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Italy , officially the Italian Republic languages]] under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. In each of these, Italy's official name is as follows:;;;;;;;;), is a unitary parliamentary republic in South-Central Europe. To the north it borders France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia along the Alps...
Timeline of Events
476
9.4.476
Romulus Augustus, last emperor of the Western Roman Empire, is deposed when Odoacer proclaims himself King of Italy, thus ending Western Roman Empire.
489
8.28.489
Theodoric, king of the Ostrogoths defeats Odoacer at the Battle of Isonzo, forcing his way into Italy.
1071
4.16.1071
Bari falls to Robert Guiscard, ending Byzantine rule in Italy.
1310
6.9.1310
Duccio's Maestà Altarpiece, a seminal artwork of the early Italian Renaissance, is unveiled and installed in the Siena Cathedral in Siena, Italy.
1341
4.14.1341
Sack of Saluzzo (Italy) by Italian-Angevine troops under Manfred V of Saluzzo.
1343
11.25.1343
A tsunami, caused by the earthquake in the Tyrrhenian Sea, devastates Naples (Italy) and the Maritime Republic of Amalfi, among other places.
1377
2.3.1377
More than 2,000 people of the Italian city of Cesena are slaughtered by Papal Troops (Cesena Bloodbath).
1497
2.7.1497
The bonfire of the vanities occurs in which supporters of Girolamo Savonarola burn thousands of objects like cosmetics, art, and books in Florence, Italy.
1498
5.23.1498
Girolamo Savonarola is burned at the stake in Florence, Italy, on the orders of Pope Alexander VI.
1503
4.28.1503
Important victory of the Great captain at the Battle of Cerignola, ruling a small Spanish armies over a French four times bigger in number, in Cerignola, next Bari, Southern Italy. It is noted as the first battle in history won by gunpowder small arms.
1509
4.27.1509
Pope Julius II places the Italian state of Venice under interdict.
1582
10.5.1582
Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
10.6.1582
Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day is skipped in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
10.7.1582
Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day is skipped in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
10.8.1582
Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
10.9.1582
Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
10.10.1582
Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
10.11.1582
Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
10.12.1582
Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
10.13.1582
Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
10.14.1582
Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
10.15.1582
Pope Gregory XIII implements the Gregorian calendar. In Italy, Poland, Portugal, and Spain, October 4 of this year is followed directly by October 15.
1616
9.15.1616
The first non-aristocratic, free public school in Europe is opened in Frascati, Italy.
1629
7.30.1629
An earthquake in Naples, Italy, kills about 10,000 people.
1649
9.2.1649
The Italian city of Castro is completely destroyed by the forces of Pope Innocent X, ending the Wars of Castro.
1693
1.11.1693
Mt. Etna erupts in Sicily, Italy. A powerful earthquake destroys parts of Sicily and Malta.
1786
8.8.1786
Mont Blanc on the FrenchItalian border is climbed for the first time by Jacques Balmat and Dr Michel-Gabriel Paccard.
1796
5.10.1796
First Coalition: Napoleon I of France wins a decisive victory against Austrian forces at Lodi bridge over the Adda River in Italy. The Austrians lose some 2,000 men.
1800
6.14.1800
The French Army of First Consul Napoleon Bonaparte defeats the Austrians at the Battle of Marengo in Northern Italy and re-conquers Italy.
1842
3.9.1842
Giuseppe Verdi's third opera, ''Nabucco'', receives its première performance in Milan; its success establishes Verdi as one of Italy's foremost opera writers.
1848
3.4.1848
Carlo Alberto di Savoia signs the ''Statuto Albertino'' that will later represent the first constitution of the ''Regno d'Italia''
1852
11.4.1852
Count Camillo Benso di Cavour becomes the prime minister of Piedmont-Sardinia, which soon expands to become Italy.
1859
6.24.1859
Battle of Solferino (Battle of the Three Sovereigns): Sardinia and France defeat Austria in Solferino, northern Italy.
1866
4.8.1866
Italy and Prussia ally against Austrian Empire.
6.24.1866
Battle of Custoza: an Austrian army defeats the Italian army during the Austro-Prussian War.
1882
5.20.1882
The Triple Alliance between Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy is formed.
1883
6.28.1883
In Milan in Italy inaugurated the first central European electricity power station.
1889
5.2.1889
Menelik II, Emperor of Ethiopia, signs a treaty of amity with Italy, which gives Italy control over Eritrea.
1890
1.1.1890
Eritrea is consolidated into a colony by the Italian government.
1896
3.1.1896
Battle of Adowa: an Ethiopian army defeats an outnumbered Italian force, ending the First Italo–Ethiopian War.