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1495

February 22

on Friday

22nd February. We received the news that the King of France had taken Capua, and was near Naples. It was thought that he would capture it quickly.

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The moon was waning crescent that night.
Sunrise in Naples was at 6:10 AM and sunset was at 6:17 PM.
Sunrise in Capua was at 6:10 AM and sunset was at 6:17 PM.

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February 25

on Monday

3 days later

25th February. We heard that the King of France had taken Naples, and how he had entered it on the 21st without a blow. The King of Naples took refuge in the Castel dell' Uovo. This news was proclaimed here with great rejoicing, with drums and fifes, and the shops were shut. There were many bonfires and lights(1) on the towers, and other manifestations, to commemorate such a conquest.(2)

(1) These pangeli were pieces of stuff swimming in oil or dipped in grease, and placed in flat round tins.

(2) This is confirmed by a decree of the Signori on this date, which besides commanding the shops to be shut, also orders processions to be made on three successive mornings.

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The moon was a new moon that night.
Sunrise in Naples was at 6:10 AM and sunset was at 6:17 PM.

1495

April 7

on Sunday

1 month, 11 days later

p85 7th April. We heard that the king intended to return here.

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

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King Charles VIII (1470-1498), aged 25: king

Source: Primary

Luca Landucci; "A Florentine Diary"; p.85

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April 13

on Saturday

6 days later

p85 13th April. We heard that our soldiers had made a raid into the Pisan territory as far as San Piero in Grado, taking much cattle.

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The moon was waning gibbous that night.
Sunrise in Pisa was at 5:57 AM and sunset was at 6:03 PM.

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April 5

on Sunday

11 months, 28 days later

p85 5th April. We heard that the King of France had acquired the whole kingdom of Naples; and that the King of Naples had fled into Ischia, having lost hope.

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The moon was in the last quarter that night.
Sunrise in Ischia was at 5:59 AM and sunset was at 6:05 PM.
Sunrise in Naples was at 5:59 AM and sunset was at 6:05 PM.

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King Charles VIII (1470-1498), aged 26: king

Source: Primary

Luca Landucci; "A Florentine Diary"; p.85

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