avellino Province, Italy
  • 2013-10-03 325 people are killed after a migrant ship catches fire and shipwrecks of the coast of Lampedusa, Italy
  • 2014-02-14 Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta resigns after less than a year in office
  • 2014-02-22 Matteo Renzi becomes Prime Minister of Italy

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 1,394

  • 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 explorer/climber (Mt St Elias)

Person of interestEnrico Caruso

1873-02-25 Enrico Caruso, Italian operatic tenor (Faust), born in Naples, Italy (d. 1921)

Operatic Tenor Enrico Caruso
Operatic Tenor
Enrico Caruso
  • 1873-03-29 Tullio Levi-Civita, Italian mathematician (Tensor calculus), born in Padua, Italy (d. 1941)
  • 1873-10-18 Ivanoe Bonomi, Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1951)
  • 1874-03-24 Luigi Einaudi, economist/1st president of Italy (1948-55)

Person of interestGuglielmo Marconi

1874-04-25 Guglielmo Marconi, Italian inventor and electrical engineer who pioneered work on long distance radio transmission (Nobel 1909), born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1937)

Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi
Inventor and Nobel Laureate
Guglielmo Marconi
  • 1874-05-01 Romaine Brooks [Beatrice Romaine Goddard], American painter, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1970)
  • 1874-12-25 Lina Cavalieri, Italian soprano (d. 1944)
  • 1875-03-04 Alberto Vaccari, Italian jesuit/old testament scholar/interpreter
  • 1875-04-29 Rafael Sabatini, Italian-British writer (The Sea Hawk), born in Iesi, Italy (d. 1950)
  • 1875-05-18 Guido Alberto Fano, Italian composer and pianist, born in Padua (d. 1961)
  • 1875-05-30 Giovanni Gentile, Italian philosopher (The Doctrine of Fascism), born in Castelvetrano, Italy (d. 1944)
  • 1875-07-04 Giovanni & Giacomo Tocci, Italian Siamese twins, born in Locana (probable date),
  • 1875-11-06 Pompeo Aloisi, Italian baron, diplomat and senator, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1949)
  • 1876-01-12 Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, Italian light opera composer, born in Venice, Kingdom of Italy (d. 1948)
  • 1876-03-08 Franco Alfano, Italian opera composer (Puccini's Turandot), born in Posillipo, Italy (d. 1954)
  • 1876-04-30 Orso Mario Corbino, Italian physicist and politician (Minister of Education), born in Augusta, Italy (d. 1937)
  • 1876-08-14 Sibilla Aleramo [Rina Faccio], Italian feminist and poet (Una Donna), born in Alessandria, Italy (d. 1960)
  • 1876-12-19 Carlo Gatti, Italian musicologist (Verdi), born in Florence, Italy (d. 1965)
  • 1876-12-22 Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Italian-French prose writer, novelist, poet, and dramatist (Futurism e Futurista), born in Alexandria, Egypt (d. 1944)
  • 1877-07-24 Calogero Vizzini, Sicilian Mafia boss, born in Villalba, Sicily, Italy (d. 1954)
  • 1877-09-26 Ugo Cerletti, Italian neurologist (discovered the method of electroconvulsive therapy), born in Conegliano, Italy (d. 1963)
  • 1877-11-09 Enrico De Nicola, Italian politician, 1st President of Italy (1948), born in Naples, Italy (d. 1959)
  • 1878-03-12 Gemma Galgani, Italian saint
  • 1879-06-21 Umberto Brunelleschi, Italian cartoonist and illustrator (Candide), born in Montemurlo, Italy (d. 1949)
  • 1879-07-09 Ottorino Respighi, Italian composer (Pines of Rome), born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1936)
  • 1879-07-27 Francesco Gaeta, Italian poet (Il Libro Della Giovinezza), born in Naples, Italy (d. 1927)
  • 1881-01-09 Giovanni Papini, Italian writer (Il Diavolo)
  • 1881-03-26 Guccio Gucci, Italian founder of Gucci fashion house, born in Florence (d. 1953)
  • 1881-04-03 Alcide de Gasperi, 30th Prime Minister of Italy (1945-53), born in Pieve Tesino, Tyrol, Austria-Hungary (d. 1954)
  • 1881-09-15 Ettore Bugatti, Italian-French automobile designer and manufacturer (Automobiles E. Bugatti), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1947)

