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Florence, Italy

LOCATION

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

Population:
356,000 (2004)

Founding Date:
59 BC

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
University of Florence
1321

MUSEUM

MuseumFounded
Uffizi Gallery
1765

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Gucci
1921
Salvatore Ferragamo Italia
1914

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Alesso Baldovinetti
Painter
14-Oct-1427 29-Aug-1499 15th c. Florentine painter
Lorenzo Bellini
Doctor
3-Sep-1643 8-Jan-1704 Discovered kidney's Bellini Ducts
Sandro Botticelli
Painter
1-Mar-1445 17-May-1510 Florentine early Renaissance painter
Filippo Brunelleschi
Architect
1377 15-Apr-1446 Florentine Renaissance architect
Guido Cavalcanti
Poet
c. 1250 27-Aug-1300 Canzone d'Amore
Roberto Cavalli
Fashion Designer
15-Nov-1940   Invented a technique for printing on leather
Benvenuto Cellini
Sculptor
1-Nov-1500 13-Feb-1571 Florentine Mannerist goldsmith and sculptor
Luigi Cherubini
Composer
14-Sep-1760 15-Mar-1842 The Water Carrier
Pope Clement VII
Religion
26-May-1478 25-Sep-1534 Roman Catholic Pope, 1523-34
Pope Clement XII
Religion
7-Apr-1652 6-Feb-1740 Roman Catholic Pope, 1730-40
George P. Cosmatos
Film Director
4-Jan-1941 19-Apr-2005 Tombstone
Lorenzo di Credi
Painter
1459 1537 Florentine Renaissance painter
Dante
Poet
1265 14-Sep-1321 La Divina Commedia
Catherine de Medici
Royalty
13-Apr-1519 5-Jan-1589 De facto ruler of France, 1547-59
Stefano Della Bella
Engraver
17-May-1610 12-Jul-1664 Florentine engraver
Donatello
Sculptor
1386 13-Dec-1466 Italian Renaissance sculptor
Oriana Fallaci
Journalist
29-Jun-1929 15-Sep-2006 The Rage and the Pride
Domenico Ghirlandaio
Painter
1449 11-Jan-1494 Florentine painter
Benozzo Gozzoli
Painter
1420 4-Oct-1497 Murals of the Campo Santo at Pisa
Pope Leo X
Religion
11-Dec-1475 1-Dec-1521 Excommunicated Martin Luther
Pope Leo XI
Religion
2-Jun-1535 27-Apr-1605 Roman Catholic Pope, 1605
Fra Filippo Lippi
Painter
c. 1406 10-Oct-1469 Coronation of the Virgin
Jean-Baptiste Lully
Composer
28-Nov-1632 22-Mar-1687 Founder of French opera
Niccolò Machiavelli
Author
3-May-1469 22-Jun-1527 The Prince
Rose McGowan
Actor
5-Sep-1973   Paige Matthews on Charmed
Marie de Medici
Royalty
26-Apr-1573 3-Jul-1642 Regent of France, 1610-17
Philip Neri
Religion
21-Jul-1515 26-May-1595 Congregation of the Oratory
Niccolò Niccoli
Scholar
1363 3-Feb-1437 Italian humanist
Florence Nightingale
Activist
12-May-1820 13-Aug-1910 Established nursing as a profession
Richard Rogers
Architect
23-Jul-1933   Designed Centre Pompidou
John Singer Sargent
Painter
12-Jan-1856 15-Apr-1925 American portraitist
Andrea del Sarto
Painter
16-Jul-1486 28-Sep-1530 Florentine school
Piero Umiliani
Composer
17-Jul-1926 14-Feb-2001 Mah Na Mah Na
Pope Urban VIII
Religion
5-Apr-1568 29-Jul-1644 Roman Catholic Pontiff, 1623-44
Perino del Vaga
Painter
28-Jun-1500 19-Oct-1547 Painter of the Roman School
Gabriele Veneziano
Physicist
20-Feb-1942   Father of string theory
Andrea del Verrocchio
Painter
1435 1488 Florentine Renaissance painter and sculptor
Amerigo Vespucci
Explorer
9-Mar-1454 22-Feb-1512 American eponym
Franco Zeffirelli
Film Director
12-Feb-1923   Romeo and Juliet

