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1st January 1959 (65 years)

The Communist revolutionary Fidel Castro led the Cubans to victory over Fulgencia Batista

1st January 1864 (160 years)

Alfred Stieglitz is born

Photographer and promoter of modern art

3rd January 1919 (105 years)

Frank Duveneck is born

American portraitist

7th January 1839 (185 years)

Louis Daguerre announces the invention of the daguerreotype

7th January 1989 (35 years)

Emperor Hirohito dies

124th Emperor of Japan

8th January 1324 (700 years)

Marco Polo dies,

Italian merchant, explorer and writer from the Republic of Venice

15th January 1759 (265 years)

The British Museum opens

19th January 1839 (185 years)

Paul Cezanne is born

French Post-Impressionist painter

19th January 1889 (135 years)

Sophie Taeuber-Arp is born

Swiss artist and painter

21st January 1924 (100 years)

Vladimir Lenin, leader of the Russian SFSR and premier of the Soviet Union, died.

23rd January 1989 (35 years)

Salvador Dalì dies

Spanish surrealist painter

23rd January 1944 (80 years)

Edvard Munch dies

Norwegian painter

23rd January 1889 (135 years)

Alexandre Cabanel dies

French painter

26th January 1824 (200 years)

Théodore Géricault dies

French painter

26th January 1714 (310 years)

Jean-Baptiste Pigalle dies

French sculptor

28th January 1929 (95 years)

Claes Oldenburg is born

American Pop Artist

1st February 1944 (80 years)

Piet Mondrian dies

Dutch pioneer of abstract art

3rd February 1874 (150 years)

Gertrude Stein,

American writer and poet, was born.

8th February 1725 (300 years)

Peter Alekseevič Romanov, known as Peter the Great, first emperor of Russia, dies

10th February 1824 (200 years)

200 years after the appointment of Simon Bolivar as dictator of Peru

15th February 1873 (150 years)

Ernest Henry Shackleton.

British explorer of Irish origin, was born

18th February 1564 (460 years)

Michelangelo Buonarroti dies

Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet

25th February 1914 (110 years)

Sir John Tenniel dies

British illustrator and political cartoonist, best known for his work for Punch and Alice in Wonderland

28th February 1929 (95 years)

Frank Gehry is born

Canadian-born American architect and designer

3rd March 1914 (110 years)

Asger Jorn is born

Danish painter and founding member of the avant-garde movement COBRA

9th March 1934 (90 Years)

Birth of Yuri Gagarin,

Russian astronaut and Soviet pilot.

13th March 1864 (160 years)

Alexej von Jawlensky is born

Russian expressionist painter active in Germany

14th March 1879 (145 Years)

Albert Einstein was born

24th March 1834 (190 years)

William Morris is born

British artist and writer

29th March 1974 (50 Years)

The Terracotta Army was found in China

31st March 1889 (135 years)

Official opening of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, a world icon

1st April 1919 (105 years)

Walter Gropius founded the Staatliche Bauhaus in Weimar

6th April 1959 (65 years)

Frank Lloyd Wright dies


7th April 1614 (410 years)

El Greco dies

Greek painter, sculptor and architect of the Spanish Renaissance

10th April 1894 (130 years)

Ben Nicholson is born

English pianter

22nd April 1929 (95 years)

Henry Lerolle dies

French painter

24th April 1904 (120 years)

Willem de Kooning is born

American Abstract Expressionist

2nd May 1519 (505 years)

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci dies

Universal genius Leonardo is considered one of the most ingenious and prolific minds of the Renaissance

4th May 1929 (95 Years)

Audrey Hepburn was born

Belgian-born British actress known for her radiant beauty and style

6th May 1889 (135 Years)

Completion of the Eiffel Tower

10th May 1849 (175 years)

Katsushika Hokusai dies

Japanese painter

10th May 1824 (200 years)

National Gallery in London opens to the public

11st May 1924 (120 years)

Salvador Dali,

painter, sculptor, and Spanish writer was born

11st May 1824 (200 years)

Jean-Léon Gérôme,

French painter and sculptor was born

16th May 1949 (75 years)

William Nicholson dies

British Pianter

19th May 1954 (70 years)

Max Oppenheimer,

Austrian painter and graphic designer died

21st May 1844 (180 yeras)

Henri Rousseau is born

French painter

31st May 1549 (475 years)

Tintoretto dies

Italian painter

1st June 1265 (760 years)

Dante Alighieri was born

Italian Poet

6th June 1944 (80 years)

D-Day: The Allies land in Normandy

10th June 1819 (205 years)

Gustave Courbet dies

French painter who led the Realism movement in 19th-century French painting

15th June 1215 (810 years)

King John of England puts his seal to the Magna Carta.

