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Pietro Torrigiano

sculptor born in Florence (1472) and died in Spain (1528), aged 56

1472

November 24

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Pietro Torrigiano is born in Florence.

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The moon was in the last quarter that night.
Sunrise in Florence was at 5:44 AM and sunset was at 5:51 PM.

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1490s

17 years, 1 month, 12 days later

Pietro Torrigiano breaks the nose of Michelangelo in argument while drawing in the Carmine, smashing it so hard that it never heals. The incident is described in a passage from Cellini's autobiography.

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Pietro Torrigiano (1472-1528), aged 18: sculptor

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Benvenuto Cellini

1510

20 years, 4 days later

Pietro Torrigiano is commissioned in England to create the tomb monument of Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII.

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Pietro Torrigiano (1472-1528), aged 38: sculptor

1512

2 years later

Pietro Torrigiano is given the commission for the magnificent effigial monument for Henry VII and his queen, in the lady chapel of Westminster Abbey.

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Pietro Torrigiano (1472-1528), aged 40: sculptor

1517

5 years, 2 days later

Pietro Torrigiano finishes the effigial monument of Henry VII.

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Pietro Torrigiano (1472-1528), aged 45: sculptor

1520s

3 years later

Pietro Torrigiano moves to Spain.

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Pietro Torrigiano (1472-1528), aged 48: sculptor

1528

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8 years, 7 months, 5 days later

Pietro Torrigiano dies in Spain in the prisons of the Spanish Inquisition.

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Pietro Torrigiano (1472-1528), aged 56: sculptor

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