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Frederick INov 11, 1158

Francis of AssisiFeb 24, 1208

GalileoMar 12, 1737

NapoleonApr 13, 1796

Victor Emmanuel IIJun 24, 1859

Giuseppe VerdiFeb 5, 1887

MarconiNov 19, 1911

Benito MussoliniNov 24, 1914

Francisco FrancoNov 18, 1936

Winston ChurchillAug 11, 1944

LucianoJan 3, 1946

Aldo MoroMar 16, 1978

Boris BeckerJan 18, 1991

Leonardo da VinciMay 28, 1999

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Italy - Historical Events
Date Event
69-04-15

Battle at Bedriacum, North-Italy

394-09-06

Battle of Frigidus, Northern Italy

452-06-08

Italy invaded by Attila the Hun

476-08-23

Odoacer proclaimed King of of Italy, 1st barbarian King of Italy

489-08-28

Theodoric, king of the Ostrogoths defeats Flavius Odoacer at the Battle of Isonzo, forcing his way into Italy.

493-03-15

Theodorik the Great beats Odoaker of Italy

554-08-14

Ravenna becomes seat of Byzantine military governor in Italy

668-09-15

Eastern Roman Emperor Constans II is assassinated in his bath at Syracuse, Italy.

876-01-31

Charles becomes king of Italy

951-09-23

Otto I the Great becomes king of Italy

1004-05-15

Henry II the Saint crowned king of Italy

1026-03-23

Koenraad II crowns himself king of Italy

1071-04-16

Bari falls to Robert Guiscard, ending Byzantine rule in Italy.

1158-11-11

Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa declares himself ruler of North Italy

1208-02-24

St Francis of Assisi, 26, received his vocation in Portiuncula Italy

1223-12-25

St Francis of Assisi assembles 1st Nativity scene (Greccio, Italy)

1266-02-26

Battle of Benevento fought in Southern Italy between Manfred of Sicily and army of Charles of Anjou

1310-06-09

Duccio's Maestà Altarpiece, a seminal artwork of the early Italian Renaissance, is unveiled and installed in the Siena Cathedral in Siena, Italy.

1341-04-14

Sack of Saluzzo (Italy) by Italian-Angevine troops under Manfred V of Saluzzo.

1377-02-03

Mass execution of population of Cesena, Italy

1382-03-15

Conservative "Popolo Grasso" regain power in Florence Italy

1467-04-26

The miraculous image in Our Lady of Good Counsel appear in Genazzano, Italy.

1482-01-26

"Pentateuch" (Jewish Bible) 1st printed as a book in Bolongna, Italy

1494-11-08

Uprising against Piero de' Medici in Florence Italy

1498-04-07

Crowd storms Savonarola's convent San Marco Florence, Italy

1509-05-14

Battle of Agnadello, French beat Venitians in Northern Italy

1509-10-12

Emperor Maximilian leaves Italy

1524-08-19

Emperor Charles V's troops besiege Marseille, Italy

1526-01-14

Charles V & Francis I sign Treaty of Madrid, forcing Francis to give up claims to Burgundy, Italy & Flanders

1550-04-02

Jews are expelled from Genoa Italy

1559-04-02

Genoa, Italy, expels Jews

1567-06-15

Genoa, Italy, expels Jews

1582-10-05

Gregorian calendar introduced in Italy, other Catholic countries

1598-01-08

Jews are expelled from Genoa, Italy

1616-09-15

The first non-aristocratic, free public school in Europe is opened in Frascati, Italy.

1631-12-16

Mount Vesuvious, Italy erupts, destroys 6 villages & kills 4,000

1669-03-11

Volcano Etna in Italy erupts killing 15,000

1737-03-12

Galileo's body moved to Church of Santa Croce in Florence, Italy

1769-08-18

Gunpowder in church in Brescia, Italy, explodes, killing 3,000

1775-03-19

4 people buried by avalanche for 37 days, 3 survive (Italy)

1783-02-04

Worst quake in 8 years kills some 50,000 (Calabria, Italy)

1796-04-13

Battle at Millesimo Italy: Napoleon beats Austrians

1796-09-05

General Salicetti orders equal rights for Jews of Bologna, Italy

1796-11-17

Battle of Arcole-Napoleon I's French forces beat Austrians in Italy

1798-06-07

Jews of Pesaro Italy fast commemorating murder of Jews

1803-05-18

Britain declares war on France after Napoleon Bonaparte continues interfering in Italy & Switzerland

1805-05-26

Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned king of Italy

1815-10-08

Joachim Murat's forces land at Pizzo, Italy

1834-11-23

Hector Berlioz's "Harold in Italy" premieres

1843-06-24

Vincenzo Soliva decrees no Jew can live outside ghetto in Italy

1852-11-04

Count Camillo Benso di Cavour becomes the prime minister of Piedmont-Sardinia, which soon expands to become Italy.

1855-04-26

Composer Gioacchino Rossini leaves Italy

1857-12-16

Earthquake in Naples, Italy

1859-06-24

Battle of Solferino, Northern Italy: a French Army under Napoleon III and Sardinian Army under Victor Emmanuel II overcame the Austrian Army under Emperor Franz Joseph I.

1860-05-26

Giuseppe Garibaldi occupies Palermo, Italy

1861-02-18

King Victor Emmanuel II of Sardinia becomes 1st King of Italy

1861-03-17

Italy declares independence; Kingdom of Italy proclaimed

1862-03-22

San Marino & Italy conclude treaty of friendship & cooperation

1866-04-08

Italy and Prussia ally against Austria-Hungary.

1866-06-20

Italy declares war on Austria

1866-07-20

Sea battle of Lissa-Austria vs Italy

1866-11-04

Kingdom of Italy annexes Venetia

1870-10-02

Italy annexes Rome & Papal States; Rome made Italian capital

1870-10-09

Rome is incorporated into Italy by royal decree

1878-01-09

Umberto I becomes King of Italy.

1878-11-17

First assassination attempt against Umberto I of Italy.

1880-02-29

Gotthard railway tunnel between Switzerland & Italy completed

1882-05-20

St Gotthard rail tunnel between Switzerland & Italy opens

1883-05-15

Italy signs military treaty with Austria-Hungary & Germany

1883-07-28

Shocks triggered by volcano Epomeo (Isle of Ischia, Italy) destroyed 1,200 houses at Casamicciola killing 2,000

1884-12-19

Italy recognizes King Leopold II's Congo Free State

1887-02-05

Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Otello" premieres at La Scala in Italy

1887-12-10

Austria-Hungary, Italy and Great Britain sign Balkan military treaty

1888-05-04

Italy & Spain sign military covenant

1889-05-02

Abyssinian emperor Menelik II/Italy signs Treaty of Wichale

1890-11-23

General elections in Italy.

1892-05-20

Triple Alliance between Germany, Italy & Austria forms

1896-10-26

Abyssinia & Italy sign peace treaty

1900-05-19

World's longest railroad tunnel (Simplon) links Italy & Switz, opens

1900-06-18

Gen Luigi Pelloux resigns as premier of Italy

1900-07-29

In Italy, King Umberto I of Italy is assassinated by Italian-born anarchist Gaetano Bresci.

1900-08-29

Gaetano Bresci, the assassin of King Umberto I of Italy, is tried and sentenced to life imprisonment; he will commit suicide in jail on 22 May 1901

1900-12-14

France and Italy sign a secret agreement by which Italy recognizes France's right to exploit Morocco in return for France's conceding her the same right in Tripoli

1901-11-26

Italy and Britain sign an agreement fixing the frontier between their colonies of Eritrea and Sudan in East Africa

1902-06-28

Germany, Italy, and the Austro-Hungarian Empire renew their Triple Alliance for six more years

1902-11-01

France and Italy sign an Entente under which Italy agrees to remain neutral if France is attacked; this is France's attempt to neutralize the Triple Entente

1903-11-03

Giovanni Giolitti becomes Permier of Italy; a progressive liberal, he will hold his post through most of the next decade and introduce social, agrarian and labor reforms

1904-02-22

The Hague Tribunal gives its decision in claims against Venezuela; it sets the sum to be paid by Venezuela and gives preferential treatment to the three powers that initiated the block - Britain, Germany, and Italy

1904-04-24

President Loubet of France visits King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy and pointedly ignores the Pope, exacerbating relations between France and the Roman Catholic Church

1904-09-21

The general strike called by the Socialist Party that spread throughout Italy ends today

1904-10-17

Bank of Italy (Bank of America) opens its doors

1905-03-12

The continuing strikes and disorders that unsettle Italy force out Premier Giovanni Giolitti, though he will return in March, 1906

1906-07-04

Great Britain, France, and Italy declare independence of Ethiopia (Abyssinia), but all lay claim to their own 'spheres of influence' in that land

1907-08-01

Bank of Italy opens 1st branch at 3433 Mission Street, SF

1908-08-17

Bank of Italy opens new HQ at Clay & Montgomery

1908-12-28

Earthquake strikes Messina, Italy (nearly 80,000 died)

1909-10-24

Italy and Russia sign the Racconigi Pact in which both nations promise to support the status quo in the Balkans

1910-10-02

1st 2 aircraft collision (Milan Italy)

1911-09-29

Italy declares war on Turkey, starting the Italo-Turkish War

1911-09-29

Italy declares war on the Ottoman Empire.

