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Naples, Italy

LOCATION

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

Population:
1,000,000

OPERA

OperaFounded
Teatro di San Carlo
1737

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Lord Acton
Historian
10-Jan-1834 19-Jun-1902 British historian
Pasquale Amato
Singer
21-Mar-1878 13-Aug-1942 Operatic baritone, NY Metropolitan Opera
Pope Benedict XIII
Religion
2-Feb-1649 21-Feb-1730 Roman Catholic Pope, 1724-30
Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Sculptor
7-Dec-1598 28-Nov-1680 Baroque sculptor and architect
Giovanni Alfonso Borelli
Doctor
28-Jan-1608 31-Dec-1679 De motu animalium
Enrico Caruso
Singer
25-Feb-1873 2-Aug-1921 Operatic tenor nonpareil
Federico Castelluccio
Actor
29-Apr-1964   Furio on The Sopranos
Vincent Gardenia
Actor
7-Jan-1922 9-Dec-1992 Cher's father in Moonstruck
Carlo Gesualdo
Composer
c. 1560 8-Sep-1613 Composer of madrigals, murdered his wife
Luca Giordano
Painter
18-Oct-1632 3-Jan-1705 Leading Neapolitan painter
Valeria Golino
Actor
22-Oct-1966   Respiro
Pope Innocent XII
Religion
13-Mar-1615 27-Sep-1700 Roman Catholic Pope, 1691-1700
Ruggero Leoncavallo
Composer
8-Mar-1857 9-Aug-1919 Pagliacci
Licia Maglietta
Actor
16-Nov-1954   Bread and Tulips
Riccardo Muti
Conductor
28-Jul-1941   Music Director of La Scala, 1986-2005
Giorgio Napolitano
Head of State
29-Jun-1925   President of Italy
Giambattista della Porta
Scientist
c. 1538 4-Feb-1615 Magia Naturalis
Giuliana Rancic
TV Personality
17-Aug-1975   E! News Anchor
Tony Rosato
Comic
26-Dec-1954   Second City
Renato Ruggiero
Politician
9-Apr-1930   Director-General of the WTO, 1995-99
Gabriele Salvatores
Film Director
30-Jul-1950   I'm Not Scared
Domenico Scarlatti
Composer
26-Oct-1685 23-Jul-1757 Composed 555 sonatas
Bud Spencer
Actor
31-Oct-1929   My Name Is Trinity
Stephen Spinella
Actor
11-Oct-1956   Love! Valour! Compassion!
Totò
Actor
15-Feb-1898 15-Apr-1967 The Hawks and the Sparrows
Massimo Troisi
Actor
19-Feb-1953 4-Jun-1994 Il Postino
Pope Urban VI
Religion
1318 15-Oct-1389 Roman Catholic Pontiff, 1378-89
Victor Emmanuel III
Royalty
11-Nov-1869 28-Dec-1947 King of Italy, 1900-46
Ignazio Visco
Economist
21-Nov-1949   Governor, Bank of Italy
Vittorio Emanuele di Savoia
Royalty
12-Feb-1937   Crown Prince of Italy

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Sir Henry Bulwer
Diplomat
13-Feb-1801 23-May-1872 Clayton-Bulwer Treaty
Enrico Caruso
Singer
25-Feb-1873 2-Aug-1921 Operatic tenor nonpareil
Francesco Crispi
Head of State
4-Oct-1819 12-Aug-1901 Sicilian patriot, Italian premier
Benedetto Croce
Philosopher
25-Feb-1866 20-Nov-1952 Philosophy of Spirit
Domenichino
Painter
21-Oct-1581 6-Apr-1641 Baroque Italian painter
Francesco Durante
Composer
15-Mar-1684 13-Aug-1755 Pastoral Mass
Antonio Genovesi
Author
1-Nov-1712 22-Sep-1769 Lezioni di Commercio
Artemisia Gentileschi
Painter
1593 1642 Italian Baroque painter
Luca Giordano
Painter
18-Oct-1632 3-Jan-1705 Leading Neapolitan painter
Pope Innocent IV
Religion
? 7-Dec-1254 Roman Catholic Pope, 1243-54
Giacomo Leopardi
Poet
29-Jun-1798 14-Jun-1837 Despairing Italian classical poet
Giovanni Paisiello
Composer
9-May-1740 5-Jun-1816 Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Giambattista della Porta
Scientist
c. 1538 4-Feb-1615 Magia Naturalis
Salvatore Quasimodo
Poet
20-Aug-1901 14-Jun-1968 Acque e terre
José de Ribera
Painter
12-Jan-1588 2-Sep-1652 Spanish-Neapolitan painter
Alessandro Scarlatti
Composer
2-May-1660 24-Oct-1725 Mitridate Eupatore
Heinrich Schliemann
Archaeologist
6-Jan-1822 26-Dec-1890 Discoverer of ancient Troy
Francis Steegmuller
Author
3-Jul-1906 20-Oct-1994 Cocteau: A Biography



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