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1196

The masons’ guild of Siena, the Opera di Santa Maria, are put in charge of the construction of the Siena Cathedral. Works are started with the north - south transept and it is planned to add the main, larger body of the cathedral later, but this enlargement is never accomplished.

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1472

July 1

on Monday

276 years, 8 months, 9 days later

In the summer of 1472, at the age of twenty, Leonardo was registered as a member of the Florentine painters' confraternity, the Compagnia di San Luca. The company's ledgers record that

Lyonardo di Ser Piero da Vinci dipintore' was charged 32 soldi for the privilege of membership.

This included 16 soldi for his annual subscription, to be paid in monthly instalments from 1 July 1472, and 10 soldi as a contribution to the company's observances on the feast day of Saint Luke, 18 October.

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The moon was waning crescent that night.

1503

October 18

on Sunday

31 years, 3 months, 25 days later

Leonardo da Vinci rejoins the Guild of Saint Luke.

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The moon was waning crescent that night.

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