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1400

Renaissance begins in Italy.

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1478

December 28

on Saturday

79 years, 15 days later

Battle of Giornico: Swiss troops defeat the Milanese.

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The moon was waxing crescent that night.
Sunrise in Milan was at 5:59 AM and sunset was at 6:06 PM.
Sunrise in Switzerland was at 5:59 AM and sunset was at 6:06 PM.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1478

1495

16 years, 8 days later

Ludovico Sforza defeats the French at the Battle of Fornovo.

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Ludovico Sforza (1452-1508), aged 43: duke

1499

July 22

on Saturday

4 years, 6 months, 23 days later

Battle of Dornach: The Swiss decisively defeat the army of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor.

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

Source: Primary

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1499

1499

July 28

on Friday

6 days later

First Battle of Lepanto: The Turkish navy wins a decisive victory over the Venetians.

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The moon was waning gibbous that night.
Sunrise in Venice was at 6:01 AM and sunset was at 6:08 PM.
Sunrise in Turkey was at 6:01 AM and sunset was at 6:08 PM.

Source: Primary

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1499

1509

May 14

on Friday

9 years, 9 months, 22 days later

French forces defeat the Venetians in the Battle of Agnadello.

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The moon was waning crescent that night.
Sunrise in France was at 5:52 AM and sunset was at 5:59 PM.
Sunrise in Venice was at 5:52 AM and sunset was at 5:59 PM.

Source: Primary

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1509

1509

May 14

on Friday

Battle of Agnadello takes place.

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The moon was waning crescent that night.

1565

55 years, 8 months, 6 days later

The Column of Justice is used to commemorate the Battle of Montemurlo.

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1790s

Late

225 years, 6 months, 26 days later

Mona Lisa is moved to the Louvre after the French Revolution, but spends a brief period in the bedroom of Napoleon in the Tuileries Palace.

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