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Renaissance-Man Leonardo da Vinci Born In Tuscany

Today on April 15, 1452, Leonardo da Vinci, the Father of the Italian Renaissance, was born in Tuscany. Few figures in history can even come...
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The Pazzi Family Conspires To Assassinate The Medici Brothers

Today on April 26, 1478, a plan to assassinate members of the Medici Family, known as the Pazzi Conspiracy, was foiled at the Cathedral of...
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150 Elite Swiss Guards Arrive At The Vatican

Today on January 22, 1506, the first regiment of Swiss Guards arrive at Vatican City to serve as the pope’s official bodyguards. The Pontifical Swiss...

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