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Pope Alexander VII

pope

1493

August 11

on Friday

At 23 in the evening (7 p.m.) we heard that the new Pope had been chosen. He was a cardinal, and the vice-chancellor; a Spaniard by birth. He called himself Pope Alessandro VI.

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The moon was a new moon that night.

1493

August 12

on Saturday

1 day later

We received confirmation of this news about the Nona (11.30 a.m.), and the bells were rung for his election.

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The moon was a new moon that night.

1493

September 20

on Wednesday

1 month, 9 days later

We heard that the Pope had made some new cardinals.

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The moon was waxing gibbous that night.

1493

November 17

on Friday

1 month, 28 days later

We sent ambassadors to Rome to visit the Pope. They were Piero son of Lorenzo de' Medici, the Bishop of Arezzo, Pier Filippo Pandolfini, Francesco Valori, and Tommaso Minerbetti. They went in fine array, especially Piero de' Medici.

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The moon was in the first quarter that night.
Sunrise in Rome was at 5:42 AM and sunset was at 5:49 PM.

1493

December 20

on Wednesday

1 month, 3 days later

This Tommaso Minerbetti returned (to Florence), having been knighted by the Pope.

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The moon was waxing gibbous that night.
Sunrise in Florence was at 5:55 AM and sunset was at 6:02 PM.

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