4th July 1934 (90 Years)

Marie Curie dies

Polish physicist

5th July 1969 (55 years)

Walter Gropius dies

German architect and founder of the Bauhaus School

12th July 1854 (170 years)

170 years since the founding of Eastman Kodak Company

14th July 1939 (85 years)

Alphonse Mucha dies

Czech Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist

20th July 1969 (55 Years)

On board Apollo 11, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin are the first two men to land on the moon.

25th July 1969 (55 years)

Otto Dix dies

German painter and printmaker

31st July 1954 (70 years)

Edgar Maxence,

French painter died.

11st August 1614 (410 years)

Lavinia Fontana dies

Italian painter regarded as the first woman artist

13th August 1899 (125 Years)

Alfred Hitchcock, the British film director and producer, also known as the “Master of Suspense” was born.

1st September 1939 (85 Years)

Invasion of Poland by Germany, which marks the beginning of World War II

5th September 1774 (250 Years)

Caspar David Friedrich, German painter, exponent of romantic art was born

6th September 1939 (85 years)

Arthur Rackham dies

English illustrator best known for his illustrations for Alice in Wonderland, The Christmas Carol and many others

8th September 1954 (70 years)

Andre’ Derain,

French painter died.

18th September 1839 (185 years)

Anton Mauve is born

Painter, graphic artist and cousin of Vincent van Gogh

20th September 1934 (90 Years)

Sophia Loren is born, iconic actress of Italian cinema

26th September 1914 (110 years)

August Macke dies

German expressionist painter

3rd October 1954 (70 years)

Heldt Werner,

german painter died.

4th October 1814 (210 years)

Jean-Francois Millet is born

French painter and one of the founders of the Barbizon school in rural France

4th October 1669 (355 years)

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn dies

Prolific painter, draftsman, and etcher, usually regarded as the greatest artist of Holland’s “Golden Age”

9th October 1874 (150 years)

Nicholas Roerich is born

Russian painter influenced by spirituality, a recurring theme in his philosophy and writings

10th October 1684 (340 years)

Jean Antoine Watteau is born

French painter who profoundly influenced other artists thanks to his use of color

16th October 1854 (170 years)

Oscar Wilde, Irish writer, is born

21st October 1959 (65 years)

65 years since the opening of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum New York

26th October 1764 (260 years)

William Hogarth dies

English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, social critic, and editorial cartoonist

3rd November 1954 (70 years)

Henri Matisse dies

French artist and leader of the Fauvist movement

9th November 1949 (75 Years)

James Ensor died
Belgian painter

24th November 1864 (160 years)

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is born

French artist

26th November 1924 (100 years)

George Segal,

American sculptor and painter was born.

29th November 1924 (100 years)

Giacomo Puccini,

italian composer died.

1st December 1899 (125 years)

Eileen Agar is born

British painter and photographer associated with the Surrealist movement

2nd December 1859 (165 years)

Georges Pierre Seurat is born

French post-Impressionist painter and draftsman

3rd December 1919 (105 years)

Pierre-Auguste Renoir dies

French painter known throughout the world as a leader of Impressionism

4th Decemebr 1914 (110 years)

Rudolf Hausner is born

Austrian painter, draftsman and sculptor described as the first psychoanalytic painter.

6th December 1954 (70 years)

Josef Scharl,

german painter died.

6th December 1954 (70 years)

Mezquita Lopez Jose’ Maria,

Spanish painter died.

8th December 1864 (160 years)

Camille Claudel is born

French sculptor

8th December 1954 (70 years)

Claude Cahun dies,

French artist, photographer and writer.

17th December 1904 (120 years)

Paul Cadmus is born

American painter and photographer

13th December 1944 (80 years)

Wassily Kandinsky dies

Russian-born French artist known for his purely abstract work

18th December 1879 (145 years)

Paul Klee is born

Swiss-German painter influenced by Expressionism, Cubism and Surrealism

18th December 1869 (155 years)

Edward Redfield is born

American Impressionist landscape painter

23rd December 1989 (35 years)

Nancy Graves is born

conceptual sculpture artist

26th December 1909 (115 years)

Frederic Remington dies

American painter, illustrator, sculptor and writer.

31st December 1514 (510 years)

Andreas Vesalio is born

the Flemish physician who wrote and illustrated the first comprehensive textbook of human anatomy

1925 (100 years)

Bauhaus – Anniversary of the establishment of the School in Dessau

5th January 1900 (125 years)

Yves Tanguy, French surrealist painter was born

6th January 1745 (280 yeras)

Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier, French inventor was born

7th January 1955 (70 years)

Samuel John “Lamorna” Birch,
English artist died

8th Janaury 1935 (90 years)

Amelia Earhart becomes the first aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, from Honolulu, Hawaii to Oakland, California.

8th January 1935 (90 years)

Elvis Presley,

American singer and actor was born.

