Giuseppe's wife Elisabetta died in 1769, he chose for her a tomb in the Paduan
church of St Catherine (Santa Caterina). He did that because they lived near
the church and because St Catherine was the patron saint of scholars. Therefore
Tartini thought of himself as a scholar. Although he never officially
graduated, he was a master of music theory, excelled in mathematics and
physics, and discovered the so-called third tone. When a year later, on 26
February 1770, he too died, he was buried next to his wife.
Minorites in Piran bestowed on the Tartini family a tomb in the main part of
the church of St Francis where all members of the Tartini family who lived in
Piran are buried. They were given the tomb because the father Giovanni Antonio
was a patron and great supporter of the Minorite monastery of St Francis.
According to Franciscanian rule, the family name was not allowed to be pointed
out as a sign of humbleness. Monks ordered the inscription to be carved in 1992
upon the third centenary of the artist’s birth.