October 23, 2017
On 23 October 1461, Florentine painter Benozzo Gozzoli was contracted to paint an altarpiece for the new oratory of the Compagnia di Santa Maria della Purificazione e di San Zanobi, a youth confraternity sponsored by Cosimo de’Medici at San Marco in Florence.

July 14, 2017
On the morning of 14 July 1902, the bell tower, or Campanile, in Venice’s Piazza San Marco collapsed.

October 31, 2016
Baccio della Porta, known as Fra Bartolommeo, died on Halloween in 1517 in Florence.

November 22, 2015
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September 26, 2015
The feast of Saints Cosmas and Damian has been celebrated on 26 September since 1970 though the traditional Roman calendar honors the saints on 27 September, the anniversary of their death in 287 CE .

November 17, 2014
Zanobi Strozzi was born in Florence on 17 November 1412.

October 23, 2013
On this day in 1461, Florentine painter Benozzo Gozzoli was contracted to paint an altarpiece for the new oratory of the Compagnia di Santa Maria della Purificazione e di San Zanobi, a youth confraternity sponsored by Cosimo de’Medici at San Marco in Florence.

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