12nd January 1895 (130 years)

National Trust Foundation, UK

13rd January 1625 (400 years)

Jan Brueghel the Elder, Flemish painter, dies

15th January 1955 (70 years)

Raymond Georges Yves Tanguy,
French-American painter belonging to the surrealist movement died

20th January 1875 (150 years)

Jean-Francois Millet died

French Realist painter

20th January 1920 (105 years)

Federico Fellini was born

Italian film director known for his distinct style

20th January 1900 (125 years)

John Ruskin, British writer, painter, poet, restorer and art critic, dies

21st January 1905 (120 years)

Christian Dior is born

French fashion designer

22nd January 1875 (150 years)

David Wark Griffith, American film director was born.

24th January 1920 (105 years)

Amedeo Modigliani died.

Italian painter and sculptor

24th January 1965 (60 years)

Winston Churchill died

Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

25th January 2005 (20 years)

Philip Johnson died

American architect

27th January 1945 (80 years)

Liberation of the German concentration camp Auschwitz.

4th February 1945 (80 years)

The Yalta War Conference was held between February 4th and February 11th 1945.

10th February 2005 (20 years)

Arthur Miller dies

American playwright, essayist, and a major figure in the twentieth-century American theater

16th February 1990 (35 years)

Keith Haring dies

American artist

18th February 1745 (280 years)

Alessandro Volta was born

the Italian inventor of the electric battery

18th February 1455 (570 years)

Fra Angelico, Italian painter, dies

22nd February 1980 (45 years)

Oskar Kokoschka dies

Austrian artist best known for his expressionists portraits and landscapes

22nd February 1875 (150 anni)

Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, French painter, dies

24th February 1500 (525 years)

Charles V of Habsburg, Holy Roman Emperor of the German Empire, is born

28th February 1820 (205 years)

Sir John Tennie, was born

English graphic humorist, political cartoonist and famous for the illustrations of Alice in Wonderland

1st March 1445 (580 years)

Sandro Botticelli is born, Italian painter

2nd March 1895 (130 years)

Berthe Morisot dies

French Impressionist Painter

4th March 1975 (50 years)

Comic genius Charlie Chaplin is knighted.

6th March 1475 (550 years)

Michelangelo Buonarroti,

Italian painter, sculptor, architect and poet was born

8th March 1945 (80 years)

Anselm Kiefer was born

German artist

11th March 1955 (70 years)

Sir Alexander Fleming dies

The man who first discovered the life-saving drug penicillin

11st March 1955 (70 years)

William Robinson Leigh
American artist and illustrator died

14th March 1885 (140 years)

The Mikado a light opera by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, had its first public performance in London.

14th March 1915 (110 years)

Walter Crane dies

English artist and book illustrator

15th March 1975 (50 years)

Aristotle Onassis, Greek shipowner, dies

16th March 1955 (70 years)

Nicolas De Staël
Russian painter naturalized French died

24th March 1905 (120 years)

Jules Gabriel Verne,
French novelist, poet, and playwright

25th March 1955 (70 years)

Huáng Bīnhóng Chinese literati painter and art historian died

28th March 1985 (40 years)

Marc Chagall, the Russian-French painter, illustrator and graphic artist of Jewish origin, dies

31st March 1685 (340 years)

Johann Sebastian Bach
German composer and musician was born

2nd April 1805 (220 years)

Hans Christian Andersen was born

Danish author, best known for his fairy tales

2nd April 1840 (185 years)

Emile Zola was born

French writer

2nd April 1725 (300 years)

Giacomo Casanova is born, Italian adventurer, writer, poet, alchemist, esotericist, diplomat, scientist, philosopher and secret agent, citizen of the Republic of Venice.

3rd April 1955 (70 years)

Karl Christian Ludwig Hofer
german painter died

6th April 1520 (505 years)

Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino known as Raphael, died

Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance

6th April 1820 (205 years)

Gaspard-Félix Tournachon known by the pseudonym Nadar was born

French photographer

9th April 1830 (195 years)

Eadweard J. Muybridge was born

English photographer and inventor

12th April 1945 (80 years)

Franklin D. Roosevelt dies

the 32nd President of the United States

12th April 1975 (50 years)

Josephine Baker dies

American-born French dancer, singer and actress

13th April 1695 (330 years)

Jean de La Fontaine
French writer and poet died

14th April 1865 (160 years)

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th U.S. President, was assassinated.

16th April 1825 (200 years)

Johann Heinrich Füssli died
Swiss painter

16th April 1925 (100 years)

John Singer Sargent, American painter, dies

21st April 1955 (70 years)

Bror Julius Olsson Nordfeldt
American painter died

21st April 1990 (35 years)

Romain de Tirtoff dies

Russian-born French artist and designer known by the pseudonym Erté, from the French pronunciation of his initials

22nd April 1840 (185 years)

Odilon Redon was born

French symbolist painter

23rd April 1775 (250 years)

J.M.W Turner was born

British romantic landscape painter

23rd April 1825 (200 years)

William Turner, English painter and engraver, dies

25th April 1595 (430 years)

Torquato Tasso,
Italian poet, writer, playwright and philosopher died

25th April 1945 (80 years)

Italy Liberation Day

28th April 1945 (80 years)

Benito Mussolini, dictator of Italy until his downfall in 1943, has been killed by partisans along with his mistress, Clara Petacci, and some close.