1911-11-05

Italy attacks Turkish North-Africa (Libya), takes Tripoli & Cyrenaica

1911-11-19

NY receives first Marconi wireless transmission from Italy

1912-03-14

King Vittorio Emanuel III of Italy injured in an assassination attempt

1912-10-18

The Treaty of Lausanne ends the Tripolitan War between Turkey and Italy

1912-12-05

The Triple Alliance among Italy, Austria, and Germany (originally signed in 1882) is renewed for six years, beginning in 1914, a move inspired by instability in the Balkans

1914-11-24

Benito Mussolini leaves Italy's socialist party

1915-01-13

Earthquake in Avezzano Italy kills 29,800

1915-04-26

Italy secretly signes Pact of London with Britain, France & Russia

1915-05-04

Italy drops Triple Alliance with Austria-Hungary & Germany

1915-05-23

Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary during WW I

1915-08-21

Italy declares war on Turkey in World War One

1915-10-19

Russia/Italy declares war on Bulgaria

1916-05-15

Asiago, Italy, falls when Austrian troops attack the Italian front

1916-08-28

Italy declares war against Germany during WW I

1917-01-08

Austria-Hungarian troops conquer Forlani Italy

1917-08-17

Italy declares war on Turkey

1919-02-23

Fascist Party forms in Italy by Benito Mussolini

1919-03-23

Benito Mussolini forms Fascist movement in Milan Italy

1919-06-23

Nitti government forms in Italy

1919-09-02

Italy agress to general voting right/proportional representation

1920-06-05

1st rivet driven on Bank of Italy headquarters at 1 Powell

1920-10-10

Italy annexes South Tirol (Alto Adige)

1920-11-21

Mussolini's squad begins terror, 11 die in Bologna, Italy

1921-11-09

Partito Nazionalista Fascista, forms in Italy by Mussolini

1922-02-06

US, UK, France, Italy & Japan sign Washington naval arms limitation

1922-04-16

German-Russia treaty signed in Italy, Soviet Union recognized

1922-07-31

General strike in Italy against fascist violence

1922-10-28

Benito Mussolini takes control of Italy's government

1922-10-30

Benito Mussolini forms government in Italy

1922-10-31

Benito Mussolini (Il Duce) becomes premier of Italy

1923-02-01

Fascists Voluntary Militia forms in Italy under Benito Mussolini

1923-02-05

Mass arrests of socialists & communists in Italy

1923-07-10

All non-fascist parties dissolved in Italy

1924-01-14

Allies direct Fiume (Rijeka) in Italy

1924-03-09

South Slavia aproves Italy's annexation of Fiume (Rijeka)

1924-04-06

Italy fascists receives 65% of vote of parliament

1924-09-17

Italy signs treaty of Rapallo

1924-10-31

World Savings Day was announced in Milan, Italy, by the Members of the Association at the 1st International Savings Bank Congress (World Society of Savings Banks).

1925-11-12

US & Italy sign peace accord about war debts

1925-12-06

Italy, Britain & Egypt sign Jaghbub accord (Italy)

1926-04-03

Italy establishes corp of force in order to break powerful unions

1926-09-02

Italy signs treaty with Yemen

1926-12-15

Facist national symbol elevated in Italy

1926-12-20

Pope Pius XI convicts fascist pursuit in Italy

1927-03-01

Bank of Italy becomes a Natl Bank

1927-04-09

Italy & US anarchists Sacco & Vanzetti given death sentences

1928-03-15

Benito Mussolini modifies Italy electoral system (abolishes right to choose)

1928-05-12

Benito Mussolini ends women's rights in Italy

1929-07-23

The Fascist government in Italy bans the use of foreign words.

1930-07-23

Earthquake strikes Ariano Italy, 1,500 killed

1930-11-03

Bank of Italy becomes Bank of America

1933-05-06

Italy & USSR sign trade agreement

1934-06-10

Italy beats Czechoslovakia 2-1 (OT) in soccer's 2nd World Cup at Rome

1935-10-03

Italy invades Ethiopia

1935-10-24

Italy invades Ethiopia [10/2]

1936-03-23

Italy, Austria & Hungary sign Pact of Rome

1936-05-09

Italy takes Addis Abba, annexing Absynnia (Ethiopia)

1936-06-30

Haile Selassie asks League of Nations for sanctions against Italy

1936-07-04

League of Nations ends sanctions against Italy after Italian takeover of Abyssinia

1936-11-01

Benito Mussolini describes alliance between Italy and Germany as an "axis"

1936-11-18

Germany & Italy recognize Spanish government of Francisco Franco

1937-03-25

Italy & Yugoslavia sign non-aggression treaty (Pact of Belgrade)

1937-12-11

Italy withdraws from League of Nations

1938-06-19

Italy beats Hungary 4-1 in soccer's 3rd World Cup at Paris

1938-08-21

Italy bars all Jewish teachers in Public & High School

1938-11-17

Italy passes its own version of anti-Jewish Nuremberg laws

1939-04-07

Italy invades Albania

1939-05-07

Germany & Italy announced an alliance known as the Rome-Berlin Axis

1940-04-12

Italy annexes Albania

1940-06-10

Italy declares war on France & Britain during WW II

1940-06-10

Canada declares war on Italy.

1940-06-11

Italy declares war on allies/raids Malta

1940-06-11

World War II: British forces bomb Genoa and Turin in Italy.

1940-06-24

France signs an armistice with Italy during WW II

1940-09-27

Nazi Germany, Italy & Japan sign 10 year formal alliance (Axis)

1940-10-28

Greece successfully resists Italy's attack

1941-03-28

Sea battle at Cape Matapan: British fleet under Cunningham defeats Italy

1941-06-22

Germany, Italy & Romania declare war on Soviet Union

1941-12-09

China declares war on Japan, Germany & Italy

1941-12-11

Dutch government in London declares war on Italy

1941-12-11

Germany & Italy declare war on US

1942-08-22

Brazil declares war on Germany, Japan & Italy

1942-08-27

Cuba declares war on Germany, Japan & Italy

1943-01-22

Battle of Anzio: Italy; Allies stopped on beach[1944]-

1943-03-05

Anti-fascist strikes in Italy

1943-06-02

99th Pursuit Squadron flies 1st combat mission (over Italy)

1943-09-03

British 8th Army lands in Southern Italy (Messina)

1943-09-04

British 8th Army lands at Taranto, South Italy

1943-09-08

Italy surrenders to Allies in WWII

1943-09-15

Benito Mussolini forms a rival fascist government in Italy

1943-10-03

British 8th army lands at Termoli, East Italy

1943-10-13

Italy declares war on former Axis partner Germany

1943-12-03

Battle of Monte Cassino, Italy begins

1943-12-10

British 8th Army (1st Canadian Infantry Division) occupies Orsogna/Ortona Italy

1944-01-22

During World War II, Allied forces begin landing at Anzio Italy

1944-01-24

Allied troops occupy Nettuno Italy

1944-01-29

World War II: The Battle of Cisterna takes place in central Italy.

1944-02-07

Germans launch counteroffensive at Anzio Italy

1944-02-11

German troops reconquer Aprilia, Italy

1944-02-15

Attack begins at Monte Cassino monastery, Italy

1944-03-02

Fumes from locomotive stalled in a tunnel suffocates 521 in Italy

1944-03-04

Anti-Germany strikes in North Italy

1944-03-20

Mount Vesuvius, Italy, explodes

1944-04-02

CPI-leader Palmiro Togliatti returns to Italy

1944-05-18

Polish 2nd Army corps captures convent of Monte Cassino Italy

1944-05-19

German defense line in Italy collapsed

1944-05-23

British and Canadian troops occupy Pontecorvo, Italy

1944-05-29

British troops occupy Aprilia, Italy

1944-05-31

Allied breakthrough in Italy

1944-07-18

Polish troops under Gen Anders occupy Ancona Italy

1944-07-23

US troops occupy Pisa Italy

1944-08-04

British 8th Army reaches suburbs of Florence, Italy

1944-08-11

British premier Winston Churchill arrives in Italy

1944-08-31

Allied offensive at "Gothen-linie" Italy

1944-09-28

Nazi murders in Marzabotto, Italy (SS-major Reder)

1945-03-12

Italy's Communist Party (CPI) calls for armed uprising in Italy

1945-04-09

Liberty ship at Bari Italy carrying aerial bombs explodes, kills 360

1945-04-23

US troops in Italy cross river Po

1945-04-29

Terms of surrender of German armies in Italy signed

1945-05-02

German Army in Italy surrenders

1946-01-03

As a reward for his wartime cooperation, Governor Thomas E. Dewey commutes Charles "Lucky" Luciano's pandering sentence on condition that he does not resist deportation to Italy

1946-02-10

Charles "Lucky" Luciano is deported to Italy, and never returns to the United States

1946-05-01

The Paris Peace Conference concludes that the islands of the Dodecanese should be returned to Greece by Italy.

1946-05-09

King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy abdicates, replaced by his son Umberto II

1946-06-13

King Umberto II of Italy abdicates

1946-06-28

Enrico de Nicola becomes 1st pres of Italy

1947-02-10

Italy cedes most of Venezia Giulia to Yugoslavia

1948-01-01

Italy adopts constitution

1948-01-01

The Constitution of Italy comes into force.

1948-05-11

Luigi Einaudi elected president of Italy

1951-12-24

United Kingdom of Libya gains independence from Italy via UN

1954-01-30

Fanfani government of Italy resigns

1954-02-09

Mario Scelba forms new government in Italy

1954-10-26

Trieste return to Italy.

