On This Day

Historical Events in April 1503

Florence Cathedral

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.

  • 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