Person of interestJohn XXIII

1881-11-25 Pope John XXIII [Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli], 261st Pope (1958-63), born in Bergamo, Lombardy, Italy (d. 1963)

  • 1882-01-27 Giuseppe Prezzolini, Italian writer (La Voce, La Cultura Italiano)
  • 1882-03-03 Charles Ponzi [Carlo], Italian con-man (Ponzi scheme in the US), born in Lugo, Italy (d. 1949)
  • 1882-04-15 Giovanni Amendola, Italian anti-fascist and editor-in-chief (Il Mondo), born in Naples, Italy (d. 1926)
  • 1882-04-28 Alberto Pirelli, Italian industrialist, born in Milano, Italy (d. 1971)
  • 1882-08-11 Rodolfo Graziani, Italian Marshal, fascist and Viceroy of Italian East Africa, born in Filettino, Italy (d. 1955)
  • 1882-10-05 Giorgio Abetti, Italian astronomer (Solar physics), born in Padua, Italy (d. 1982)
  • 1882-11-18 Amelita Galli-Curci, Italian-American operatic soprano (Cave of the Winds), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1963)
  • 1883-01-01 Federigo Tozzi, Italian writer/journalist (La Torre, Tre Croci)
  • 1883-03-09 Umberto Saba, Italian writer, born in Trieste, Austria-Hungary (d. 1957)
  • 1883-04-07 Gino Severini, Italian painter (d. 1966)
  • 1883-04-09 Renzo Bossi, Italian composer, born in Como (d. 1965)
  • 1883-07-25 Alfredo Casella, Italian composer and conductor (La Giara), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1947)

Person of interestBenito Mussolini

1883-07-29 Benito Mussolini [Il Duce], Fascist Italian dictator (1922-43), born in Predappio, Forlì, Italy (d. 1945)

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • 1884-01-23 Ralph DePalma, Italian-American auto racer (Indianapolis 500, 1915; American AAA National Dirt Track C'ship, 1908-11), born in Biccari, Italy (d. 1956)
  • 1884-05-22 Alceo Toni, Italian composer, born in Lugo di Romagna (d. 1969)
  • 1884-05-23 Corrado Gini, Italian sociologist (d. 1965)
  • 1884-07-12 Amedeo Modigliani, Italian painter and sculptor (Reclining Nude), born in Livorno, Tuscany, Italy (d. 1920)
  • 1884-10-16 Rembrandt Bugatti, Italian sculptor (d. 1916)
  • 1885-01-05 Humbert Wolfe, Italian-born British poet, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1940)
  • 1885-01-21 Umberto Nobile, Italian general
  • 1885-02-02 Aldo Palazzeschi [Giurlani], Italian writer (I cavalli bianchi)
  • 1885-05-22 Giacomo Matteotti, Italian Socialist Party leader, born in Fratta Polesine, Italy (d. 1924)
  • 1885-08-20 Dino Campana, Italian poet (Canti orfici), born in Marradi, Italy (d. 1932)
  • 1885-09-04 Antonio Bacci, Italian cardinal, born in Giugnola, Italy (d. 1971)
  • 1885-09-14 Vittorio Gui, Italian conductor and composer (Batture d'aspetto), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1975)
  • 1885-10-16 Dorando di Desiderio Pietri, Italian marathoner (Olympic-DQ gold-1908)
  • 1885-10-22 Giovanni Martinelli, Montagnana Italy, opera singer (NY Met)
  • 1885-11-09 Aureliano Pertile, Italian tenor, born in Montagnana, Italy (d. 1952)

Person of interestGeorge S. Patton

1885-11-11 George S. Patton, American WWII general (Sicily, Italy and Normandy) known as "Old Blood & Guts", born in San Gabriel, California (d. 1945)