29th April 1980 (45 years)

Alfred Hitchcock dies

famous English film director and producer

30th April 1945 (80 years)

WWII: Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun commit suicide

1st May 1825 (200 years)

George Inness, American painter was born

3rd May 1535 (490 years)

Alessandro Allori, Italian painter was born

6th May 1895 (130 years)

Rudolph Valentino, was born

Italian-American film actor and sex symbol of the 1920s

6th May 1915 (110 years)

Orson Welles was born

American actor, writer and director

8th May 1945 (80 years)

Winston Churchill announced the end of the war.

9th May 1860 (165 years)

Sir James Matthew Barriewas born

1st Baronet, Scottish novelist who created Peter Pan

13rd May 1625 (400 years)

Carlo Maratta, Italian painter, is born

15th May 1935 (90 years)

Kazimir Malevich dies

Russian painter and art theoretician

22nd May 1885 (140 years)

Victor Hugo,
French writer, poet, playwright and politician died

23rd May 1955 (70 years)

Auguste Chabaud
French painter and sculptor died

26th May 1595 (430 years)

Filippo Romolo Neri
Italian priest and educator, beatified in 1615 and proclaimed a saint in 1622 died

28th May 1840 (185 years)

Hans Makart was born

Austrian painter most well known for his influence on Gustav Klimt

30th May 1640 (385 years)

Peter Paul Rubens dies

Flemish Baroque painter

9th June 1870 (155 years)

Charles Dickens dies

English writer and social critic

12th June 1890 (135 years)

Egon Schiele was born

One of the major figurative painters of the early 20th century

24th June 1910 (115 years)

The company Alfa Romeo is founded

29th June 1955 (70 years)

Max Pechstein
German painter and engraver died

29th June 1940 (85 years)

Paul Klee dies

Swiss-German artist whose style was influenced by movements that included Expressionism, Cubism, and Surrealism

1st July 1925 (100 years)

Erik Satie, French composer and pianist, dies

6th July 1885 (140 years)

Louis Pasteur successfully tests his vaccine against rabies. The patient is Joseph Meister, a boy who was bitten by a rabid dog.

17th July 1925 (100 years)

Lovis Corinth, German painter and printmaker, is born

18th July 1610 (415 years)

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio dies

Italian painter

20th July 1890 (135 years)

Giorgio Morandi was born

Italian still life painter and printmaker

24th July 1860 (165 years)

Alphonse Mucha was born

Czech painter and graphic artist

29th July 1890 (135 years)

Vincent van Gogh dies

Dutch Post-Impressionist painter

2nd August 1945 (80 years)

Pietro Mascagni
Italian composer died

4th August 1525 (500 years)

Andrea della Robbia, Italian sculptor and ceramist, dies

5th August 1930 (95 years)

Neil Armstrong, the first man to step foot on the Moon, is born.

6th August 1945 (80 years)

The United States of America dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima in Japan.

9th August 1945 (80 years)

The United States of America dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki in Japan.

14th August 1915 (110 years)

Mary Fedden was born

British artist

17th August 1955 (70 years)

Fernand Léger
French painter died

19th August 1905 (120 years)

William Adolphe Bouguereau, French painter, died

25th August 1930 (95 years)

Sir Thomas Sean Connery was born

Scottish actor and producer

25th August 1900 (125 years)

Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher, philologist and essayist, dies

26th August 1910 (115 years)

Mother Teresa MC was born

Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun, missionary and Saint

27th August 1890 (135 years)

Man Ray was born

American-French modernist painter and photographer

27th August 1965 (60 years)

Le Corbusier dies

Swiss-born French architect and city planner

29th August 1780 (245 years)

Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres was born

French Neoclassical painter

29th August 1915 (110 years)

Ingrid Bergman was born

Swedish actress who won three Academy Awards

31st August 1955 (70 years)

Willi Baumeister
German painter and graphic designer died

1st September 1715 (310 years)

Louis XIV, known as the Sun King died

2nd September 1945 (80 years)

End of World War II

12nd September 1940 (85 years)

Discovery of the Lascaux Cave

15th September 1890 (135 years)

Agatha Christie was born

English crime novelist, short story writer, and playwright

23rd September 1835 (190 years)

Vincenzo Bellini
italian composer died

27th September 1905 (120 years)

Albert Einstein publishes a paper in which he explains the equivalence of matter and energy (E=mc2).

