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Guccio Gucci: Founder Of Gucci And Its Complicated Hist...

March 26, 2021

Guccio Gucci c. 1940. (Unknown author/Wikimedia Commons) His name is now synonymous with style, luxury, and haute couture, but what do you know about Guccio G...

History Of Nutella: How World War II's Chocolate Shorta...

March 14, 2021

Nutella celebrated the 50th anniversary in 2015, but its roots extend back to World War II. (Jonas Güttler/picture alliance via Getty Images) Who doesn't love...

Galileo Galilei: Biography, Facts, & Things You Don't K...

February 15, 2021

Italian astronomer and physicist Galileo Galilei (1564–1642) using a telescope, circa 1620. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Much like Madonna and Cher, Galileo...

Invention Of The Piano: History Of The World's Most Ver...

November 20, 2020

The piano is the go-to instrument for composers and songwriters. (Sina Schuldt/picture alliance via Getty Images) As the instrument of choice for nearly all c...

Fascist Blackshirts March On Rome In 1922: How The Fasc...

November 1, 2020

(Unknown author/Wikimedia Commons) In 1922, after years of drumming up support for his fascist ideals, Benito Mussolini ordered his followers to march on Rome...

Invention of the Radio: Guglielmo Marconi's Genius And ...

October 28, 2020

Guglielmo Marconi, portrait, head and shoulders, facing left. (Pach Brothers/Wikimedia Commons) Born in 1874 in Bologna, Italy, Guglielmo Marconi was the grea...

Wine Windows Used During The Black Plague Have Reopened...

August 17, 2020

As the novel coronavirus continues to ravage the globe, people are finding new ways to connect and, more importantly, new ways to drink. In Florence, Italy, ...

The Medici Family: Stories Of The Most Important Family...

February 17, 2020

Lorenzo the Magnificent (1585-1644) with the major artists of the time, in a 1635 fresco by Ottavio Vannini. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images) Before the Roc...

How Much Do You Know About Machiavelli?

February 15, 2020

Just as Machiavelli was put to the test by the Medici family, you, too, are about to face the music. Of course, in this instance, you're just taking a short quiz. Machiavelli was se...

Machiavelli: Biography And Facts About History's Most M...

February 15, 2020

His name is connected with political leaders prone to playing 3-D chess, but was Machiavelli actually the conniving manipulator that we know him as? His most well...

Les Miserables, Hitler, And The Nobel Peace Prize: 14 T...

January 3, 2020

When you hear the name Benito Mussolini, you probably think "fascist dictator" and "ruthless leader of World War II Italy." While those titles are accurate, ...