1488: Death, in Venice, of the Florentine sculptor and painter Andrea di Michele di Francesco de' Cioni, better known as Andrea del Verrocchio (b. 1435).
1813: Birth, in Le Roncole, of the composer Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (d. 1901)
1510: Death, in Venice, of the painter Giorgio da Castelfranco, better known as Giorgione (b. 1477).
1647: Death 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.
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).