A Google-a-Day Puzzle for August 12

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Our good friends at Google run a daily puzzle challenge and asked us to help get them out to the geeky masses. Each day’s puzzle will task your googling skills a little more, leading you to Google mastery. Each morning at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time you’ll see a new puzzle, and the previous day’s answer (in invisitext) posted here.

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SPOILER WARNING:
We leave the comments on so people can work together to find the answer. As such, if you want to figure it out all by yourself, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS!

Also, with the knowledge that because others may publish their answers before you do, if you want to be able to search for information without accidentally seeing the answer somewhere, you can use the Google-a-Day site’s search tool, which will automatically filter out published answers, to give you a spoiler-free experience.

And now, without further ado, we give you…

TODAY’S PUZZLE:

The man whose academy survived for 900 years appears in what painting by Raphael?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):

Search [first English royal silk stockings] to find that King Henry VIII wore them in 1539. Search [first English queen silk stockings] to learn that Queen Elizabeth I received a pair in 1560. Subtract 1560-1539 to get 21 years.

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