Italian History (Part 7)

Historical Events

Events 601 - 612 of 612

  • 2014-11-11 An Italian appeals court overturns a manslaughter conviction against 6 scientists for failing to give adequate warning of a deadly earthquake
  • 2015-01-21 Italian fashion label Gucci names Alessandro Michele as its new creative director
  • 2015-01-31 Sergio Mattarella is elected President of Italy
  • 2015-04-19 Boat carrying approx. 850 migrants is shipwrecked in the Mediterranean between Italian and Libya, with only 27 migrants rescued.
  • 2015-09-12 US Open Women's Tennis: In an all-Italian final Flavia Pennetta wins her only Grand Slam title; beats Roberta Vinci 7-6, 4-7, 6-2; first Italian to win US title
  • 2015-11-09 "Reclining Nude" by Italian artist Modigliani fetches 2nd highest auction price at $170.4m
  • 2016-07-08 Italian designer Maria Grazia Chiuri is the first woman to be appointed artistic director at French fashion house Christian Dior
  • 2016-08-24 6.2-magnitude earthquake strikes central Italy, north east of Rome, killing 268, injuring 400
  • 2016-08-29 Italian coastguard says 6,500 migrants rescued at sea in 40 separate incidents in 1 day off coast of Sabratha, Libya
  • 2016-10-30 6.6-magnitude earthquake hits central Italy - strongest in Italy for 36 years
  • 2016-12-07 Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi resigns 3 days after losing a referendum to reform the constitution
  • 2016-12-12 Paolo Gentiloni is sworn in as Prime Minister of Italy, succeeding Matteo Renzi

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 1,388

  • 1893-03-18 Costante Girardengo, Italian cyclist, born in Novi Ligure, Italy (d. 1978)
  • 1893-03-26 Palmiro Togliatti, Italian politician and founder of the Communist Party of Italy, born in Genoa, Italy (d. 1964)
  • 1893-10-30 Charles Atlas [Angelo Siciliano], Italian-American bodybuilder, born in Acri, Cosenza, Italy (d. 1972)
  • 1893-11-14 Carlo E Gadda, Italian engineer/writer (Madonna dei filosofi)
  • 1893-11-14 Carlo Emilio Gadda, Italian writer, born in Milan (d. 1973)
  • 1894-08-01 Ottavio Bottecchia, Italian cyclist (the first Italian winner of the Tour de France), born in San Martino di Colle Umberto, Italy (d. 1927)
  • 1894-09-21 Tullio Carminati, Austrian actor (War and Peace, Roman Holiday), born in Zadar, Croatia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1971)
  • 1895-04-03 Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Italian composer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1968)
  • 1895-04-15 Corrado Alvaro, Italian writer (Gente in Aspromonte), born in San Luca, Italy (d. 1956)

Rudolph Valentino

1895-05-06 Rudolph Valentino, Italian actor and silent movie idol (The Sheik, Eagle), born in Castellaneta, Italy (d. 1926)

  • 1895-06-04 Dino Conte Grandi, Italian Fascist politician and delegate to league of nations (1925-32), born in Mordano, Italy (d. 1988)
  • 1895-07-04 Massimo Campigli, Italian painter and illustrator, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1971)
  • 1896-05-11 Philippo de Pisis, Italian painter
  • 1896-06-06 Italo Balbo, Italian pilot and governor of Libya, born in Ferrara, Italy (d. 1940)
  • 1896-08-16 Tina Modotti, Italian artist and activist, born in Udine, Italy (d. 1940)
  • 1896-09-06 Mario Praz, Italian literary critic and scholar (La carne, la morte, e il diavolo), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1982)
  • 1896-09-17 Denise Grey [Jeanne Marie Laurentine Edouardine Verthuy], Italian actress (Julietta), born in Chatillon, Valle d'Aosta, Italy (d. 1996)
  • 1896-09-25 Sandro Pertini, 7th President of Italy (1978-85), born in Rome (d. 1990)
  • 1896-10-12 Eugenio Montale, Italian poet and translator (Xenia-Nobel 1975), born in Genoa, Italy (d. 1981)

Charles "Lucky" Luciano

1896-11-24 Charles "Lucky" Luciano, Italian-American gangster of the New York mafia, born in Sicily, Italy (d. 1962)

