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  • Alessandro Manzoni was perhaps not a… Manzoni

    Giulia Beccaria with little Alessandro Alessandro Manzoni was born in Milan on 7 March 1785 from the wedding of Giulia Beccaria, daughter of the famous Cesare, and Peter, belonging to one of the noblest families of the city, but not a few sources seriously question the aforementioned autho

  • Tortelli ... Artusi

    Tortelli After a bit of a break, I go back to posting on Pills of history cooking recipes taken from Artusi , or “Science in the kitchen and the art of eating well by Pellegrino Artusi, which are always very successful. This time I chose the recipe to prepare tortelli, at home

  • Neapolitan pudding (from Artusi)

    Desserts:Neapolitan pudding according to Artusi The sweets more good ones have no time, like this Neapolitan pudding from Science in the kitchen and the art of eating well, highly successful nineteenth-century recipe book written by Pellegrino Artusi. If you want to try it, you can fin

  • '900:the "Modern" bathtub arrives in the bathroom

    Retro style bathtub For centuries the tub for washing it was made up of a simple tub made of sheet metal enameled or lacquered which was used above all by women, since men considered it something effeminate. The bathtub similar to the one we know today, called “general bathroom” , invo

  • Servants at Versailles:How Many Were There?

    Louis XIV in Versailles. The number of servants at the palace was impressive How many servants they worked at Versailles in the epoch of its maximum splendor, therefore between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries? How many men and women did the largest and most luxurious palace in the w

  • Van Gogh:Suicide or Murder?

    Vincent Van Gogh in one of several self-portraits of him The great Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh died on 29 July 1890 , aged only 37, due to the consequences of a chest injury that he himself, a few days earlier, had procured in a suicide attempt failed. This at least the official vers

  • Ludwig II (and Sissi) According to Luchino Visconti

    Ludwig II (Helmut Berger) and Sissi (Romy Schneider) in Ludwig by Luchino Visconti The controversial and fascinating figure of Ludwig II of Bavaria it has inspired numerous films, among the most famous of which is certainly “Ludwig ”By Luchino Visconti , film from 1973 in which to lend the

  • Sore Throat:Early 1900s Remedy

    Sore throat After some time I go back to posting health and beauty recipes taken from To be beautiful ( Sonzogno, Milan , 1906 ), a manual from the early 1900s. The following is a remedy to cure sore throat : I quote verbatim: For hoarseness and phlegm, use alum solutions and a loc

  • The First Psycho-Drug against Depression

    psychotropic drug The Depression it is a psychic pathology that has accompanied man since the dawn of time, but for centuries, also due to the lack of knowledge about it, it has been treated with methods that are, to say the least, questionable. Until the middle of the last century it was not

  • Contraceptives and "Revolution" of Sexuality at the end of the 19th century

    Modern contraceptives:contraceptive pill The advent of contraceptives marked a real revolution in the context of sexuality, making it actually freer and no longer aimed at procreation alone. It began at the end of the 19th century with mechanical devices the condom rubber and the diap

  • Evariste Galois, the Young Mathematician who (Maybe) Died for Love

    Portrait of Evariste Galois mathematics it is anything but a passion of mine, therefore I have never been interested either in the discipline itself or in its most illustrious exponents, until the other day, leafing through an old issue of the magazine Storica ( 69, November 2014 ), I did n

  • Princess Sissi's Bidet

    Sissis bidet What you see in photo is the bidet belonged to the Empress of Austria Elisabeth of Bavaria , better known as Sissi. Yes, during the 19th century, personal hygiene she began to become more and more attentive and assiduous, starting, of course, with the highest strata of t

  • Sinking Titanic, New Theory:Was it the fault of the Moon?

    Sinking Titanic:a reconstruction Exactly 105 years have passed since the sinking of the Titanic, It sank into the icy waters of the Atlantic Ocean in the night between 14 and 15 April 1912, but has never stopped talking about this tragic and fascinating story at the same time, and even less in

  • Fiorentina:when he played with the Red and White Jersey

    One of the very first teams of Fiorentina (1926-27). It seems strange to imagine Fiorentina with a shirt other than the purple one, yet when the glorious club was born in 1926, the official uniform had completely different shape and colors from the current ones. The shirt was in fact half

  • Rasputin and the Prostitutes

    Rasputin surrounded by women, great passion of him There is no aspect of Rasputins life that is not controversial, but perhaps no one is as controversial as his sexuality, to this day, a hundred years after his death, far from clear. Certainly the Siberian monk was somewhat exuberant from th

  • Khioniya Guseva, the Noseless Woman Who Attempted to Kill Rasputin

    June 29, 1914:Khioniya Guseva stabs Rasputin in the street The close bond established by Rasputin with the most important members of the Russian imperial family, it made him disliked by many, who could not stand that a bizarre, almost illiterate Siberian monk had achieved a position of such pres

  • Chicken with Marsala (from Artusi)

    The recipe for chicken with Marsala is taken from Artusi After some time I go back to posting recipes directly taken from Artusi , which always have great success on the blog. For those who do not know or do not remember, the Artusi is the abbreviation by which the recipe book La is c

  • Ice Cream Cone:Who Invented It?

    A typical ice cream cone The invention of the ice cream cone as we know it today, the edible wafer dates back to the late 1800s and early 1900s. Actually thanks to the poet Giuseppe Parini, which mentions “rigid cones , We know that as early as the 1700s it was customary to eat ice cream k

  • Anne Frank in Comics

    The cover of the comic book dedicated to Anne Frank (Mondadori) Little Anne Frank, over the last few decades, despite her, it has become the very symbol of an era and the horrors of Nazism. Now the tragic story of this unfortunate girl and her family lives on in the pages of the comic book

  • Modern Anesthesia:when was this Invention born and to whom?

    Anesthesia in the last century When can we say that modern anesthesia dates back? Although various methods, more or less appropriate, have been tried since ancient times to anesthetize patients before surgery, anesthesia similar to the one we know today, albeit with the due differences, was bo

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