|East Doors of Florence Baptistry, Lorenzo Ghiberti|
On 15th April, Saturday, around 10.30pm ("at three o’clock in the night" in Renaissance time), Leonardo is born in Vinci out of wedlock to Caterina, a farmer’s daughter, and Ser Piero da Vinci, a notary (1427-1504). Recorded by Leonardo’s paternal grandfather, Antonio di Ser Piero da Vinci.
Birth of Girolamo Savonarola in Ferrara, later to lead the Observant Dominicans in Florence.
Lorenzo Ghiberti completes the East Doors of Florence Baptistry.