  • 1896-11-27 Giovanni Battista Angioletti, Italian author (Il giorno del giudizio), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1961)
  • 1896-12-23 Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Sicilian writer (The Leopard), born in Palermo, Sicily (d. 1957)
  • 1897-04-14 Olga Chekhova, Russian-German actress (Italian Strawhat, Cry of the Children), born in Aleksandropol, Erivan Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1980)
  • 1897-04-18 Ardito Desio, Italian explorer and topographer, born in Palmanova, Friuli, Italy (d. 2001)

Frank Capra

1897-05-18 Frank Capra, Italian-American Academy Award-winning film director (It's a Wonderful Life; It Happened One Nigh; Mr. Smith Goes to Washington), born in Bisacquino, Italy (d. 1991)

  • 1897-12-30 Alfredo Bracchi, Italian author (d. 1976)
  • 1898-01-13 Carlo Tagliabue, Italian baritone (d. 1978)
  • 1898-02-15 Totò [Antonio Clemente], Italian actor (Motorizzate, Noi Duri) commonly referred to as the most popular Italian comedian of all time, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1967)
  • 1898-05-13 Justin Tuveri, Italian veteran of the First World War (d. 2007)
  • 1898-05-19 Julius Evola, Italian philosopher (d. 1974)
  • 1898-06-09 Curzio Malaparte [Kurt E. Suckert], Italian author (Kaputt)
  • 1898-06-09 Luigi Fagioli, Italian race car driver (d. 1952)
  • 1898-09-19 Giuseppe Saragat, 5th President of Italy (1964-71), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1988)
  • 1898-10-21 Amedeo duke of Aosta, viceroy of Ethiopia/gov-gen of Italian East-Africa
  • 1899-01-21 Lido Manetti [Arnold Kent], Italian-born American actor (Quo Vardis), born in Florence (d. 1928)
  • 1899-07-26 Carel C. van Essen, Dutch archaeologist (Italian & Roman art), born in Amsterdam (d. 1963)
  • 1899-11-03 Gleb Wataghin, Ukrainian-Italian physicist, born in Birzula, Russian Empire (d. 1986)
  • 1900-03-07 Giuseppe Capogrossi, Italian painter
  • 1900-03-09 Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta, Italian king of Croatia (1941-43), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1948)
  • 1900-03-28 Fosco Giachetti, Italian actor (Wastrel, We the Living), born in Sesto Fiorentino, Tuscany, Italy (d. 1974)
  • 1900-04-14 Salvatore Baccaloni, Italian opera singer and actor (Merry Andrew, Rock-a-Bye Baby), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1969)
  • 1900-05-01 Ignazio Silone, Italian novelist (Fontamara, Pane e vino), born in Pescina, Italy (d. 1978)
  • 1900-05-24 Eduardo De Filippo, Italian playwright, director, actor and poet (7 Deadly Sins, Shoot Loud), born in Naples, Italy (d. 1984)
  • 1900-08-31 Gino Lucetti, Italian anarchist, born in Carrara, Italy (d. 1943)
  • 1900-10-16 Primo Conti, Italian painter (d. 1988)
  • 1900-11-04 Luigi Lucioni, Italian-American landscape painter (opera stars), born in Malnate, Italy (d. 1988)
  • 1901-01-05 Mario Scelba, Italian politician (Prime Minister 1954-55), born in Caltagirone, Italy (d. 1991)
  • 1901-02-27 Marino Marini, Italian sculptor/painter
  • 1901-04-06 Pier Giorgio Frassati, Italian Catholic (d. 1925)
  • 1901-04-11 Adriano Olivetti, Italian engineer and manufacturer (typewriter), born in Ivrea, Italy (d. 1960)
  • 1901-05-03 Gino Cervi, Italian actor (Les Miserables, Naked Maja), born in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (d. 1974)
  • 1901-05-15 Luis Monti, Argentine-Italian footballer (d. 1983)
  • 1901-07-07 Vittorio De Sica, Italian actor and director (Bicycle Thieves, Sciuscià), born in Sora, Lazio (d. 1974)

Salvatore Quasimodo

1901-08-20 Salvatore Quasimodo, Italian poet, critic and translator (Nobel 1959), born in Modica, Italy (d. 1968)

