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Milan, Italy

LOCATION

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

Population:
1,300,000 (2004)

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
University of Milan
1923
Milan Conservatory
 

ORCHESTRA

OrchestraFounded
Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi
1993

OPERA

OperaFounded
La Scala
1778

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Telecom Italia
1994
Dolce & Gabbana
1985
Versace
1978
Prada
1913

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Diego Abatantuono
Actor
20-May-1955   Mediterraneo
Claudio Abbado
Conductor
26-Jun-1933   Conductor of La Scala, 1968-86
Renata Adler
Journalist
19-Oct-1938   Gone: The Last Days of the New Yorker
Maria Gaetana Agnesi
Mathematician
16-May-1718 9-Jan-1799 Instituzioni Analitiche
Giuseppe Arcimboldo
Painter
1527 11-Jul-1593 Painter of metamorphic imagery
Cesare Beccaria
Philosopher
15-Mar-1738 28-Nov-1794 On Crimes and Punishments
Silvio Berlusconi
Head of State
29-Sep-1936   Former Prime Minister of Italy
Tinto Brass
Film Director
26-Mar-1933   Caligula
Charles L. Caccia
Politician
29-Apr-1930 4-May-2008 Former Canadian MP, Davenport
Roberto Calvi
Business
13-Apr-1920 17-Jun-1982 Vatican banker who died mysteriously
Caravaggio
Painter
28-Sep-1573 18-Jul-1610 Temperamental painter
Stefano Casiraghi
Business
9-Aug-1960 3-Oct-1990 Second husband of Princess Caroline
Felice Cavallotti
Politician
6-Oct-1842 6-Mar-1898 Italian radical politician
Adriano Celentano
Singer
6-Jan-1938   The Taming of the Scoundrel
Pope Celestine IV
Religion
? 10-Nov-1241 Roman Catholic Pope, 1241
Riccardo Chailly
Conductor
20-Feb-1953   Director, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Valentina Cortese
Actor
1-Jan-1925   La Nuit Américaine
Bettino Craxi
Head of State
24-Feb-1934 19-Jan-2000 Prime Minister of Italy, 1983-87
Alberto Cribiore
Business
c. 1946   Brera Capital Partners
Fabio
Model
15-Mar-1959   Can't believe it's not butter
Alberto Lattuada
Film Director
13-Nov-1913 3-Jul-2005 Stay As You Are
Alessandro Manzoni
Poet
7-Mar-1785 22-May-1873 I Promessi Sposi
Isa Miranda
Actor
5-Jul-1905 8-Jul-1982 Summertime
Ernesto Teodoro Moneta
Activist
20-Sep-1833 10-Feb-1918 Founder of the Lombard League
Pope Pius IV
Religion
31-Mar-1499 9-Dec-1565 Roman Catholic Pope 1560-65
Carlo Ponti
Film/TV Producer
11-Dec-1910 10-Jan-2007 Doctor Zhivago
Dino Risi
Film Director
23-Dec-1916 7-Jun-2008 The Easy Life
Nino Rota
Composer
3-Dec-1911 10-Apr-1979 Film composer, The Godfather
Greta Scacchi
Actor
18-Feb-1960   The Player
Silvio Scaglia
Business
1958   FastWeb, Bablegum
Pope Urban III
Religion
? 19-Oct-1187 Roman Catholic Pontiff, 1185-87
Allegra Versace
Relative
30-Jun-1986   Waify Versace heiress
Luchino Visconti
Film Director
2-Nov-1906 17-Mar-1976 La Terra Trema
Mike Volpi
Business
c. 1966   CEO of Joost

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Nicola Abbagnano
Philosopher
15-Jul-1901 9-Sep-1990 Italian existentialist
St. Ambrose
Religion
c. 340 AD 4-Apr-397 AD Church Father, fought Arianism
Giuseppe Arcimboldo
Painter
1527 11-Jul-1593 Painter of metamorphic imagery
Cesare Beccaria
Philosopher
15-Mar-1738 28-Nov-1794 On Crimes and Punishments
Arrigo Boito
Composer
24-Feb-1842 10-Jun-1918 Mefistofele
Ambrogio Borgognone
Painter
c. 1455 1524 Milanese Renaissance painter
Ruggero Giuseppe Boscovich
Astronomer
18-May-1711 13-Feb-1787 Theoria philosophiae naturalis
John Carradine
Actor
5-Feb-1906 27-Nov-1988 In over 200 B movies
Walter Chiari
Actor
2-Mar-1924 20-Dec-1991 Bellissima
Franco Corelli
Singer
8-Apr-1921 29-Oct-2003 Operatic tenor
Gianfranco Ferrè
Fashion Designer
15-Aug-1944 17-Jun-2007 Italian fashion designer
Tommaso Grossi
Poet
20-Jan-1791 10-Dec-1853 The Lombards in the First Crusade
Bernardino Luini
Painter
c. 1481 1532 Painter of the Lombard School
Alessandro Manzoni
Poet
7-Mar-1785 22-May-1873 I Promessi Sposi
Marino Marini
Musician
11-May-1924 20-Mar-1997 Innovative pop music bandleader
Dimitri Mitropoulos
Conductor
1-Mar-1896 2-Nov-1960 Conductor, NY Philharmonic, 1949-58
Ernesto Teodoro Moneta
Activist
20-Sep-1833 10-Feb-1918 Founder of the Lombard League
Eugenio Montale
Poet
12-Oct-1896 12-Sep-1981 Ossi di seppia
Giuseppe Parini
Poet
22-May-1729 15-Aug-1799 Il Mattino
Amilcare Ponchielli
Composer
31-Aug-1834 16-Jan-1886 La Gioconda
Cecil Powell
Physicist
5-Dec-1903 9-Aug-1969 Discovered the pi-meson
Giovanni Virginio Schiaparelli
Astronomer
14-Mar-1835 4-Jul-1910 Discovered canals on Mars
Giuseppe Verdi
Composer
9-Oct-1813 27-Jan-1901 La Traviata
Elio Vittorini
Novelist
23-Jul-1908 13-Feb-1966 Conversations in Sicily



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