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Venice, Italy

LOCATION

Official Website:
http://www.comune.venezia.it/

Population:
271,663 (2004 census)

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Tomaso Albinoni
Composer
8-Jun-1671 17-Jan-1751 Adagio in G minor
Pope Alexander VIII
Religion
22-Apr-1610 1-Feb-1691 Roman Catholic Pope, 1689-91
Jean-Antoine de Baïf
Poet
1532 Oct-1589 Pléiade poet
Giovanni Bellini
Painter
c. 1430 1516 Altarpiece with St Vincent Ferrar
Pietro Bembo
Scholar
20-May-1470 18-Jan-1547 Prose della volgar lingua
Sebastian Cabot
Explorer
1476 1557 16th century Italian/English explorer
Alvise Cadamosto
Explorer
1432 18-Jul-1488 Discovered Cape Verde islands
Canaletto
Painter
7-Oct-1697 19-Apr-1768 Venetian painter of views
Pierre Cardin
Fashion Designer
6-Jul-1922   Inventor of the "bubble dress"
Giacomo Casanova
Author
2-Apr-1725 4-Jun-1798 World-renowned paramour
Christine de Pizan
Poet
1364 c. 1430 Le Livre des trois vertus
Pope Clement XIII
Religion
7-Mar-1693 2-Feb-1769 Roman Catholic Pope, 1758-69
Carlo Crivelli
Painter
c. 1430 1495 Venetian painter
Giovanni Gabrieli
Composer
1557 12-Aug-1612 Italian composer at St. Mark's
Carlo Goldoni
Playwright
25-Feb-1707 6-Feb-1793 Founder of Italian comedy
Pope Gregory XII
Religion
c. 1326 18-Oct-1417 Roman Catholic Pope, 1406-15
Francesco Guardi
Painter
5-Oct-1712 1-Jan-1793 Venetian School Painter, Story of Tobit
Terence Hill
Actor
29-Mar-1939   They Call Me Trinity
Elissa Landi
Actor
6-Dec-1904 21-Oct-1948 The Count of Monte Cristo
Pietro Longhi
Painter
1702 8-May-1785 18th century Venetian painter
Bruno Maderna
Composer
21-Apr-1920 13-Nov-1973 Avant-garde composer
Gian Francesco Malipiero
Composer
18-Mar-1882 1-Aug-1973 Rispetti e Strambotti
Mantovani
Conductor
15-Nov-1905 29-Mar-1980 Popular light orchestral conductor
Leon of Modena
Religion
23-Apr-1571 24-Mar-1648 Riti Ebraici
Luigi Nono
Composer
29-Jan-1924 8-May-1990 Il Canto Sospeso
Rafaela Ottiano
Actor
4-Mar-1888 18-Aug-1942 Grand Hotel
Paolo Paruta
Historian
14-May-1540 6-Dec-1598 Official historian of Venice
Pope Paul II
Religion
23-Feb-1417 26-Jul-1471 Roman Catholic Pope, 1464-71
Marco Polo
Explorer
c. 1254 8-Jan-1324 Travels of Marco Polo
Bruno Rossi
Astronomer
13-Apr-1905 21-Nov-1993 Rossi curve and magnetopause
Paolo Sarpi
Activist
14-Aug-1552 14-Jan-1623 Venetian patriot, church reformer
Giuseppe Sinopoli
Conductor
2-Nov-1946 20-Apr-2001 Principal Conductor, Philharmonia, 1984-94
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Painter
5-Mar-1696 27-Mar-1770 18th century Venetian painter
Tintoretto
Painter
c. 1518 31-May-1594 Venetian Renaissance painter
Antonio Vivaldi
Composer
4-Mar-1678 28-Jul-1741 The Four Seasons