1955-04-29

Giovanni Gronchi elected third president of Italy

1955-06-22

Antonio Segni forms government in Italy

1956-01-26

7th Winter Olympic games open in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

1956-02-05

7th Winter Olympic games close at Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

1957-03-10

Thousands of soccer fans riot in Italy

1959-01-26

Italy government of Fanfani resigns

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)

1961-12-23

Train accident in Italy, 70 die

1961-12-28

50th Davis Cup: Australia beats Italy in Melbourne (5-0)

1962-05-06

Antonio Segni elected president of Italy

1962-05-11

Antonio Segni becomes president of Italy

1963-02-16

1st round-trip swim of Strait of Messina, Italy (Mary Revell of US)

1963-10-09

Landslide into Vaiont Dam empties lake, kills 3-4,000 (Italy)

1963-10-09

Dam in Piave valley Italy, breaks' about 2,000 die

1963-10-10

Dam bursts in Italy, 3,000+ die

1964-02-27

The government of Italy asks for help to keep the Leaning Tower of Pisa from toppling over.

1964-12-06

President Segni of Italy resigns

1965-04-02

Hochhuths play "Stellvertreter" banned in Italy

1965-07-16

Mount Blanc Road tunnel between France & Italy opens

1966-11-04

Flooding of Arno River (Italy) destroys countless art works, kills 113

1968-09-28

Alberto Giolani of Italy roller skates record 23.133 miles in 1 hr

1970-06-21

Brazil beats Italy, 4-1, to win soccer's World Cup (in Mexico City)

1970-06-30

Brazil beats Italy 4-1 in soccer's 9th World Cup at Mexico City

1970-07-15

Denmark beats Italy 2-0 in 1st world female soccer championship

1970-10-01

63 arrested in riot to buy Rolling Stone tickets in Milano, Italy

1971-04-05

Mount Etna erupts in Sicily Italy

1972-02-18

Giulio Andreotti sworn in as premier of Italy

1972-11-30

Illegal fireworks factory explodes killing 15 (Rome Italy)

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, causing 989 deaths and the destruction of entire villages.

1976-06-21

Berlinguers PCI wins election in Italy

1976-07-10

The Seveso disaster occurs in Italy.

1976-07-30

Giulio Andreotti sworn in as premier of Italy

1976-12-19

65th Davis Cup: Italy beats Chile in Santiago (4-1)

1977-01-21

Italy legalizes abortion

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

Alessandro Pertini elected pres of Italy

1979-12-16

68th Davis Cup: USA beats Italy in San Francisco (5-0)

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)

1982-01-28

US Gen Dozier freed from Red Brigade of Padua Italy

1982-07-11

Italy beats West Germany 3-1 for soccer's 12th World Cup in Madrid

1982-07-31

Finland, Italy, Germany, Austria & France form American European Football Federation (AEFF)

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

1985-07-19

Dam in Fiemme Valley Italy bursts; 200-300 die

1985-07-19

The Val di Stava Dam collapse killing 268 people in Val di Stava, Italy.

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, was kidnapped in Rome, Italy.

1987-06-15

Bettino Craxi's Socialist Party wins election in Italy

1987-09-15

Italy sends a naval contingent to the Persian Gulf

1988-04-13

Italy government of De Mita forms

1988-06-12

Andy Hampton is 1st American to win Round of Italy

1989-04-27

Mandatory seatbelt law goes into effect in Italy

1990-04-16

94th Boston Marathon won by Gelindo Bordin of Italy in 2:08:19

1990-07-07

Italy beats England in soccer's World Cup consolation game

1991-01-18

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

1991-04-10

Boat rams a tanker in Livorno Italy fog, killing about 138

1992-05-15

Colombo '92 opens in Genoa Italy

1992-05-25

Oscar Luigi Scalfaro elected president of Italy

1992-08-15

Colombo '92 closes in Genoa Italy

1994-03-28

Italy's right-wing alliance under Silvio Berlusconi wins election

1994-07-17

Brazil beats Italy in a shoot out, for their 4th soccer world cup

1996-11-03

27th NYC Marathon won by Giacomo Leone of Italy in 2:09:54

1997-01-10

Italy's new 1,000 lire coin shows divided Germany on map

1998-02-03

US military plane clips cable car lines in northern Italy, kills 20

1998-02-12

250-car Italy pile-up due to fog, 4 die & 50 hurt

1998-12-06

87th Davis Cup: Sweden beats Italy in Milan (4-1)

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.

2000-06-13

Italy pardons Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish gunman who tried to kill Pope John Paul II in 1981.

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

Human evolution: 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.

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.

2006-07-09

Italy beats France 5-3 for soccer's 18th World Cup in Germany

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 liters 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.

2011-11-12

Silvio Berlusconi resigns as Prime Minister of Italy due, in large part, to the European sovereign debt crisis.

2012-01-13

Cruise ship Costa Concordia runs aground at Isola de Giglio, Italy, with at least 15 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

Spain's football team crushes Italy 4-0 to win the 2012 UEFA Euro Cup

2012-07-25

Italy's credit rating is downgraded to CCC+ by Egan-Jones

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

2013-07-28

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

2014-02-22

Matteo Renzi becomes Prime Minister of Italy

2014-07-27

Vincenzo Nibali of Italy wins the Tour de France

2014-11-04

The body of the last missing victim of Italy's 2012 cruise ship disaster is found on board the wrecked Costa Concordia, which is being dismantled in Genoa

2016-02-28

Starbucks to finally open in Italy

2016-05-28

Italy navy recovered 45 bodies near half-sunken migrant boat

2016-08-25

Italy earthquake has killed at least 120 people - prime minister

2016-08-26

Italy's Renzi promises to rebuild earthquake ravaged communities

2017-01-25

Helicopter Carrying Injured Skier Crashes in Italy, Killing 6

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Italy - Notable Birthdays

VespasianNov 17, 9

Thomas AquinasJan 28, 1225

Christopher ColumbusOct 30, 1451

Leonardo da VinciApr 15, 1452

Niccolo MachiavelliMay 3, 1469

Leo XDec 11, 1475

RaphaelApr 6, 1483

Galileo GalileiFeb 15, 1564

Alessandro GiuseppeFeb 18, 1745

Antonio SalieriAug 18, 1750

Amedeo AvogadroAug 9, 1776

Victor Emmanuel IIMar 14, 1820

Florence NightingaleMay 12, 1820

Ernesto Teodoro MonetaSep 20, 1833

Giacomo PucciniDec 22, 1858

Maria MontessoriAug 31, 1870

Guglielmo MarconiApr 25, 1874

John XXIIINov 25, 1881

Benito MussoliniJul 29, 1883

PattonNov 11, 1885

Frank CostelloJan 26, 1891

Rudolph ValentinoMay 6, 1895

Salvatore QuasimodoAug 20, 1901

Albert AnastasiaSep 26, 1902

Aldo MoroSep 23, 1916

Federico FelliniJan 20, 1920

Giorgio ArmaniJul 11, 1934

Luciano PavarottiOct 12, 1935

Gianni VersaceDec 2, 1946

Isabella RosselliniJun 18, 1952

Omar CamporeseMay 8, 1968

Italy - Birthdays
Date Event
9-11-17

Vespasian, Falacrina, Italy, Roman Emperor (AD 69-79), (d. AD 79)

1074-02-12

Conrad, King of Germany and Italy (d. 1101)

1194-12-26

Frederick II, Iesi Italy, Holy Roman Emperor, King of the Romans (Germany), Sicily and Jerusalem

1225-01-28

Saint Thomas Aquinas, Roccasecca Italy, Italian thelogian and saint

1228-04-25

Conrad IV, Andria Italy, King of Germany, Jerusalem and Sicily (d. 1254)

1304-07-20

Francesco Petrarch, Italy, poet (Italia Mia)

1380-02-11

Gianfrancesco Poggio Bracciolini, Italy, humanist

1397-11-15

Nicholas V, [Tommaso Parentucelli], Italy, Pope (1447-55)

1400-12-22

Luca della Robbia, Italy, sculptor (Madonna of Rose Garden)

1432-08-15

Luigi Pulci, Italy, poet (Morgante)

1449-01-11

Domenico Ghirlandajo, Italy, renaissance painter

1451-10-30

Christopher Columbus, Genoa Italy on or just before this date. Explorer for Spain of the New World (D. 1506)

1452-04-15

Leonardo da Vinci, Italy, painter/sculptor/scientist/visionary

1463-02-24

Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Italy, scholar/platonist

1469-05-03

Niccolo Machiavelli, Florence, Italy, politician/writer (Prince), d. 1527)

1470-06-30

Charles VIII, King of France (1483-98), invaded Italy

1474-09-08

Ludovico Ariosto, Italy, poet (Orlando Furioso)

1475-12-11

Pope Leo X, [Giovanni de' Medici], Florence, Italy (1513-21), (d. 1521)

1478-05-26

Clement VII, [Giulio de' Medici], Italy, Pope (1523-34)

1483-03-28

Raphael Sanzio, Urbino, Italy, Italian painter/master builder (Madonna Sistina and School of Athens) (birthday in the Gregorian calendar)

1483-04-06

Raphael Sanzio, Urbino, Italy, Italian painter/master builder (Madonna Sistina and School of Athens) (birthday in the Julian calendar)

1484-04-23

Julius Caesar Scaliger, Italy, scholar (On the Subtlety of Things)

1486-07-14

Andrea del Sarto, Italy, painter (Recollets)

1494-05-25

Jacopo Pontormo II, Italy, painter (Sepulture of Christ)

1501-05-06

Marcellus II, [Marcello Cervini], Italy, humanist/Pope (1555, 22 days)

