Binding Stone Cement Created in Rome

Binding stone cement was used in various formulas from early antiquity and used by Romans of circa 150 BCE, Continue reading

The Trinity Painted In One-Point Perspective

The Trinitya fresco painted with one-point perspective in 1425 by Masaccio (Tommaso di Giovanni di Simone Guidi) Continue reading

Marsiliana Tablet Discovered in Tuscany

The Marsiliana Tablet has Etruscan writing dating back to the eighth century BCE. Continue reading

Cesare Beccaria

Beccaria was born in Milan on 15 March 1738 to the Marchese Gian Beccaria Bonesana, an aristocrat of moderate well-being from the Austrian Habsburg Empire. Continue reading

Early Neoclassical Architecture Style Used in Europe

Neoclassical architecture spread from France and Britain and into the Americas after 1750, a decorative excess of the Rococo style. Continue reading

Cesare Beccaria Calls to Abolish Death Penalty

Cesare Beccaria, an economist and reformer from Milan, Italy called to abolish the death penalty in 1764 as published in Dei delitti e delle pene (Crimes and Punishments). Continue reading

Treatise on Criminal Justice And Reform

Economist, Cesare Beccaria published the first treatise on criminal justice and reform Dei delitti e delle pene (Crimes and Punishments) in Milan, Italy in 1764. Continue reading

Plague of Antoninus Epidemic Spreads Across Europe

The worst European smallpox epidemic was the Plague of Antoninus Continue reading

Origins of St. Valentine’s Day

St. Valentine's Day is a merger of the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia, the fertility holiday on February 15, Continue reading

Claudio Monteverdi

Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi (/ˌmɒntɪˈvɛərdi/, also US: /-ˈvɜːrd-/, Italian: [ˈklaudjo monteˈverdi] (listen); baptized 15 May 1567 – 29 November 1643) was an Italian composer, string player and choirmaster. Continue reading