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the rack

1480

September 27

on Monday

A certain hermit came to the house of Lorenzo de' Medici at the Poggio a Caiano; and the servants declared that he intended to murder Lorenzo, so they took him and sent him to the Bargello, and he was put to the rack.

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The moon was in the last quarter that night.

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Lorenzo de' Medici (1449-1492), aged 31: patron; poet; ruler

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Luca Landucci; "A Florentine Diary"; p. 31

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