1435: Birth of the Florentine sculptor Andrea della Robbia (d. 1525).
1438: Death, in Siena, of the sculptor Jacopo della Quercia (b. 1374 circa).
1587: Death of the Venetian noblewoman Bianca Cappello (b. 1548), who was first the mistress and then the wife of Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany.
1510: Death, in Venice, of the painter Giorgio da Castelfranco, better known as Giorgione (b. 1477).
1647: Death, in Florence, of the scientist Evangelista Torricelli (b. 1608), inventor of the barometer.
1913: Death of the English writer and eccentric Frederick William Rolfe, better known as Baron Corvo (b. 1860), who is buried in Venice.
1640: Death, in Florence, of the sculptor Pietro Tacca (b. 1577).
1685: Birth of the Neapolitan composer Domenico Scarlatti (d. 1757), son of Alessandro Scarlatti.
1890: Death, in Florence, of the writer Carlo Lorenzini (b. 1826), the creator of Pinocchio. Lorenzini wrote under the pen name Carlo Collodi.
1517: Death, in Florence, of the painter Bartolomeo da Pagholo (b. 1472), better known as Fra Bartolomeo.
1686: Birth, in Siena, of the castrato Francesco Bernardi (d. 1758), who was better known as il Senesino.
1768: Death, in Florence, of the violinist and composer Francesco Maria Veracini (b. 1690).
1993: Death, in Rome, of the film director Federico Fellini (b. 1920).