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King Francoise I

French king born in Cognac (1494) and died in Rambouillet (1547), aged 53

1515

Leonardo da Vinci constructs a mechanical lion for the coronation of the new king of France, Francois I.

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1515

October

9 months, 3 days later

King Francoise I of France recaptures Milan.

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King Francoise I (1494-1547), aged 21: king

1515

December 19

on Sunday

2 months, 19 days later

Leonardo da Vinci is present at the meeting of King Francoise I and Pope Leo X, which takes place in Bologna.

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The moon was a full moon that night.
Sunrise in Bologna was at 5:53 AM and sunset was at 6:01 PM.

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Pope Leo X (1475-1521), aged 40: pope
King Francoise I (1494-1547), aged 21: king

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonardo_da_Vinci

1516

13 days later

King Francoise I invites Leonardo da Vinci to come work for him.

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1517

1 year, 1 day later

King Francoise I buys the Mona Lisa for 4,000 écus and keeps it at Palace of Fontainebleau.

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King Francoise I (1494-1547), aged 23: king

1517

Leonardo da Vinci moves to France at the invitation of King Francoise I. He is granted the post of First Painter, Engineer and Architect of the King. Leonardo, and his pupils, Francesco Melzi and Giocomo Salai move into the chateau of Cloux near Amboise.

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King Francoise I (1494-1547), aged 23: king
Francesco Melzi (1491-1568), aged 26: painter
Giocomo Salai (1480-1524), aged 37: painter

1521

May

4 years, 4 months, 1 day later

War breaks out between Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor and Francis I, the King of France.

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King Francoise I (1494-1547), aged 27: king

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1521

1526

January 14

on Thursday

4 years, 8 months, 19 days later

With the Treaty of Madrid, peace is declared between Francis I of France and Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor. Francis agrees to cede Burgundy to Charles, and abandons all claims to Flanders, Artois, Naples, and Milan.

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The moon was a new moon that night.
Sunrise in Flanders was at 6:06 AM and sunset was at 6:13 PM.
Sunrise in Naples was at 6:06 AM and sunset was at 6:13 PM.
Sunrise in Milan was at 6:06 AM and sunset was at 6:13 PM.

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King Francoise I (1494-1547), aged 32: king

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1526

1526

May 22

on Saturday

4 months, 8 days later

King Francoise I repudiates the Treaty of Madrid and forms the League of Cognac against Charles, including Pope Clement VII, Milan, Venice, and Florence.

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

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Pope Clement VII (1478-1534), aged 48: pope
King Francoise I (1494-1547), aged 32: king

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1526

1529

August 5

on Monday

3 years, 2 months, 16 days later

Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, and Francis I of France sign the Treaty of Cambrai, or "Ladies' Peace" in the War of the League of Cognac: Francis abandons his claims in Italy, but is allowed to retain the Duchy of Burgundy. Henry VIII of England accedes on August 27.

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The moon was a new moon that night.
Sunrise in Italy was at 6:01 AM and sunset was at 6:08 PM.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1529

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