April 1, 2021
Today is Holy, or Maundy, Thursday, when Jesus washed his disciples’ feet in an act of humility that is seen as a reminder of the cleansing waters of Baptism and a foreshadowing of the purification brought by the Crucifixion .

August 19, 2017
Florentine painter Andrea di Bartolo di Simone, known as Andrea del Castagno, died suddenly 19 August 1457.

June 2, 2017
Florentine apothecary and diarist Luca Landucci was buried on 2 June 1516.

May 15, 2017
Domenico Veneziano , in full Domenico di Bartomeo, died on 15 May 1461.

September 30, 2016
30: the number of “stones” in Alberto Magnelli’s first solo exhibition, Thirty Stones at the Pierre Loeb Gallery, Paris, 1934 Born in Florence on July 1, 1888, Alberto Magnelli taught himself to paint by studying the great works of the Florentine Renaissance: Masaccio, Paolo Uccello , Andrea del Castagno and Piero della Francesca.

January 27, 2016
Dante Alighieri (b. Florence 22 May-13 June 1265, d. Ravenna 14 September 1321) was first banished from Florence on this day, 27 January in 1302.

August 29, 2015
Florentine artist Alesso Baldovinetti died on 29 August 1499.

September 30, 2014
30 September is the Feast of St. Jerome , one of the Four Doctors of the Western Church .

September 30, 2013
Today is the Feast of St. Jerome , one of the Four Doctors of the Western Church .

August 19, 2013
Painter Andrea del Castagno was buried on this day in 1457 in Florence.

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