Florentine family


December 24

on Tuesday

A peasant of the neighbourhood, belonging to the Popoleschi, was found dead in his house, having hung himself with a towel.

And during these days the Arno was very high and overflowed its banks opposite Messer Bongianni's houses. It caused great damage.

And the plague was also causing much mortality; it pleased God to chastise us.

And at this Christmas-time, what with terror of the war, the plague, and the papal excommunication, the citizens were in sorry plight. They lived in dread, and no one had any heart to work. The poor creatures could not procure silk or wool, or only very little, so that all classes suffered.

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Astronomical Events

The moon was a new moon that night.
Sunrise in Arno was at 5:57 AM and sunset was at 6:04 PM.


June 27

on Friday

11 years, 6 months, 8 days later

I, Luca Landucci, opened my new shop, here opposite the said palagio of the Strozzi, and I chose the sign of the Stelle (Stars). The old shop at the other corner, which I left, belongs to the Rucellai, whist this one belongs to the Popoleschi.

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Astronomical Events

The moon was waxing gibbous that night.





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