  • 1901-08-26 Tullio Campagnolo, Italian racing cyclist and inventor (quick release skewer patent; founder bicycle component company Campagnolo), born in Vicenza, Italy (d. 1983)

Enrico Fermi

1901-09-29 Enrico Fermi, Italian-American nuclear physicist, gone fission, fermium (Nobel Prize 1938), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1954)

  • 1901-09-29 Lanza del Vasto, Italian philosopher and activist (d. 1981)
  • 1902-04-18 Giuseppe Pella, 31st Prime Minister of Italy, born in Valdengo, Piedmont, Kingdom of Italy (d. 1981)
  • 1902-08-11 Alfredo Binda, Italian road cyclist (first to win Giro d'Italia x 5; World Road Race C'ship 1927, 30, 32), born in Cittiglio, Italy (d. 1986)

Carlo Gambino

1902-08-24 Carlo Gambino, Italian-born American mafioso (Gambino family), born in Palermo, Sicily, Italy (d. 1976)

  • 1902-09-20 Cesare Zavattini, Italian screenwriter (Ladri di Biciclette), born in Luzzara, Italy (d. 1989)

Albert Anastasia

1902-09-26 Albert Anastasia [Umberto Anastasio], American-Italian gangster (Murder Inc), born in Tropea, Calabria, Italy (d. 1957)

  • 1902-10-13 Franco Giorgetti, Italian cyclist (Olympic gold 1920), born in Bovisio-Masciago, Italy (d. 1983)
  • 1902-10-14 Learco Guerra, Italian road racing cyclist, born in Bagnolo San Vito, Italy (d. 1963)
  • 1902-11-29 Carlo Levi, Italian painter and novelist (Of Fear & Freedom), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1975)
  • 1902-12-22 Joe Adonis, Italian American crime-syndicate boss in NY & NJ, born in Montemarano, Italy (d. 1971)
  • 1903-02-26 Giulio Natta, Italian chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1979)
  • 1904-01-20 Renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician, born in Campania, Italy (d. 1959)
  • 1904-02-03 Luigi Dallapiccola, Italian 12-tone composer ( Il prigioniero; Ulisse), born in in Pisino d'Istria, Austrian Empire (now Pazin,Croatia) (d. 1975)
  • 1904-04-29 Enrico Mattei, Italian oil magnate (Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi), born in Acqualagna, Italy (d. 1962)
  • 1904-07-05 Harold Acton, English-Italian historian and art collector, born in Villa La Pietra, Florence, Italy (d. 1994)
  • 1904-07-16 Goffredo Petrassi, Italian composer (Beatitudines), born in Zagarolo, Italy (d. 2003)
  • 1904-08-28 Secondo Campini, Italian jet engine pioneer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1980)
  • 1904-09-15 Umberto II, van Piemonte, the last King of Italy (ruled 1946)
  • 1904-11-25 Antonio "Toni" Ortelli, Italian composer ("La Montanara" (The Song of the Mountains)) and alpinist, born in Schio, Veneto, Italy (d. 2000)
  • 1905-01-08 Giacinto Scelsi, Italian composer and surrealist poet, born in La Spezia, Italy (d. 1988)
  • 1905-01-18 Joseph Bonanno, Italian-American mafioso and crime boss of the Bonanno crime family, born in Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, Italy (d. 2002)

Emilio G. Segrè

1905-01-30 Emilio G. Segrè, Italian physicist & Nobel laureate (discovered the elements technetium, astatine and the sub-atomic antiparticle antiproton), born in Tivoli, Italy (d. 1989)

  • 1905-03-09 Peter C. Quennell, English biographer and critic (Byron in Italy), born in Bickley, Kent (d. 1993)
  • 1905-07-05 Isa Miranda [Ines Sampietro], Italian model and actress (La Ronde), born in Bergamo (d. 1982)
  • 1905-08-08 Nino Martini, Italian actor (The Gay Desperado, Here's to Romance), born in Verona, Veneto, Italy (d. 1976)
  • 1905-10-17 Franco Albini, Italian architect
  • 1905-11-15 Annunzio Mantovani, Italian orchestra leader (Mantovani), born in Venice, Italy (d. 1980)
  • 1906-01-01 Giovanni D'Anzi, Italian songwriter (d. 1974)