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Giovanni Battista Amici
Astronomer
25-Mar-1786 10-Apr-1863 Italian astronomer, microscopist
Bartolommeo Ammannati
Architect
18-Jun-1511 22-Apr-1592 Designed the Pitti Palace
Alesso Baldovinetti
Painter
14-Oct-1427 29-Aug-1499 15th c. Florentine painter
Lorenzo Bellini
Doctor
3-Sep-1643 8-Jan-1704 Discovered kidney's Bellini Ducts
Giotto di Bondone
Painter
1267 8-Jan-1337 Preeminent 14th c. Italian Painter
Pauline Borghese
Relative
20-Oct-1780 9-Jun-1825 Sister of Napoleon Bonaparte
Sandro Botticelli
Painter
1-Mar-1445 17-May-1510 Florentine early Renaissance painter
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Poet
6-Mar-1806 29-Jun-1861 Sonnets from the Portuguese
Filippo Brunelleschi
Architect
1377 15-Apr-1446 Florentine Renaissance architect
Andrea del Castagno
Painter
c. 1400 19-Aug-1457 Florentine painter
Guido Cavalcanti
Poet
c. 1250 27-Aug-1300 Canzone d'Amore
Benvenuto Cellini
Sculptor
1-Nov-1500 13-Feb-1571 Florentine Mannerist goldsmith and sculptor
Lorenzo di Credi
Painter
1459 1537 Florentine Renaissance painter
Luigi Dallapiccola
Composer
3-Feb-1904 19-Feb-1975 Canti di Prigionia
Stefano Della Bella
Engraver
17-May-1610 12-Jul-1664 Florentine engraver
Donatello
Sculptor
1386 13-Dec-1466 Italian Renaissance sculptor
Oriana Fallaci
Journalist
29-Jun-1929 15-Sep-2006 The Rage and the Pride
Francesco Filelfo
Scholar
1398 1481 Italian humanist
Lorenzo Ghiberti
Sculptor
c. 1378 1-Dec-1455 Cast the Florence Baptistery doors
Domenico Ghirlandaio
Painter
1449 11-Jan-1494 Florentine painter
Giambologna
Sculptor
1529 13-Aug-1608 The Rape of the Sabine Women
Charles Godfrey Leland
Poet
15-Aug-1824 20-Mar-1903 Hans Breitmann's Ballads
Niccolò Machiavelli
Author
3-May-1469 22-Jun-1527 The Prince
Lorenzo de Medici
Government
1-Jan-1449 8-Apr-1492 Ruler of Florence, patron of the arts
Niccolò Niccoli
Scholar
1363 3-Feb-1437 Italian humanist
Jacopo Peri
Composer
20-Aug-1561 12-Aug-1633 Dafne, the first opera
Giovanni Pico della Mirandola
Philosopher
24-Feb-1463 17-Nov-1494 Italian philosopher and mystic
Politian
Scholar
14-Jul-1454 28-Sep-1494 Humanist under Lorenzo de Medici
Pontormo
Painter
24-May-1494 Dec-1556 Florentine Mannerist painter
Hiram Powers
Sculptor
29-Jun-1805 27-Jun-1873 American neoclassical sculptor
Howard Pyle
Artist
5-Mar-1853 9-Nov-1911 Art Nouveau children's book illustrator
Andrea del Sarto
Painter
16-Jul-1486 28-Sep-1530 Florentine school
Girolamo Savonarola
Religion
21-Sep-1452 23-May-1498 Italian monk and martyr
Desiderio da Settignano
Sculptor
c. 1430 1464 Florentine sculptor
Muriel Spark
Novelist
1-Feb-1918 13-Apr-2006 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Pope Stephen IX
Religion
c. 1000 29-Mar-1058 Roman Catholic Pope, 1057-58
Gladys Swarthout
Singer
25-Dec-1900 8-Jul-1969 Operatic mezzo-soprano
Evangelista Torricelli
Mathematician
15-Oct-1608 25-Oct-1647 Inventor of the barometer
Paolo Uccello
Painter
1397 10-Dec-1475 The Battle of San Romano
Giorgio Vasari
Artist
30-Jul-1511 27-Jun-1574 Lives of the Artists



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