1501-09-24

Girolamo Cardano, Italy, mathematician/astrologer (Ars Magna-1545)

1511-07-30

Giorgio Vasari, Italy, painter/art historian (Vasari's Lives)

1535-06-02

Leo XI, [Alessandro O de' Medici], Italy, Pope (1605)

1536-02-24

Clement VIII, [Ippolito Aldofireini], Fano Italy, Pope (1592-1605)

1537-05-20

Hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu)

1544-03-11

Torquato Tasso, Italy, Renaissance poet (Aminta, Apologia)

1552-09-17

Paul V, [Camillo Borghese], Italy, Pope (1605-21)

1553-11-23

Prospero Alpini, Italy, botanist/physician (De Medocoma Aegyptorum)

1561-03-29

Santorio Sanctorius, Trieste Italy, physician/burned at stake/heretic

1564-02-15

Galileo Galilei, Pisa Italy, astronomer/physicist

1565-09-28

Alessandro Tassoni, Modena Italy, political writer (Rape of Bucket)

1567-05-15

Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi, Cremona Italy, composer (L'Orfeo)

1576-10-30

Enrico C Davila, Padua Italy, writer (Storia delguerre civili Francia)

1590-07-13

Clement X, [Emilio Altieri], Italy, Pope (1670-76)

1596-09-03

Nicolo Amati, Italy, violin maker (Stradivari & Guarneri)

1599-02-13

Alexander VII, [Fabio Chigi], Siena Italy, pope (1655-67)

1600-01-28

Clement IX, [Giulio Rospigliosi], Pistoia, Italy, 238th pope (1667-69)

1608-09-01

Giacomo Torelli, Fano, Italy, stage designer, engineer and architect

1610-04-22

Alexander VIII, [Pietro Ottoboni], Italy, lawyer/Pope (1689-91)

1611-05-19

Innocent XI, [Benedetto Odescalchi], Italy, 240th Pope (1676-89)

1632-11-28

Jean-Baptiste Lully, Florence Italy, composer

1649-02-02

Benedict XIII, [Pierfrancesco Orsini], Italy, 245th pope (1724-30)

1649-07-22

Clement XI, [Giovanni F Albani], Italy, Pope (1700-21)

1652-04-16

Clement XII, [Lorenzo Corsini], Italy, Pope (1730-40)

1653-02-17

Arcangelo Corelli, Fusignano Italy, violinist/comp (Concerto Grossi)

1655-05-04

Bartolomeo di Francesco Cristofori, Italy, piano builder

1655-05-13

Innocent XIII, [Michelangiolo dei Conti], Italy, 244th Pope (1721-24)

1658-04-22

Giuseppe Torelli, Verona, Italy, composer (Concerti Grossi)

1660-05-02

Pietro Alessandro Gaspare Scarlatti, Palermo Italy, composer (Tigrane)

1669-08-27

Anne Marie of Orléans, queen of Italy (d. 1728)

1673-02-01

Alessandro Marcello, Venice Italy, composer

1675-03-31

Benedict XIV, [Prospero L Lambertini], Italy, Pope (1740-58)

1685-10-26

Domenico Scarlatti, Naples Italy, composer/harpsichordist

1686-08-01

Benedetto Marcello, Venice Italy, Italian author/composer (Lettera Famigliare)

1692-04-08

Giuseppe Tartini, Italy, violinist/composer (Trillo del Diavolo)

1692-11-21

Carlo Fragoni, Italy, poet

1705-01-24

Farinelli, [Carlo Broschi], Andria Italy, castrato

1707-02-25

Carlo Goldoni, Italy, lawyer/playwright (Belisario, Love of 3 Oranges)

1714-09-10

Niccolo Jommelli, Italy, composer

1717-12-25

Pius VI, [Giovanni A Braschi], Italy, Pope (1775-99)

1729-01-12

Lazzaro Spallanzani, Modena Italy, physiologist

1736-01-25

Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Turin, Italy, mathematician and astronomer

1740-02-16

Giambattista Bodoni, Saluzzo Italy, printer/typeface designer (Bodoni)

1743-06-08

Alessandro Cagliostro, Palermo Italy, adventurer

1745-02-18

Count Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Gerolamo Umberto Volta, Como, Italy, physicist and inventor (battery)

1750-08-18

Antonio Salieri, Italy, composer (Tatare)

1760-08-22

Leo XII, [Annibale Sermattei], Italy, Pope (1823-29)

1761-11-20

Pius VIII, [Francesco S Castiglioni], Italy, 253rd Pope (1829-30)

1763-07-30

Samuel Rogers, English poet (Italy, a poem)

1765-09-17

Gregory XVI, [Bartolomeo A Cappellari/Mauro], Italy, Pope

1768-02-12

Francis II, Florence Italy, last Holy Roman emperor (1792-1806)

1776-08-09

Amedeo Avogadro, Tuin Italy, 6.022 x 10 ^ 23 (Avogadro's Law), (d. 1856)

1777-01-08

Filippo Traetta, Italy, composer/musicologist

1778-02-06

Ugo Foscolo, Italy, poet (Last Letters of Jacopo Ortis)

1782-10-27

Niccolo Paganini, Genoa Italy, composer/violin virtuoso (Princess Lucca)

1785-03-07

Alessandro Manzoni, Italy, poet/novelist (Betrothed)

1792-02-29

Gioacchino Rossini, Pesaro Italy, composer (Barber of Seville)

1807-07-04

Giuseppe Garibaldi, freedom fighter (Risorgimento)/unified Italy

1810-08-10

Camilio Benso di Cavour, Turin Italy, PM

1820-03-14

Victor Emmanuel II, King of Sardinia (1849-61)/Italy (1861-78)

1820-05-12

Florence Nightingale, Florence Italy, nurse (Crimean War)

1828-04-21

Hippolyte Taine, French philosopher/historian (Voyage in Italy)

1833-09-20

Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Milan, Italy, journalist/soldier/pacifist (Nobel Peace Prize 1907), (d. 1918)

1834-08-31

Amilcare Ponchielli, Paderno Italy, composer (I Lituani)

1835-03-04

Giovanni Schiaparelli, Italy, astronomer (discovered canals of Mars)

1842-10-27

Giovanni Giolitti, 5x premier of Italy (1892..1921)

1844-03-14

King Umberto I, of Italy (1878-1900)

1847-02-14

Maria Pia of Italy, queen of Portugal (d. 1911)

1851-11-20

Queen Margherita of Italy (d. 1926)

1852-08-22

Alfredo Oriani, Italian writer (Political Struggle in Italy)

1857-05-31

Pius XI, [Ambrogio DA Ratti], Italy, 259th Pope (1922-39)

1858-01-15

Giovanni Segantini, Italy, painter

1858-08-27

Giuseppe Peanoin Cuneo, Piemonte Italy, mathematician

1858-12-22

Giacomo Puccini, Lucca Italy opera composer (La bohème, Tosca, Madame Butterfly), (d. 1924)

1859-10-03

Elenora Duse, Italy, actress (Hedda Gabler)

1860-05-19

Victor E Orlando, Italy's premier (1917-19)

1863-03-12

Gabriele D'Annunzio, Italy, writer/military hero (Intruder)

1866-02-25

Benedetto Croce, Italy, humanist/historian/editor/philosopher

1866-04-01

Ferruccio D M B Busoni, Italy, pianist/composer/conductor (Arlecchino)

1867-03-25

Arturo Toscanini, Parma Italy, temperamental conductor (NBC)

1867-06-28

Luigi Pirandello, Italy, writer (6 Characters-Nobel 1934)

1869-11-11

Victor Emmanuel III, King of Italy (1900-46)/Ethiopia

1870-08-31

Maria Montessori, Italy, educator (spontaneous response), (d. 1952)

1871-09-28

Pietro Badoglio, Grazzano Monferrato, Italy, General/Libyan Governor (1928-33) and Prime Minister of Italy (1943-44)

1873-01-08

Elena of Montenegro, queen of Italy (d. 1956)

1873-01-29

Prince Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi, Italy, explorer/climber (Mt St Elias)

1873-02-25

Enrico Caruso, Naples Italy, operatic tenor (Faust)

1873-10-18

Ivanoe Bonomi, Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1951)

1874-03-24

Luigi Einaudi, economist/1st president of Italy (1948-55)

1874-04-25

Guglielmo Marconi, Bologna Italy, inventor (radio, Nobel 1909)

1874-05-01

Romaine Brooks (born Beatrice Romaine Goddard), Rome Italy, American painter

1875-07-04

Giovanni & Giacomo Tocci, Italy, siamese twins

1876-01-12

Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, Venice Italy, composer

1879-07-09

Ottorino Respighi, Bologna Italy, composer (Pines of Rome)

1881-01-09

Giovanni Papini, Italy, writer (Il Diavolo)

1881-11-25

Pope John XXIII [Angelo Roncalli], Bergamo Italy, 261st pope (1958-63)

1882-01-27

Giuseppe Prezzolini, Italy, writer (La Voce, La Cultura Italiano)

1882-11-18

Amelita Galli-Curci, Italy, operatic soprano (Cave of the Winds)

1883-07-25

Alfredo Casella, Turin Italy, composer (La Giara)

1883-07-29

Benito Mussolini, [Il Duce], Forli Kingdom of Italy, Fascist Italian dictator (1922-43), (d. 1945)

1884-07-12

Amedeo Modigliani, Italy, painter/sculptor (Reclining Nude)

1885-10-22

Giovanni Martinelli, Montagnana Italy, opera singer (NY Met)

