List of Great Italian Historical Personalities Started With "W - X - Y - Z"

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List of Great Italian Historical Personalities Started With "W - X - Y - Z"

Alphabetically Listing "W - X - Y - Z" - Fact Sheets and Figures on Roman History of Persons

Wadding, Luke (Waterford 1588-Rome 1657) Irish historian and theologist; he was a Franciscan and teached theologi. In 1618 arrived in Rome, where first served as a theologist of Spanish embassy, and later a general procurator of his Order (1630-1634) and a preacher at the pontificial court. He is noted as an author of Annales ordinis minorum (8 volumes, 1625-1654).
Wagner, (Wilhelm) Richard (1813-1883) German romantic composer noted chiefly for his invention of the music drama. His cycle of four such dramas The Ring of the Nibelung was produced at his own theatre in Bayreuth in 1876. His other operas include Tannhauser (1845; revised 1861), Tristan and Isolde (1865), and Parsifal (1882).
Wars of Castro (Guerre di Castro) Castro was an ancient city of Latium located to the west of Bolsena lake. It was an important bishop's center in the 8th century. It was destroyed on September 2, 1649 by he order of the pope Innocent X, and the city was never rebuilt again. The territory of Castro and other possesions like Ronciglione were turned into the dukedome in 1537 by pope Paul III in favour of his son Pier Luigi Farnese, future duke of Parma and Piacenza; it belonged to the Farnese family for more than a century as vassals of the Church's State. In 1642 while Odoardo Farnese was governing in Parma and the pontificial throne was occupied by Urban VIII Barberini, the disagreements between the duke Odoardo and the Barberini family the 1st War of Castro began: Urban VIII excommunicated Odoardo and had Castro occupied by his nephew Taddeo, but the duke responded with the military march on the territory of the Church's State and the threat to enter Rome. Later Odoardo moved to the north alling with Venice, Florence and Modena and continued the war on the territory of Bondeno: the treaty signed in Ferrara returned Castro to the Farnese family in 1644. But five years later the pope Innocent X accused Ranuccio II Farnese in the murder of Cristoforo Giarda, a bishop who was destined for Castro, and ordered the occupation and complete destruction of the city of Castro.
William II (1859-1941) (Kaiser Wilhelm) German emperor and king of Prussia in 1888-1918: asserted Germany's claim to world leadership; forced to abdicate at the end of World War I.
Winckelmann, Johann Joachim (Stendal, Magdeburgo, 1717 - Trieste 1768) German writer. He was a son of a shoe-maker, obtained the possibility to study theology in the Universities of Halle and of Jena; after working as a teacher in a college, he became a librarian of a castel close to Dresden, where he dedicated himself to the studies of culture and art of the Greeks. ...
Xenophon (431-355 b.C.) Greek general and historian; a disciple of Socrates. He accompanied Cyrus the Younger against Artaxerxes II and, after Cyrus' death at Cunaxa in 401, he led his army of 10 000 Greek soldiers to the Black Sea, an expedition described in his Anabasis. His other works include Hellenica, a history of Greece, and the Memorabilia, Apology, and Symposium, which contain recollections of Socrates.
Zanardelli, Giuseppe (Brescia 1826-Maderno 1903) Italian jurist and politician. He studied at the law faculty in te Uniersity of Pavia; worked as a teacher of law and was one of the principal collaborators over Crepuscolo by C.Tenca.
Zeno of Citium (336-264 b.C.) Greek philosopher, who founded the Stoic school in Athens
Zola, Emile (1840-1902) French novelist and critic; chief exponent of naturalism. In Les Rougon-Macquart (1871-1893), a cycle of 20 novels, he explains the behaviour of his characters in terms of their heredity: it includes L'Assommoir (1877), Nana (1880), Germinal (1885), and La Terre (1887). He is also noted for his defence of Dreyfus in his pamphlet J'Accuse (1898).
Zoroaster (628-551 b.C.) (Zarathustra) Persian prophet, founder of Zoroastrianism
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