On January 1, 1404, a Florentine named Gregorio Dati wrote down his good intentions in his “secret ledger” to keep himself accountable. This week, Danièle revisits Dati’s New Year’s resolutions and the life of this colourful medieval silk merchant.
Danièle’s article on this topic is A Medieval Man’s New Year’s Resolutions
You can read more of Gregorio Dati’s diary in Julia Martines’ Two Memoirs of Renaissance Florence: The Diaries of Buonaccorso Pitti and Gregorio Dati.
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Top Image: The month of January in a medieval calendar – British Libary MS Egerton 1070 fol. 6