1885-11-11

George S Patton, San Gabriel, California, US general (Sicily/Italy/Normandy) "Old Blood & Guts", (d. 1945)

1887-05-16

Bull Montana, Vogliera Italy, actor (Brass Buttons, Victory)

1887-09-10

Giovanni Gronchi, president of Italy

1887-10-30

Eduardo Ciannelli, Italy, actor (Waldo-Johnny Staccato)

1888-04-28

Henry DG Crerar, Canadian general (WW I/Italy/Netherland)

1889-01-02

Tito Schipa, Italy, tenor/composer (La Rondine)

1889-08-30

Edward Ciannelli, Ischia Italy, actor (You Can't Escape Forever)

1890-05-20

Beniamino Gigli, Italy, tenor (Enzo-La Gioconde)

1891-01-26

Frank Costello, Lauropoli Italy, Italian-American gangster (The Prime Minister of the Underworld)

1891-02-02

Antonio Segni, premier/president (Italy)

1891-02-09

Pietro Nenni, Italy, socialist/minister of foreign affairs (1946-47)

1892-01-05

Francesca Bertini, Florence Italy, actress (Odette, Assunta Spina)

1892-03-09

Frank Puglia, Sicily Italy, actor (Black Orchid, Jungle Book)

1892-04-10

Victor de Sabata, Trieste Italy, conductor/composer (Il Macigno)

1892-04-14

Giorgio Cesana, Italy, coxswain, (Olympic-gold-1906)

1892-05-08

Ezio Pinza, Rome Italy, bass singer (South Pacific, RCA Victor Show)

1893-03-26

Palmiro Togliatti, founder (Communist Party of Italy)

1894-09-21

Tullio Carminati, Zara Dalmatia Italy, actor (Roman Holiday)

1895-04-03

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Firenze (Florence) Italy, composer

1895-05-06

Rudolph Valentino, Castellaneta Italy, sheik/actor (Eagle)

1895-06-04

Dino Conte Grandi, Italy, delegate to league of nations (1925-32)

1896-08-16

(or the 17th) Tina Modotti, Udine Italy, Italian artist and activist

1896-09-17

Denise Grey, [Edouardine Verthuy], Turin Italy, actress (Julietta)

1896-09-25

Sandro Pertini, president Italy

1896-10-12

Eugenio Montale, Italy, poet/translator (Xenia-Nobel 1975)

1898-02-15

Toto, (Antonio de Curtis), Naples Italy, actor (Motorizzate, Noi Duri)

1898-09-19

Giuseppe Saragat, president of Italy (1964-71)

1900-05-01

Ignazio Silone, Italy, novelist/politician (Bread & Wine)

1901-01-05

Mario Scelba, premier Italy (1954-55)

1901-05-03

Gino Cervi, Bologna Italy, actor (Les Miserables, Naked Maja)

1901-08-20

Salvatore Quasimodo, Naples Italy, poet/critic/translator (Nobel 1959), (d. 1968)

1901-08-26

Tullio Campagnolo, Italy, bicycle manufacturer (Fiat)

1902-04-18

Giuseppe Pella, Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1981)

1902-07-07

Vittorio De Sica, Sora Italy, director/actor (2 Women)

1902-09-26

Albert Anastasia [Umberto Anastasio], Tropea Italy, American gangster (Murder Inc)

1902-10-13

Franco Giorgetti, Italy, cyclist (Olympic-gold-1920)

1902-11-29

Carlo Levi, Italy, painter/novelist (Of Fear & Freedom)

1902-12-22

Joe Adonis, Italy, American crime-syndicate boss in NY & NJ

1904-03-28

Fosco Giachetti, Livorno Italy, actor (Wastrel, We the Living)

1904-07-16

Goffredo Petrassi, Zagarolo Italy, composer (Beatitudines)

1904-09-15

Umberto II, van Piemonte, the last King of Italy (ruled 1946)

1905-01-08

Giacinto Scelsi, La Spezia, Italy, composer and surrealist poet

1905-03-09

Peter C Quennell, English biographer/critic (Byron in Italy)

1905-08-08

Nino Martini, Verona Italy, actor (Here's to Romance)

1905-11-15

Annunzio Mantovani, Venice Italy, orchestra leader (Mantovani)

1906-05-08

Roberto Rossellini, Rome Italy, director (Open City)

1906-11-02

Luchino Visconti, Milan Italy, director (Damned, Death in Venice)

1906-11-24

Andreina Pagnani, Rome Italy, actress (Il Commandante)

1906-12-02

Fernanda Gattinoni, Journey to Italy

1907-10-30

Renzo Cesana, Rome Italy, TV host (First Date, Continental)

1907-11-13

Giovanna of Italy, tsaritsa of Bulgaria (d. 2000)

1907-12-10

Amedeo Nazzari, Cagliari Sardinia Italy, actor (Lure of Sila)

1908-01-05

George Dolenz, Trieste Italy, actor (Count of Monte Cristo)

1908-02-06

Amintore Fanfani, premier of Italy

1909-10-18

Norberto Bobbio, Italy

1910-9-01

Edda Mussolini, Mussolini: Italy's Nightmare

1911-07-07

Gian-Carlo Menotti, Italy, composer (Amahl & Night Visitors)

1911-12-03

Nino Rota, Milan Italy, composer (Torquemada)

1912-09-29

Michelangelo Antonioni, Ferrara Italy, director (Blow-up, Red Desert)

1913-07-22

Licia Albanese, Bari Italy, operatic soprano (NY Met Opera)

1914-06-27

Giorgio Almirante, Italy, fascist (member of parliament (1948-87))

1914-08-16

Tullio Pandolfini, Italy, water polo (Olympic-gold-1948)

1914-09-14

Pietro Germi, Genoa Italy, actor/director (Divorce Italian Style)

1915-06-16

Mariano Rumor, premier Italy

1915-12-18

Dario Mangiarotti, Italy, fencing, gold, 2 silver (Olympic-1948, 52)

1916-02-17

Raf Vallone, Tropea Italy, actor (El Cid, 2 Women, Greek Tycoon)

1916-08-18

Elsa Morante, Italy, writer (L'isola di Arturo)

1916-09-18

Rossano Brazzi, Bolognia Italy, actor/director (Antaeus-Survivors)

1916-09-23

Aldo Moro, Maglie Italy, Italian politician (d. 1978)

1916-10-21

Andrea Checchi, Firenze Italy, actress (Attack & Retreat)

1916-11-10

Guido Turchi, Rome Italy, composer (Invettiva)

1917-03-23

Patricia Burke, Milan Italy, actress (Forbidden)

1918-09-09

Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, Novara, Italy, politician (Italian President, 1992-1999), (d. 2012)

1918-12-23

Jose Greco, Italy, flamenco dancer (Holiday for Lovers)

1919-01-14

Giulio Andreotti, 7 x premier (Italy), (d. 2013)

1919-05-19

Mitja Ribičič, Trieste, Italy, Prime Minister of Yugoslavia (1969-71), (d. 2013)

1919-06-15

Alberto Sordi, Rome Italy, actor (Miser, Taxi Driver in NY)

1919-07-14

Lino Ventura, Parma Italy, actor (Happy New Year, Pain in the A—)

1919-07-31

Primo Levi, Italy, chemist/writer (Survival in Aushchwitz)

1919-08-08

Dino De Laurentiis, Torre Annunziata Italy, producer (King Kong)

1919-11-01

John Secondari, Rome Italy, newscaster (Open Hearing)

1920-01-05

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Brescia Italy, pianist

1920-01-20

Federico Fellini, Rimini, Kingdom of Italy, film director and scriptwriter (8 1/2, La Dolce Vita)

1920-04-11

Emilio Colombo, Potenza, Italy, Prime Minister (1970-2), (d. 2013)

1920-04-21

Bruno Maderna, Venice Italy, conductor/composer, Hyperion) [or Mar 21]

1920-06-30

Zeno Colo, Italy, downhill skier (Olympic-gold-1952)

1920-09-16

Franco Pandolfini, Italy, water polo (Olympic-gold-1948)

1921-02-22

Giulietta Masina, Italy, actress, (La Strada, Swindle, White Sheik) wife of Federico Fellini

1921-05-31

Alida Valli, Pola Italy, actress (Miracle of the Bells, 3rd Man)

1922-01-02

Renata Tebaldi, Pesaro Italy, lyric soprano

1922-01-07

Vincent Gardenia, Naples Italy, actor (All in the Family, LA Law)

1922-03-05

Pier Paolo Pasolini, Bologna Italy, director (Teorema, Pigsty)

1922-03-23

Ugo Tognazzi, Cremona Italy, actor/director (La Cage Aux Folles)

1922-07-27

Adolfo Celi, Sicily Italy, director (Next Man, Murders in Rue Morgue)

1922-09-01

Vittorio Gassman, Genoa Italy, actor (War & Peace)

1922-11-15

Francesco Rosi, Naples Italy, director (Lucky Luciano)

1923-02-10

Cesare Siepi, Milan Italy, basso (NY Metropolitan Opera)

1923-02-12

Franco Zeffirelli, Florence Italy, director (Romeo & Juliet)

1923-03-11

Paul Muller, Journey to Italy

1923-03-26

Renzo Marignano, Made in Italy

1923-05-30

Anna Proclemer, Journey to Italy

1924-01-29

Luigi Nono, Venice Italy, composer (Canonic Variations)

1924-05-10

Maria Mauban, Journey to Italy

1924-09-09

Nino Bibbia, Italy, bobsled (Olympic-gold-1948)

