Posts by Maggie Bell

April 27, 2018
April 27 is the feast day of Santa Zita, who was born into poverty in 1208 in the Tuscan town of Monsagrati (where a chapel now stands at the site of her birth).

April 6, 2018
On April 6, 1252 Peter Martyr, also known as Peter of Verona was assassinated.

March 23, 2018
Francesco Clemente was born on 23 March ,1952 in Naples.

February 23, 2018
Pope Eugenius IV (born Gabriele Condulmer in 1383) died on February 23, 1447.

February 16, 2018
Italian typographer Giambattista Bodoni was born into a family of printmakers on 16 February 1740 in Saluzzo in the Piedmont region of Italy.

February 9, 2018
On February 9, 1941, the Cathedral of San Lorenzo in Genoa was bombed by Allied troops during Operation Grog.

February 2, 2018
The humanist author and diplomat Baldassarre Castiglione died on February 2, 1529.

January 19, 2018
The artist Roberto Bompiani died on January 19, 1908 in Rome, in the midst of working on a monumental work entitled The Apotheosis of Sappho.

December 26, 2017
A Bonus for Boxing Day: the Feast of Saint Stephen takes place on 26 December.

December 8, 2017
December 8 is the Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception.

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