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What Happened in April 1503

Historical Events

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Apr 24 Michelangelo undertakes to carve 12 Apostles for the Cathedral of Florence, each four and a quarter braccia high (248.2cm), at the rate of at least one completed statue per year. He produced only one, of St. Matthew, and that remained unfinished.

Sculptor and Painter Michelangelo
Sculptor and Painter
  • Apr 28 Battle at Cerignalo: Spanish army under Gonzalo Fern├índez de C├│rdoba defeats a French force led by Louis d'Armagnac, Duke of Nemours