1530 – Vincenzo Danti was born in Perugia. His father was an architect and goldsmith.
1545 – He went to Rome to study sculpture.
1553 – He managed to secure a commission for a bronze statue of Pope Julius III.
1557 – He went to Florence.
1559 – He made a bronze relief depicting Moses and the Brazen Serpent.
1561 – He carved Honour Triumphs over Falsehood, a statue "in the round".
1567 – Started writing a book about rules of order and proportion in architecture.
1569-1571 he produced his most famous work, The Beheading of St John the Baptist.
1568- 1572 – Carved Cosimo I as Augustus.
1576 – He returned to Perugia where he died.