Roberto Rossellini

1906-05-08 Roberto Rossellini, Italian film director (General della Rovere, Open City), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1977)

  • 1906-05-20 Giuseppe Siri, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1989)
  • 1906-06-12 Sandro Penna, Italian poet, born in Perugia, Italy (d. 1977)
  • 1906-06-13 Bruno de Finetti, Italian probabilist statistician and actuary, born in Innsbruck, Austria-Hungary (d. 1985)
  • 1906-10-02 John Humphreys Whitfield, British scholar of Italian language & literature, born in Wednesbury, England (d. 1995)
  • 1906-10-16 Dino Buzzati, Italian writer (The Tartar Steppe), born in San Pellegrino, Belluno, (d. 1972)

Primo Carnera

1906-10-25 Primo Carnera, Italian boxer (World Heavyweight Champion 1933-34), born in Sequals, Italy (d. 1967)

  • 1906-10-30 Giuseppe Farina, Italian race car driver and one-time F1 world champion, born in Turin, Piedmont, Italy (d. 1966)
  • 1906-11-02 Luchino Visconti, Italian director (The Leopard, Death in Venice), born in Milan (d. 1976)
  • 1906-11-24 Andreina Pagnani, Italian actress (Il Commandante), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1981)
  • 1906-11-26 Sandro Fuga, Italian composer and painist, born in Mogliano, Veneto (d. 1994)
  • 1907-08-31 Altiero Spinelli, Italian citizen and advocate of European federalism, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1986)
  • 1907-10-30 Renzo Cesana, Italian-American TV host (First Date, Continental), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1970)
  • 1907-11-13 Giovanna of Italy, Tsaritsa of Bulgaria, born in Rome (d. 2000)
  • 1907-11-28 Alberto Moravia [Pincherle], Italian author (Indifferent Ones), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1990)
  • 1907-12-05 Giuseppe Occhialini, Italian physicist (Contribution to the discovery of the pion or pi-meson decay), born in Fossombrone, Pesaro, Italy (d. 1993)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 601 - 700 of 1,057

  • 1888-01-31 John Bosco, Italian priest, youth worker, educator, founder of the Salesian Society, dies at 72
  • 1888-03-10 Ciro Pinsuti, Italian pianist and composer, dies at 57
  • 1888-05-17 Giacomo Zanella, Italian poet (b. 1820)
  • 1889-06-27 Carlotta Patti, Italian soprano, dies at 48
  • 1889-07-07 Giovanni Bottesini, Italian Romantic composer, conductor and a double bass virtuoso, dies at 67
  • 1889-07-16 Michele Amari, Italian historian/minister of Education, dies at 83
  • 1889-10-18 Antonio Meucci, Italian inventor (invented a telephone-like device), dies at 81
  • 1890-10-26 Collodi [Carlo Lorenzini], Italian writer (Pinocchio), dies at 63
  • 1891-07-21 Franco Faccio, Italian composer and conductor, dies at 51
  • 1892-08-11 Enrico Betti, Italian mathematician (b. 1813)
  • 1894-06-24 Marie François Sadi Carnot, President of France (1887-94), assassinated by Italian anarchist Sante Geronimo Caserio at 56
  • 1894-12-13 Sarah Parker Remond, African-American abolitionist, dies at 68
  • 1896-03-01 Giuseppe Arimondi, Italian general who fought in the Italo-Ethiopian War, dies in the Battle of Adwa at 49
  • 1896-03-01 Vittorio Dabormida, Italian general who fought in the Italo-Ethiopian War, dies in the Battle of Adwa at 53
  • 1897-02-07 Galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist and electrical engineer, dies at 49
  • 1897-12-18 Carlo A. Alfieri, Italian Member of parliament, dies at 70
  • 1899-09-28 Giovanni Segantini, Italian painter (Become his fare), dies
  • 1900-01-30 Vittorio Bersezio [Carlo Nugelli], Italian playwright, dies at 71
  • 1900-02-18 Eugenio Beltrami, Italian mathematician (non-Euclidean geometry), dies at 64
  • 1900-07-29 Umberto I of Italy, King of Italy (1878-1900), shot four times and assassinated by Italian-American anarchist Gaetano Bresci at 56

