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making of cardinals

1489

March 10

on Sunday

We heard that the Pope had made six cardinals, who were as follows: two French, one Milanese, two of his nephews, and one Florentine, son of Lorenzo de' Medici.(1) Thank God! It is a great honour to our city in general, and in particular to his father and his house.

(1) Giovanni de' Medici, who later became Pope Leo X.

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The moon was in the first quarter that night.

1493

September 20

on Wednesday

4 years, 6 months, 15 days later

We heard that the Pope had made some new cardinals.

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The moon was waxing gibbous that night.

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