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Urbano II

PAPA URBANO II

On March 12, 1088, Pope Urban II was elected by acclamation at a small council in Terracina. Urban, born Eudes around 1042, was from a noble family living near Châtillon-sur-Marne. As a boy, Eudes studied in Reims, where he later became archdeacon, […]

Carlo il Buono

CARLO IL BUONO

Today, March 2, marks the anniversary of the assassination of Charles the Good, who was Count of Flanders from 1119 until the year of his death. The only male son of King Canute IV, later to be consecrated as Saint […]

Università di Costantinopoli

L’UNIVERSITÀ DI COSTANTINOPOLI

On February 27, 425 AD, the Byzantine Emperor Theodosius II, at the urging of his wife, Aelia Eudocia, founded the University of Constantinople under the name of Pandidakterion. The school welcomed 31 teachers for law, philosophy, medicine, arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, music, […]

Pastore

GREGGE AL PASCOLO

On this day, in 1997, the scientists of the Roslin Institute in Scotland publicly announced the existence of the first mammal to have been successfully cloned from the cell of an adult animal: Dolly the sheep. Born on July 5, […]

Barbiere

LARGO AL FACTOTUM

On February 20, 1816, Gioacchino Rossini’s most famous opera, The Barber of Seville, premiered at the Teatro Argentina in Rome. Its libretto being written by Cesare Sterbini and based on Pierre Beaumarchais’s 1775 comedy Le Barbier de Séville, the opera was originally […]

Valentino

SAN VALENTINO

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of an assisted Valentine before a judge, with a zoomorphic initial ‘I'(n) containing a dragon. Saint Valentine’s Day is a religious holiday nowadays celebrated in many countries in the world; it’s recognized as the celebration of […]

LE VANITÀ

On February 7, 1497 (Mardi Gras day), Girolamo Savonarola’s bonfire of the Vanities took place in Piazza della Signoria, Florence. Inspired by the Dominican friar’s predicaments against Florence’s artistic and cultural mundanity during the time of the Medici rule, in fact, […]

Corvo

NEVERMORE

Quoth the Raven “Nevermore.” On January 29, 1845, Edgar Allan Poe’s most famous poem, “The Raven”, was published for the first time on the pages of New York’s The Evening Mirror. Poe’s signature dark, supernatural atmosphere, together with the exceptional musicality […]

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