1925-01-01

Valentina Cortesa, Milan Italy, actress (Kidnap Syndicate)

1925-03-03

Enzo Stuarti, Italy, singer (Yesterday)

1925-09-15

Carlo Rambaldi, Vigarano Mainarda, Italy, Special effects artist (Alien, E.T.), (d. 2012)

1925-09-25

Silvana Pampanini, Rome Italy, actress (Day in Court, Island Sinner)

1925-10-24

Luciano Berio, Oneglia Italy, composer (Chemins)

1926-03-01

Cesare Danova, Rome Italy, actor (Garrison's Gorillas)

1926-05-08

Erico Menczer, Fiume Italy, cinematographer (Chosen, Miranda)

1926-10-12

Hans Liebold, Germany, auto racer (Nardo, Italy)

1926-9-08

Sergio Pininfarina, Italy

1927-02-26

Donald Gramm, New York City Opera: The Turk in Italy

1927-05-06

Ettore Manni, Rome Italy, actor (Fatal Desire, Heroes in Hell)

1927-07-04

Gina Lollobrigida, Subiaco Italy, actress (Trapeze, Falcon Crest)

1927-09-12

Gianna Maria Canale, Reggio Calabria Italy, actress (Go For Broke)

1927-09-18

Gerlando Alberti, Palermo, Italy, Sicilian Mafioso (Ciaculli massacre, 1963, 'Mafia! What is that? A kind of cheese'), (d. 2012)

1928-01-09

Domenico Modugno, Italy, rocker (Polignano A Mare)

1928-01-23

Eugene Monti, Italy, bobsledder (Olympic-2 golds-1968)

1928-02-02

Luigi Ciriaco De Mita, PM of Italy (1988-89)

1928-10-19

Buff Cobb, Florence Italy, actress (Masquerade Party)

1928-11-10

Ennio Morricone, Rome Italy, composer/musician

1929-01-29

Elio Petri, Italy, director (Property is no theft)

1929-06-26

Francesco Cossiga, president of Italy (1985- )

1930-04-21

Silvana Mangano, Rome Italy, actress (Death in Venice, Barabbas)

1930-09-28

Ugo Gregoretti, Rome Italy, actor (Rogopag, Common Sense of Modesty)

1931-02-24

Marta Marzotto, Italy, countess

1931-02-28

Gustav Thoni, Italy, skiier (World Cup-1971, 72, 73, 75)

1931-06-11

Lucianna Paluzzi, Rome Italy, actress (Five Fingers, Thunderball)

1931-11-03

Monica Vitti, [Ceciarelli], Rome Italy, actress (Tigers in Lipstick)

1931-11-26

Giuliana Chenal-Minuzzo, Italy, downhill skier (Olympic-bronze-1952)

1932-05-11

Valentino [Garavani], Milan Italy, fashion designer

1932-06-19

Marisa Pavan, Cagliari Italy, actress (Solomon & Sheba, Rose Tattoo)

1932-06-19

Pier Angeli, Italy (Sodom & Gomorrah, Vintage, Battle of the Bulge)

1932-08-03

Elsa Martinelli, Grosseto Italy, actress (Indian Fighter)

1933-06-26

Claudio Abbado, Milan Italy, composer/conductor (London Symph-1982)

1933-08-18

Tony Sandler, Do Not Send Your Wife to Italy

1934-02-18

Aldo Ceccato, Milan Italy, conductor (Detroit Symph Orch 1973-77)

1934-02-24

Bettino Craxi, Italy's 1st socialist premier (1983-87)

1934-02-24

Renata Scotto, Savona, Italy, soprano and opera director (Violetta-La Traviata)

1934-02-24

Bettino Craxi, Quo Vadis Italy

1934-03-03

Gia Scala, Italy, actress (Angry Hills, Don't Go Near the Water)

1934-07-11

Giorgio Armani, Piacenza Italy, fashion designer (American Gigolo)

1935-02-27

Mirella Freni, Modena Italy, lyric soprano (Madame Butterfly)

1935-10-03

Abdon Pamich, Italy, 50K walker (Olympic-gold-1964)

1935-10-12

Luciano Pavarotti, Modena Italy, operatic tenor (Oh Giorgio, 3 Tenors), (d. 2007)

1936-05-15

Anna Maria Alberghetti, Italy, singer/actress (Cinderfella)

1936-08-20

Carla Fracci, Milan Italy, ballerina

1936-09-29

Silvio Berlusconi, former Prime Minister of Italy

1937-01-12

Liliana Cavani, Bologna Italy, director (Berlin Affair)

1937-09-08

Virna Lisi, Italy, actress (Assault on a Queen, Bluebeard)

1938-04-13

Lucia Altieri, Do Not Send Your Wife to Italy

1938-11-03

Pupi Avati, Bologna Italy, director (Festival, Bix, Impiegati)

1938-12-14

Leonardo Boff, Italy, Brazilian Catholic theologian

1939-10-15

Carmelo Bossi, Italy, light middleweight boxer (Olympic-silver-1960)

1939-11-25

Rosanna Schiaffino, Genoa Italy, actress (Minotaur, Mazzabubu)

1939-12-18

Sandro Lopopolia, Italy, lightweight boxer (Olympic-Silver-1960)

1940-03-16

Bernardo Bertolucci, Parma Italy, director (Last Tango in Paris, The Last Emperor)

1940-03-20

Gianpiero Moretti, Milan, Italy, steering wheel designer (Momo), (d. 2012)

1940-04-18

Ira von Furstenberg, [Virginia Caroline] Rome Italy, Princess (Monaco)

1941-02-01

Franco Nones, Italy, 30K cross country skier (Olympic-gold-1968)

1941-03-29

Terence Hill, Venice Italy, actor (Super Fuzz, They Call Me Trinity)

1941-07-28

Riccardo Muti, Napoli Italy, conductor (Philadelphia Orch)

1941-09-18

Mariangela Melato, Milan Italy, actress (Flash Gordon, Summer Night)

1941-10-21

Marina Ripa, Rome Italy, countess/writer (My First 40 Years)

1942-01-05

Maurizio Pollini, Milan Italy, pianist

1942-06-16

Giacomo Agostini, Lovere, Italy, world motorcycle race champion

1942-07-13

Giancarlo Giannini, Spezia Italy, actor (NY Stories, Sensual Man)

1942-08-01

Giancarlo Giannini, La Spezia Italy, actor (Seduction of Mimi)

1943-03-01

Mauro Checcoli, Italy, 3 day equestrian (Olympic-gold-1964)

1943-08-07

Giorgio Alverà, Italy, bobsledder (WC 1975 gold), (d. 2013)

1943-09-04

Giuseppi Gentile, Italy, triple jumper (Olympic-bronze-1968)

1946-05-05

Stefania Sandrelli, Viareggio Italy, actress (Lie, Conformist, 1900)

1946-05-19

Michele Placido, Foggia Italy, actor (La Lupa, Poliziotti)

1946-06-05

Stefania Sandrelli, Viareggio Italy, actress (Afredo, Key)

1946-10-10

Franco Malerba, Genoa Italy, astronaut (STS 46)

1946-11-02

Giuseppe Sinopoli, Venice Italy, conductor/composer (Sunnyata)

1946-12-02

Gianni Versace, Reggio Calabria, Italy, fashion designer (Versace), (d. 1997)

1947-01-24

Giorgio Chinaglia, Carrara Italy, soccer star (Lazio of Italy, NY Cosmos), (d. 2012)

1947-10-06

Klaus Dibiasi, Italy, platform diver (Olympic-gold-1968, 72, 76)

1947-9-02

Aldo Donati, Little Italy

1948-04-11

Marcello Lippi, Final: Italy vs. France

1949-05-10

Miuccia Prada, Milan Italy, Italian fashion designer

1949-07-13

Kathleen Mazalo, Lucy Gets Homesick in Italy

1950-09-20

Loredana Berte, Milan Italy, singer/2nd ex wife of Bjorn Borg

1950-11-21

David Williams, Madonna: Ciao, Italia! - Live from Italy

1951-01-17

Rolando Thoeni, Italy, slalom (Olympic-bronze-1972)

1951-02-28

Gustavo Thoeni, Italy, giant slalom (Olympic-gold-1972)

1951-06-19

Daria Nicolodi, Florence Italy, actress (Terror, Shock)

1951-09-28

Silvia Dionisio, Rome Italy, actress (Riavanti Marsh!, Amici Miei)

1952-06-18

Isabella Rossellini, Rome Italy, actress (Big Night, Blue Velvet)

1953-01-29

Dalila di Lazzaro, Udine Italy, covergirl/model (Vogue)

1953-02-20

Riccardo Chailly, Milan Italy, conductor (West Berlin Symph Orch)

1953-04-19

Sara Simeoni, Italy, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1980)

1953-05-25

Gaetano Scirea, Final: Italy vs West Germany

1953-10-21

Eleonora Giorgi, Rome Italy, actress (Nu de Femme, To Forget Venice)

1953-12-25

Arnella Flynn, Rome Italy, Errol Flynn's daughter

1954-08-11

Lina Polito, Naples Italy, actress (Love & Anarchy)

1954-08-18

Umberto Guidoni, Rome Italy, PhD/astronaut (STS 75)

1954-12-28

Tony Rosato, Naples Italy, comedian (SCTV, Saturday Night Live, Amanda's)

1955-01-15

Enrico Mentana, Milan Italy, Italian newscaster (RAI)

1955-02-12

Daniele Masala, Italy, pentathelete (Olympics-1976)