US WWII General George S. Patton
US WWII General
George S. Patton
  • 1886-05-12 Piotr F. Scharoff, Russian-Italian actor and director (Chechov), born (d. 1969)
  • 1886-05-28 Santo Trafficante, Sr., Sicilian-American mobster, born in Cianciana, Sicily, Italy (d. 1954)
  • 1886-07-31 Salvatore Maranzano, Sicilian-born American organized crime figure, born in Sicily, Italy (d. 1931)
  • 1887-01-25 Diego Valeri, Italian author & poet (Le Gaie Tristezze), born in Piove di Sacco, Italy (d. 1976)
  • 1887-02-03 Silvio d'Amico, Italian theater critic (Tramonto del grande attore)
  • 1887-05-16 Bull Montana [Luigi Montagna], Italian actor (Brass Buttons, Victory, The Son of the Sheik), born in Voghera, Lombardy, Italy (d. 1950)
  • 1887-09-10 Giovanni Gronchi, Italian politician, President of Italy (1955-62), born in Pontedera, Italy (d. 1978)
  • 1888-02-10 Giuseppe Ungaretti, Italian poet (Hermeticism) and journalist, born in Alexandria (d. 1970)
  • 1888-02-27 Roberto Assagioli, Italian psychiatrist (d. 1974)
  • 1888-03-04 Rafaela Ottiano, Italian-born American actress (Grand Hotel, The Devil-Doll), born in Venice, Italy (d. 1942)
  • 1888-06-11 Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Italian anarchist (Sacco and Vanzetti Trial), born in Villafalletto, Italy (d. 1927)
  • 1888-07-04 Henry Armetta, Italian-American actor (The Black Cat, Bell for Adano, Big Store), born in Palermo, Sicily, Italy (d. 1945)
  • 1888-08-01 Vito Frazzi, Italian composer, born in San Secondo Parmense (d. 1975)
  • 1888-09-15 Antonio Ascari, Italian racing driver, born in Bonferraro, Italy (d. 1925)
  • 1888-12-27 (Raffaele Attilio) "Tito" Schipa, Italian tenor and composer (La Rondine), born in Lecce, Italy (d. 1965)
  • 1889-03-04 Oscar Chisini, Italian mathematician (d. 1967)
  • 1889-08-30 Eduardo Ciannelli, Italian actor (Foreign Correspondent, Gunga Din), born in Ischia, Italy (d. 1969)
  • 1890-05-20 Beniamino Gigli, Italian tenor (Enzo-La Gioconde)

Person of interestElsa Schiaparelli

1890-09-10 Elsa Schiaparelli, Italian fashion designer, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1973)

Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli
Fashion Designer
Elsa Schiaparelli
  • 1890-10-16 Maria Goretti, Italian saint (d. 1902)

Person of interestAntonio Gramsci

1891-01-23 Antonio Gramsci, Italian philosopher & Marxist theorist, born in Ales, Sardinia, Italy (d. 1937)

Marxist Theorist and Politician Antonio Gramsci
Marxist Theorist and Politician
Antonio Gramsci

Person of interestFrank Costello

1891-01-26 Frank Costello, Italian-American gangster (The Prime Minister of the Underworld), born in Lauropoli, Calabria, Italy (d. 1973)

Gangster Frank Costello
Frank Costello

Person of interestAntonio Segni

1891-02-02 Antonio Segni, Italian politician, Prime Minister of Italy (1955-57, 59-60, 62-64), born in Sassari, Sardinia (d. 1972)

