September 8, 2020
On this day (8 September) in 1474 the Italian poet, Ludovico Ariosto was born in Reggio Emilia in the Duchy of Modena.

August 24, 2020
On this day in history (24 August, 79 A.D.) Mount Vesuvius erupted, killing around sixteen thousand individuals who lived and worked in various locations within the Bay of Naples.

August 20, 2020
On this day (20 August) in 1995, Ugo Eugenio Pratt (known as Hugo Pratt), the comic book artist and illustrator, died in Grandvaux, Switzerland.

August 12, 2020
On this day (12 August) in 875 A.D., heir to the Frankish throne, Louis II of Italy died in Brescia.

July 13, 2020
On this day (13 July) in 2011, the Franco-Italian sculptor and designer, Giacomo Benevelli died in Pavia.

July 8, 2020
Artemisia Gentileschi was born on July 8, 1593, in Rome and is one of the most distinguished artists of her generation.

July 6, 2020
On this day (6 July) in 1533 the Italian poet, Ludovico Ariosto died in Ferrara.

June 29, 2020
Today (June 29) marks the joint feast day of Saints Peter and Paul.

June 29, 2020
On this day (29 June) in 1868, sculptor Giovanni Bastianini died in Florence.

June 26, 2020
Mannerist painter Suor Orsola Maddalena Caccia (1596–1676) was born Theodora in Moncalvo, Italy, to an artistic family.

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