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1465

Monument to Cosimo

Andrea del Verrocchio executes the funerary monument to Cosimo de' Medici for the crypt under the altar of San Lorenzo.

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1465

Lavabo

Andrea del Verrocchio works on the lavabo of the Old Sacristy in San Lorenzo, Florence.

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The lavabo (washbasin) of Andrea del Verrocchio

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1474

9 years, 2 days later

The Forteguerri Monument

Andrea del Verrocchio executes The Forteguerri Monument for the Cathedral of Pistoia, which he leaves unfinished.

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1481

April 13

on Wednesday

7 years, 3 months, 14 days later

The Pope sent us an Indulgence, to be obtained by attending six churches: Santa Maria del Fiore, the Nunziata dei Servi, Santa Croce, Santa Maria Novella, Santo Spirito, and Sa' Jacopo in Campo Corbolini.(1) And it began on this day and lasted till Easter. Everyone who wished to obtain it had to visit these six churches on three mornings, confessing and doing penance; and had to lend aid, at the said churches, to the forces sent against the Turks.

(1) This church, which was founded in the year 1000, is preceded by a little peristyle closed by wooden gates, as the church is no longer in use. On the capitals of the columns are the arms of the Alberti. In 1206 it passed into the possession of the Knights of Jerusalem, and a good many of their tombs are in the interior. It stands in the Via Faenza, and must not be confounded with either of the two other churches of the same name: San Jacopo tra Fosse, and San Jacopo in Borgo San Jacopo. (Trans.)

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The moon was a full moon that night.

1483

1 year, 8 months, 23 days later

Christ and St. Thomas is placed in position on the east facade of Orsanmichele.

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1483

June 21

on Thursday

5 months, 21 days later

In a tabernacle in Orto Sa' Michele there was placed the figure of San Tommaso beside Jesus, and the Jesus in bronze, which is the most beautiful thing imaginable, and the finest head of the Saviour that has as yet been made; it is by Andrea del Verrocchio.

At this time the Duke of Calabria and Signor Roberto left Ferrara and went into Lombardy, where much damage was being down on all sides, and Signor Gostanzo was poisoned there.

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The moon was a full moon that night.
Sunrise in Ferrara was at 5:56 AM and sunset was at 6:04 PM.

1504

20 years, 6 months, 18 days later

Michelangelo's colossal David is set up in front of the Palazzo della Signoria.

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1519

May 3

on Saturday

15 years, 4 months, 6 days later

Leonardo da Vinci dies at Château du Clos Lucé. He is originally buried in the Church of St Valentine at Amboise.

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The moon was waxing crescent that night.
Sunrise in Château du Clos Lucé was at 5:53 AM and sunset was at 5:59 PM.

1524

4 years, 8 months, 4 days later

Michelangelo is commissioned to design the Laurentian Library at San Lorenzo.

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1524

January 13

on Sunday

12 days later

Pope Clement VII offers Michelangelo a pension in order to retain his services. It appears that Michelangelo only asked for fifteen ducats a month, and that his friend Pietro Gondi had proposed twenty-five ducats. Fattucci rebuked him in affectionate terms for his want of pluck, informing him that "Jacopo Salviati has given orders that Spina should be instructed to pay you a monthly provision of fifty ducats." Moreover, all the disbursements made for the work at S. Lorenzo were to be provided by the same agent in Florence, and to pass through Michelangelo's hands. A house was assigned him, free of rent, at S. Lorenzo, in order that he might be near his work. Henceforth he was in almost weekly correspondence with Giovanni Spina on affairs of business, sending in accounts and drawing money by means of his then trusted servant, Stefano, the miniaturist.

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The moon was in the first quarter that night.
Sunrise in Florence was at 6:05 AM and sunset was at 6:13 PM.

Source: Primary

Symonds, John Addington: "The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti", Modern Library (New York), p.239

1546

21 years, 11 months, 29 days later

Michelangelo is appointed chief architect at Saint Peter's and the Farnese Palace.

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1790s

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244 years, 7 months, 1 day 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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