Leonardo Da Vinci biography
Da Vinci himself never had any children but had many siblings and it is their descendants who have been traced.
Italian director Franco Zeffirelli Guardian
“We never gave any importance to those documents, which were lost and sold. What we thought was a legend passed down through generations turns out to be the truth.”
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The descendants were not traced through DNA test but through church, council and estate papers to draw up a family tree.