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1468

The bronze candlestick

Andrea del Verrocchio makes a bronze candlestick (1.57 metres high) for Signoria of Florence.

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1468

The Palla

Andrea del Verrocchio is contracted to make a golden ball (palla) to be placed on top of the lantern of Brunelleschi's cupola on the Duomo in Florence.

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April 28

on Tuesday

3 months, 28 days later

At about 15 in the morning (11 a.m.) we had the news that peace(1) was concluded. It was celebrated with bonfires, and the shops were closed.

(1) Alamanno Rinuccini (Ricordi, etc. Firenze, 1840), says that the news of the universal peace amongst all the powers of Italy, pronounced by the Pope two days previously, reached Florence at 13 ore (9 a.m.) on the 27th April.

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The moon was in the first quarter that night.
Sunrise in Florence was at 5:53 AM and sunset was at 6:00 PM.

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July 15

on Wednesday

2 months, 18 days later

A tax was decreed, called the Ventina(1), but it was not kept up long. Later on, in 1469, a renewal of the Catasta was decreed instead.

(1) A tax of the twentieth part.

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The moon was waning crescent that night.

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September 17

on Thursday

2 months, 4 days later

Eight men were taken in the hangman's cart to be hung, because they had intended to give over Castiglioni di Marradi(1).

(1) This rebellion was raised by the Signori of Forli and Faenza.

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The moon was a new moon that night.

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