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1538

January 20

on Thursday

Letter from the poet Pietro Aretino to Michelangelo:

Does not my devotion deserve that I should receive from you, the prince of sculpture and of painting, one of those cartoons which you fling into the fire, to the end that during life I may enjoy it, and in death carry it with me to the tomb?

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Pietro Aretino (1492-1556), aged 46: playwright; poet

Source: Primary

Symmonds, John Addington. "The Life of Michelangelo Buonarotti", Modern Library (New York), p. 332

1598

December 7

on Monday

60 years, 11 months, 6 days later

Gian Lorenzo Bernini is born in Naples.

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Sunrise in Naples was at 5:48 AM and sunset was at 5:55 PM.

1605

6 years, 27 days later

The family of Gian Lorenzo Bernini leaves Naples and moves to Rome.

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1606

1 year later

According to Filippo Baldinucci, an eight-year-old Gian Lorenzo Bernini creates a "small marble head of a child that was the marvel of everyone".

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1620

14 years, 3 days later

Gian Lorenzo Bernini was commissioned by Scipione Borghese to making the buttoned mattress upon which the Hermaphroditus reclines, and was paid sixty scudi.

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Scipione Borghese (1577-1633), aged 43: patron; cardinal

1624

4 years, 1 day later

Gian Lorenzo Bernini begins work on the The Baldacchino of Saint Peters Basilica in Rome.

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1629

5 years, 2 days later

Giuliano Finelli is active in Bernini's studio for a few years, but breaks with Bernini in 1629, when he feels slighted by the awarding of the choice commission of a Saint Helena statue for the crossing of Saint Peters Basilica to Andrea Bolgi.

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1633

4 years, 1 day later

Gian Lorenzo Bernini finishes work on the The Baldacchino.

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1640

7 years, 1 day later

Gian Lorenzo Bernini finishes construction of the balconies required above the large niches in the pillars of Saint Peters Basilica for the exhibition on special occasions of the most venerated relics in the church.

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1644

4 years, 1 day later

Diary entry on Gianlorenzo Bernini

Bernini... gave a public opera wherein he painted the scenes, cut the statues, invented the engines, composed the music, writ the comedy, and built the theatre.

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1645

1 year, 1 day later

Gian Lorenzo Bernini began the preparatory work for Truth Unveiled by Time in 1645, during the critical period after the death of his main patron Pope Urban VIII, and the figure of Truth was largely complete by 1652.

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1657

12 years, 3 days later

Gian Lorenzo Bernini erects the Cathedra Petri in the apse of Saint Peters.

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1671

14 years, 3 days later

Gian Lorenzo Bernini starts work on the clay models for the Tomb of Pope Alexander VII.

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1672

April 9

on Saturday

1 year, 3 months, 9 days later

Gian Lorenzo Bernini receives the last payment for the Tomb of Pope Alexander VII.

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The moon was waxing gibbous that night.

1672

July 23

on Saturday

3 months, 15 days later

Gian Lorenzo Bernini has drawings sent out to the quarry specifying the size of the marble blocks for the Tomb of Pope Alexander VII.

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The moon was a new moon that night.

1672

October 7

on Friday

2 months, 16 days later

Gian Lorenzo Bernini begins working on a design and model of the Tomb of Pope Alexander VII and is paid one thousand scudi for the start of his work.

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The moon was a full moon that night.

1678

5 years, 2 months, 27 days later

Bernini's last commissioned work, the Tomb of Pope Alexander VII, is unveiled.

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1713

35 years, 8 days later

Domenico Bernini publishes a biography on his father, "Vita del Cavalier Gio. Lorenzo Bernini" in Rome.

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