Portrait of Andrea Doria oil painting by Sebastiano del Piombo at the age of 41

made out of oil paint and canvas in 1526

153 x 107 cms (60 x 42 ins)

Palazzo del Principe Genoa, Italy, Europe

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1526

Titian makes the acquaintance of Pietro Aretino, the influential poet, and they soon become friends.
Michelangelo begins work on the library of S. Lorenzo.
Giovanni da Undine comes from Rome to decorate the vault of the new sacristy of S. Lorenzo in Florence with frescoed arabesques.

January 14

With the Treaty of Madrid, peace is declared between Francis I of France and Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor. Francis agrees to cede Burgundy to Charles, and abandons all claims to Flanders, Artois, Naples, and Milan.

May 22

King Francoise I repudiates the Treaty of Madrid and forms the League of Cognac against Charles, including Pope Clement VII, Milan, Venice, and Florence.

May 24

A Transit of Venus occurs, the last before optical filters allowed astronomers to observe them.

July 24

Milan is captured by the Spanish.
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