Prime Minister of Italy Antonio Segni
Prime Minister of Italy
Antonio Segni
  • 1891-02-09 Pietro Nenni, Italian socialist/minister of foreign affairs (1946-47)
  • 1891-04-19 Ricardo Bacchelli, Italian playwright and poet (La Ronda), born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1985)
  • 1891-04-22 Vittorio Jano, Italian automobile designer, born in San Giorgio Canavese, Piedmont, Italy (d. 1965)
  • 1891-06-21 Pier Luigi Nervi, Italian engineer and architect (Nuove Struttura), born in Sondrio, Italy (d. 1979)
  • 1891-08-25 Alberto Savinio [Andrea Francesco Alberto de Chirico], Italian composer (Capitano Ulisse), born in Athens (d. 1952)
  • 1892-01-05 Francesca Bertini, Italian actress (Odette, Assunta Spina), born in Florence, Tuscany, Italy (d. 1985)
  • 1892-02-04 Ugo Betti, Italian playwright
  • 1892-03-09 Frank Puglia, Italian actor (Black Orchid, Jungle Book), born in Sicily, Italy (d. 1975)
  • 1892-03-30 Fortunato Depero, Italian artist (d. 1960)
  • 1892-04-10 Victor de Sabata, Italian conductor and composer (Il Macigno), born in Trieste, Italy (d. 1967)
  • 1892-04-14 Giorgio Cesana, Italian coxswain (Olympic gold 1906), born in Venice (d. 1967)
  • 1892-05-18 Ezio Pinza, Italian American operatic bass singer (South Pacific; RCA Victor Show), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1957)
  • 1892-09-15 Silpa Bhirasri [Corrado Feroci], Italian-Thai sculptor, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1962)
  • 1892-10-12 Gilda dalla Rizza, Italian soprano, born in Verona, Italy (d. 1975)

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 501 - 600 of 1,060

  • 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
  • 1792-05-03 Carlo Zuccari, Italian composer and violinist, dies at 87
  • 1793-01-01 Francesco Guardi, Italian painter, dies at 80
  • 1793-02-06 Carlo Goldoni, Italian playwright and librettist (Belisario, Servant of Two Masters), dies at 85
  • 1793-04-30 Lorenzo Fago, Italian composer and teacher, dies at 88
  • 1793-05-07 Pietro Nardini, Italian composer, dies at 71
  • 1795-03-21 Giovanni Arduino, Italian geologist (b. 1714)
  • 1795-04-12 Rainieri de Calzabigi, Italian librettist and poet, dies at 80
  • 1795-08-26 Alessandro Cagliostro [Giuseppe Balsamo], Italian adventurer and magician (Prince of Quacks), dies while serving a life imprisonment for being a freemason in Castel Sant'Angelo at 52
  • 1795-10-10 Francesco Antonio Zaccaria, Italian theologian and historian, dies at 81

Person of interestGiacomo Casanova

1798-06-04 Giacomo Casanova, Italian adventurer, writer, librarian and womanizer, dies at 73

Adventurer, Writer and famous Lover Giacomo Casanova
Adventurer, Writer and famous Lover
Giacomo Casanova
  • 1798-12-04 Luigi Galvani, Italian anatomist and physicist, dies at 61
  • 1799-01-09 Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Italian scientist (b. 1718)
  • 1799-02-12 Lazzaro Spallanzani, Italian biologist (b. 1729)
  • 1799-08-15 Giuseppe Parini, Italian prose writer and poet (Il Giorno), dies at 70

Person of interestPius VI

1799-08-29 Pope Pius VI [Count Giovanni Angelo Braschi], Italian Pope (1775-99), dies at 71

