On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1501

Historical Events

The Statue of David

Michelangelo awarded the contract to create his statue of David at Florence Cathedral by the Overseers of the Office of Works (the Operai) of the Duomo

Florence Cathedral

Michelangelo awarded the contract to create his statue of David at Florence Cathedral by the Overseers of the Office of Works (the Operai) of the Duomo


1501 Highlights

About August 16, 1501

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 520 years, 10 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo