Profession: Adventurer, Writer and famous Lover
Why Famous: Giacomo Casanova is remembered for his love affairs, in popular culture his name is now synonymous with "womanizer".
However Casanova was the epitome of the eighteenth century gentleman, learned, adventurous and a great traveller. Throughout his life he worked as a spy, professional gambler and librarian. His biography "Story of My Life" was published after his death.
- 1755-07-26 Giacomo Casanova is arrested in Venice for affront to religion and common decency and imprisoned in the Doge's Palace
- 1755-09-12 Giacomo Casanova is sentenced to 5 years imprisonment in Venice without trial for affront to religion and common decency
- 1756-10-31 Giacomo Casanova escapes from prison in Venice by climbing onto the roof
- 2010-02-18 Bibliothèque nationale de France purchases the memoirs of Giacomo Casanova a for €7 million