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Alessandro de' Medici

Florentine

1527

May 17

on Tuesday

The Medici flee Florence

The Cardinal of Cortona, with the young princes Ippolito and Alessandro de' Medici, flee Florence due to an uprising.

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

Source: Primary

Symonds, John Addington: "The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti", Modern Library (New York), p.258

1530

August 3

on Sunday

3 years, 2 months, 19 days later

In the Battle of Gavinana, Florence is captured by Spanish troops under Prince Philibert. The Piagnon (followers of the memory of Girolamo Savonarola) are overthrown, ending the Siege of Florence, and the Medici are restored, in the person of the Pope's nephew Alessandro de' Medici.

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The moon was waxing gibbous that night.
Sunrise in Florence was at 6:01 AM and sunset was at 6:08 PM.

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