1955-03-09

Ornella Muti, Rome Italy, actress (Flash Gordon, Most Beautiful Wife)

1955-05-02

Donatella Versace, Reggio Italy, Italian fashion designer

1955-09-05

Bruno Zarrillo, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)

1955-10-11

Hans-Peter Briegel, Final: Italy vs West Germany

1955-11-19

Gloria Guida, Merano Italy, Miss Teenage Italy (1974)

1955-11-28

Alessandro Altobelli, Final: Italy vs West Germany

1956-05-03

Bernd Förster, Final: Italy vs West Germany

1956-09-23

Lili Carati, Varese Italy, Miss Italy (1975)/actress (Alcove)

1957-05-11

Luca Urbani, Rome Italy, MD/astronaut (STS 78-alt)

1957-10-04

Luisa Pasello, Smalltown, Italy

1958-09-28

Lory Del Santo, Verona Italy, Miss Italy (1980)

1958-11-29

Pamela Prati, Rome Italy, Million $ Cap (1984)/actress

1959-10-03

Carmen Russo, Genoa Italy, Miss Teenage Italy (1972)

1960-02-18

Greta Scacchi, Milan Italy, actress (Coca-Cola Kid, White Mischief)

1960-10-03

Cinzia De Ponti, [Fiordeponti], Pescara Italy (Miss Italy 1979)

1960-9-19

Mario Batali, Mario Eats Italy

1961-01-10

Nadja Salerni-Sonnenberg, Rome Italy, concert violinist

1961-03-15

Fabio Lanzoni, Milan, Italy, romance novels model (Fabio After Dark)

1961-07-02

Alba Parietti, Torino Italy, actress (Galagoal, Abbronzatissima)

1962-05-27

Mariangela D'Abbraccio, Naples Italy, TV actress (Passioni)

1962-07-08

Martin Pavlu, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)

1962-11-13

Gaetano Orlando, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)

1963-02-09

Madusa Miceli, [Debra Ann], Milan Italy, wrestler (WCW)

1963-02-27

Francesco Cancellotti, Italy, tennis star

1963-07-28

Patrizia Pellegrino, Naples Italy, (Italy's Miss Teenager 1980)

1963-12-30

Alessandra Mussolini, Naples Italy, actress (Ferragosto OK)

1964-02-10

Francesca Neri, Trento Italy, actress (Ages of Lulu)

1964-03-31

Isabelle Ferrari, Italy, (Italy's Miss Teenager)

1964-08-20

Giuseppe Giannini, Rome Italy, soccer player (Rome A Team)

1964-09-30

Monica Bellucci, Citta di Castello Italy, actress (Dracula)

1964-10-31

Amanda Sandrelli, Rome Italy, actress (The Key)

1965-01-11

Loredana Romito, Benevento Italy, model/actress (Fatal Temptation)

1965-02-20

Federica Moro, Carate Brianza Italy, Miss Italy (1982)

1965-02-27

Sandra Cecchini, Bologna Italy, tennis star (1995 Warsaw doubles)

1965-06-17

Gianluca Pozzi, Bari Italy, tennis star (1991 Brisbane)

1965-09-03

Maurizio Mansi, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)

1965-10-02

Francesca Dellera, [Cervellera], Rome Italy, actress (Capriccio)

1965-10-19

Lucio Topatigh, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)

1965-11-06

Robert Oberrrauch, hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998)

1965-11-16

Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Turin Italy, actress (Normal People)

1965-11-17

Raffaella Reggi, Italy, tennis star

1965-11-27

Raffaella Ragge, Italy, tennis star

1965-12-29

David Delfino, hockey goaltender (Team Italy 1998)

1966-01-12

Linda Ferrando, Italy, tennis star

1966-01-27

Michael De Angelis, hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998)

1966-06-06

Angela Cavagna, Genoa Italy, singer

1966-10-22

Valeria Golino, Naples Italy, actress (Rain Man, Little Flames)

1966-11-11

Benedicta Boccoli, Milan Italy

1967-01-25

Mario Brunetta, hockey goaltender (Team Italy 1998)

1967-01-27

Laura Golarsa, Italy, tennis star

1967-05-12

Lawrence Rucchin, hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998)

1967-05-14

Valeria Marini, Rome Italy, sports commentator (Italian Soccer)

1967-06-11

Mario Chitarroni, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)

1967-11-15

Laura Garrone, Italy, tennis star

1967-11-27

Laura Golarsa, Milan Italy, tennis star (Oklahoma City doubles)

1968-01-07

Michael Rosati, hockey goaltender (Team Italy 1998)

1968-01-30

Bob Nardella, hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998)

1968-03-15

Sabrina [Salerno], Genoa Italy, Miss Italy (1984)/singer (Boys)

1968-03-28

Chad Biafore, hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998)

1968-05-03

Deborah Caprioglio, Miestre Italy, actress (Big Game Hunter)

1968-05-08

Omar Camporese, Bologna Italy, tennis star

1968-07-23

Stefan Figliuzzi, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)

1968-10-16

Scott Donie, Vicenza Italy, diver (Olympics-4th-96)

1969-01-29

Flora Perfetti, Faenza Italy, tennis star (1995 Futures-Reims-FRA)

1970-01-24

Chris Bartolone, hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998)

1970-03-15

Diego Nargiso, Naples Italy, tennis pro

1970-04-12

Patrick Brugnoli, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)

1970-04-23

Cristiano Caratti, Italy, tennis star (1987 Orange Bowl boys doubles)

1970-05-13

Giuseppe Busillo, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)

1970-05-17

Renzo Furlan, Italy, tennis star

1970-05-17

Stefania Croce, Bergamo Italy, golfer (95 State Farm Rail Classic-11)

1970-09-01

Flora Perfetti, Faenza Italy, tennis star

1970-09-18

Michela Rocco, Udine Italy, Miss Italy (1987)

1970-12-20

Dino Felicetti, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)

1971-01-10

Sergi Bruguera, Italy, tennis star

1971-08-24

Demetrio Albertini, Quarter-finals: Italy vs France

1972-04-27

Silvia Farina, Milan Italy, tennis star (1995 Maria Lankowitz doubles)

1972-05-05

Brigitta Boccoli, Milan Italy, actress (Manhattan Baby)

1972-09-03

Roland Ramoser, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)

1973-05-12

Stefano Margoni, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)

1973-05-18

Markus Brunner, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)

1973-07-30

Andrea Gaudenzi, Faenza Italy, tennis star (1990 French Open junior)

1973-08-19

Marco Materazzi, Final: Italy vs. France

1974-11-19

KJ Lodge, Little Little Italy

1975-02-06

Leo Insam, hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998)

1975-03-23

Rita Grande, Napoli Italy, tennis star (3rd round 1996 Aust Open)

1975-06-19

Anna Valle, Miss Universe-Italy (1996)

1975-07-24

Gloria Pizzichini, Italy, tennis star

1976-03-05

Adriana Serra-Zanetti, Modena Italy, tennis star (1995 Moscow semi)

1976-10-04

Mauro Camoranesi, Final: Italy vs. France

1977-03-18

Willy Sagnol, Final: Italy vs. France

1977-05-29

Massimo Ambrosini, Group C: France vs. Italy

1977-08-17

William Gallas, Final: Italy vs. France

1977-10-13

Antonio Di Natale, Group F: Italy vs Paraguay

1977-11-28

Fabio Grosso, Final: Italy vs. France

1977-12-07

Francesca Lubiani, Bologna Italy, tennis star (Futures-Amadora-POR)

1977-9-17

Simone Perrotta, Final: Italy vs. France

1978-07-20

Denny Mendez, Miss Italy Universe (1997)

1979-11-21

Vincenzo Iaquinta, Final: Italy vs. France

1979-9-11

Éric Abidal, Final: Italy vs. France

1980-06-13

Florent Malouda, Final: Italy vs. France

1980-10-13

Scott Parker, Quarter-Finals: England vs. Italy

1981-01-07

Gregory Marinelli, Scientific Home Search in Rome, Italy

1981-07-15

Alou Diarra, Final: Italy vs. France

1981-11-07

Paolo Cirio, A Castle in Italy

1982-07-05

Alberto Gilardino, Final: Italy vs. France

1983-07-24

Daniele De Rossi, Group D: England vs Italy

1984-07-07

Alberto Aquilani, Third Place Play-Off: Uruguay vs. Italy

1984-08-13

Niko Kranjcar, Group C: Italy vs Croatia

1984-12-11

Leighton Baines, Group D: England vs Italy

1988-05-10

Adam Lallana, Group D: England vs Italy

1989-05-27

Alessia Gatti, Italy in a Day

1990-08-12

Mario Balotelli, Group D: England vs Italy

1992-01-01

Jack Wilshere, Group D: England vs Italy

1992-08-04

Cole Sprouse, Arezzo Italy, actor (Patrick Kelly-Grace Under Fire)

1992-08-04

Dylan Sprouse, Arezzo Italy, actor (Patrick Kelly-Grace Under Fire)

1993-04-13

Heather Cave, Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy

1994-07-18

Ricardo Dela Corte, Italy, test tube baby born to oldest (62) mother

Italy - Notable Weddings

Victor Emmanuel IIOct 18, 1869

Enrico FermiJul 19, 1928

Emilio G. SegrèFeb 2, 1936

Calvin KleinSep 26, 1986

Colin FirthJun 21, 1997

Melissa Joan HartJul 19, 2003

Luciano PavarottiDec 13, 2003

Giorgio ArmaniOct 9, 2005

Tom CruiseNov 18, 2006

Maggie GyllenhaalMay 2, 2009

Joseph FiennesAug 15, 2009

Leelee SobieskiAug 31, 2010

Justin TimberlakeOct 19, 2012

Kim KardashianMay 24, 2014

Italy - Weddings
Date Event
1869-10-18

Sardinia king Victor Emmanuel II (49) weds his mistress Rosa Vercellana (36) in Italy

