February 24, 1582~ Pope Gregory XIII announces Gregorian calendar

Funerary Monument of Pope Gregory XIII by Camillo Rusconi

Detail shows bas-relief commemorating the introduction of the Gregorian calendar
1715-1723 / White marble / Dimensions? / Papal Basilica of St. Peter, Vatican City

Previous February 24 posts:

February 24~ African-American visual artists

Renata Scotto: Born February 24, 1934

Steve Jobs: Born February 24, 1955

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/24~

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