Giuseppe Verdi

1901-01-27 Giuseppe Verdi, Italian composer (Rigoletto, La Traviata), dies at 77

  • 1901-08-11 Francesco Crispi, Italian statesman, dies at 82
  • 1903-04-11 Gemma Galgani, Italian saint, dies at 25
  • 1903-06-10 Luigi Cremona, Italian mathematician (grafostatica), dies at 72
  • 1906-09-02 Guiseppe Giacosa, Italian screenwriter (libretti opera Puccini), dies
  • 1907-02-16 Giosuè Carducci, Italian writer and Nobel Prize Laureate 1906 regarded as the official national poet of modern Italy, dies at 71
  • 1908-03-12 Edmondo de Amicis, Italian writer (L'idioma Gentile), dies at 61
  • 1909-10-18 Alfredo Oriani, Italian writer (Political Struggle in Italy), dies at 57
  • 1909-10-19 Cesare Lombroso, Italian psychiatrist and criminologist, dies at 73
  • 1910-02-06 Alfonso Maria Fusco. Beatified Italian Roman Catholic priest and founder (b.1839)
  • 1910-05-10 Stanislao Cannizzaro, Italian chemist, dies at 85
  • 1910-07-04 Giovanni Schiaparelli, Italian astronomer (discovered canals of Mars), dies at 75
  • 1911-03-07 Antonio Fogazzarro, Italian writer and poet (Il Santo, Leila), dies at 68
  • 1911-04-25 Emilio Salgari, Italian novelist (b. 1862)
  • 1913-12-07 Luigi Oreglia di Santo Stefano, Italian Catholic churchman and last surviving cardinal of Pius IX, dies at 85
  • 1914-03-19 Giuseppe Mercalli, Italian volcanologist (b. 1850)
  • 1914-08-22 Giacomo Radini-Tedeschi Italian religious figure
  • 1914-11-06 Allessandro d'Ancona, Italian philologist (Dante), dies at 79
  • 1915-11-28 Luigi Capuana, Sicilian author and critic (C'era una Volta), dies at 76
  • 1916-01-08 Rembrandt Bugatti, Italian sculptor (b. 1884)
  • 1917-02-10 John William Waterhouse, British painter, dies of cancer at 67
  • 1917-05-20 Philipp von Ferrary, Italian philatelist (b. 1850)
  • 1918-05-16 Eusapia Palladino, Italian spiritual medium, dies at 64
  • 1918-10-28 Ulisse Dini, Italian mathematician and politician (Fondamenti per la teorica delle funzioni di variabili reali), dies at 72
  • 1919-02-13 Matteo Albertone, Italian general who fought in the Italo-Ethiopian War, dies at 78
  • 1919-08-09 Ruggero Leoncavallo, Italian composer (Pagliacci; Zazà), dies at 62
  • 1919-09-27 Adelina Patti, Italian soprano (Lucio), dies at 76
  • 1920-01-25 Amedeo Modigliani, Italian painter and sculptor (Reclining Nude), dies at 35
  • 1920-03-21 Federigo Tozzi, Italian writer/journalist (Torre, Tre Croci), dies at 37

Enrico Caruso

1921-08-02 Enrico Caruso, Italian operatic tenor (Faust), dies of pleurisy at 48

  • 1922-01-26 Luigi Denza, Italian composer (Funiculì, Funiculà), dies at 77
  • 1922-01-27 Giovanni Verga, Italian writer (I Mala Voglia), dies at 81
  • 1922-04-21 Alessandro Moreschi, Italian castrato (b. 1858)
  • 1923-08-19 Vilfredo Pareto, Italian sociologist and economist (b. 1845)
  • 1923-11-26 Alexander Amfiteatrov, Russian-Italian journalist, newspaper editor, novelist, and historian, dies at 60
  • 1924-04-21 Eleanora Duse, Italian actress (La Gioconda, La Locandiera), dies at 64
  • 1924-05-10 Adolfo Albertazzi, Italian writer (Amore & Amore, Top), dies at 58
  • 1924-06-10 Giacomo Matteotti, Italian Socialist Party leader, assassinated by fascists at 39
  • 1924-07-27 Ferruccio Busoni, Italian pianist/composer, dies at 58

Giacomo Puccini

1924-11-29 Giacomo Puccini, Italian opera composer (La bohème; Tosca; Madame Butterfly), dies in Brussels at 65

