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Prato

1470

April 15

on Friday

Fifteen men were brought from Prato, who had intended to give over the place, and they were hung(1).

(1) This was the plot of Bernardo Nardi.

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The moon was a full moon that night.
Sunrise in Prato was at 5:56 AM and sunset was at 6:03 PM.

Source: Primary

Luca Landucci; "A Florentine Diary"; p. 9.

1481

December 26

on Monday

11 years, 8 months, 18 days later

My brother Gostanzo won the Palio of Prato with his horse Draghetto.

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The moon was waxing crescent that night.
Sunrise in Prato was at 5:58 AM and sunset was at 6:05 PM.

1484

July

2 years, 6 months, 8 days later

In this July a worship of an image of the Virgin Mary(1) at Prato began; people rushing there from all the country round. It worked miracles like that of Bibbona, so that building was begun and great expense incurred.

(1) This is the Madonna called della Carceri, which is worshipped at Prato, where there was soon built a very elegant temple after the design of Giuliano da San Gallo. Ferdinando Baldanzi wrote a fine description of it, which can be read in the Calendario Pratense of 1847. A church was also built at Bibbona in the Volterrano, in honour of the other image mentioned on the 12th June, 1482. Savonarola alludes to the prodigies worked by these two images in the second of his Poesie tratte dall' autografo, in which he says:

"O anima cecata Tu senti mille segni A Prato e a Bibbona"

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