28th September 1865 (160 years)

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, Britain’s first Woman doctor, gets a qualification.

1st October 1890 (135 years)

Yosemite becomes a national park.

5th October 1955 (70 years)

Nicolai Fechin
Russian-American painter died

11th October 1965 (60 years)

Dorothea Lange dies

American documentary photographer and photojournalist

13rd October 1925 (100 years)

Margaret Thatcher, British politician, Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990, is born

17th October 1915 (110 years)

Arthur Miller is born

American playwright and essayist

19th October 1745 (280 years)

Jonathan Swift
Irish writer and poet, author of Gulliver’s Travels died

25th October 1825 (200 years)

Johann Strauss, Austrian composer and conductor, is born

31th October 1760 (265 years)

Katsushika Hokusai is born

Japanese artist, ukiyo-e painter and printmaker of the Edo period

3rd November 1500 (525 years)

Benvenuto Cellini, Italian sculptor, is born

4th November 1575 (450 years)

Guido Reni, Italian painter and engraver was born

4th November 1945 (80 Years)

UNESCO is founded

5th November 1935 (90 years)

First flight of the Hawker Hurricane.

9th November 1960 (65 years)

Senator John F Kennedy has won the election to become the youngest elected president of the United States.

9th November 1970 (55 years)

Charles de Gaulle dies

Wartime hero and former president of France

10th November 1880 (145 years)

Sir Jacob Epstein was born

American-British sculptor

12th November 1840 (185 years)

Auguste René Rodin was born

Considered as one of the most remarkable sculptors of his time

14th November 1840 (185 years)

Claude Monet was born

French painter and master of Impressionism

16th November 1625 (400 years)

Sofonisba Anguissola, Italian painter, dies

19th November 1955 (70 years)

Anselmo Bucci
Italian painter, engraver, writer and designer died

20th November 1975 (50 years)

General Franco, Spanish dictator, dies.

23rd November 1890 (135 years)

El Lissitzky was born

Russian painter, typographer, architect and designer

23rd November 1990 (35 anni)

Roald Dahl diee

British author and scriptwriter, famous for novels such as “The BFG” or “Matilda”

30th November 1825 (200 years)

William-Adolphe Bouguereau, French painter was born

30th November 1900 (125 years)

Oscar Wilde, Irish writer, died

2nd December 1955 (70 years)

María Izquierdo
mexican painter died

6th December 1955 (70 years)

George Platt Lynes
American photographer died

8th December 1815 (210 years)

Adolph Friedrich Erdmann von Menzel was born

German artist

10th December 1475 (550 years)

Paolo Uccello dies

Italian painter and mathematician.

10th December 1915 (110 years)

The one millionth Ford car is produced.

11th December 1890 (135 years)

Mark Tobey was born

American abstract painter,

12th December 1915 (110 years)

Frank Sinatra was born

American singer and actor

15th December 1675 (350 years)

Johannes Vermeer, Dutch painter, dies

16th December 1775 (250 years)

Jane Austen, British writer, is born

17th December 1955 (70 years)

Dorothea Sharp
british painter died

19th December 1915 (110 years)

Édith Piaf was born

French singer and icon also known as “The Little Sparrow”

21st December 1375 (650 years)

Giovanni Boccaccio, Italian writer, dies

22nd December 1960 (65 years)

Jean-Michel Basquiat was born

American artist and one of the most significant painters of the 20th century

26th December 1890 (135 years)

Heinrich Schliemann, archeologist who uncovered the city of Troy, dies.

27th December 1950 (75 years)

Max Beckmann, German painter, dies

28th December 1065 (960 years)

Westminster Abbey is consecrated.

29th December 1925 (100 years)

Félix Vallotton, Swiss painter, dies

29th December 1825 (200 years)

Jacques-Louis David, French painter and politician, is born

30th December 1865 (160 years)

The English writer Rudyard Kipling was born.

He is best known for his novels The Jungle Book, The Second Jungle Book

10th January 1941 (55 years)

Coco Chanel dies

French designer

10th January 1941 (85 years)

Sir John Lavery dies

Irish portrait and landscape painter

12nd January 1976 (50 years)

Agatha Christie, British writer, dies

13rd January 1956 (70 years)

Lyonel Feininger, American painter, dies

14th January 1841 (185 Years)

Berthe Morisot is born

French painter

17th January 1706 (320 years)

Benjamin Franklin, American scientist and politician, is born

22nd January 1901 (125 years)

Queen Victoria, queen of the United Kingdom from 1837 until her death, dies

24th January 76 (1950 years)

Publius Aelius Trajan Hadrian, known as Hadrian, Roman emperor, is born

27th January 1756 (270 years)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austrian composer, is born

29th January 1936 (90 Years)

Patrick Caulfield is born

English painter and printmaker

29th January 1886 (140 years)

The car is born

1st February 1901 (125 Years)

Clark Gable was born

American actor

1st February 1851 (175 years)

Mary Shelley, British writer, dies

4th February 1881 (145 years)

Fernand Léger, French painter was born

8th February 1591 (435 Years)

Giovanni Francesco Barbieri,

Italian Baroque painter, best known as Guercino, was born.

