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1458

March

At this time the lantern of the cupola of Santa Maria del Fiore was begun; and the palace of Cosimo de' Medici; and the churches of San Lorenzo and Santo Spirito, and the Badia on the way to Fiesole; also many houses near the walls in the neighbourhood of San Barnaba and Sant'Ambrogio, and in several other parts.

1478

April 30

Entry from "A Florentine Diary" by Luca Landucci:

1485

July 17

The Florentines made the Count of Pitigliano(1) Capitano, and gave him the baton. And the Sienese made the Signore da Farnese their Capitano.

1494

November 18

The said king when to hear mass in Sa' Lorenzo, and I was at the same mass, and saw him quite close.

November 19

He again heard mass in Sa' Lorenzo; and then went for a ride through Florence, going to see the lions.(1) And it was his wish that some of the prisoners in the Palagio del Capitano should be liberated, those namely who were detained for political reasons; amongst them a Ser Lorenzo, and an Andrea, and others; and this desire of his to benefit the prisoners on the occasion of his passing through the town was granted.

1507

January 31

1520

March 10

A ricordo or note from Michelangelo:

1521

July 20

Michelangelo again goes to Carrara -- on the business of quarrying marbles for the tombs of S. Lorenzo -- and stays for nine days.

August 16

The contractors for Michelangelo's marble blocks to be carved into the tombs of S. Lorenzo, all of which were excavated from the old Roman quarry of Polvaccio, came to Florence, and were paid on account.

August 19

Michelangelo's assistant Scipione of Settignano returns to Florence from Carrara about the business of the marble blocks for the tombs of S. Lorenzo.

1524

April

The Sacristy of S. Lorenzo by Michelangelo may have been walled and roofed in before the end of the month.

1525

October

Two important letters from Michelangelo to Fattucci, written in October 1525 and April 1526, show that he had then abandoned the original scheme (for the Medici tombs), and adopted one which was all but carried into effect.

Autumn

Pope Clement VII makes Fattucci write to Michelangelo that he wishes to erect a colossal statue on the piazza of S. Lorenzo, opposite the Stufa Palace. The giant is to surmount the roof of the Medicean Palace, with its face turned in that direction and its back to the house of Luigi della Stufa. Being so huge, it would have to be composed of separate pieces fitted together. Michelangelo speedily knocked this absurd plan on the head in a letter.

1526

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.

1527

April 29

A note from Michelangelo shows the disturbed state of Florence at the time of the uprising against the Medici:

1530

Autumn

From the autumn of 1530 on to the end of 1533 Michelangelo worked at the Medicean monuments.

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