List of Great Italian Historical Personalities Started With "T"

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List of Great Italian Historical Personalities Started With "T"

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

Tarquinius Priscus, Lucius 5th legendary king of Rome in 616-578 b.C.
Tarquinius Superbus, Lucius 7th and last legendary king of Rome in 534-510 b.C.
Tasso, Torquato (Sorrento 1544-Rome 1595) Italian poet, son of Bernardo and Porzia de'Rossi.
Tebaldeo, Antonio (Ferrara 1463- Rome 1537) His real name is Tebaldi, but it was Latinized according to a Humanistic fashion. Till 1496 he lived at court of Ferraram where he was a teacher of Isabella d'Este; after it in Mantua at Francesco Gonzaga; and again in Ferrara as a secretary of Lucrezia Borgia. Finally he moved to Rome under protection of Leo X. In 1527 he lost the books and all his rpoperty during the sack of Rome, and lived nearly in poverty the last years of his life. ...
Terpsichore the Muse of the dance and of choral song
Thalia Greek myth. 1.the Muse of comedy and pastoral poetry; 2.one of the three Graces
Thebes 1. (in ancient Greece) the chief city of Boeotia, destroyed by Alexander the Great in 336 b.C.; 2. (in ancient Egypt) a city on the Nile: at various times capital of Upper Egypt or of the entire country.
Theodoric (454-526) called the Great; king of the Ostrogoths and founder of the Ostrogothic kingdom in Italy after his murder of Odoacer in 493.
Thutmose III (died in circa 1450 b.C.) king of Egypt of the 18th dynasty, who completed the conquest of Syria and dominated the Middle East. He was also a patron of the arts and a famous athlete.
Tibullus, Albius (54-19 b.C.) Roman elegiac poet
Tolstoj, Lev Nikolaevich (1828-1910) The great Russian novelist, short-story writer, and philosopher; author of the two monumental novels War and Peace (1865-1869) and Anna Karenina (1875-1877). Following a spiritual crisis in 1879, he adopted a form of Christianity based on a doctrine of nonresistance to evil.
Torlonia, Alessandro (Rome 1800-1886) the pope Gregory XVI gave Alessandro the title of prince of Civitella Cesi, the duke of Cesi and a marquise of Romavecchia. Later he became a prince of Fucino (the lake was dried up by him in 1875) and renounce to all his titles in favour of his daughter Anna Maria.
Torlonia, Giovanni (Rome 1755-1829) agent of the prince of Furstenberg at the Holy See; noble member of Empire (1794), founder of the Torlonia bank; he acquired huge sums of financial capital, as well as numerous noble titles.
Torlonia, Marino (the 19th century) a son of Giovanni Torlonia and a duke of Bracciano starting from 1847. He had the Villa Bracciano (Torlonia) built in 1835 on which place the British Embassy in Rome is located now.
Toscanelli, Paolo Dal Pozzo (Florence 1397-1482) Italian astronomer and mathematician. He studied in Padoa where was a friend of Nicola da Cusa. Moved to Florence where became a libray guard and conserver, built a sun-dial in Santa Maria del Fiore. Made a geographic map of the Earth (now lost) which proposed to Christopher Columbus the project to reach China from the west, which distance was culculated by Toscanelli no more than 126 degrees of longitude in arc. He discovered six comets between 1443 and 1472. He was probably the first to realize the disposition of modern gnomons.
Trapassi, Pietro (Rome 1698 - Vienna 1728) Italian poet famous as Metastasio. He was a son of a modest trader Felice Trapassi and Francesca Galastri. Being still a boy he attracted interest of Gravina, who adopted him as a son and made him his inheritor, leaving after the death his own library and property (1718)...
Treccani degli Alfieri, Giovanni (Montichiari, Brescia, 1877-Milan 1961). He was a fabrique industrialist, senator in 1924 and founder of institute, which published Italian Encyclopaedia (noted as Enciclopedia Treccani) and begun the works over Biographical Dictionary of Italians, published in 1960. ...
Trevisan, Ludovico or Alvise (Venice 1401-Rome 1465) noted also as Scarampo-Mezzarota, attributed to him by mistake. He was Italian cardinal; a medical doctor of cardinal Gabriele Condulmer and when the latter became a pope under the name Eugenius IV received numerous previlegies. He was elected a bishop of Trau' in 1435, arch-bishop of Florence (1437), ...
Trilussa (Rome 1871-1950) the pen-name of Carlo Alberto Salustri, an Italian poet in Roman dialect. He lost his father at the age of 3 and had a very hard childhood..........
Trissino, Gian Giorgio (Vicenza 1478-Rome 1550) Italian humanist and writer
Triumphal arch
In ancient Rome were erected 5 thriumphal archs in honour of emperors: Arch of Constantine, Arch of Septimus Severus, Arch of Titus, Arch of Argentari, Arch of Gallienus
Twain, Mark (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) (1835-1910) U.S. novelist and humorist, famous for his classics The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885).
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