18th February 1546 (480 years)

Martin Luther, German theologian, dies

23rd February 1821 (205 Years)

John Keats died

English poet

25th February 1841 (185 Years)

Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born

French Impressionist painter

4th March 1916 (110 Years)

Franz Marc dies

German painter

5th March 1696 (330 Years)

Giambattista Tiepolo is born
Italian painter and printmaker

12th March 1921 (105 Years)

Gianni Agnelli was born

Italian businessman and politician

23rd March 2011 (15 Years)

Elizabeth Taylor dies

British-American actress

25th March 1976 (50 Years)

Josef Albers dies
German painter

28th March 1941 (85 Years)

Adeline Virginia Woolf died

English modernist writer

29th March 1891 (135 Years)

Georges Seurat dies

French Post-Impressionist painter and draftsman

30th March 1746 (280 Years)

Francisco Goya is born
Spanish painter and printmaker

1st April 1976 (50 Years)

Max Ernest dies
German painter and sculptor, naturalized French

6th April 1826 (200 Years)

Gustave Moreau is born

French painter

6th April 1971 (55 Years)

Igor Stravinsky (Igor’ Fëdorovič Stravinskij) died

Russian-born composer and conductor

9th April 1821 (205 Years)

Charles Pierre Baudelaire born

French poet, writer, literary critic, art critic, journalist, philosopher, aphorist, essayist and translator

13rd April 1956 (70 Years)

Emil Nolde dies
Danish painter

15th April 1446 (580 Years)

Filippo Brunelleschi dies
Italian architect, engineer, sculptor, mathematician, goldsmith and set designer

21st April 1926 (100 Years)

Elizabeth II is born
Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the other Commonwealth realms from 6 February 1952 until her death on 8 September 2022

23rd April 1616 (410 Years)

William Shakespeare dies
English playwright and poet

23rd April 1616 (410 Years)

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra dies
Spanish writer, poet, playwright and soldier

5th May 1821 (205 Years)

Napoleon Bonaparte died

French politician and general

7th May 1956 (70 Years)

Josef Hoffmann dies
Austrian architect

20th May 1506 (520 anni)

Christopher Columbus dies
Italian navigator and explorer

1st June 1926 (100 Years)

Marilyn Monroe is born
American actress, singer, model and film producer

2nd June 1946 (80 Years)

The Italian Republic is born

8th June 1876 (150 Years)

George Sand died
French writer and playwright

8th June 1956 (70 anni)

Marie Laurencin dies
French painter, artist and illustrator

10th June 1926 (100 Years)

Antoni Gaudí dies
Spanish architect

11st June 1776 (250 Years)

John Constable is born
English painter

14th June 1926 (100 Years)

Mary Cassatt dies

American painter and printmaker

17th June 1956 (70 Years)

Enrico Prampolini dies
Italian painter and sculptor

24th June 1916 (110 Years)

Thomas Eakins dies

American realist painter, photographer, sculptor, and fine arts educator

2nd July 1566 (460 Years)

Nostradamus died
French astrologer, writer, pharmacist and apothecary

4th July 1776 (250 Years)

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

5th July 1946 (80 years)

The first modern bikini two-piece swimsuit was born

6th July 1916 (110 Years)

Odilon Redon dies

French printmaker and painter

10th July 1851 (175 Years)

Louis Daguerre dies
French artist, chemist and physicist, universally recognized as the inventor of the photographic process called daguerreotype

15th July 1606 (420 Years)

Rembrandt is born
Dutch painter and printmaker

22nd July 1956 (70 Years)

Emmanuel Pontremoli dies
French architect of Italian origin

26th July 1856 (170 Years)

George Bernard Shaw is born
Irish writer and playwright

26th July 1971 (55 Years)

Diane Arbus died

American photographer of Russian origin

29th July 1856 (170 Years)

Robert Schumann died
German composer, pianist and music critic

31st July 1556 (470 Years)

Ignatius of Loyola dies
Spanish religious

31st July 1886 (140 Years)

Franz Liszt died
Hungarian composer, pianist, conductor and organist

4th August 1901 (125 Years)

Louis Armstrong
American trumpeter

7th August 1876 (125 Years)

Nasce Mata Hari
Dutch dancer and secret agent

7th August 1616 (410 Years)

Vincenzo Scamozzi dies

Italian architect

9th August 1516 (510 Years)

Hieronymus Bosch died
Dutch painter

11st August 1956 (70 Years)

Jackson Pollock
American painter

13rd August 1926 (100 Years)

