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

July 1, 2018
From 1849 to 1969, the first Sunday in July was dedicated to the “Feast of the most Precious Blood.” The basilica of Sant’Andrea in Mantua houses one of the most well-known relics of the Precious Blood of Christ.

March 5, 2018
Northern Italian painter Lorenzo Costa died on 5 March 1535 in Mantua.

September 13, 2017
On 13 September 1506, Andrea Mantegna died at Mantua.

April 24, 2016
Flemish-born artist Giusto Suttermans (aka Justus Sustermans) died on 24 April 1681 in Florence.

November 1, 2015
Giulio Romano Died on All Saints’ Day (1 November) in 1546 in Mantua.

August 16, 2015
The House of Gonzaga came to power on 16 August 1328, when Ludovico I (Luigi) Gonzaga seized power from the Bonacolsi Family.

September 13, 2013
Italian painter and printmaker Andrea Mantegna died on this day in 1506 in Mantua, where he had served the Gonzaga dukes as court artist for almost half a century.

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