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Tomb of Pope Alexander VII

tomb by Gian Lorenzo Bernini at the age of 73

made out of

currently at Saint Peters Basilica in the Vatican City, Italy, Europe, Rome

1671

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

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1671

December

11 months, 4 days later

The actual construction of the Tomb of Pope Alexander VII beings with a wooden and clay framework or the full scale model of the tomb.

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1672

April 9

on Saturday

4 months, 10 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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