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Tomaso Albinoni
Composer
8-Jun-1671 17-Jan-1751 Adagio in G minor
Frances Alda
Singer
31-May-1879 18-Sep-1952 Operatic soprano, NY Metropolitan Opera
Pietro Aretino
Author
20-Apr-1492 21-Oct-1556 Sonetti lussuriosi
Giovanni Bellini
Painter
c. 1430 1516 Altarpiece with St Vincent Ferrar
Trajano Boccalini
Author
1556 16-Nov-1613 Ragguagli di Parnaso
Paris Bordone
Painter
1500 19-Jan-1571 Venetian Renaissance painter
Robert Browning
Poet
7-May-1812 12-Dec-1889 Prominent Victorian poet and playwright
Alvise Cadamosto
Explorer
1432 18-Jul-1488 Discovered Cape Verde islands
Canaletto
Painter
7-Oct-1697 19-Apr-1768 Venetian painter of views
Antonio Canova
Sculptor
1-Nov-1757 13-Oct-1822 Rejuvenated sculpture in Italy
Francesco Cavalli
Composer
14-Feb-1602 14-Jan-1676 Didone
Domenico Cimarosa
Composer
17-Dec-1749 1-Jan-1801 Il Matrimonio segreto
Francesco Colonna
Author
1433 2-Oct-1527 Hypnerotomachia Poliphili
Christian Doppler
Physicist
29-Nov-1803 17-Mar-1853 Discovered the Doppler Effect
Giovanni Gabrieli
Composer
1557 12-Aug-1612 Italian composer at St. Mark's
Baldassare Galuppi
Composer
18-Oct-1706 3-Jan-1784 Il Filosofo di Campagna
Giorgione
Painter
c. 1477 1510 Enigmatic Italian portraitist
Francesco Guardi
Painter
5-Oct-1712 1-Jan-1793 Venetian School Painter, Story of Tobit
Johann Adolph Hasse
Composer
25-Mar-1699 16-Dec-1783 Sesostrato
Christian von Haugwitz
Diplomat
11-Jun-1752 9-Feb-1832 Prussian statesman
Roy M. Huffington
Business
4-Oct-1917 11-Jul-2008 Texas Oilman
George Payne Rainsford James
Novelist
9-Aug-1799 9-Jun-1860 Richelieu
Nicolas Jenson
Engraver
1420 Sep-1480 Created the Roman miniscule
Pietro Longhi
Painter
1702 8-May-1785 18th century Venetian painter
Aldus Manutius
Publisher
1449 6-Feb-1515 Founder of Aldine Press
Leon of Modena
Religion
23-Apr-1571 24-Mar-1648 Riti Ebraici
Claudio Monteverdi
Composer
15-May-1567 29-Nov-1643 Vespro della Beata Vergine
Luigi Nono
Composer
29-Jan-1924 8-May-1990 Il Canto Sospeso
Jacopo Palma
Painter
c. 1480 30-Jul-1528 Palma Vecchio, Venetian painter
Paolo Paruta
Historian
14-May-1540 6-Dec-1598 Official historian of Venice
Marco Polo
Explorer
c. 1254 8-Jan-1324 Travels of Marco Polo
Ezra Pound
Poet
30-Oct-1885 1-Nov-1972 The Cantos
Frederick Rolfe
Author
22-Jul-1860 25-Oct-1913 Baron Corvo
Paolo Sarpi
Activist
14-Aug-1552 14-Jan-1623 Venetian patriot, church reformer
Niccolò Tartaglia
Mathematician
1499 13-Dec-1557 Inaugurated science of Ballistics
Tintoretto
Painter
c. 1518 31-May-1594 Venetian Renaissance painter
Titian
Painter
1488 27-Aug-1576 16th c. Venetian Renaissance painter
Fausto Veranzio
Engineer
1551 27-Jan-1617 Tested Da Vinci's parachute
Paolo Veronese
Painter
1528 9-Apr-1588 Italian Renaissance painter
Andrea del Verrocchio
Painter
1435 1488 Florentine Renaissance painter and sculptor
Richard Wagner
Composer
22-May-1813 13-Feb-1883 Ride of the Valkyries



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