Carlo Collodi

On This Day in History: Carlo Collodi, Creator of Pinocchio, Born

Carlo Lorenzini, renowned by his pen name Carlo Collodi, came into the world on November 24, 1826, in Florence. Widely celebrated for his fairy tale novel “The Adventures of Pinocchio,” Collodi’s life was marked by diverse experiences, ranging from political activism to a shift towards children’s literature.

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Image of Caravaggio and his work - Nativity with St francis and St Lawrence

On this day in history: Theft of Caravaggio Nativity from Palermo Church

In the world of art, few names evoke as much reverence as that of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. One of his most renowned paintings, “Nativity with St. Francis and St. Lawrence,” was stolen on 17th October, 1969 from the Oratory of San Lorenzo in Palermo, Italy. The theft of this Caravaggio nativity, valued not only […]

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Treaty of Campo Formio - drawing of the signing of the treaty

On this day in history: Treaty of Campo Formio signed

The Treaty of Campo Formio, signed on October 17, 1797, in a small Italian town of the same name, was a pivotal event in European history. Negotiated between France and Austria, the treaty marked a significant turning point in the tumultuous period of the French Revolutionary Wars, redrawing the continent’s map. Whilst many date the […]

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