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Pazzi

Florentine family

1478

May 1

on Wednesday

The new Signoria entered into office. That evening Andrea de' Pazzi and Brigliaino(1) were captured. And also, the same evening, returning from Pisa, Messer Piero Vespucci was captured and taken to the Palagio, as it was said that he had aided the escape of a man concerned in the plot.

(1) Giovanni di Domenico, called Brigliaino, a hanger-on of the house of Pazzi, and a worthless man.

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The moon was a new moon that night.
Sunrise in Pisa was at 5:53 AM and sunset was at 5:59 PM.

1478

June 1

on Saturday

1 month, 1 day later

The clothes and household effects of the said Pazzi and others were sold by auction, under the roof of the Zecca (Mint), and they filled the place from end to end for their possessors had been very rich.

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The moon was a new moon that night.

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Source: Primary

Luca Landucci; "A Florentine Diary"; p. 20

1479

December 28

on Sunday

1 year, 7 months later

Bernardo Bandini was hung at the windows of Palagio del Capitano, he being the one who was said to have slain Giuliano de' Medici in the Conspiracy of the Pazzi. Certain arrangements had been made with the sultan that he should be given up.(1)

(1) Some important letters written to Lorenzo Carducci, Florentine consul at Constantinople, on the arrest of Bandini made by order of the sultan, and the instructions given to an Antonio de' Medici sent to thank the sultan himself, and to take over the prisoner exist in the Florentine Archives of State, and form part of a collection of Oriental documents which will shortly be brought to light by the Reale Sopridenza of the Tuscan Archives.

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Bernardo di Bandino Baroncelli swinging from the noose
The mob gathering to witness the hanging of Bernardo di Bandino Baroncelli
Drawing by Leonardo da Vinci of the hanged Bernardo di Bandino Baroncelli
Leonardo in the act of drawing the hanged Bernardo Bandini

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The moon was a full moon that night.

1480

March 13

on Saturday

2 months, 16 days later

Lorenzo de' Medici arrived in Livorno, on his return from Naples. It was considered a marvel that he should have returned, as everyone had doubted the king allowing him to resume his post, and a still greater marvel that he should have been able to arrange everything so diplomatically. God help him!(1)

(1) Lorenzo de' Medici had gone on his own initiative, seeing that the war could no longer be borne, and not wishing to lose the favour and authority that he had acquired in Florence, especially after the Conspiracy of the Pazzi. The Florentines feared lest harm should come to him, and remembered the case of Jacopo Piccinino, who in 1465 unwarily put himself into the hands of the same king, and lost his life. Lorenzo, however, must have felt his ground carefully before moving, and when he returned after having concluded peace, he became more popular and powerful than ever.

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Astronomical Events

The moon was waxing crescent that night.
Sunrise in Naples was at 6:06 AM and sunset was at 6:13 PM.
Sunrise in Livorno was at 6:06 AM and sunset was at 6:13 PM.

1480

May 27

on Thursday

2 months, 15 days later

The wife of Giovanni de' Pazzi, and one of the Giugni, and many others, were arrested, who wished to liberate the Pazzi at Volterra.

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The moon was waning gibbous that night.
Sunrise in Volterra was at 5:52 AM and sunset was at 5:59 PM.

1482

April 5

on Wednesday

1 year, 10 months, 13 days later

The Pazzi, who were imprisoned at Volterra, had their rights restituted, and were liberated and sent out of Italy; two of the younger ones had been liberated two months earlier, on account of illness, or else they would have died.

This year there were severe earthquakes at Rodi (Rhodes) which ruined the church and killed many people, mostly in a church where 40 Cavalieri Fieri (Knights of Rhodes) met their death. The precise day is not known to me, but it was during this year.

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The moon was waning gibbous that night.
Sunrise in Rodi was at 5:59 AM and sunset was at 6:05 PM.
Sunrise in Volterra was at 5:59 AM and sunset was at 6:05 PM.

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