Pope Pius VI
Pius VI
  • 1800-05-07 Niccolo Piccinni, Italian composer (Roland), dies at 72
  • 1801-01-11 Domenico Cimarosa, Italian composer (Il Matrimonio Segreto), dies at 51
  • 1802-07-28 Giuseppe Sarti, Italian composer (Il er pastore, Ifigenia), dies at 72
  • 1803-09-15 Gian Francesco Albani, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1719)
  • 1803-10-08 Vittorio A Alfieri, Italian earl/writer (Filippo), dies at 54
  • 1804-03-16 Francisco marquis Albergati Capacelli, Italian playwright, dies at 75
  • 1804-11-19 Pietro Alessandro Guglielmi, Italian opera composer, dies at 75
  • 1805-05-28 Luigi Boccherini, Italian cellist and composer (Minuet), dies at 62
  • 1808-09-13 Saverio Bettinelli, Italian Jesuit writer, dies at 90
  • 1810-06-07 Luigi Schiavonetti, Italian engraver (b. 1765)
  • 1813-04-10 Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Italian mathematician and astronomer (number theory, celestial mechanics), dies at 77
  • 1813-11-29 Giambattista Bodoni, Italian stamp cutter/publisher (bodoni), dies at 73
  • 1815-12-20 Giovanni Meli, Sicilian poet (Buccolica), dies at 75
  • 1816-03-19 Philip Mazzei, Italian physician (b. 1730)
  • 1816-06-05 Giovanni Paisiello, Italian composer (Serva Padrona), dies at 76
  • 1816-12-16 Vincenzo Galeotti [Tomazelli], Italian dancer/choreographer, dies at 73
  • 1817-02-18 Giacomo Quarenghi, Italian-Russian master builder and architect (Hermitage Theater), dies at 72
  • 1817-03-01 Luigi Gatti, Italian composer, dies at 77
  • 1817-11-08 Andrea Appiani, Italian royal painter (Napoleon), dies at 63
  • 1822-10-13 Antonio Canova, Italian sculptor, dies at 64
  • 1823-12-14 Vincenzo Cuoco, Italian historian (Naples Revolution 1799), dies at 53
  • 1824-03-03 Giovanni Battista Viotti, Italian violinist and composer, dies at 70

Person of interestAntonio Salieri

1825-05-07 Antonio Salieri, Italian composer (Tarare), dies in Vienna at 74

Composer Antonio Salieri
Antonio Salieri
  • 1826-09-25 Giovanni Battista Brocchi, Italian Geologist, dies at 54

Person of interestAlessandro Volta

1827-03-05 Alessandro Volta, Italian physicist and inventor of the 1st battery, dies at 82

Physicist and Inventor Alessandro Volta
Physicist and Inventor
Alessandro Volta
  • 1827-10-10 Ugo Foscolo, Italian poet, dies at 49
  • 1827-11-07 Bartolomeo Campagnoli, Italian violinist and composer, dies at 76
  • 1829-02-10 Leo XII [Annibale Sermattei], Italian Pope (1823-29), dies at 68
  • 1830-11-30 Pius VIII [Francesco Saverio Castiglioni], Italian 253rd Pope (1829-30), dies at 69
  • 1831-05-26 Ciro Menotti, Italian patriot (b. 1798)
  • 1832-03-10 Muzio Clementi, Italian composer, dies at 79
  • 1833-07-27 Bartolommea Capitanio, Italian monastery founder/saint, dies at 26
  • 1834-01-17 Giovanni Aldini, Italian physicist, dies at 71
  • 1835-06-08 Gian Domenico Romagnosi, Italian physicist (b. 1761)
  • 1835-09-23 Vincenzo Bellini, Italian opera composer (La Sonnambula, Norma), dies at 33
  • 1837-05-05 Niccolo Antonio Zingarelli, Italian composer (Andromeda), dies at 85
  • 1837-06-14 Giacomo Leopardi, Italian poet and philosopher (The Poems of Leopardi), dies at 38
  • 1839-02-01 Giuseppe Valadier, Italian architect & archaeologist, dies at 76
  • 1839-04-20 Giuseppe Rossini, father of Italian composer Gioachino Rossini, dies
  • 1840-05-27 Niccolo Paganini, Italian composer and violin virtuoso (Princess Lucca), dies at 57
  • 1842-03-15 Maria Luigi C Z S Cherubini, Italian composer (Dies Irae), dies at 81
  • 1845-06-15 Francesco Capaccini, Italian cardinal and diplomat, dies at 60
  • 1845-09-07 Isabella Colbran, wife of Italian composer Gioachino Rossini, dies
  • 1846-08-25 Giuseppe Acerbi, Italian traveller and naturalist, dies at 73
  • 1848-04-08 Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti, Italian composer, dies at 50
  • 1848-08-06 Nicola Vaccai, Italian composer, dies at 58
  • 1848-11-15 P Rossi, Italian, murdered
  • 1849-03-15 Giuseppe Caspar Mezzofanti, Italian cardinal, linguist and hyperpolyglot (understood 70 languages), dies at 74
  • 1850-01-22 Vincenzo Pallotti, Italian saint (founder of the Society of the Catholic Apostolate), dies at 54
  • 1850-07-19 Giovanni Ossoli, Italian marquis/revolutionary, drowned
  • 1851-01-24 Gaspare Luigi Pacifico Spontini, Italian opera composer and conductor (La Vestale), dies at 76
  • 1853-10-30 Pietro Raimondi, Italian composer (Potifar, Giacobbe), dies at 66
  • 1854-01-09 Filippo Traetta [Philip Trajetta], Italian composer, dies at 77
  • 1854-08-11 Macedonio Melloni, Italian physicist (radiant light), dies at 56
  • 1855-01-06 Giacomo Beltrami, Italian explorer (b. 1779)
  • 1856-02-08 Agostino Bassi, Italian entomologist, dies at 82