1928-07-19

Physicist Enrico Fermi (26) weds writer Laura Capon in Rome, Italy

1936-02-02

Physicist Emilio G. Segrè (31) weds jewish woman Elfriede Spiro at the Great Synagogue of Rome in Italy

1986-09-26

Fashion designer Calvin Klein (43) weds socialite Kelly Rector on a civil ceremony in Italy

1997-06-21

"Bridget Jones' Diary" actor Colin Firth (36) weds Italian film producer Livia Giuggioli (27) in Tuscany, Italy

2002-06-09

"In Your Eyes" singer Peter Gabriel (51) weds Meah Flynn at Li Capanni Hotel in Italy

2003-07-19

"Sabrina, The Teenage Witch" actress Melissa Joan Hart (27) weds "Course of Nature" lead singer-guitarist Mark Wilkersonin (26) in Florence, Italy

2003-12-13

Italian operatic tenor Luciano Pavarotti (68) weds Nicoletta Mantovani at Modena Italy's Teatro Comunale

2005-09-03

Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Kevin Nealon (51) weds actress Susan Yeagley (33) inside the town hall in Bellagio, Italy

2005-09-24

"30 Minute Meals" TV host Rachael Ray (37) weds "The Cringe" lead singer John Cusimano in Montalcino, Italy

2005-10-09

Italian pop singer Alexia (38) weds Giorgio Armani's nephew Andrea Camerana at Church of San Martino in Piacenza, Italy

2006-06-25

Emmy-winning "Medium" actress Patricia Arquette (38) weds actor Thomas Jane (37) at the Palazzo Contarini in Venice, Italy

2006-11-18

American film actor and producer Tom Cruise (44) weds actress Katie Holmes (27) at Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy

2007-06-08

"Desperate Housewives" actor Dougray Scott (41) weds actress Claire Forlani (35) at the Council Common Hall in Pievebobigliana, Italy

2007-09-01

The first Apprentice winner Bill Rancic (36) weds E! News anchor Giuliana DePandi (32) at the Church of Santa Sofia in Capri, Italy

2008-10-01

"7th Heaven" actress Beverley Mitchell (27) weds Michael Cameron (27) at the Church of Santa Maria a Gradillo in Ravello, Italy

2009-05-02

Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal (32) weds film and stage actor Peter Sarsgaard (38) in a small chapel in Brindisi, Italy

2009-08-15

Actor Joseph Fiennes (39) weds model María Dolores Diéguez in Tuscany, Italy

2010-06-26

"American Beauty" actress Mena Suvari (31) weds concert producer Simone Sestito (25) at Santo Stefano degli Abissini in Vatican City, Italy

2010-07-10

Actress Emily Blunt (29) weds actor John Krasinski (32) at the luxurious Villa D'este hotel in Como, Italy

2010-08-31

Actress Leelee Sobieski (27) weds fashion designer Adam Kimmel in Italy

2011-08-27

Oscar winner Sofia Coppola (41) weds vocalist of French indie rock band "Phoenix" Thomas Mars at the family villa, Palazzo Margherita in Bernalda, Italy

2012-10-19

Grammy Award winning singer Justin Timberlake (31) weds "Total Recall" actress Jessica Biel (30) at the Borgo Egnazia resort in Fasano, Italy

2013-09-14

Singer-songwriter John Legend (34) weds model Chrissy Teigen (27) at Villa Pizzo in Lake Como, Italy

2014-05-24

Rapper and record producer Kanye West (36) weds model Kim Kardashian (33) at Fort di Belvedere in Florence, Italy

Italy - Notable Deaths

Galileo GalileiJan 8, 1642

Victor Emmanuel IIJan 9, 1878

Benito MussoliniApr 28, 1945

Aldo MoroMay 9, 1978

Italy - Deaths
Date Event
493-03-15

Odiaker (Odoacer), German army leader/King of Italy (476-93), murdered

810-07-08

Pepin, son of Charlemagne, King of Italy, dies (birth date unknown)

818-04-17

Bernhard I, King of Italy, dies

875-08-12

Louis II, king of Italy/emperor of France, dies at about 50

924-04-07

Berengarius I, Emperor of Italy, murdered

924-04-16

Berengar of Friuli, King of Italy

947-04-10

Hugo van Arles, count of Arles/king of Italy, dies

950-11-22

Lotharius, King of Italy (947-50), dies

966-08-06

Berengarius II, markgraaf of Ivrea/king of Italy (950-963)

1101-07-27

Conrad II, King of Germany and Italy (b. 1074)

1510-05-25

Georges d'Amboise, French cardinal/viceroy in North Italy, dies at 49

1562-10-09

Gabriel Fallopius, Modena Italy, anatomist, dies

1562-10-09

Gabriele Falloppio/Gabriel Fallopius, Modena Italy, anatomist and early advocate for the use of condoms. (b. 1523)

1642-01-08

Galileo Galilei, Italian physicist/astronomer, dies at 77 in Italy

1737-12-18

Antonio Stradivari, renowned violin-maker, dies in Cremona Italy at 93

1768-03-18

Lawrence Sterne, writer (Sentimental Journey France & Italy), dies

1861-06-06

Count Camillo Benso di Cavour, Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1810)

1872-03-10

Giuseppe Mazzini, Italian revolutionary (Giovane Italy), dies at 66

1878-01-09

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

1928-07-17

Giovanni Giolitti, 5x premier of Italy (1892..1921), dies

1945-04-28

Benito Mussolini, Fascist dictator of Italy, shot by communist partisans at 61

1947-12-28

Victor Emmanuel III, King of Italy (1900-46), dies at 78

1948-07-14

Palmiro Togliatti, Italy's CPI chairman, assassinated

1951-04-20

Ivanoe Bonomi, Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1873)

1954-09-25

Vitaliano Brancati, Journey to Italy

1956-11-01

Pietro Badoglio, 41st Prime Minister of Italy (1943-44) and Italian General (1922-43), dies at 85

1960-07-16

Albrecht von Kesselring, German fieldmarshal (Italy), dies at 74

1961-10-30

Luigi Einaudi, economist/1st president Italy, dies

1978-05-09

Aldo Moro, 5 times PM of Italy, assassinated by the Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization Red Brigades at 61

1983-03-18

Umberto of Piemonte, King Umberto II of Italy (1946) and Italy's last king dies in exile aged 78

1983-06-02

Donald Gramm, New York City Opera: The Turk in Italy

1984-06-11

Enrico Berlinguer, secr-general (CP) Italy, dies

1987-04-11

Primo Levi, Italy, chemist/writer (Survival in Auschwitz), dies at 67

1987-11-25

Renzo Marignano, Made in Italy

1988-05-21

Dino Conte Grandi, Italy, delegate to league of nations, dies at 92

1988-05-22

Giorgio Almirante, Italy, fascist (member of parliament), dies at 73

1988-06-11

Giuseppe Saragat, president of Italy (1964-71), dies at 89

1988-08-14

Enzo Ferrari, Italy, sportscar manufacturer (Ferrari), dies at 90

1989-09-03

Gaetano Scirea, Final: Italy vs West Germany

1990-01-23

Mariano Rumor, Italy's PM (1968-70, 73-1974), dies

1990-02-24

Sandro Pertini, president of Italy (1978, 85), dies at 93

1991-01-12

Vasco Pratolini, Italy, writer (Ragazze di San Frediano), dies at 77

1994-03-23

Giulietta Masina, Italy, wife of Federico Fellini/(La Strada), dies at 74

1994-05-21

Giovanni Goria, PM of Italy (1987-88), dies

1995-04-08

Edda Mussolini, Mussolini: Italy's Nightmare

2000-01-19

Bettino Craxi, Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1934)

2000-01-19

Bettino Craxi, Quo Vadis Italy

2002-11-26

Fernanda Gattinoni, Journey to Italy

2004-01-09

Norberto Bobbio, Italy

2009-03-06

David Williams, Madonna: Ciao, Italia! - Live from Italy

2012-01-01

Alfredo Battisti, Roman Catholic Archdiosese of Udine, Italy, dies at 87

2012-07-03

Sergio Pininfarina, Italy

2013-04-25

Anna Proclemer, Journey to Italy

2013-10-07

Luisa Pasello, Smalltown, Italy

2014-08-24

Aldo Donati, Little Italy

2014-08-26

Maria Mauban, Journey to Italy

2016-04-03

Cesare Maldini, legendary Milan defender and former coach of Italy, dies aged 84

2016-04-04

Former Italy coach, Milan icon Maldini dies aged 86

2016-04-05

Bath barber from Italy Guiseppe De Miceli dies aged 80

2017-04-16

World's oldest person Emma Morano dies in Italy aged 117

2017-04-17

World's oldest person Emma Morano dies in Italy aged 117

2017-04-23

World's oldest person Emma Morano dies aged 117 in Italy

2017-04-29

Emma Morano, world's oldest person, dies in Italy at age 117

2017-05-23

Nicky Hayden, former Moto GP world champion, dies aged 35 after accident in Italy

2017-05-27

Italy's 'Queen of Cashmere' Biagiotti dies aged 73

2018-03-05

Fiorentina captain and Italy defender Davide Astori dies aged 31


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