Fidel Castro is born
Cuban revolutionary, politician and military

14th August 1956 (70 Years)

Bertolt Brecht dies
German playwright, poet, theater director, writer and essayist

16th August 1916 (110 Years)

Umberto Boccioni died

Italian Futurist artist and sculptor

20th August 1901 (125 Years)

Salvatore Quasimodo is born
Italian poet

23rd August 1956 (70 Years)

Galileo Chini died
Italian painter, decorator, graphic designer and ceramist

26th August 1666 (360 Years)

Frans Hals died

Dutch painter

27th August 1576 (450 Years)

Tiziano Vecellio died
Italian painter

30th August 1821 (205 Years)

Anita Garibaldi was born

Brazilian revolutionary and wife of Giuseppe Garibaldi,

9th September 1901 (125 Years)

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec died

French painter

13rd September 1506 (520 Years)

Andrea Mantegna died
Italian Painter

13rd September 1601 (425 Years)

Jan Brueghel the Younger is born
Flemish painter

14th September 1321 (705 Years)

Dante Alighieri died

Italian poet, writer and politician

26th September 1916 (110 Years)

Aldo Moro is born
Italian politician and jurist

27th September 1871 (155 Years)

Grazia Deledda born

Italian writer winner of the 1926 Nobel Prize for Literature

28th September 1871 (155 Years)

Pietro Badoglio born

Italian general and politician

29th September 1901 (125 Years)

Enrico Fermi is born
Italian physicist

1st October 1606 (340 Years)

Pierre Corneille died
French playwright and writer

2nd October 1821 (205 Years)

Nino Bixio born

Italian general and politician

3rd October 1226 (800 Years)

Francis of Assisi dies
Italian cleric and poet

15th October 1946 (80 Years)

Hermann Göring dies
German politician, general and war criminal

22nd October 1906 (120 Years)

Paul Cezanne dies
French painter

11th November 1821 (205 Years)

Fëdor Michajlovič Dostoevskij born

Russian writer and philosopher

18th November 1976 (50 Years)

Man Ray dies
American painter, photographer, director and graphic designer

23rd November 1956 (70 Years)

Jean Metzinger dies
French painter, writer and poet

1st December 1521 (505 Years)

Pope Leo X dies

2nd December 1891 (135 Years)

Wilhelm Heinrich Otto Dix born

German painter and printmaker

3rd December 1956 (70 Years)

Alexander Rodchenko dies
Russian painter, photographer and graphic designer

5th December 1926 (100 Years)

Claude Monet dies

French painter and one of the founders of the Impressionism movement

8th December 1886 (140 Years)

Diego Rivera is born
Mexican painter and muralist

12th December 1821 (205 Years)

Gustave Flaubert,

French novelist, was born

13th December 1466 (560 Years)

Donatello died

Italian sculptor, painter and architect

13th December 1716 (310 Years)

Charles de La Fosse dies

French painter

16th December 1866 (160 Years)

Vasilij Vasil’evič Kandinskij is born
Russian painter

19th December 1851 (175 Years)

William Turner dies
English painter and printmaker

22nd December 1876 (150 Years)

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti is born
Italian poet, writer, playwright and soldier

27th December 1901 (125 Years)

Marlene Dietrich is born
German actress and singer neutralized by the US

2nd January 1557 (470 Years)

Jacopo Carucci dies

Italian Painter

6th January 1822 (205 Years)

Heinrich Schliemann was born
German businessman and archaeologist

14th January 1867 (160 Years)

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres dies

French Neoclassical painter

15th January 1622 (205 Years)

Molière is born, pseudonym of Jean-Baptiste Poquelin

French playwright and theatrical actor

22nd January 1922 (105 Years)

Pope Benedict XV dies

23rd January 1947 (80 Years)

Pierre Bonnard died

French painter

12th March 1922 (105 Years)

Jack Kerouac is born

American writer, poet and painter

18th March 1937 (90 Years)

Charles Haslewood Shannon dies

English painter


18th March 1842 (185 Years)

Stéphane Mallarmé is born

French poet, writer and playwright

15th April 1452 (575 years)

Leonardo Da Vinci is born

Italian inventor, artist and scientist

19th April 1932 (95 years)

Fernando Botero Angulo celebrates 90 years

Colombian painter, sculptor and draftsman

25th April 1472 (555 Years)

Leon Battista Alberti dies

Italian architect, writer, mathematician, humanist, cryptographer, linguist, philosopher, musician and archaeologist

6th May 1992 (35 Years)

Marlene Dietrich dies

German naturalized American actress and singer

30th May 1672 (355 Years)

Tsar Peter I the Great is born

Emperor of Russia May 30, 1672

8th July 1822 (205 Years)

Percy Bysshe Shelley dies

British poet

13th July 1954 (70 years)

