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Galeotto Giugni

Italian notary born in Florence (1497) and died in Rome (1541), aged 44

1529

July 28

on Sunday

Michelangel travels to Ferrara on war business

Furnished with letters to the Duke, and with special missives from the Signory and the Ten to their envoy, Galeotto Giugni, Michelangelo left Florence for Ferrara after the 28th of July, and reached it on the 2nd of August. He refused, as Giugni writes with some regret, to abandon his inn, but was personally conducted with great honour by the Duke all round the walls and fortresses of Ferrara. On what day he quitted that city, and whither he went immediately after his departure, is uncertain.

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The moon was in the last quarter that night.
Sunrise in Florence was at 6:01 AM and sunset was at 6:09 PM.
Sunrise in Ferrara was at 6:01 AM and sunset was at 6:09 PM.

Source: Primary

Symonds, John Addington: "The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti", Modern Library (New York), p.264

1529

August 8

on Thursday

11 days later

The Ten write to Galeotto Giugni, saying that Michelangelo's presence is urgently required at Florence, since the work of fortification is going on apace, "a multitude of men being employed, and no respect being paid to feast-days and holidays." It would also seem that toward the close of the month, Michelangelo is expected at Arezzo, in order to survey and make suggestions on the defences of the city.

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

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Galeotto Giugni (1497-1541), aged 32: notary

Source: Primary

Symonds, John Addington: "The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti", Modern Library (New York), p.265-6

1529

October 13

on Sunday

2 months, 6 days later

Galeotti Giugni wrote to the Florentine War Office from Ferrara, upon the subject of Michelangelo's return to Florence under safe conduct. He says that Michelangelo has beged him to intercede in his favour, and that he is willing to return and lay himself at the feet of their lordships.

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The moon was waxing gibbous that night.
Sunrise in Florence was at 5:43 AM and sunset was at 5:49 PM.
Sunrise in Ferrara was at 5:43 AM and sunset was at 5:49 PM.

Source: Primary

Symonds, John Addington. "The Life of Michelangelo Buonarotti", Modern Library (New York), p. 273

1529

October 20

on Sunday

7 days later

In answer to Galeotto Giugni's intercession on Michelangelo's behalf for the artist to return to Florence, news is sent to Giugni that the Signory has signed a safe-conduct for Michelangelo.

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The moon was waning gibbous that night.
Sunrise in Florence was at 5:41 AM and sunset was at 5:48 PM.

Source: Primary

Symonds, John Addington. "The Life of Michelangelo Buonarotti", Modern Library (New York), p. 273

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