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Florence Triumphant Over Pisa

sculpture by Giambologna

made out of marble

currently at The Bargello in Florence, Tuscany, Italy, Europe

1565

December

The full-size modello for Giambologna's Florence Triumphant Over Pisa is erected opposite Michelangelo's group in the Palazzo Vecchio.

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1567

May 4

on Thursday

1 year, 5 months, 4 days later

Giambologna writes to Francesco I de' Medici to ask if his colleague Vincenzo Danti could select a block for his Florence Triumphant Over Pisa when he visits the marble quarries at Seravezza.

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

1568

June 8

on Saturday

1 year, 1 month, 6 days later

A huge block for Giambologna's Florence Triumphant Over Pisa is found at the marble quarry of Pietrasanta.

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The moon was a full moon that night.
Sunrise in Pietrasanta was at 5:54 AM and sunset was at 6:01 PM.

1569

May 24

on Saturday

11 months, 20 days later

Giambologna writes to Francesco I de' Medici: "today we brought the marble for your Excellency's Florence to the sea shore: passing through Seravezza the populace was greatly excited, chanted "Palle, palle", and paraded to the sound of bells, arquebuses, trombones and bagpipes..."

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The moon was in the first quarter that night.
Sunrise in Seravezza was at 5:52 AM and sunset was at 5:59 PM.

1569

May 27

on Tuesday

3 days later

An official reports to Prince Francesco I de' Medici that the block for Giambologna's Florence Triumphant Over Pisa is on board ship and on its way down the coast to Pisa.

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The moon was waxing gibbous that night.
Sunrise in Pisa was at 5:52 AM and sunset was at 5:59 PM.

1573

February

3 years, 8 months, 11 days later

A shipper is paid for his services transporting Florence Triumphant Over Pisa, implying that there were delays in transport.

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1584

10 years, 11 months, 6 days later

A reference by Borghini to Giambologna's Florence Triumphant Over Pisa implies that the statue has been completed by this date.

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1587

3 years, 1 day later

Giamnbologna's Florence Triumphant Over Pisa is appears in the inventory of the Grand Duke Ferdinando's possessions by this date.

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1589

April

2 years, 3 months, 1 day later

Giambologna's statue group of Florence Triumphant Over Pisa is finally installed in the Hall of the Five Hundred in place of its whitewashed clay model on the occasion of Ferdinando's wedding to Christina of Lorraine.

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