  • 1925-07-26 Antonio Ascari, Italian racing driver, dies at 36

Camillo Golgi

1926-01-21 Camillo Golgi, Italian physician and medical researcher (Nobel Prize in Medicine-1906), dies at 81

  • 1926-07-04 Pier Giorgio Frassati, Italian Saint (b. 1901)
  • 1927-04-15 Francesco Gaeta, Italian poet (Di Giacomo), dies at 47
  • 1927-06-14 Ottavio Bottecchia, Italian cyclist (the first Italian winner of the Tour de France), dies at 32
  • 1927-07-25 Matilde Serao [Tuffolina], Italian writer (Land of Cockayne), dies
  • 1928-02-29 Armando Diaz, Italian marshal and minister of War (1922-24), dies at 66
  • 1928-03-31 Medardo Rosso, Italian sculptor (portraits), dies at 69
  • 1928-07-17 Giovanni Giolitti, 5x Prime Minister of Italy (1892-93, 1903-05, 1906-09, 1911-14, 1920-21), dies at 85
  • 1928-09-13 Italo Svevo [Ettore Schmitz], Italian writer (Una Vita), dies at 66
  • 1928-09-29 Lido Manetti [Arnold Kent], Italian-born American actor, dies in a car accident at 29
  • 1928-12-21 Luigi Cadorna, Italian fieldmarshal (WW I, Caporetto), dies at 78
  • 1929-11-26 Michele Esposito, Italian composer who worked in Ireland, dies at 74
  • 1931-07-04 Emanuele F duke of Aosta, Italian WW I-general/fascist, dies at 62
  • 1932-01-08 Eurosia Fabris, Italian Catholic (model of holiness in the daily life of a Catholic family), dies at 65
  • 1932-03-01 Dino Campana, Italian poet (Canti Orfici), dies at 46
  • 1932-07-22 Errico Malatesta, Italian anarchist (b. 1853)
  • 1932-11-21 Vito Pardo, Italian sculptor (Columbus monument Argentina), dies
  • 1933-03-18 Prince Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi, Italian navy officer, explorer and mountaineer (Ruwenzori Range, Uganda; Mount Saint Alias, Yukon), dies at 60
  • 1934-11-23 Giovanni Brunero, Italian cyclist, dies at 39
  • 1935-04-18 Ignazio Guidi, Italian orientalist & archaeologist, dies at 90
  • 1935-11-09 Paolo Orsi, Italian Archaeologist, dies at 76
  • 1936-04-18 Ottorino Respighi, Italian composer (The Pines of Rome; Belkis), dies at 56
  • 1936-08-15 Grazia Deledda, Italian author (Nobel 1926), dies at 64
  • 1936-12-10 Luigi Pirandello, Italian writer (Six Characters in Search of An Author-Nobel 1934), dies at 69
  • 1937-01-23 Orso Mario Corbino, Italian physicist and politician (Minister of Education), dies at 60

Guglielmo Marconi

1937-07-20 Guglielmo Marconi, Italian inventor and electrical engineer who pioneered work on long distance radio transmission (Nobel 1909), dies of a heart attack at 63

  • 1938-03-01 Gabriele D'Annunzio, Italian poet, writer (Il fuoco, Intruder), playwright and military hero as part of the elite Arditi storm troops, dies of a stroke at 74

Pius XI

1939-02-10 Pius XI [Ambrogio Damiano Achille Ratti], Italian 259th Pope (1922-39), dies at 81

  • 1939-04-10 Alfredo Panzini, Italian author (Il Bacio de Lesba), dies at 75
  • 1939-08-11 Jean Bugatti, Italian automobile designer (b. 1909)
  • 1940-01-05 Humbert Wolfe, Italian-British poet (b. 1885)
  • 1940-06-28 Italo Balbo, Italian pilot and governor of Libya, dies at 44
  • 1940-10-11 Vito Volterra, Italian mathematician and physicist, dies at 80
  • 1940-12-09 Maletti, Italian general, dies in battle
  • 1941-11-08 Gaetano Mosca, Italian sociologist (Elite Circle), dies at 83
  • 1943-01-11 Carlo Tresca, NY's Italian newspaper editor/anti-fascist, murdered
  • 1944-01-11 Galeazzo count of Cortellazzo Ciano, Italian politician, dies