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religious penitence

1494

November 28

on Wednesday

After a short, tense occupation of the city, and an intervention by Girolamo Savonarola (as well as the promise of a huge subsidy), the French army resumes its journey southward. Savonarola declares that by answering his call to penitence, the Florentines had begun to build a new Ark of Noah which had saved them from the waters of the divine flood.

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The moon was a new moon that night.

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Girolamo Savonarola (1452-1498), aged 42: priest

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