Person of interestAmedeo Avogadro

1856-07-09 Amedeo Avogadro, Italian scientist who contributed to molecular theory, including what is known as Avogadro's law (6.022 x 10 ^ 23), dies at 79

Scientist Amedeo Avogadro
Amedeo Avogadro
  • 1856-12-20 Francesco Bentivegna, Italian revolutionary (b. 1820)
  • 1857-07-02 Carlo Pisacane, Italian patriot (b. 1818)
  • 1859-12-31 Luigi Ricci, Italian composer, dies at 54
  • 1861-06-06 Giuseppe Concone, Italian singing teacher, dies at 59
  • 1861-06-06 Count Camillo Benso di Cavour, Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1810)
  • 1862-02-27 Gabriele dell' Addolorata, patron of Italian Catholic youth, dies at 23
  • 1863-04-10 Giovanni B Amia, Italian astronomer/physicist/botanist, dies at 77
  • 1865-04-01 Giuditta Pasta, Italian soprano, dies at 67
  • 1865-09-30 Samuel David Luzzatto, Italian-Jewish scholar, dies at 65
  • 1866-07-20 Faa di Bruno, Italian captain (Er d'italia, Lissa), commits suicide
  • 1868-06-25 Carlo Matteucci, Italian physicist and neurophysiologist (bioelectricity), dies at 57
  • 1868-07-10 Carlo Conti, Italian composer, dies at 71
  • 1871-07-05 Cristina Trivulzio di Belgioioso, Italian princess and politician, dies at 63
  • 1872-03-10 Giuseppe Mazzini, Italian revolutionary (Giovane Italy), dies at 66
  • 1873-03-29 Francesco Zantedeschi, Italian physicist (b. 1797)
  • 1875-10-24 Raffaello Carboni, Italian writer
  • 1876-02-03 Gino Capponi, Italian marquis, literary and Premier of Toscane, dies at 83

Person of interestVictor Emmanuel II

1878-01-09 Victor Emmanuel II, King of Sardinia (1849-61) and Italy (1861-78), dies at 57

King of Sardinia and Italy Victor Emmanuel II
King of Sardinia and Italy
Victor Emmanuel II
  • 1878-07-17 Aleardo [Gaetano] Aleardi, Italian poet (Tre Fiumi), dies at 65
  • 1879-01-29 Antonia MB Antonucci, Italian cardinal/diplomat, dies at 80
  • 1880-12-15 Carlo Boncompagni di Mombello, Italian minister of Justice, dies at 76
  • 1882-02-03 Guglielmo Quarenghi, Italian composer and cellist, dies at 55

Person of interestGiuseppe Garibaldi

1882-06-02 Guiseppi Garibaldi, Italian general and nationalist (Risorgimento) who helped unify Italy, dies at 74

Unifier of Italy Giuseppe Garibaldi
Unifier of Italy
Giuseppe Garibaldi
  • 1884-03-14 Quintino Sella, Italian statesman (b. 1827)
  • 1885-05-05 Lauro Rossi, Italian composer (I falsi monetari), dies at 73
  • 1886-01-16 Amilcare Ponchielli, Italian composer (La Gioconda), dies at 51