November 30

on Wednesday

The tax called the Scala(1) was collected.

(1) Probably the Decima scalata; see note to 13th June, 1478.

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Astronomical Events

The moon was in the first quarter that night.


March 4

on Saturday

3 months, 4 days later

The authorities considered that this new tax of the Scala was not a suitable one for the city; therefore they had recourse to the Sesto again, and doubled it, with advantage, as it seemed to those who understood the business. But certainly some people were already in sorry plight were completely ruined by the Sesto.

At this time the Venetians declared war upon the Duke of Ferrara, and we much feared lest we should be drawn into it.

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The moon was a full moon that night.




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