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Orsini

Italian family

1482

April 20

on Thursday

There was a quarrel at Rome between the Orsini and the Colonnesi; and the city was thrown into confusion as usual. Everyone has to suffer for the disputes of these great men.

At this time the cupola of Santo Spirito was finished; and in fact sermons were preached beneath it.

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The moon was waxing crescent that night.
Sunrise in Rome was at 5:55 AM and sunset was at 6:01 PM.

1485

December 1

on Tuesday

3 years, 7 months, 16 days later

At Rome they burnt the houses of the Orsini at Monte Giordano, and there was great excitement. The Duke of Calabria went to the help of the Orsini, because they were at war with the Pope; and the consequence was war in Rome.

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The moon was in the last quarter that night.
Sunrise in Rome was at 5:46 AM and sunset was at 5:53 PM.

1495

January 4

on Friday

9 years, 1 month, 6 days later

4th January (Sunday). We heard that the King of France had entered Rome by agreement,(1) but, nevertheless, they did not give up the Castel Sant' Agnolo to him. It was said that he had pillaged the Orsini.

(1) Giuseppe Molini, p. 22 of vol. i . of the Documents di Storia Italiana, publishes the agreement made on the 15th of this month between the Pope and the King.

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The moon was in the first quarter that night.
Sunrise in Rome was at 6:02 AM and sunset was at 6:09 PM.

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Pope Alexander VI (1431-1503), aged 64: pope
King Charles VIII (1470-1498), aged 25: king

Source: Primary

Luca Landucci; "A Florentine Diary"; p. 79

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