This series provides an overview of the main events that took place annually in the Italian Capital from 1870 to 1946. Each year has its own page with a short introduction and a list of the most important days. The page concludes with notes on bibliographic information and links. The columns following here below sum up each individual year. Open the year of your choice that is linked and has the number between brackets: the quantity of days listed in that calendar year. The Rome 1870-1946 Yearly Calendar is a work in progress.
From 1870 to 1909
1871 (12) Dutch
From 1910 to 1945
Italy completes its statehood in 1870 with the capture of the city. 1870 is thus the ideal beginning of this series, because that is when the socalled Third Rome begins. I conclude the series in 1946, the last year of the Italian kingdom. On 2 June 1942 Italy becaume officailly a Republic.
Although Rome is the central theme of this Kalendarium, the visitor will notice that there are many lines running to other parts of the country.
Out of respect, the names of individuals are written in their original form. For that reason the reader will find king Vittorio Emanuele and not Victor Emanuel.
Notes on Rome 1870-1946 Yearly Calendar
- The staircase to the Capitol Line is also known as ‘cordonata’ in Italian, because it can be ascended by horse as well as on foot. Not many horses will be seen clinbing the cordonata in our days!
- The material to set up the annual lists comes from historical standard works and monographs. Also helpful is the Enciclopedia Treccani, both the online version and paper edition. Useful is of course wikipedia. Claudio Rendina’s book, Roma giorno per giorno, Rome: Newton & Compton, 2008. This book was the initial trigger and source. I checked the data, added and revised the information. Articles are regularly updated.
- See here for a Wikipedia article on Chronology as an auxiliary science for historians. And here for a useful overview of Timelines.