List of Great Italian Historical Personalities Started With "L"

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List of Great Italian Historical Personalities Started With "L"

Alphabetically Listing "L" - Fact Sheets and Figures on Roman History of Persons

Lanciani, Rodolfo (Montecelio, Rome 1847-Rome 1929) Italian archeologist. He participated in excavations in Rome, Ostia and Villa Adriana; starting from the 1882 was a professor of the faculty of topography in Rome. Among his most important published works are "Forma Urbis" (1893-1901); Guide of Palatine" and "History of excavations in Rome" (1902-1912).
Lancisi, Giovanni Maria (Rome 1654-1720) Italian medical doctor and scientist. He was a professor of the Roman University Sapienza, doctor of Innocent XI, Innocent XII, Clement XI, the main doctor and the head of medical College. In 1714 he pubblished valuable Tabulae anatomicae by Eustachio.
Leopardi, Giacomo (Count) (1798-1837) Italian poet and philosopher, noted especially for his lyrics, collected in "I Canti" (1831).
Lepidus Marcus Aemilius (...-13 b.C.) Roman statesman: formed the Second Triumvirate with Octavian (Augustus) and Mark Antony
Liszt, Franz (1811-1886) Hungarian composer and pianist. The greatest piano virtuoso of the 19th century, he originated the symphonic poem, pioneered the one-movement sonata form, and developed new harmonic combinations. His works include the symphonies Faust (1861) and Dante (1867), piano compositions and transcriptions, songs, and church music.
Louis I of Bavaria (Wittelsbach) (Strasburg 1786-Nizza 1868), king of Bavaria in 1825-1848, son of Maximilian I. He served in Napoleon's army from 1806 until 1809; an later was a head of unti-French party in Germany. Maecenas and artist.......
Louis XII (1462-1515) king of France in 1498-1515, who fought a series of unsuccessful wars in Italy.
Louis XIV (1638-1715) king of France in 1643-1715, known as le roi soleil (the Sun King); son of Louis XIII and Anne of Austria. Effective ruler from 1661, he established an absolute monarchy. His attempt to establish French supremacy in Europe, waging alomst continual wars fro 1667-1714, ultimately failed. But his reign is regarded as a golden age of French literature and art.
Louis XV (1710-1774) king of France in 1715-1774); great-grandson of Louis XIV. He engaged France in a series of wars, esp. the disastrous Seven Years' War (1756-1763), which undermined the solvency and authority of the crown.
Louis XVIII (1755-1824) king of France in 1814-1824; younger brother of Louis XVI. He became titular king after the death of Louis XVII in 1795 and ascended the throne at the Bourbon restoration in 1814. He was forced to flee during the Hundred Days of Napoleon.
Lubin, David (Klodava 1849-Rome 1919) American agronome and financier of Polish origin. He emigrated to the Unitied States when was young and became quite promininet personality over there. In the beginning of the 20th century he proposed to Victor Emanuel III the plan of foundation of the International Institute of Agriculture, opened in Rome in 1905 and absorbed by the Food and Agriculture Organization in 1946.
Ludovisi, Ludovico (Bologna 1595-Rome1632) Italian cardinal, nephew of Gregory XV, who made him an arch-bishop of Bologna and cardinal in 1621; he was also a secretary to Sant'Uffizio. He spent a big part of his property for construction of the churches and palaces in Rome (Chiesa di S.Ignazio, Palazzo Ludovisi, etc.), and on charity.
Luther, Martin (1483-1546) German leader of the Protestant Reformation. As professor of biblicl theology at Wittenderg University from 1511, he began preaching the crucial doctrine of justification of faith rather than by works, and in 1517 he nailed 95 theses to the church door of Wittenberg, attacking Tetsel's sale of indulgences. He was excommunicated and outlawed by the Diet of Worms in 1521 as a result of hius refusal to recant, but he was protected in Wartburg Castle by Frederick III of Saxony in 1521-1522. He translated the Bible into German in 1521-1534 and approved Melanchthon's Augsburg Confession in 1530, defining the basic tenets of Lutheranism.
Luzzatti, Luigi (Venice 1841-Rome 1927) Italian politician and economist. In 1863 he published Diffusion of credit and of popular banks, interested from the very beginning by this problem. He was promoting the foundation of such institutes as Popular Bank of Milan (1865, Luzzatti was its president). In 1866-1895 he studed in the University of Padua, where received a Diploma of Constitutional lawer. ...
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