2 aprile 1725 was born Giacomo Girolamo Casanova (Venezia, 1725 – Dux, Duchcov, 1798), Italian adventurer and author from the Republic of Venice.

His autobiography, Story of My Life, is regarded as one of the most authentic sources of the customs and norms of European social life during the 18th century.

He has become so famous for his often complicated and elaborate affairs with women that his name is now synonymous with “womanizer”.

He associated with European royalty, popes, and cardinals, along with luminaries such as Voltaire, Goethe, and Mozart.