Frida Kahlo dies

Mexican painter famous for her self-portraits

14th July 1862 (165 Years)

Gustav Klimt is born

Austrian painter

2nd August 1667 (360 Years)

Francesco Borromini dies

Italian architect

4th August 1932 (95 Years)

Alfred Henry Maurer dies

American modernist painter

8th August 1902 (125 Years)

Jacques Joseph Tissot dies

French painter and engraver

12th August 1827 (200 Years)

William Blake dies

English poet, painter, and printmaker

31st August 1997 (30 Years)

Diana Spencer dies

Princess of Wales

27th September 1917 (110 Years)

Edgar Degas dies

French painter and sculptor

13th October 1922 (205 Years)

Antonio Canova dies

Italian sculptor and painter

31st October 2012 (15 Years)

Gae Aulenti dies

Italian designer & architect

8th November 1817 (210 Years)

Andrea Appiani dies

Italian painter

17th November 1917 (110 Years)

Auguste Rodin dies

French sculptor and painter

18th November 1922 (105 Years)

Marcel Proust dies

French novelist

28th November 1992 (35 Years)

Sir Sidney Robert Nolan dies

Australian painter

29th November 1842 (185 Years)

William Blake Richmond dies

English portrait painter, sculptor and designer of stained glass and mosaic

22nd December 1867 (160 Years)

Theodore Rousseau dies

French painter

1st January 1793 (235 Years)

Francesco Lazzaro Guardi died

Italian Painter

17th January 1933 (95 Years)

Louis Comfort Tiffany died

America artist and designer

17th January 1863 (165 Years)

Émile Jean Horace Vernet died

French painter and photographer

6th February 1918 (110 Years)

Gustav Klimt died

Austrian painter

7th April 1938 (90 years)

Suzanne Valadon died

French painter

8th April 1973 (55 years)

Pablo Picasso died

Spanish painter, sculptor and lithographer

19th April 1768 (260 years)

Canaletto died

Italian painter

21st April 1868 (155 years)

Alfred Henry Maurer is born

American modernist painter

22nd May 1938 (90 years)

William James Glackens died

American painter

14th June 1653 (375 years)

Artemisia Gentileschi died

Italian painter

15th June 1938 (90 years)

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner died

German painter and sculptor

10th July 1923 (105 Years)

Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida died

Spanish painter

11st July 1593 (435 years)

Giuseppe Arcimboldo died

Italian painter

21st July 1948 (80 years)

Arshile Gorky died

American naturalized Armenian painter

2nd August 1788 (240 years)

Thomas Gainsborough died

English painter

31st August 1528 (500 years)

Matthias Grünewald died
German painter

5th September 1838 (190 years)

Charles Percier died

French architect

2nd October 1453 (575 years)

Hieronymus Bosch is born

flemish painter

5th October 1713 (315 years)

Denis Diderot is born

french philosopher and writer

7th October 1673 (355 years)

Rosalba Carriera, Italian painter, is born

8th October 1803 (225 years)

Vittorio Alfieri died

Italian playwright

10th October 1813 (215 years)

Giuseppe Verdi is born

Italian composer

10th October 1963 (65 years)

Edith Piaf died

French singer-songwriter

13th October 1713 (315 years)

Allan Ramsay is born

British painter

15th October 1923 (105 Years)

Italo Calvino was born

Italian writer

16th October 1793 (235 years)

Maria Antonietta d’Asburgo-Lorena died

Queen consort of France

17th October 1928 (100 years)

Frank Dicksee died

British painter and illustrator

21st October 1833 (195 years)

Alfred Nobel is born

Swedish chemist, entrepreneur and philanthropist

24th October (90 years)

Ernst Barlach died

German sculptor and writer

31st October 1993 (35 years)

Federico Fellini died

italiano director

31st October 1913 (115 years)

Burt Lancaster is born

American actor, director, film producer and circus performer

31st October 1918 (105 years)

Egon Schiele died

Austrian painter and grabber

5th November 1913 (115 years)

Vivien Leigh is born

british actress

6th November 1893 (135 years)

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky died

Russian composer

10th November 1483 (545 years)

Martin Lutero is born

german theologian

11st November 1863 (165 years)

Paul Signac is born

French painter

13th November 1973 (55 Years)

Elsa Schiaparelli died

Italian stylist

13th November 1903 (125 years)

Camille Pissarro died

french painter

21st November 1898 (130 years)

René Magritte is born

belgian painter

22nd November 1963 (65 years)

John Fitzgerald Kennedy died

American politician and 35th President of the United States

27th November 1853 (175 Years)

Frank Dicksee is born

English Victorian painter and illustrator

2nd December 1923 (105 years)

Maria Callas was born

American-born Greek operatic soprano

10th December 1928 (100 years)

Charles Rennie Mackintosh died

Scottish architect, designer and painter